Biography

James Todd Smith better known as LL Cool J (acronym for Ladies Love Cool James) is an American rapper and actor. He has released thirteen studio albums and two greatest hits compilations; his newest album is 2013's Authentic, following 2008's Exit 13, which completed his record deal with Def Jam Recordings. He has appeared in numerous films, and stars as NCIS Special Agent Sam Hanna on the CBS crime drama television series NCIS: Los Angeles. He was born on January 14, 1968 in Bay Shore, New York. While LL first appeared as a rapper in the movie Krush Groove (performing "I Can't Live Without My Radio"), his first acting part was a small role in a high school football movie called Wildcats. He continued to work in movies from then until 1995 when he landed his own television sitcom, In the House. In 1998 he had a role in the film Halloween H20. In 1999's Deep Blue Sea. Later that year, he had a starring role in Any Given Sunday, in which he played Julian Washington, the talented but selfish running back on the dysfunctional Miami Sharks. Since then, LL Cool J has appeared in a variety of films, such as the 2002 remake of Rollerball, Deliver Us from Eva, and S.W.A.T. In 2005, he returned to television in a guest starring role on the Fox medical drama House. He also appeared as Queen Latifah's love interest in the 2006 movie Last Holiday. He also guest starred on 30 Rock in the 2007 episode "The Source Awards" as the hip hop producer Ridiculous. Next he appeared in Sesame Street 's 39th season where he introduced the word of the day, "Unanimous” and performing "The Addition Expedition" in episode 4172 (Sept. 30, 2008). As of 2011, LL Cool J is a series regular on the CBS police procedural NCIS: Los Angeles, a spin-off of NCIS.   He lives in Long Island, New York, with his wife and four children.

James Todd Smith better known as LL Cool J (acronym for Ladies Love Cool James) is an American rapper and actor. He has released thirteen studio albums and two greatest hits compilations; his newest album is 2013's Authentic, following 2008's Exit 13, which completed his record deal with Def Jam Recordings. He has appeared in numerous films, and stars as NCIS Special Agent Sam Hanna on the CBS crime drama television series NCIS: Los Angeles. He was born on January 14, 1968 in Bay Shore, New York. While LL first appeared as a rapper in the movie Krush Groove (performing "I Can't Live Without My Radio"), his first acting part was a small role in a high school football movie called Wildcats. He continued to work in movies from then until 1995 when he landed his own television sitcom, In the House. In 1998 he had a role in the film Halloween H20. In 1999's Deep Blue Sea. Later that year, he had a starring role in Any Given Sunday, in which he played Julian Washington, the talented but selfish running back on the dysfunctional Miami Sharks. Since then, LL Cool J has appeared in a variety of films, such as the 2002 remake of Rollerball, Deliver Us from Eva, and S.W.A.T. In 2005, he returned to television in a guest starring role on the Fox medical drama House. He also appeared as Queen Latifah's love interest in the 2006 movie Last Holiday. He also guest starred on 30 Rock in the 2007 episode "The Source Awards" as the hip hop producer Ridiculous. Next he appeared in Sesame Street 's 39th season where he introduced the word of the day, "Unanimous” and performing "The Addition Expedition" in episode 4172 (Sept. 30, 2008). As of 2011, LL Cool J is a series regular on the CBS police procedural NCIS: Los Angeles, a spin-off of NCIS.   He lives in Long Island, New York, with his wife and four children.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 73

Birthday 1968-01-14

Place of Birth Long Island

Official Site http://llcoolj.com/

Also Known As

  • L.L. Cool J

Acting TV ShowsMovies

The Man(1 episode)
2018 A Home for the Holidays: The 20th Anniversary as Hosted
2018 MVP: Most Valuable Performer
2017 The 40th Annual Kennedy Center Honors
2016 Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party(1 episode) as Himself
2016 Greatest Hits(1 episode)
2015 Sinatra 100: An All-Star Grammy Concert
2015 Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter(1 episode)
2015 Lip Sync Battle(90 episodes) as Himself - Host
2015 The Late Late Show with James Corden(1 episode) as Himself
2014 Lennon or McCartney as Himself (archive footage)
2013 Grudge Match as Frankie Brite
2013 Mayweather as Narrator
2010 Hawaii Five-0(1 episode) as Sam Hanna
2009 WWII in HD(11 episodes)
2009 NCIS: Los Angeles(233 episodes) as Sam Hanna
2009 How Bruce Lee Changed the World as Himself
2009 DJ Cinema Presents: Masterpiece Theater Blend Dvd
2008 The Deal as Bobby Mason
2007 ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway
2006 30 Rock(1 episode) as Ridikulus
2006 Rachael Ray(1 episode)
2006 Last Holiday as Sean Matthews
2005 The Tyra Banks Show(1 episode)
2005 Slow Burn as Luther Pinks
2005 Edison as Officer Rafe Deed
2005 So You Think You Can Dance(1 episode)
2004 House(1 episode) as Clarence
2004 The Tony Danza Show(1 episode)
2004 Mindhunters as Gabe Jensen
2003 Spike TV VGA Video Game Awards(10 episodes)
2003 NCIS(2 episodes)
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show(2 episodes)
2003 S.W.A.T. as Deacon 'Deke' Kay
2003 Deliver Us from Eva as Raymond 'Ray' Adams
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live!(5 episodes)
2002 American Idol(1 episode)
2002 Rollerball as Marcus Ridley
2001 Kingdom Come as Ray Bud Slocumb
2000 Charlie's Angels as Mr. Jones
2000 106 & Park(1 episode)
1999 Any Given Sunday as Julian Washington
1999 The Early Show(2 episodes)
1999 Rapmania: The Roots of Rap
1999 In Too Deep as Dwayne Gittens / God
1999 Teen Choice Awards(1 episode) as Himself
1999 Deep Blue Sea as Sherman 'Preacher' Dudley
1998 Halloween H20: 20 Years Later as Ronald 'Ronny' Jones
1998 Woo as Darryl
1998 Caught Up as Roger
1997 The View(6 episodes)
1997 Oz(1 episode)
1997 B.A.P.S. as Himself
1997 Touch as Himself
1996 Clive Anderson All Talk(1 episode)
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(2 episodes)
1996 The Rosie O'Donnell Show(1 episode)
1996 The Right to Remain Silent as Charles Red Taylor
1995 MADtv(2 episodes)
1995 The Frank Skinner Show(1 episode)
1995 Out-of-Sync as Jason St. Julian
1995 In the House(76 episodes)
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(4 episodes)
1992 Toys as Captain Patrick Zevo
1991 Simply Mad About the Mouse as himself
1991 The Hard Way as Billy
1989 MTV Unplugged(1 episode)
1986 Big Fun in the Big Town as Himself
1986 Wildcats as Rapper
1985 Krush Groove as Himself
1959 The Grammy Awards(2 episodes)
1952 Today(1 episode)

Production

2018 Story of Cool(3 episodes)Executive Producer

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