Laurence Fishburne

Mostly Credited As: Laurence Fishburne
Sometimes Credited As: Larry Fishburme
Laurence Fishburne III
Larry Fishburne
Lawrence Fishburne

Birth Name: Laurence John Fishburne III
Date Of Birth: July 30, 1961 (Age 54)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Augusta, Georgia
Height: 6' 0 ½" (1.84 m)

Laurence Fishburne

Laurence Fishburne is an American actor, and was born on July 30, 1961 in Augusta, Georgia. Fishburne has been working steadily on the stage and screen since the 1970's, and his career shows no signs of slowing down. His first acting jobs were on episodes of 'The Mod Squad' and 'One Life to Live.' One of Fishburne's most memorable roles occurred at the young age of 14, when he was cast by Francis Ford Coppola in 'Apocalypse Now.' The character of Tyrone Miller was supposed be 17, and Fishburne initially lied about his age to get the role. Funnily enough, the notoriously troubled production took so long that Fishburne actually was 17 by the time the film wrapped.

His film career continued steadily from then on, until 1986 brought him another of his most well known parts. Fishburne was cast in the recurring role of Cowboy Curtis on the beloved children's program 'Pee-Wee's Playhouse.' This would certainly seem to be an odd detour for the now respected actor, but Fishburne took to the role well. In the late 80's, Fishburne landed roles in films such as 'A Nightmare on Elm Street 3', 'Red Heat', and Spike Lee's 'School Daze.'

The early 1990's brought Fishburne some of his all-time standout roles in films such as 'Boyz In The Hood' and the Ike/Tina Turner biopic 'What's Love Got To Do With It?.' The latter film earned Fishburne an Oscar nomination. In 1997, Fishburne starred in the cult sci-fi horror film 'Event Horizon.' The end of the decade brought Laurence his most famous role to date, in 1999 sci-fi blockbuster 'The Matrix.' Morpheus became a pop-culture icon, and is perhaps Fishburne's signature performance. He would reprise the character in the two 'Matrix' sequels.

Since then, Fishburne has lent his gravitas to films such as Mission: Impossible III', 'Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer', '21', 'Armored', 'Predators', 'Contagion', and 'Man of Steel'. Fishburne made his triumphant return to the small screen in 2008, starring as Dr. Raymond Langston on CBS crime procedural 'CSI.' He left the series in 2011, but can now be seen playing FBI boss Jack Crawford on NBC drama 'Hannibal.'

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Roots (2016)As: Alex Haley
The Right Mistake (2014)As: Socrates Fortlow
Hannibal (2013)As: FBI Special Agent Jack Crawford
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)As: Dr. Raymond Langston (S09E11-S11)
The Six O'Clock Follies (1980)As: Robby Robinson
One Life to Live (1968)As: Josh Hall (1973-1976)
Episode Cast Credits 

black-ish (2014) 
  Hope 02x16: (Feb/24/2016) As Pops, [Special Guest Stars]
  Keeping Up With The Johnsons 02x13: (Jan/20/2016) As Pops, [Special Guest Stars]
  Old Digger 02x12: (Jan/13/2016) As Earl 'Pops' Johnson 
  Stuff 02x10: (Dec/09/2015) As Pops, [Special Guest Stars]

Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003) 
  Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Tracee Ellis Ross, Guillermo Diaz, Earth Wind & Fire featuring Chicago 13x60: (Apr/23/2015) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Laurence Fishburne, Jo Frost, & Trick Daddy 03x08: (Jan/21/2005) As Himself 

The View (1997) 
  Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, Laurence Fishburne, Tai Beauchamp 18x31: (Oct/27/2014) As Himself 
  Laurence Fishburne 09x81: (May/01/2006) As Himself 
  Season 6, Episode 185 06x185: (May/16/2003) As Himself 
  Season 6, Episode 109 06x109: (Jan/30/2003) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Queen Latifah Show (2013) 
  Laurence Fishburne 02x30: (Oct/24/2014) As Himself 

The Real (2013) 
  Lawrence Fishburn 02x04: (Sep/18/2014) As Himself 

Live with Kelly & Michael (1983) 
  Laurence Fishburne, Taylor Schilling, Martina McBride, guest co-host Anderson Cooper 32x204: (Jun/12/2014) As Himself 
  Laurence Fishburne; Whitney Port 28x14: (Sep/24/2009) As Himself 
  Patrick Dempsey; Laurence Fishburne; Jodie Foster; Taylor Swift 26x212: (Jun/24/2008) As Himself 
  Miss U.S.A.; American Idol Castoff 26x161: (Apr/14/2008) As Himself 

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001) 
  Peter Kay, Jeremy Clarkson, Laurence Fishburne, Muse 17x12: (Nov/27/2009) As Himself 

CSI: NY (2004) 
  Hammer Down 06x07: (Nov/11/2009) As Ray Langston, [Special Guest Stars]

CSI: Miami (2002) 
  Bone Voyage 08x07: (Nov/09/2009) As Ray Langston, [Special Guest Stars]

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) 
  Laurence Fishburne, Paula Poundstone 05x82: (May/13/2009) As Himself 
  Laurence Fishburne, Rashida Jones, Joe Devito 04x52: (Mar/24/2008) As Himself 
  Laurence Fishburne, Illeana Douglas, Jack's Mannequin 02x111: (Jul/05/2006) As Himself 

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) 
  One to Go (2) 09x10: (Jan/15/2009) As Dr. Raymond Langston, [Special Guest Stars]
  19 Down... (1) 09x09: (Dec/11/2008) As Dr. Raymond Langston, [Special Guest Stars]

Good Morning America (1975) 
  Laurence Fishburne; Cokie Roberts 33x153: (Apr/09/2008) As Himself 

Oprah (1986) 
  Little Geniuses 20x111: (Apr/25/2006) As Himself 

Last Call with Carson Daly (2002) 
  Laurence Fishburne, Shannen Doherty, Wyclef Jean 02x121: (Nov/12/2003) As Himself 

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Lawrence Fishburne, Polyphonic Spree 11x27: (Nov/05/2003) As Himself 

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Laurence Fishburne, Uncle Kraker With Dobie Gray 11x208: (May/05/2003) As Himself 
  Laurence Fishburne, Gary Gulman, Lucinda Williams 10x33: (Aug/01/2001) As Himself 

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996) 
  Laurence Fishburne 08x15: (Jan/30/2003) As Himself, [Interviewees]

MADtv (1995) 
  Episode #509 05x09: (Nov/20/1999) As Himself, [Uncredited]

Inside the Actors Studio (1994) 
  Laurence Fishburne 05x03: (Dec/06/1998) As Himself 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Laurence Fishburne, Jonathan Katz, Paula Cole 04x211: (Aug/27/1997) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Laurence Fishburne, Lea Thompson, Me'Shell Ndegeocello 03x192: (Jul/16/1996) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Laurence Fishburne, Bill Gates, Tim McGraw 03x56: (Nov/27/1995) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Bobby Tessel. Laurence Fishburne, Tom Jones 02x91: (Jan/17/1995) As Himself 

The Academy Awards (1953) 
  The 68th Annual Academy Awards 44x01: (Mar/25/1996) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 66th Annual Academy Awards 42x01: (Mar/21/1994) As Nominee: Best Actor, [Co-Guest Stars]

The Emmy Awards (1949) 
  The 45th Annual Emmy Awards 45x01: (Sep/19/1993) As Winner: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (for 'TriBeCa': episode 'The Box') 

Hallmark Hall Of Fame (1951) 
  Decoration Day 40x01: (Dec/02/1990) As Michael Waring 

Pee-Wee's Playhouse (1986) 
  I Remember Curtis 04x10: (Nov/18/1989) As Cowboy Curtis 
  The Cowboy & The Cowntess 01x10: (Jan/17/1987) As Cowboy Curtis 

The Equalizer (1985) 
  Race Traitors 04x20: (Jun/11/1989) As Casey Taylor 

Spenser: For Hire (1985) 
  Personal Demons 02x14: (Feb/07/1987) As David Mukende 

Miami Vice (1984) 
  Walk Alone 03x04: (Oct/17/1986) As Prison Guard 

Hill Street Blues (1981) 
  Look Homeward, Ninja 06x20: (Mar/20/1986) As Maurice Haynes 

M*A*S*H (1972) 
  The Tooth Shall Set You Free 10x14: (Feb/08/1982) As Corporal Dorsey 

Trapper John, M.D. (1979) 
  Finders Keepers 02x12: (Mar/08/1981) As Hobie 
Crew Credits

Show Crew

black-ish (2014)• Executive Producer

Episode Crew


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