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Known Credits: 159

Birthday: 1948-12-21

Place of Birth: Washington - District of Columbia - USA

Adult Actor: False

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  • Samuel Leroy Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson

Biography

Samuel Leroy Jackson (born December 21, 1948) is an American film and television actor and film producer. After Jackson became involved with the Civil Rights Movement, he moved on to acting in theater at Morehouse College, and then films. He had several small roles such as in the film Goodfellas, Def by Temptation, before meeting his mentor, Morgan Freeman, and the director Spike Lee. After gaining critical acclaim for his role in Jungle Fever in 1991, he appeared in films such as Patriot Games, Amos & Andrew, True Romance and Jurassic Park. In 1994 he was cast as Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction, and his performance received several award nominations and critical acclaim.

Jackson has since appeared in over 100 films including Die Hard with a Vengeance, The 51st State, Jackie Brown, Unbreakable, The Incredibles, Black Snake Moan, Shaft, Snakes on a Plane, as well as the Star Wars prequel trilogy and small roles in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill Vol. 2 and Inglourious Basterds. He played Nick Fury in Iron Man and Iron Man 2, Thor, the first two of a nine-film commitment as the character for the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise. Jackson's many roles have made him one of the highest grossing actors at the box office. Jackson has won multiple awards throughout his career and has been portrayed in various forms of media including films, television series, and songs. In 1980, Jackson married LaTanya Richardson, with whom he has one daughter, Zoe.

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Acting
2015 Die Hardest as Zeus Carver (rumored)
2015 The Hateful Eight
2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron as Nick Fury
2015 Kingsman: The Secret Service
2015 Cell as Tom McCourt
2014 xXx: The Return of Xander Cage as Agent Augustus Gibbons
2014 Barely Lethal as Hardman
2014 Kite as Karl Aker
2014 Star Wars Episode III.I Turn To The Dark Side as Mace Windu
2014 Captain America: The Winter Soldier as Nick Fury
2014 RoboCop as Pat Novak
2014 Reasonable Doubt as Clinton Davis
2013 Oldboy as Chaney
2013 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - (2 episodes) as Nick Fury
2013 Turbo as Whiplash (voice)
2012 Django Unchained as Stephen
2012 Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey as Fear (voice)
2012 Eddie Murphy: One Night Only as Himself
2012 Zambezia as Tendai
2012 The Samaritan as Foley
2012 The Avengers as Nick Fury
2012 Meeting Evil as Richie
2012 I Ain't Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac as Himself
2011 Young Jeezy: A Hustlerz Ambition as Narrator
2011 Arena as Logan
2011 Prohibition as Himself
2011 Prohibition - (7 episodes)
2011 Captain America: The First Avenger as Nick Fury
2011 Thor as Nick Fury
2011 Disneynature African Cats as Narrator (voice)
2011 The Sunset Limited as Black
2010 Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible as himself
2010 Cosmic Quantum Ray - (26 episodes)
2010 The Other Guys as P.K. Highsmith
2010 With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story as Himself
2010 Unthinkable as Henry Harold 'H' Humphries
2010 Iron Man 2 as Nick Fury
2009 Mother and Child as Paul
2009 Astro Boy as Zog (voice)
2009 Inglourious Basterds as Narrator (voice)
2009 Alan Carr: Chatty Man - (1 episode)
2009 The Face Is Familiar
2009 Afro Samurai: Resurrection as Afro Samurai / Ninja Ninja
2008 The Spirit as Octopuss
2008 Soul Men as Louis Hinds
2008 Lakeview Terrace as Abel Turner
2008 Star Wars: The Clone Wars as Mace Windu (voice)
2008 Iron Man as Nick Fury
2008 Jumper as Roland
2008 Gospel Hill as Paul Malcolm
2007 1408 as Gerald Olin
2007 Cleaner as Tom Cutler
2007 Resurrecting the Champ as Champ
2007 Farce of the Penguins as Narrator (voice)
2007 Afro Samurai - (10 episodes) as Ninja Ninja
2007 Afro Samurai - (10 episodes) as Afro Samurai
2007 Afro Samurai as Afro Samurai
2006 Home of the Brave as William Marsh
2006 Black Snake Moan as Lazarus
2006 Snakes on a Plane as Neville Flynn
2006 The Henry Rollins Show - (1 episode)
2006 Freedomland as Lorenzo Council
2005 Iconoclasts - (1 episode)
2005 The Boondocks - (3 episodes)
2005 The Colbert Report - (1 episode)
2005 The Man as Derrick Vann
2005 Extras - (1 episode)
2005 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith as Mace Windu
2005 xXx: State of the Union as Agent Augustus Gibbons
2005 Mr. Incredible and Pals as 'Real' Frozone
2005 The Harlem Globetrotters: The Team That Changed the World as Himself
2005 Coach Carter as Ken Carter
2004 The Incredibles as Lucius Best / Frozone (voice)
2004 In My Country as Langston Whitfield
2004 John Travolta: The Inside Story as Himself
2004 Kill Bill: Vol. 2 as Rufus
2004 Twisted as John Mills
2004 Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson as Voice
2003 No Good Deed as Jack Friar
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show - (5 episodes)
2003 S.W.A.T. as Sgt. Dan 'Hondo' Harrelson
2003 Basic as West
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live! - (1 episode)
2002 xXx as Agent Gibbons
2002 Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones as Mace Windu
2002 Changing Lanes as Doyle Gipson
2002 BaadAsssss Cinema as Himself
2001 The 51st State as Elmo McElroy
2001 The Caveman's Valentine as Romulus
2000 Unbreakable as Elijah Price
2000 Shaft as John Shaft
2000 Rules of Engagement as Col. Terry L. Childers
2000 Any Given Wednesday as Willie Nutter
1999 The Early Show - (1 episode)
1999 Deep Blue Sea as Russell Franklin
1999 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace as Mace Windu
1998 TRL - (1 episode)
1998 The Red Violin as Charles Morritz (Montréal)
1998 The Negotiator as Lt. Danny Roman
1998 Out of Sight as Hejira Henry
1998 Sphere as Dr. Harry Adams
1997 Jackie Brown as Ordell Robbie
1997 Eve's Bayou as Louis Batiste
1997 The View - (7 episodes)
1997 187 as Trevor Garfield
1996 The Long Kiss Goodnight as Mitch Henessey
1996 A Time to Kill as Carl Lee Hailey
1996 The Daily Show - (7 episodes)
1996 The Search for One-eye Jimmy as Col. Ron
1996 The Great White Hype as Rev. Fred Sultan
1996 Hard Eight as Jimmy
1995 Fluke as Rumbo (voice)
1995 Die Hard: With a Vengeance as Zeus Carver
1995 Kiss of Death as Calvin Hart
1995 Losing Isaiah as Kadar Lewis
1994 Pulp Fiction as Jules Winfield
1994 Fresh as Sam
1994 Inside the Actors Studio - (1 episode)
1994 Hail Caesar as Mailman
1994 Against the Wall as Jamaal
1994 The New Age as Dale Deveaux
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien - (3 episodes)
1993 True Romance as Big Don
1993 Jurassic Park as Ray Arnold
1993 Menace II Society as Tat Lawson
1993 Amos & Andrew as Andrew Sterling
1993 National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 as Sgt. Wes Luger
1992 Ghostwriter - (89 episodes) as Reggie Jenkins
1992 Patriot Games as Lt. Cmdr. Robby Jackson
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno - (4 episodes)
1992 White Sands as Greg Meeker
1992 Juice as Trip
1992 Fathers & Sons as Marshall
1991 Jumpin' at the Boneyard as Mr. Simpson
1991 Strictly Business as Monroe
1990 The Return of Superfly as Nate Cabot
1990 Goodfellas as Stacks Edwards
1990 Law & Order - (1 episode)
1990 The Exorcist III as Dream Blind Man
1990 Mo' Better Blues as Madlock
1990 Def by Temptation as Minister Garth
1990 A Shock to the System as Ulysses
1989 Sea of Love
1989 Do the Right Thing as Mister Señor Love Daddy
1988 Coming to America as Robber
1987 Eddie Murphy: Raw as Eddie's Uncle (sketch)
1987 The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd - (67 episodes) as Brother Elvis
1985 Spenser: For Hire - (1 episode)
1983 Live! with Kelly and Michael - (3 episodes)
1981 Ragtime as Gang Member 2
1977 The Displaced Person as Sulk
1975 Saturday Night Live - (1 episode)
1972 Together For Days as Stan
1952 Today - (1 episode)
1944 Golden Globe Awards - (1 episode)
1929 The Academy Awards - (7 episodes)
1900 Big Game as The President
1900 From Star Wars to Star Wars: The Story of Industrial Light & Magic as Narrator, Host
1900 The Frank Skinner Show - (1 episode)
Production
2012 The Samaritan … Executive Producer
Creator
1900 Cordell And Coneil … Creator