Howard E. Rollins Jr.

Howard E. Rollins Jr.
1950 - 1996
Howard E. Rollins Jr.  American Actor
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American Actor Howard E. Rollins Jr. was born Howard Ellsworth Rollins Jr on 17th October, 1950 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA and passed away on 8th Dec 1996 St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York City, New York, USA aged 46. He is most remembered for his roles as Andrew Young in the NBC biographical drama miniseries King, George Haley in the ABC drama miniseries Roots: The Next Generations, Coalhouse Walker Jr. in the 1981 drama film Ragtime, Captain Davenport in the 1984 mystery drama film A Soldier's Story, and Virgil Tibbs in the NBC/CBS crime drama series In the Heat of the Night. His zodiac sign is Libra.

Howard E. Rollins Jr. was in 2 on-screen matchups, including Debbie Allen in Ragtime (1981) and Anne-Marie Johnson in In the Heat of the Night (1988).

Howard E. Rollins Jr. is a member of the following lists: Actors from New York, American film actors and American television actors.

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First Name Howard
Middle Name Ellsworth
Last Name Rollins
Full Name at Birth Howard Ellsworth Rollins Jr
Alternative Name Ho Ro, Howard Rollins, Howard Rollins Jr., Howard E. Rollins, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Howard Ellsworth Rollins, Howard Ellsworth Rollins Jr.
Birthday 17th October, 1950
Birthplace Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Died 8th December, 1996
Place of Death St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York City, New York, USA
Cause of Death AIDS (-related lymphoma)
Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Height 6' 0" (183 cm)
Weight 200lbs (91 kg)
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Libra
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
University Townson State College, Maryland, USA
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame his roles as Andrew Young in the NBC biographical drama miniseries King, George Haley in the ABC drama miniseries Roots: The Next Generations, Coalhouse Walker Jr. in the 1981 drama film Ragtime, Captain Davenport in the 1984 mystery drama film A Soldier's Story, and Virgil Tibbs in the NBC/CBS crime drama series In the Heat of the Night
Year(s) Active 1970–1996

Howard Ellsworth Rollins Jr. (October 17, 1950 – December 8, 1996) was an American stage, film, and television actor. Howard Rollins was known for his role as Andrew Young in 1978's King, George Haley in the 1979 miniseries Roots: The Next Generations, Coalhouse Walker Jr. in the 1981 film Ragtime, Captain Davenport in the 1984 film A Soldier's Story, and as Virgil Tibbs on the NBC/CBS television crime drama In the Heat of the Night (1988–1994).

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FilmYearCharacterType
Remember WENN1996George SmithTV Show
Harambee!1996Chimbuko (as Howard Rollins)TV Movie
Drunks1995Joseph (as Howard Rollins)Movie
New York Undercover1994Reverend HundleyTV Show
With Murder in Mind1992Samuel Carver (as Howard Rollins)TV Movie
On the Block1990Clay Beasley (as Howard Rollins)Movie
In the Heat of the Night1988Chief of Detectives Virgil Tibbs / Attorney Virgil TibbsTV Show
The Children of Times Square1986Otis Travis (as Howard Rollins)TV Movie
Johnnie Mae Gibson: FBI1986T.C. Russell (as Howard Rollins)TV Movie
The Boy King1986Rev. Martin Luther King Sr.TV Movie
Wildside1985Bannister SparksTV Show
A Soldier's Story1984Captain DavenportMovie
The House of God1984Chuck JohnstonMovie
The House of Dies Drear1984Walter SmallTV Movie
A Doctor's Story1984Dr. Zack WilliamsTV Movie
He's Fired, She's Hired1984RaoulTV Movie
Moving Right Along1983TV Show
The Member of the Wedding1982Honey Camden BrownTV Movie
The Neighborhood1982Allen CampbellTV Movie
Ragtime1981Coalhouse Walker Jr.Movie
Thornwell1981CarsonTV Movie
American Playhouse1980Medgar EversTV Show
Roots: The Next Generations1979George HaleyTV Show
My Old Man1979DoctorTV Movie
King1978Andrew YoungTV Show
The Trial of the Moke1978James SmithTV Movie
Our Street1972SlickTV Show
All My Children1970F. B. I. Agent (early 1980s)TV Show
Another World1964Ed HardingTV Show
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marc yonossiMar 18, 2011

honorable and loving personnality in the heat of the night which remains one of my favorite TV dramas that I still watch and enjoy.

Evelyn G. MooreJun 18, 2010

I loved his character in The Heat of the Night. I still watch it today.


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