Fargas' daughter-in-law is LSU women's basketball coach Nikki Caldwell. He (Huggy Bear) wasn't a pimp. But he was never a pimp. in 2004 and Frank Sidebottom's Proper Telly Show in early 2006. present) ( 4 children). [September 2006], Appeared in the UK version of reality show "I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here" on ITV1. He was also popular for featuring in movies like across 110th Street and Foxy Brown. This whole glorification of pimps and all that makes people think that. Antonio Juan Fargas was born on August 14th  1946, in New York City, he's the child of Manuel Fargas and Mildred Fargas, while growing he had eleven siblings as his father worked for the city of New York. Of Puerto Rican and Trinidadian heritage. His dad was Puerto Rican while his mum came from Trinidad and Tobago. His mother was from Trinidad and Tobago. Fargas’ career started as early as his high school years. He appeared in an episode of Fox's Lie to Me as the father of a murdered firefighter. Due to his success in the movie industries he was widely recognised as a great actor as he was featured in one of Backstreets Boys hit song music video "Everybody". Official Sites. Huggy bear became a word in the popular culture and Babasonicos an argentine band made a song called "Antonio Farags" in 1998, the song contained lyrical element like "Antonio Fargas … One minute he had a bar, the next minute he was a guy on the street hustling, but he was always in the know. |  Antonio made guest appearances in popular comedy shows like The Steve Harvey show and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Raised in New York's Spanish Harlem, Fargas graduated from Fashion Industries High School in 1965. In the mid 1980 he featured in All My Children a movie which was aired by ABC. He has a child Justin Fargas. Fargas' son Justin Fargas, a University of Southern California alumnus, is a former NFL running back who played seven seasons for the Oakland Raiders, amassing over 3,000 rushing yards in his career. Appeared in stage production of "Blues Brothers" in UK, doing. Publicity Listings [4], Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood, "LSU's Nikki Caldwell makes it official with longtime fiancé Justin Fargas", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Antonio_Fargas&oldid=964713728, American people of Trinidad and Tobago descent, I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! After moving back to L.A. after his divorce, he appeared in music videos and started a music production company, Bump It. He guest-starred in the mid-1990s sitcoms Living Single, Martin, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and The Steve Harvey Show. He then made his acting presence felt in many "blaxploitation" films of the early 1970s, including the classic Shaft (1971), the Mafia flick Across 110th Street (1972), the ultra-violent Pam Grier vehicle Foxy Brown (1974) and the classic tale of Huckleberry Finn (1975).Around this time ABC-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 with which he is most closely identified. A tall, lanky and twinkle-eyed African-American actor with wonderful onscreen charisma, Antonio Fargas has been appearing on stage and screen for nearly 40 years. In 2008 he took part in a boxing moving Sucker punch. He has played a 90-year-old witch doctor in "The Great White Hope", was in Melvin Van Peebles' "Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death", and appeared in productions of "The Rainmaker", "The Emperor Jones" and "Dream on Monkey Mountain". Antonio Fargas Net Worth $1 million Born in New York City, Fargas is the son of Mildred Bailey a homemaker who is of Trinidadian descent, and Manual Fargas, who worked on public relations and is of Puerto Rican descent. After starring in a string of blaxploitation movies in the early 1970s, such as Across 110th Street (1972) and Foxy Brown (1974), he gained recognition as streetwise informant Huggy Bear in the television series Starsky & Hutch. In 2008, Fargas acted in the British boxing film Sucker Punch. His father was a Puerto Rican who worked for the City of New York. |  Some of Fargas' notable appearances on British television shows include Series 4 of the reality series I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! On an article published by Hollywood Reporter he was said to have been named the brand ambassador of NBC's COZI TV. He really hasn't showed any interest of such is social networks like Twitter and Tumblr, but it's no surprise considering his age and all. [November 2004]. But they never told you what he did. By using BiJog.com you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Before his rise to fame he worked as a register at a local shop. As a nod to his early roles, Fargas had a part in the blaxploitation spoof I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988) as well as another Wayans brothers "hood" parody, Don't Be a Menace (1996). running the corner store in which Chris works for him. Plus there were other roles were I had played pimps so a lot of people may have thought that. He also went on and featured in British television shows, he made frequent appearances in reality series I'm a celebrity.Get Me Out Of Here! The guy who was on 'Baretta' was a pimp. His character was called The Rooster. Born in New York City, Fargas is the son of Mildred Bailey a homemaker who is of Trinidadian descent, and Manual Fargas, who worked on public relations and is of Puerto Rican descent. Fargas' son, Justin, was recently drafted as a running back by the Oakland Raiders. A strong advocate of the strength and diversity of African-American culture, Fargas holds positions on the boards of Rhode Island's Langton Hughes Center for the Arts and The Martin Luther King Center of Newport. Antonio Juan Fargas (born August 14, 1946) is an American actor known for his roles in 1970s blaxploitation movies, as well as his portrayal as Huggy Bear in the 1970s TV series Starsky & Hutch. Antonio became famous as an actor in the 60's for his role in the comedy cult film Putney Swope, he also starred in Blaxploitation in the early 70's. [1][2] His father was a Puerto Rican who worked for the City of New York. [December 2007], Appearing in Ford Explorer commerical as the car wash manager [January 2003], Antonio plays DOC on Everybody Hates Chris! - With 10 siblings, he grew up in the housing projects on Manhattan’s Lower West Side. (British TV series) participants, Wikipedia articles with CANTIC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SNAC-ID identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 27 June 2020, at 04:09. Fargas was born in New York City to Mildred (née Bailey) and Manuel Fargas; he was one of 11 children. View agent, publicist, legal and company contact details on IMDbPro, Non-related Celebrities With Identical Birth-dates, (? [2] Raised in New York's Spanish Harlem, Fargas graduated from Fashion Industries High School in 1965.[3]. Huggy bear became a word in the popular culture and Babasonicos an argentine band made a song called "Antonio Farags" in 1998, the song contained lyrical element like "Antonio Fargas is Huggy Bear" in Spanish. - IMDb Mini Biography By: He played the part of Toledo in a revival of August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester in 2006. His career continued to flourish after "Starsky and Hutch" wrapped up after four years, and he has appeared in over 50 movies to date, many TV shows and numerous stage productions. Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood. Fargas' breakout role was in the comedy film Putney Swope (1969). When he was in his sophomore year, he auditioned for an independent film called “Cool World” and got the p… firehouse44, Other Works His film debut was in Shirley Clarke's The Cool World (1963), a gritty, uncompromising tale about African-American youth growing up in Harlem, New York. Fargas played the driver in the 1998 music video for the Backstreet Boys hit "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)". Around this time ABC-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 with which he is most closely identified. His son graduated from the University of Southern California and he played as the starting running back for NFL team Oakland raiders. Antonio Fargas has an estimated net worth of about $20 million. The word Fish Shoes became popular from the role he played in the film I'm Gonna Git You Sucka. Also his son's wife is a coach for the LSU women's basketball team.

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