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Antonio Fargas

Huggy les bons tuyaux in Starsky and Hutch

Photos Antonio Fargas Birth name: Antonio Juan Fargas
Birth date: 1946/08/14 (76 years old)
Birth place : New York (USA)
Height: 1.85 m

French Traduire

Biography for Antonio Fargas

Tall, lanky & twinkle eyed African American actor with wonderful onscreen charisma has been appearing on stage and screen for nearly forty years. Fargas first appeared onscreen in Shirley Clarke's The Cool World (1964) in a gritty, uncompromising tale about African American youth growing up in Harlem, New York City, and then made his acting presence felt in many "blaxploitation" films of the early 1970s including private eye thriller, Shaft (1971), the mafia flick, Across 110th Street (1972), the ultra violent Foxy Brown (1974) & the classic tale of _Huckleberry Finn (1975)_ .

Around this time TV executives were looking for a capable actor to play the role of golden hearted, street informant "Huggy Bear" on "Starsky and Hutch" (1975), and Fargas scored the role for which he is most closely identified. His career continued to flourish after Starsky & Hutch wrapped up after four years, and he has appeared in over 50 movies to date, many TV shows and numerous stage productions including playing a 90 year old witch doctor in "The Great White Hope", Melvin van Peeble's "Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death", and productions of "The Rainmaker", "The Emperor Jones" & "Dream on Monkey Mountain". A strong advocate of the cultural strength & diversity of African American culture, Fargas holds positions on the boards of the Rhode Island's Langton Hughes Center for the Arts, and The Martin Luther King Center of Newport.


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Title Role
Lesser of Three Evils (2004) Father Riley
Extreme Honor (2001) Willy
The Riff (2001) Shoop Summers
Osmosis Jones (2001) (voice) Additional Character Voice
Driver 2 (2000) (VG) Detective Tobias Jones
Ali: An American Hero (2000) (TV) Elijah Muhammad
3 Strikes (2000) Uncle Jim
The Suburbans (1999) Magee
Unconditional Love (1999) Bobby Chiclets
Milo (1998) Kelso
Gator King (1997) Santos Lobilita
Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996) Old School
Soul Survivors (1995) (TV) Leroy James
Percy & Thunder (1993) (TV) Spider
Maid for Each Other (1992) (TV) Eddie Kemper
The Borrower (1991) Julius
Whore (1991) Rasta
Howling VI: The Freaks (1991) (V) Bellamey
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988) Flyguy
Shakedown (1988) Nicky 'N.C.' Carr
Notte degli squali, La (1987) Paco
Florida Straits (1986) (TV) El Gato Negro
Crimewave (1985/I) Blind Man
Firestarter (1984) Taxi Driver
A Good Sport (1984) (TV) Clifford
Model Behavior (1984) Monsieur Henri
Streetwalkin' (1984) Finesse
All My Children (1970) Serie TV Les Baxter (1982-1983, 1987)
Paper Dolls (1982/I) (TV) Oliver
The Ambush Murders (1982) (TV) Vaness
Steve Martin: All Commercials (1980) (TV)
Up the Academy (1980) Coach
Nurse (1980) (TV) Marshall Gripps
Escape (1980) (TV) Jamie Valdez
Milo-Milo (1979)
Pretty Baby (1978) Professor
Car Wash (1976) Lindy
Next Stop, Greenwich Village (1976) Bernstein
Starsky and Hutch (1975) Serie TV Huggy Bear
Cornbread, Earl and Me (1975) One-Eye
Starsky and Hutch (1975) (TV) Huggy les bons tuyaux
Huckleberry Finn (1975) (TV) Jim
The Gambler (1974) Pimp
Conrack (1974) Quickfellow
Foxy Brown (1974) Link Brown
Busting (1974) Stephen
Cleopatra Jones (1973) Doodlebug Simkins
Across 110th Street (1972) Henry J. Jackson
Cisco Pike (1972) Buffalo
Believe in Me (1971) Boy
Shaft (1971) Bunky
Pound (1970) Greyhound
Putney Swope (1969) The Arab
Three (1969/II)
Ironside (1967) (TV) T.D. Harris
The Cool World (1964)


Antonio restores old homes, including a 1790's colonial in Connecticut and an 1820s farm house in upstate New York.

After moving back to L.A. after his divorce, he appeared in music videos and started a music production company, Bump It.

Appeared in stage production of "Blues Brothers" in UK, doing Cab Calloway's "Minnie The Moocher".

Fargas' son, Justin, was recently drafted as a running back by the Oakland Raiders.

His performance as a pimp in the 1974 James Caan film The Gambler helped him land the role of informant Huggy Bear in Starsky and Hutch.


Spouse : Taylor Hastie (1979 - ?) 1 stepson, Sandra Reed (? - ?) 4 children.

His 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.

Author of the card

  • Creation date: 01/07/2003 by stals
  • Last update: 01/05/2007 by piaf28

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