Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs

Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs

  • Highest Rated: 94% In the Name of the Father (1993)
  • Lowest Rated: 33% Sublime (2007)
  • Birthday: Sep 4, 1953
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • A native of the Virgin Islands, black leading man Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs began popping up with regularity on American TV and movie screens in 1974. His earliest credits include the Diahann Carroll film Claudine (1974) and a well-distributed TV public service announcement produced by the United Negro College Fund. In 1975, Hilton-Jacobs was cast as wisecracking "sweathog" Freddie "Boom Boom" Washington on the TV sitcom Welcome Back Kotter; he won the role on the strength of his work in the 1975 theatrical feature Cooley High. During the long Kotter run, Hilton-Jacobs was one of several prominent black performers to appear in the groundbreaking miniseries Roots (1977). Like most of the rest of the Kotter cast, Hilton-Jacobs found the going a bit rough after the series was cancelled in 1979. His subsequent work has included a major role in the 1989 pilot film for the Fox Network series Alien Nation, and the part of Joseph Jackson in the top-rated 1992 TV biopic The Jacksons: The American Dream. Turning to directing in the early 1990s, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs has helmed such productions as Angel of the City (1990) and Sweetfire (1991).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

47% 31 Panda Thomas $0.8M 2016
No Score Yet Dead Man Rising Actor 2016
No Score Yet Playin' for Love Actor 2015
No Score Yet Nocturnal Agony Actor 2014
No Score Yet Airplane vs. Volcano Jim Kirkland 2014
No Score Yet Mercy for Angels Actor 2014
No Score Yet Otis Orderly 2008
33% Sublime Mandingo 2007
No Score Yet 30 Miles Actor 2004
No Score Yet Tuesday Never Comes Actor 2004
No Score Yet Killer Drag Queens on Dope Mr. Fly 2003
50% Southlander: Diary of a Desperate Musician Motherchild 2001
No Score Yet Mr. Right Now! Actor 1999
No Score Yet Tidal Wave: No Escape Marlan Clark 1997
94% In the Name of the Father Actor 1993
No Score Yet Indecent Behavior Lou Parsons 1993
No Score Yet Tuesday Never Comes Actor 1993
No Score Yet Quiet Fire Director Actor 1991
No Score Yet Chance Jon Chance 1990
No Score Yet L.A. Vice Jon Chance 1989
No Score Yet Angels of the City Jon Chance Director 1989
No Score Yet Kill Crazy Rubin 1989
No Score Yet East L.A. Warriors Chesare 1989
No Score Yet Paramedics Blade Runner 1988
No Score Yet L.A. Heat Screenwriter Jon Chance 1988
No Score Yet The Annihilators Garrett Floyd 1985
No Score Yet For the Love of It Actor 1980
No Score Yet Youngblood Rommel 1978
83% Cooley High Richard "Cochise" Morris 1975
No Score Yet Claudine Charles 1974

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

82% Gilmore Girls
2000-2016
Principal Merten
  • 2004
No Score Yet Static Shock
2000-2004
Voice
  • 2002
No Score Yet The Jamie Foxx Show
1996-2001
Milton
  • 2000
No Score Yet The Wayans Bros.
1995-1999
  • 1998
No Score Yet Ellen
1994-1998
  • 1996
76% Roseanne
1988-2018
Louis
  • 1996
No Score Yet Fame
1982-1987
Father
  • 1986
43% Alien Nation
1989-1990
Dobbs
86% Roots
1977
Noah
No Score Yet Welcome Back, Kotter
1975-1979
Freddie `Boom Boom' Washington

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