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.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor
Birth Details
August 14, 1946
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • 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

OTHER SOURCES

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

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