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Howard Rollins

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Howard Ellsworth Rollins, Jr. (October 17, 1950 – December 8, 1996) was an American television, film, and stage actor. He is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Coalhouse Walker, Jr. in the film Ragtime, and as Virgil Tibbs on the NBC/CBS television series In the Heat of the Night. Description above from the Wikipedia article  Howard E. Rollins Jr., licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Oct 17, 1950 In Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Another World 1964-05-04
Latest Project:
Movie Panic Room 2002-03-29
Known For
Poster of A Doctor's Story
Poster of The Member of the Wedding
Poster of Thornwell
Poster of Another World
Movie Panic Room 2002-03-29
Movie Drunks Joseph 1997-03-14
Movie Toy Story Virgil Tibbs 1995-10-30
Series New York Undercover Unknown 1994-09-08
Movie With Savage Intent Samuel Carver 1992-05-12
Series In the Heat of the Night Virgil Tibbs 1988-03-06
Movie The Children of Times Square Otis Travis 1986-03-03
Series Wildside 1985-03-21
Movie A Doctor's Story Dr. Zack Williams 1984-04-23
Movie A Soldier's Story Captain Davenport 1984-09-14
Movie The House of Dies Drear Walter Small 1984-06-01
Movie For Us, the Living: The Story of Medgar Evers Medgar Evers 1982-01-01
Movie The Member of the Wedding Honey Brown 1982-12-20
Movie Thornwell Carson 1981-01-28
Movie Ragtime Coalhouse Walker Jr. 1981-11-20
Series Fridays Unknown 1980-04-11
Movie My Old Man Doctor 1979-12-07
Series Another World 1964-05-04