Antonio Fargas Biography (1946-)

Born August 14, 1946, in New York, NY; son of Manuel and Mildred (maiden name, Bailey) Fargas; married first wife (divorced); married Taylor Hustie (a fashion designer), July 13, 1979 (divorced, 1988); children: (second marriage) Matthew, Justin. Addresses: Agent: The Artists Group, 10100 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 2490, Los Angeles, CA 90067.

Birth Details
August 14, 1946
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • Stage Appearances
  • (Stage debut) George Davis, The Toilet, St. Mark's Playhouse,New York City, 1963
  • (London debut) David, The Amen Corner, Saville Theatre, 1965
  • Scipio, The Great White Hope, Arena Stage, Washington, DC, 1967 ,then Alvin Theatre, New York City, 1968
  • Sampson, Romeo and Juliet, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 1968
  • Ceremonies in Dark Old Men, Negro Ensemble Company, St. Mark'sPlayhouse, 1969
  • Who's Got His Own, Center Stage, Baltimore, MD, 1969
  • Moustique, The Dream on Monkey Mountain, Negro Ensemble Company, St. Mark's Playhouse, 1971
  • B.B. Gunn, The Roast, Winter Garden Theatre, New York City, 1980
  • Isle Is Full of Noises, Hartford Stage Company, Hartford, CT, 1982
  • Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death, Theatre of Universal Images, 1983
  • Starbuck, The Rainmaker, Stagewest Theatre, West Springfield, MA,1984
  • Abhorson, Measure for Measure, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, 1985
  • The Amen Corner, Philadelphia Drama Guild, Philadelphia, PA, 1986
  • Major Tours
  • The Amen Corner, international cities, 1965
  • Also toured in The Dream on Monkey Mountain.
  • Film Appearances
  • (Film debut) Coolie, The Cool World, Cinema V, 1963
  • The Arab, Putney Swope, Cinema V, 1969
  • Three, 1969
  • Greyhound, Pound, United Artists, 1970
  • Boy, Believe in Me, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1971
  • Buffalo (dealer friend), Cisco Pike, Columbia, 1971
  • Bunky, Shaft, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1971
  • Henry Jackson, Across 110th Street, United Artists, 1972
  • Doodlebug, Cleopatra Jones, Warner Bros., 1973
  • Stephen, Busting, United Artists, 1973
  • Quickfellow, Conrack, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1974
  • Link Brown, Foxy Brown, American International, 1974
  • Pimp, The Gambler, Paramount, 1974
  • One Eye, Cornbread, Earl, and Me (also known as Hit the Open Man), American International, 1975
  • Lindy, Car Wash, Universal, 1976
  • Bernstein, Next Stop, Greenwich Village, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1976
  • Professor (piano player), Pretty Baby, Paramount, 1978
  • Doc, Milo Milo (also known as Idou i Milos, idou kai to pidima), Filmverlag der Autoren, 1979
  • Coach, Up the Academy (also known as Mad Magazine's Up theAcademy, Mad Magazine Presents Up the Academy, and The Brave Young Men of Weinberg), Warner Bros., 1980
  • Taxi driver, Firestarter, United International, 1984
  • Monsieur Henri, Model Behavior, Inter-Ocean Film Sales, 1984
  • Blind man, Crimewave (also known as Broken Hearts and Noses, Broken Hearts and Bloody Noses, and The XYZ Murders), Embassy, 1985
  • Finesse, Streetwalkin' (also known as City Streets andCookie), Concorde, 1985
  • The Night of the Sharks (also known as La Notte degli squali, Bermuda: Cave of Sharks, and Cave of Sharks), VIP International, 1987
  • Nicky Carr, Shakedown (also known as Blue Jean Cop), Universal, 1988
  • Flyguy, I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1988
  • Rasta, Whore (also known as If You Can't Say It ... Just See It), 1991
  • Julius Caesar Roosevelt, The Borrower, 1991
  • Bellamey, Howling VI: The Freaks, 1991
  • Interviewee, The Celluloid Closet (also known as Celluloid Closet and Gefangen in der Traumfabrik), 1995
  • Old School, Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking YourJuice in the Hood (also known as Don't Be a Menace), Miramax,1996
  • Otis Hill, Levitation, 1997
  • Kelso, Milo, 1998
  • Magee, The Suburbans, Columbia TriStar, 1999
  • Bobby Chiclets, Unconditional Love, Home Entertainment, Inc., 1999
  • Uncle Jim, Three Strikes, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.,2000
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Huggy Bear, Starsky and Hutch, ABC, 1975-79
  • Les Baxter, All My Children, ABC, 1982-83 , 1987
  • Movies
  • Jim Watson, Huckleberry Finn, ABC, 1975
  • Jaime Valdez, Escape, CBS, 1980
  • Vanessa, The Ambush Murders, CBS, 1982
  • Clifford, A Good Sport, CBS, 1984
  • El Gato Negro, Florida Straits, HBO, 1986
  • Eddie Kemper, Maid for Each Other, NBC, 1992
  • Spider, Percy & Thunder, TNT, 1993
  • Leroy James, Soul Survivors, 1995
  • Elijah Muhammad, Ali: An American Hero, Fox, 2000
  • Pilots
  • Rick, Hereafter, NBC, 1975
  • Huggy Bear, Starsky and Hutch, ABC, 1975
  • Leonard Jones, Adventuring with the Chopper, NBC, 1976
  • Marshall Gripps, Nurse, CBS, 1980
  • Oliver, Paper Dolls, ABC, 1983
  • Frank Wilkey, P.O.P., NBC, 1984
  • Specials
  • All Commercials--A Steve Martin Special, NBC, 1980
  • Steve Martin's The Winds of Whoopie, NBC, 1983
  • Episodic
  • "The Barber Shop," The Bill Cosby Show, 1971
  • "The Ho Chi Minh Trail," Police Story, 1973
  • Sonny Cochran, "Fred Sanford, Legal Eagle," Sanford and Son, 1974
  • Sweetstick Weldon, "The Zombie," Kolchak: The Night Stalker, 1974
  • Benny Marshall, "Loser Takes All," Kojak, 1974
  • Himself, "Roller Disco: Part 2," CHiPs, 1979
  • Blackie, "Angels of the Deep," Charlie's Angels, 1980
  • Alessandro Gutierrez, "Mirror Image," Miami Vice, NBC, 1988
  • "Week-end surprise," La Belle Angalaise, 1990
  • Colonel Devraux, "Walking Dead," MacGyver, 1991
  • Lamont Kelly, "Sooooool Train," The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, NBC,1991
  • Himself, "All the Players Came," Martin, Fox, 1995
  • Slick, "We Don't Need Another Hero," The Parent 'Hood, TheWB, 1996
  • Uncle Nate, "Family Business," The Wayans Bros., The WB, 1996
  • Dolomoth, Homeboys in Outer Space, UPN, 1996
  • Otis Jones, "One Degree of Separation," Living Single, Fox, 1997
  • Otis Jones, "Never Can Say Goodbye," Living Single, Fox, 1997
  • Sammy, Damon, Fox, 1998
  • Smitty, "All That Jazz," The Steve Harvey Show, The WB, 1999
  • "Reunification," G vs E (also known as Good vs. Evil), USA,2000
  • Also appeared in The Love Boat.

Further Reference


    • The Guardian, December 12, 1987, p. T13.

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