Sylvester, Harold 1949–

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Sylvester, Harold 1949–


Born February 10, 1949, in New Orleans, LA; married Kathleen; children: Harold, Jr., Tracey. Education: Tulane University, psychology degree, 1972.

Career: Actor. Also worked at De Paul (a psychiatric hospital) and New Orleans Free Southern Theatre, New Orleans, LA, 1972–74.

Awards, Honors: Tulane Athletics Hall of Fame, inductee, 1995; Emmy Award (with others), outstanding sports documentary, 2001, for On Hallowed Ground: Streetball Champions of Rucker Park.


Film Appearances:

Night of the Strangler (also known as Is the Father Black Enough?), 1975.

Nathan Lee Morgan, Sounder, Part 2, Gamma III, 1976.

First goon, Alex and the Gypsy (also known as Love and Other Crimes), 1976.

Doctor, A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich, New World, 1978.

D. C., Fast Break, Columbia, 1979.

Alvin Martin, Inside Moves, Associated, 1980.

Perryman, An Officer and a Gentleman, Paramount, 1982.

Johnson, Uncommon Valor, Paramount, 1983.

Tanneran, Vision Quest (also known as Crazy for You), Warner Bros., 1985.

Pete Blanchard, Innerspace, Warner Bros., 1987.

Max Bryson, Space Rage (also known as A Dollar a Day, Space Rage: Breakout on Prison Planet, and Trackers), Vestron, 1987.

Brian Armstrong, Hit List, New Line Cinema, 1989.

Frank, Corrina, Corrina, 1994.

James Tyler, The Sixth Man (also known as The 6th Man), Buena Vista, 1997.

Willie Reed, Trippin', October Films, 1999.

Stan Wade, Missing Brendan (also known as Holding Out Hope: A Family Crusade), PorchLight Entertainment, 2003.

Sampson, Nola, 2006.

Film Work:

Director, Nola, 2006.

Television Appearances; Series:

Agent Dwayne Thompson, Today's F.B.I., ABC, 1981–82.

Harry Dresden, Mary, CBS, 1985.

Russell, Shaky Ground, Fox, 1992–93.

Griff, Married … with Children, Fox, 1994–97.

Colonel, The Army Show, The WB, 1998.

Wendell Loman, City of Angels, CBS, 2000.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Rollie Knight, Arthur Hailey's "Wheels" (also known as Wheels), NBC, 1978.

Hindsman, The Atlanta Child Murders, CBS, 1985.

Al, If Tomorrow Comes, CBS, 1986.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Father Christopher, Sister Margaret and the Saturday Night Ladies, CBS, 1987.

Sam, Double Your Pleasure (also known as The Reluctant Agent), NBC, 1989.

Art Regan, In the Line of Duty: A Cop for the Killing (also known as A Cop for the Killing and In the Line of Duty: Blood Brothers), NBC, 1990.

John Gilbert, Line of Fire: The Morris Dees Story (also known as Blind Hate), NBC, 1991.

Lieutenant Paul Moret, Love and Curses … and All That Jazz, CBS, 1991.

George Dunaway, In the Deep Woods, NBC, 1992.

Lieutenant Jack Emery, Someone She Knows, NBC, 1994.

James Howard, For One Night, Lifetime, 2006.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Rider, Richie Brockelman: The Missing 24 Hours, NBC, 1976.

Sergeant, Uncommon Valor, CBS, 1983.

Granville, Hearts of Steel, ABC, 1986.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Neighbor, "Secret Agent Boy," CBS Afternoon Playhouse, CBS, 1982.

Oliver Jackson, Angie, the Lieutenant, ABC, 1992.

God, What Wouldn't Jesus Do?, Showtime, 2002.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Too Much, Too Soon," Jigsaw John, 1976.

Hal, "… The Thigh Bone's Connected to the Knee Bone," Quincy M.E. (also known as Quincy), 1977.

Ngotu, "The Mystery of the African Safari," The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (also known as The Nancy Drew Mysteries), 1977.

The Lazarus Syndrome, 1979.

Deputy Aaron Fairfax, "The Killing of McNeal County's Children," Walking Tall, NBC, 1981.

Deputy Aaron Fairfax, "The Protectors of the People," Walking Tall, NBC, 1981.

Officer Rudy Davis, "Hair Apparent," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1984.

Officer Rudy Davis, "Lucky Ducks," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1984.

Officer Rudy Davis, "Eva's Brawn," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1984.

Templeton, "Dwayne's Crush," What's Happening Now!, 1985.

Harry Dresden, "Forest for the Trees," Mary, 1986.

Mr. Moorepark, Webster, ABC, 1986.

Blaster Boyle, "Death Takes a Dive," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1987.

Harold, Mama's Boy, NBC, 1987.

McCaslin, "Suitable for Framing," Scarecrow and Mrs. King, CBS, 1987.

Joe Herns, "Down and Out in Bulls Stadium," 1st and Ten, HBO, 1988.

Joe Herns, "… The Clock Runs Out," 1st and Ten, HBO, 1988.

Homeless bum, 1st & Ten: The Bulls Mean Business, HBO, 1988.

David Black, "Ginny Redux," The Tracey Ullman Show, Fox, 1988.

David Black, "The Co-op," The Tracey Ullman Show, Fox, 1989.

Lucas, Doogie Howser, M.D., ABC, 1989.

Leon Cooley, "Blind Ambition," Hunter, 1990.

Woodson Wayne, "I'm Dreaming of a Wayne Christmas," A Different World, NBC, 1990.

Woodson Wayne, "Do You Take This Woman?," A Different World, NBC, 1991.

Detective Freeman, Life Goes On, ABC, 1991.

Reverend Hill, "No Notes Is Good Notes," Roc, Fox, 1991.

Woodson Wayne, "When One Door Closes …; Part 2," A Different World, NBC, 1993.

Detective Mike Conklin, "Tempest in a C-Cup," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1993.

Detective Mike Conklin, "Rockin' Robin," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1994.

Cop, "As Westbridge Turns," Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (also known as Sabrina), ABC, 1997.

Mr. Stansbury, "The Dinner Party," The Good News, UPN, 1997.

Aaron, "Break It Down," Moesha, 1997.

Himself, "Married … with Children," E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2001.

Joshua Keating, "Slow Burn," CSI: Miami, CBS, 2004.

Tom Lincoln, "The Badlands," Cold Case, CBS, 2004.

Phelps, "Secret Boyfriend," Malcolm in the Middle, Fox, 2005.

Television Work; Series:

Producer and story editor, City of Angels, CBS, 2000.

Television Work; Specials:

Co-executive producer, On Hallowed Ground: Streetball Champions of Rucker Park, TNT, 2000.


Television Movies:

Passing Glory, TNT, 1999.

Television Specials:

On Hallowed Ground: Streetball Champions of Rucker Park, TNT, 2000.

Television Episodes:

City of Angels, CBS, 2000.

"Love Hurts," NYPD Blue, ABC, 2001.

"Cops and Robber," NYPD Blue, ABC, 2001.