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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.

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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.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 52

Birthday 1939-11-15

Day of Death 1991-10-09

Place of Birth Miami, Florida, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1992 Mom and Dad Save the World as General Afir
1992 Life on the Edge as Truman Brown
1991 New Jack City as Police Commissioner
1989 The Package as Secret Service Commander
1988 Bulletproof as Billy Dunbar
1987 Star Trek: The Next Generation (1 episode) as Capt. Donald Varley
1986 Born American as The Admiral
1986 The Defiant Ones as Fred
1986 The Boss' Wife as Barney
1985 Stingray (1 episode)
1984 Booker as Stepfather
1984 Blue Thunder (1 episode)
1984 The Jerk, Too as Crossroads
1983 Scarecrow and Mrs. King (1 episode)
1982 Cagney & Lacey (1 episode)
1982 T. J. Hooker (2 episodes)
1982 For Us, the Living: The Story of Medgar Evers
1981 Simon & Simon (2 episodes)
1981 The Sophisticated Gents (3 episodes) as Kenneth 'Snake' Dobson
1978 The Trial of the Moke as William Chamberlain
1978 The Incredible Hulk (1 episode)
1978 The President's Mistress as Lieutenant Gordon
1977 Killer on Board
1977 The Fitzpatricks (2 episodes)
1977 Fun with Dick and Jane as Food Stamp Man
1977 Roots (1 episode) as Omoro
1976 What's Happening!! (6 episodes)
1976 The Last Hard Men as George Weed
1975 Adiós Amigo as Noah
1975 Friday Foster as Blake Tarr
1975 The Cop and the Kid (1 episode)
1975 Saturday Night Live (1 episode)
1975 Bucktown as Roy
1975 Khan! (1 episode)
1975 Mr. Ricco as Frankie Steele
1975 The Jeffersons (1 episode)
1974 Good Times (2 episodes)
1974 The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
1973 Willie Dynamite as Robert Daniels
1973 Kojak (1 episode)
1973 The Bait as Eddie Nugent
1972 The Rookies (1 episode)
1972 Blacula as Gordon Thomas
1972 Cool Breeze as Sidney Lord Jones
1972 Sanford and Son (2 episodes)
1971 Cannon (1 episode)
1971 All in the Family (1 episode)
1970 The Out of Towners as Police Officer
1969 Medical Center (1 episode)
1967 Mannix (1 episode)
1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre (2 episodes)
1959 The Twilight Zone (1 episode)

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