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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 Drunks 1997-03-14
Known For
Poster of Drunks
Poster of The Children of Times Square
Poster of Ragtime
Poster of Wheels
Movie Drunks Joseph 1997-03-14
Series New York Undercover Unknown 1994-09-08
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 The House of Dies Drear Walter Small 1984-06-01
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
Series Wheels Captain Davenport 1978-05-07
Series Another World 1964-05-04