ANTONIO FARGAS - BIOGRAPHY
JEFF GOLDBERG MANAGEMENT
Antonio Fargas is legendary and an icon in the film, television and theatre industry. Antonio is a remarkable talent who has a glimmer of mystery and mischief in his eyes and who has the ability to portray a wide and vast array of characters throughout his long and storied career.
Recognizable for his unforgettable characters “Huggy Bear” in Starsky & Hutch, “Bunky” in Shaft, “Link Brown” Foxy Brown, and “Lindy” in Carwash clearly established Antonio Fargas as a bona fide icon.
Antonio Fargas began his journey into film at the age of 14 in Shirley Clark’s The Cool World which was quickly followed by his brilliant performance in Robert Downey Sr.’s Putney Swope.
Quickly Antonio Fargas became the name on everybody’s lips as he starred in a long list of studio film including Shaft, Foxy Brown, Carwash, Across 110 Street, Cleopatra Jones, Carwash, Next Stop Greenwich Village, and Pretty Baby. All along Antonio was starring on television in his iconic character “Huggy Bear” on the hit ABC series Starsky & Hutch.
Antonio followed with film after film which were box office successes for which he received critical acclaim for Fire Starter, I’m Gonna Git You Sucka, Don’t Be a Menace to South Central, Milo, 3 Strikes, The Riff, Extreme Honors, Bad Guys, Sucker Punch, The Abduction of Jesse Bookman, Silver Bells,Until We Meet Again, and the upcoming Beyond Skyline.
Following on the success of Starsky & Hutch Antonio starred in a number of television shows including All My Children, Charlie’s Angels, Living Single, Vegas, The Simpsons, Eve, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Martin, The Bill Cosby Show, The District, Steve Harvey Show, The Wayans Brothers, Everybody Hates Chris, Numbers, Lie to Me, Brothers, House of Lies and is the voice and spokesperson for CoziTV.
Antonio Fargas starred in a number of Movies for Television both in the United States and Europe. Antonio starred in Soul Survivors for the BBS opposite Ian McShane and Isaac Hayes, Fox’s Ali: An American Hero, NBC’s Maid for Each Other, Escape, Ironside, HBO’s Florida Straits with Raul Julia, Paper Dolls opposite Joan Collins and Daryl Hannah, “Huggy Bear and the Turkey, Huckelberry Finn with Ron Howard and Merle Haggard, PBS’s Denmark Veresy, A Good Sport, The Ambush Murder starring opposite James Brolin, Amy Madigan and Alfre Woodard, Nurse, and the Syfy original Snakehead Swamp.
JEFF GOLDBERG MANAGEMENT
Antonio has always found his way onto the stage and theatre has always been a great passion for him. He thrilled audiences with his riveting performance in The Great White Hope starring opposite James Earl Jones and Jane Alexander. He has mesmerized theatre goers from Broadway to London with starring performance in Driving Miss Daisy, Ain’t Supposed to Die a Natural Death, The Rainmaker, The Emperor Jones, the Mark Taper Forum’s Dream on Monkey Mountain, the New York Shakespeare Fest’s Measure for Measure and Romeo and Juliet, James Baldwin’s The Amen Corner in the West End of London, The Dead Monkey starring opposite his friend and former Starsky & Hutch colleague David Soul, and most recently starring in the smash hit musical The Blues Brothers.
Not to leave a stone unturned or a part of the industry untried, Antonio has lent his voice to a number of animations and video games which have included Osmosis Jones with Bill Murray and Chris Rock, and mega video game Driver 2.
Antonio and a partner formed a hip-hop production company, Bumpit Entertainment, as an outlet for his musical approach to old school hip-hop fusion and to give young artists the opportunity to break into the music industry. Antonio teamed with Fat Face Records in the UK to record the hit song Big Bertha Butt. Antonio has recently created a jive jazz group the New Jump Blues Band which has been touring and just played the Los Angeles Playboy Jazz Festival.
Antonio is a proud father, grandfather and philanthropist who gives of his time to his family and to the youth through a number of programs. Antonio Fargas is an icon in every sense of the word and he looks forward too many more years of delighting audiences and giving back to the community.Type your paragraph here.
ANTONIO FARGAS - LIFE AFTER
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ANTONIO FARGAS - RESUME
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FILM (partial list)
BEYOND SKYLINE LEAD DIR: LIAM O’DONNELL
SILVER BELLS LEAD DIR: DAVID WHITE
CONCERTO LEAD DIR: PECE DINGO
LA LOI DE MURPHY LEAD DIR: CHRISTOPHE CAMPOS
THE ABDUCTION OF JESSE BOOKMAN LEAD DIR: EZRA GOULD
ONCE FALLEN LEAD DIR: ASH ADAMS
CHANGING HANDS LEAD DIR: SCOTT SCHWARTZ
THE ADVENTURE OF UMBWEKI LEAD DIR: SARAH POINDEXTER
BAD GUYS LEAD DIR: RICK JACOBSON
SISTER SONYA’S PRAYER GROUP LEAD DIR: KEITH GARSIDE
SUCKER PUNCH LEAD DIR: MALCOM MARTIN
N.T.V. LEAD DIR: EDDIE GRIFFIN
JACK’S LAW LEAD DIR: GIL MEDINA
FIST OF THE WARRIOR LEAD DIR: WAYNE KENNEDY
STARSKY & HUTCH LEAD DIR: TODD PHILLIPS
EXTREME HONOR LEAD DIR: STEVEN RUSH
THE RIFF LEAD DIR: MARK ALLEN
3 STRIKES LEAD DIR: D.J. POOH
OSMOSIS JONES LEAD DIR: BOBBY FARRELLY
UNCONDITIONAL LOVE LEAD DIR: STEVEN RUSH
THE SUBURBANS LEAD DIR: DONAL WARD
MILO LEAD DIR: PASCAL FRANCHOT
DON’T BE A MENACE LEAD DIR: PARIS BARCLAY
HOWLING VI: THE FREAKS LEAD DIR: HOPE PERELLO
THE BORROWER LEAD DIR: JOHN MCNAUGHTON
WHORE LEAD DIR: KEN RUSSELL
I’M GONNA GIT YOU SUCKA LEAD DIR: KEENAN IVORY WAYANS
SHAKEDOWN LEAD DIR: JAMES GLICKENHAUS
NOTTE DEGLI SQUALI, LA LEAD DIR: TONING RICCI
CRIMEWAVE LEAD DIR: SAM RAIMI
FIRESTARTER LEAD DIR: MARK LESTER
PRETTY BABY LEAD DIR: LOUIS MALLE
CAR WASH LEAD DIR: MICHAEL SCHULTZ
NEXT STOP GREENWICH VILLAGE LEAD DIR: PAUL MAZURSKY
FOXY BROWN LEAD DIR: JACK HILL
CLEOPATRA JONES LEAD DIR: JACK TARRETT
ACROSS 110TH STREET LEAD DIR: BARRY SHEAR
SHAFT LEAD DIR: GORDON PARKS
TELEVISION (partial list)
HOUSE OF LIES GUEST STAR SHOWTIME
BROTHERS GUEST STAR FOX
NUMBERS GUEST STAR CBS
LIE TO ME GUEST STAR FOX
EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS RECURRING UPN
LIVING SINGLE RECURRING FOX
ALI: AN AMERICAN HERO MFT LEAD FOX
SOUL SURVIVORS MFT LEAD BBC
THE SIMPSONS GUEST STAR FOX
EVE GUEST STAR UPN
FASTLANE GUEST STAR FOX
LA HEAT GUEST STAR TNT
MAID FOR EACH OTHER MFT LEAD NBC
FLORIDA STRAIGHTS MFT LEAD HBO
A GOOD SPORT MFT LEAD CBS
THE DISTRICT GUEST STAR CBS
GOOD VS. EVIL GUEST STAR SCI FI
PAPER DOLLS MFT LEAD ABC
THE PARENT HOOD GUEST STAR WB
THE STEVE HARVEY SHOW GUEST STAR WB
AMBUSH MURDERS MFT LEAD CBS
STARSKY & HUTCH SERIES LEAD ABC