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Thalmus Rasulala

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Thalmus Rasulala (November 15, 1939 – October 9, 1991) was an African American actor who was an original cast member of ABC's soap opera One Life to Live from its inception in 1968 until he left the show in 1970. Born as Jack Crowder in Miami, Florida, he appeared in many films and made guest appearances in TV shows. Notable roles include Lt. Jack Neal in One Life to Live, Roy in Bucktown, Blake Tarr in Friday Foster, Bill Thomas in What's Happening!!, and Omoro Kinte (Kunta Kinte's father) in Roots. He also appeared in The Twilight Zone, All in the Family, The Jeffersons, Sanford and Son, Good Times, Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Sophisticated Gents. His last acting role was as General Afir in Mom and Dad Save the World with Teri Garr and Jeffrey Jones. He died shortly after completing his scenes, and the film, released after his death, is accordingly dedicated to his memory. He died on October 9, 1991, from heart failure in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at age 51. Description above from the Wikipedia article Thalmus Rasulala, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia


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Born:
Nov 15, 1939 In Miami, Florida, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
46
First Appeared:
In the series The Twilight Zone 1959-10-02
Latest Project:
Movie Mom and Dad Save the World 1992-07-24
Known For
Poster of New Jack City
Poster of Born American
Poster of Simon & Simon
Poster of Cannon
Filmography
Movie Mom and Dad Save the World General Afir 1992-07-24
Movie New Jack City Police Commissioner 1991-03-08
Movie The Package Secret Service Commander 1989-08-25
Movie Bulletproof Billy Dunbar 1988-04-20
Series Star Trek: The Next Generation Unknown 1987-09-28
Movie The Boss' Wife Barney 1986-01-01
Movie Born American The Admiral 1986-08-30
Movie The Defiant Ones Fred 1986-01-05
Series Stingray Unknown 1985-07-14
Series Blue Thunder Unknown 1984-01-06
Movie Booker Stepfather 1984-10-01
Series Scarecrow and Mrs. King Unknown 1983-10-03
Series Cagney and Lacey Unknown 1982-03-25
Movie For Us, the Living: The Story of Medgar Evers 1982-01-01
Series T. J. Hooker Unknown 1982-03-13
Series The Sophisticated Gents Kenneth 'Snake' Dobson 1981-09-29
Series Simon & Simon Unknown 1981-11-24
Series The Incredible Hulk Unknown 1978-03-10
Series Roots Unknown 1977-01-23
Movie Killer on Board 1977-10-10
Movie Fun with Dick and Jane Food Stamp Man 1977-03-18
Series The Fitzpatricks Unknown 1977-09-05
Movie Adiós Amigo Noah 1976-01-01
Series What's Happening!! Unknown 1976-08-05
Movie The Last Hard Men George Weed 1976-04-22
Series Khan! Unknown 1975-02-07
Series The Jeffersons Unknown 1975-01-18
Movie Mr. Ricco Frankie Steele 1975-01-31
Movie Bucktown Roy 1975-07-02
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Movie Friday Foster Blake Tarr 1975-12-25
Series The Cop and the Kid Unknown 1975-12-04
Movie Willie Dynamite Robert Daniels 1974-01-23
Series Good Times Unknown 1974-02-08
Series Kojak Unknown 1973-10-24
Series Sanford and Son Unknown 1972-01-14
Movie Cool Breeze Sidney Lord Jones 1972-03-29
Movie Blacula Gordon Thomas 1972-08-25
Series The Rookies Unknown 1972-09-11
Series All in the Family Unknown 1971-01-12
Series Cannon Unknown 1971-09-14
Movie The Out of Towners Police Officer 1970-05-28
Series Medical Center Unknown 1969-09-24
Series Mannix Unknown 1967-09-16
Series Kraft Suspense Theatre Unknown 1963-10-10
Series The Twilight Zone Unknown 1959-10-02