Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$20 million
Date Of BirthAugust 14, 1946
SpouseTaylor Hastie (m. 1979–1988), Sandra Reed
FactAntonio restores old homes, including a 1790's colonial in Connecticut and an 1820s farm house in upstate New York.

Antonio Fargas is an American actor, best known for his role as Huggy Bear in the television series Starsky & Hutch.

Fargas was born in New York City, the son of Jamaican immigrants. His father was a doctor and his mother was a nurse. He has four brothers and sisters.

Fargas was educated at the High School of Performing Arts and the Juilliard School. He began his career as a stage actor, appearing in such Broadway productions as The Great White Hope and A Raisin in the Sun.

In 1975, Fargas landed the role of Huggy Bear in the television series Starsky & Hutch. The show was a huge success, and Fargas became a household name. He also appeared in the films Car Wash (1976), I’m Gonna Git You Sucka (1988), and Do the Right Thing (1989).

In recent years, Fargas has appeared in the television series The Wire and The Shield. He has also had roles in the films American Gangster (2007) and Django Unchained (2012).

Fargas has been married twice. He has four children.

Fargas is a tall, handsome man with a commanding presence. He is known for his deep, resonant voice.

General Info

Full NameAntonio Fargas
Net Worth$20 million
Date Of BirthAugust 14, 1946


SpouseTaylor Hastie (m. 1979–1988), Sandra Reed
ChildrenJustin Fargas
ParentsMildred Fargas, Manuel Fargas


NominationsNAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
MoviesFoxy Brown, I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, Pretty Baby, Across 110th Street, Cleopatra Jones, Putney Swope, Snakehead Swamp, Busting, Next Stop, Greenwich Village, The Gambler, Conrack, Firestarter, Cornbread, Earl and Me, Up the Academy, Night of the Sharks, Car Wash, The Suburbans, The Borrower, Shakedo...
TV ShowsEverybody Hates Chris, Starsky & Hutch

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1He (Huggy Bear) wasn't a pimp. This whole glorification of pimps and all that makes people think that. But they never told you what he did. One minute he had a bar, the next minute he was a guy on the street hustling, but he was always in the know. But he was never a pimp. The guy who was on 'Baretta' was a pimp. His character was called The Rooster. Plus there were other roles were I had played pimps so a lot of people may have thought that.


1Appeared in the UK version of reality show "I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here" on ITV1. [November 2004]
2Antonio plays DOC on Everybody Hates Chris! running the corner store in which Chris works for him. [September 2006]
3Appearing in Ford Explorer commerical as the car wash manager [January 2003]
4Appearing as Fleshcreep in Jack and the Beanstalk at Derby, UK, Assembly Rooms. [December 2007]
5Step-father of Matthew E. Chausse.
6Son, Justin Fargas, plays running back for the Oakland Raiders.
7Of Puerto Rican and Trinidadian heritage.
8His performance as a pimp in The Gambler (1974) helped him land the role of informant Huggy Bear in Starsky and Hutch (1975).
9Fargas' son, Justin, was recently drafted as a running back by the Oakland Raiders.
10His son, Justin Fargas, will be a senior running back at the University of Southern California in the fall of 2002. He previously played for the University of Michigan.
11Appeared in stage production of "Blues Brothers" in UK, doing Cab Calloway's "Minnie The Moocher".
12Son is Justin Fargas, a former running back at the University of Michigan.
13After moving back to L.A. after his divorce, he appeared in music videos and started a music production company, Bump It.
14Antonio restores old homes, including a 1790's colonial in Connecticut and an 1820s farm house in upstate New York.




The Cool World1963
Beyond Skyline2016completedSarge
Until We Meet Again2016completedLouie
Tom HennessyTV Movie post-productionWillie 'Pops' Hennessy
Popovich and the Voice of the Fabled American West2014Lightfoot Legrand
SnakeHead Swamp2014TV MovieWilliam Boudreaux
House of Lies2014TV SeriesMr. Zhang
Silver Bells2013VideoMajor Melvin Lowell
Changing Hands Feature2012
Stealing Las Vegas2012Mo
The Benita Show2011TV Series
Changing Hands2010Carjack Victim
Once Fallen2010Jay
Brothers2009TV SeriesMaurice
Murphy's Law2009Expert en diamants
X Returns2009ShortAgent Adams
Everybody Hates Chris2005-2009TV SeriesDoc Mr. Harris Sweet Tooth
Lie to Me2009TV SeriesMr. Mitchell
The Adventures of Umbweki2009Umbweki's Father
Numb3rs2008TV SeriesJeffrey Knight
Abduction of Jesse Bookman2008Frank Bookman
Sucker Punch2008Baz
Bad Guys2008Flappy
Sister Sonya's Prayer Group2007VideoBishop Titus Kingston
Fist of the Warrior2007Father Riley
The Caper2007Lydell
Heroes2006TV SeriesEzekiel
Jack's Law2006Bert
Honey and Sting2006ShortThe Beekeeper
The Simpsons2006TV SeriesHuggy Bear
Sucka Punch2006Video shortUncle G
N.T.V. Volume 12005VideoJim Brown
Eve2004TV SeriesUncle Jerry
The District2003TV SeriesJ.T.
Starsky & Hutch2003Video GameHuggy Bear (voice)
Grease Monkeys2003TV SeriesTony
Holby City2003TV SeriesVictor Garrison
Fastlane2002TV SeriesJimmy Lipps
Extreme Honor2001Willy
The Riff2001Shoop Summers
Osmosis Jones2001Additional Character Voice (voice)
Driver 22000Video GameDetective Tobias Jones (voice)
Ali: An American Hero2000TV MovieElijah Muhammad
Good vs Evil2000TV SeriesDutch Simms
3 Strikes2000Uncle Jim Douglas
L.A. Heat1999TV SeriesJeremy Lauren
Unconditional Love1999Bobby Chiclets
The Steve Harvey Show1999TV SeriesSmitty Rollins
The Suburbans1999Magee
Damon1998TV SeriesSammy
Backstreet Boys: Everybody (Backstreet's Back)1997Video shortBus driver (uncredited)
Gator King1997Santos Lobilita
Living Single1997TV SeriesOtis Jones
Levitation1997Otis Hill
Homeboys in Outer Space1996TV SeriesDolomoth
The Wayans Bros.1996TV SeriesUncle Nate
The Parent 'Hood1996TV SeriesThe Criminal
Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood1996Old School
Soul Survivors1995TV MovieLeroy James
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air1994TV SeriesLamont Kelly
Percy & Thunder1993TV MovieSpider
Maid for Each Other1992TV MovieEddie Kemper
MacGyver1991TV SeriesColonel Devraux
Howling VI: The Freaks1991VideoBellamey
The Borrower1991Julius
La belle Anglaise1990TV SeriesCaldwell
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka1988Flyguy
Miami Vice1988TV SeriesAlejandro Gutierrez
Shakedown1988Nicky 'N.C.' Carr
Night of the Sharks1988Paco
Florida Straits1987TV MovieEl Gato Negro
Crimewave1985Blind Man
P.O.P.1984TV MovieFrank Wilkey
Firestarter1984Taxi Driver
A Good Sport1984TV MovieClifford
All My Children1983-1984TV SeriesLes Baxter
Hardcastle and McCormick1983TV SeriesJerry Blackmore
Paper Dolls1982TV MovieOliver
A House Divided: Denmark Vessey's Rebellion1982TV Movie
The Ambush Murders1982TV MovieVaness
Model Behavior1982Mr. Henri
Nurse1981TV SeriesMarshall Gripps
Charlie's Angels1980TV SeriesBlackie
Up the Academy1980Coach
Nurse1980TV MovieMarshall Gripps
Escape1980TV MovieJamie Valdez
CHiPs1979TV SeriesAntonio Fargas
Starsky and Hutch1975-1979TV SeriesHuggy Bear
$weepstake$1979TV Series
Kaz1978TV Series
Vega$1978TV Series'Fast' Freddie Tibbs
The Love Boat1978TV SeriesLee Graham
Pretty Baby1978Professor
Car Wash1976Lindy
Adventurizing with the Chopper1976TV MovieLeonard Jones
Next Stop, Greenwich Village1976Bernstein Chandler
Arpad - Zwei Teufelskerle räumen auf1975
Cornbread, Earl and Me1975One-Eye
Huckleberry Finn1975TV MovieJim
Kojak1974TV SeriesBenny
The Gambler1974Pimp
Kolchak: The Night Stalker1974TV SeriesSweetstick Weldon
Police Woman1974TV SeriesRex
Toma1974TV Series
Foxy Brown1974Link Brown
Sanford and Son1974TV SeriesSonny Cochran
Ironside1973TV SeriesT.D. Harris
Police Story1973TV SeriesHarpie
Cleopatra Jones1973Doodlebug Simkins
Across 110th Street1972Henry J. Jackson
Cisco Pike1972Buffalo
Believe in Me1971Boy
The Bill Cosby Show1971TV SeriesJ.J.
Putney Swope1969The Arab
Ironside1967TV MovieT.D. Harris (uncredited)




Pretty Baby1978performer: "Tiger Rag", "Pretty Baby", "Winin' Boy Blues" - uncredited


Starsky & Hutch2004special thanks
Starsky & Hutch2003Video Game special thanks


Unsung Hollywood2014-2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Dishing Tea with Big Meach2012TV Mini-SeriesHimself
The Rancho High School Riots2012TV Movie documentaryAntonio Fargas
Life After2011TV SeriesHimself
Chasing Hollywood2011DocumentaryHimself
Vegas Cinefest2011Himself
Way Black When: Primetime2011TV SeriesHimself
Top of the Cops2009TV Movie documentaryHimself / Huggy Bear
TV Burp2008TV SeriesHimself
Queens of Disco2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Vegas Background2007Himself
Spaced Out2006VideoHimself (uncredited)
Airline2005TV SeriesHimself
TV's Greatest Cars2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
This Morning2004TV SeriesHimself
I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!2004TV SeriesHimself
Loose Women2004TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004TV SeriesHimself
Macked, Hammered, Slaughtered and Shafted2004DocumentaryHimself
T42004TV SeriesHimself
GMTV2004TV SeriesHimself
Loose Lips2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Heroes of Black Comedy2002TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The RDA2001TV SeriesHimself
Starsky & Hutch Documentary: The Word on the Street1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
American Pimp1999DocumentaryLink Brown
Les enfants de la télé1998TV SeriesHimself
The Roseanne Show1998TV SeriesPimp
Top Ten1998TV Series documentaryHimself - Presenter
The Celluloid Closet1995DocumentaryHimself
Martin1995TV SeriesHimself
The Word1994TV SeriesHimself
All Commercials... A Steve Martin Special1980TV Special
The Hollywood Squares1979TV SeriesGuest Appearance

Archive Footage

La classe américaine1993TV MovieHuggy
The Winds of Whoopie1983TV Movie


Nominated Awards

2007Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesEverybody Hates Chris (2005)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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