Fargas, Antonio 1946–

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Fargas, Antonio 1946–


Born August 14, 1946, in New York, NY; son of Manuel and Mildred (maiden name, Bailey) Fargas; married Sarah Reed (divorced); married Taylor Hustie (a fashion designer), July 13, 1979 (divorced, 1988); children: (first marriage) four; (second marriage) Matthew, Justin. Education: Attended Fashion Industry High School, 1965; trained for the stage at the Negro Ensemble Company. Politics: Liberal. Religion: Christian. Avocational Interests: Restoration of colonial houses and travel abroad.


Agent—The Artists Group, 10100 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 2490, Los Angeles, CA 90067; David H. Moss and Associates, 733 N. Seward St., Penthouse, Hollywood, CA 90038. Manager—Michael Einfeld Management, 10630 Moorpark, Suite 101, Toluca Lake, CA 91602.


Actor. Appeared with the Denver Center Theatre Company, Denver, CO, 1985-86; appeared in television commercials; founder, Bump It (music production company).


California Volunteers of America, Family Services of Westchester Big Brothers.


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's Playhouse, 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, Newark, NJ, 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.

Mikey, Playboy of the West Indies, Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, New York City, 1993.

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.

Arpad: Zwei teufelskerle raumen auf, 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 the Academy," 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 and Cookie), 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 ItJust See It), 1991.

Julius Caesar Roosevelt, The Borrower, 1991.

Bellamey, Howling VI: The Freaks, 1991.

Huggy, La classe americaine, 1993.

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 Your Juice in the Hood (also known as Don't Be a Menace), Miramax, 1996.

Otis Hill, Levitation, 1997.

Kelso, Milo, 1998.

Santos Lobilita, Gator King, 1997.

Magee, The Suburbans, Columbia TriStar, 1999.

Bobby Chiclets, Unconditional Love, Home Entertainment, Inc., 1999.

Uncle Jim, Three Strikes, Warner Bros., 2001.

Shoop Summers, The Riff, York, 2001.

Willy, Extreme Honor (also known as Last Line of Defence 2), MTI Home Video, 2001.

The beekeeper, Honey and Sting, Gaius, 2006.

Baz, Sucker Punch, 3 Finger, 2006.

Bert, Jack's Law, Dr. October, 2006.

Television Appearances; Series:

Huggy Bear, Starsky and Hutch, ABC, 1975-79.

Les Baxter, All My Children, ABC, 1982-83, 1987.

Doc, Everybody Hates Chris, UPN, 2006.

Television Appearances; Movies:

T. D. Harris, Ironside, 1967.

Jim Watson, Huckleberry Finn, ABC, 1975.

Jaime Valdez, Escape, CBS, 1980.

Vanessa, The Ambush Murders, CBS, 1982.

A House Divided: Denmark Vessey's Rebellion, 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.

Television Appearances; 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.

Television Appearances; Specials:

All Commercials—A Steve Martin Special, NBC, 1980.

Steve Martin's The Winds of Whoopie, NBC, 1983.

Heroes of Black Comedy, Comedy Central, 2002.

TV's Greatest Cars, Sky One, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"The Barber Shop," The Bill Cosby Show, 1971.

"The Ho Chi Minh Trail," Police Story, 1973.

T. D. Harris, "Downhill All the Way," Ironside (also known as The Raymond Burr Show), 1973.

"Indictment," Toma, 1974.

Rex, "The Beautiful Die Young," Police Woman, 1974.

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.

Lee Graham, "Gopher the Rebel/Cabin Fever/Pacific Princess Overture," The Love Boat, 1978.

‘Fast Freddie’ Tibbs, "Mother Mishkin," Vega$, 1978.

"Which Side Are You On?," Kaz, 1978.

Himself, "Roller Disco: Part 2," CHiPs, 1979.

Blackie, "Angels of the Deep," Charlie's Angels, 1980.

Jerry Blackmore, "Once Again with Vigorish," Hardcastle and McCormick, 1983.

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, The WB, 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.

Jeremy Lauren, "Obsession," L.A. Heat, 1999.

"Reunification," G vs E (also known as Good vs. Evil), USA Network, 2000.

Jimmy Lipps, "Girls Own Juice," Fastlane, Fox, 2002.

Victor Garison, "Seasons in the Sun," Holby City (also known as Holby), BBC, 2003.

J. T., "In God We Trust," The District, CBS, 2003.

Loose Lips (also known as Psychic Lips), 2003.

GMTV, ITV, 2004.

T4, Channel 4, 2004.

Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC, 2004.

Loose Women, ITV, 2004.

This Morning (also known as This Morning with Richard and Judy), ITV, 2004.

I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!, ITV, 2004.

Uncle Jerry, "Pimps Up, DivaStyle Down," Eve, UPN, 2004.

Airline (also known as Airline USA), Arts and Entertainment, 2005.


Video Games:

Detective Tobias Jones, Driver 2, 2000.


The Hatching of Spider Baby, 2007.


Film Scores:

Zombeach, 2000.



The Guardian, December 12, 1987, pp. T13.