Antonio 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.
Date Of Birth
August 14, 1946
Taylor Hastie (m. 1979–1988), Sandra Reed
Mildred Fargas, Manuel Fargas
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Foxy 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...
He (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.
Appeared in the UK version of reality show "I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here" on ITV1. [November 2004]
Antonio plays DOC on Everybody Hates Chris! running the corner store in which Chris works for him. [September 2006]
Appearing in Ford Explorer commerical as the car wash manager [January 2003]
Appearing as Fleshcreep in Jack and the Beanstalk at Derby, UK, Assembly Rooms. [December 2007]