, 1946(age 72)
Years active: 1963–present
Spouse(s): Taylor Hastie (m. 1979; divorce 1988)
Sandra Reed (??–present)
Children: 4, incl. Justin Fargas
Acting career: His breakout role began in the late 1960s comedy,
, today a #cultfilm
. After starring in a string of
in the early 1970s, such as his role as Link Brown in the movie #FoxyBrown
, he gained recognition as streetwise informant #HuggyBear
in the mid-1970s #televisionseries
Starsky & Hutch.
He appeared in ABC's
in the mid-1980s as the father of Angie Hubbard.
As a nod to his early roles, he had a part in the 1988 blaxploitation spoof #ImGonnaGitYouSucka
, as well as another Wayans brothers "hood" parody, Don't Be a Menace, in 1996. He guest starred in the mid-1990s sitcoms #LivingSingle
, The Steve Harvey Show.
Fargas played the driver in the 1998 music video of #BackstreetBoys
hit "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)". Some notable #appearancesonBritishtelevisionshows
include participating in series 4 of the reality series #ImaCelebrity
...Get Me Out of Here! in 2004 and an appearance on Frank Sidebottom's #ProperTellyShow
in early 2006.
He played the part of Toledo in a revival of August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottomatthe
, Manchester in 2006. He had a regular role as "Doc" on the 2005-2009 television series #EverybodyHatesChris
In 2008 Fargas acted in the British boxing film #SuckerPunch
Fargas appeared on an episode of Fox's #LietoMe
as the father of a murdered firefighter.
In popular culture: The 1998 song "Antonio Fargas" by Argentine band Babasónicos, from their 1998 B-sides album Vórtice Marxista, repeats the phrase "Antonio Fargas is Huggy Bear" in Spanish.
Cisco Pike (1972)
Across 110th Street(1972)
Foxy Brown (1974)
The Gambler (1974)
Cornbread, Earl and Me (1975)
Car Wash (1976)