Antonio Fargas, has held a commanding on screen and stage presence for over forty years. Born in New York City of Cuban, Puerto Rican and Trinidadian heritage, Mr. Fargas started his career in film at the age of fourteen. Since then, he has developed memorable characters such as informant Huggy Bear, in Starsky and Hutch, and has TV credits spanning from popular sitcoms to soap operas, dramas and television movies.
He has had an extensive television career in the United States and Britain and his credits include such shows as the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Kojack, The Bill Cosby Show, Holby City, The Wayans Brothers and Everybody Hates Chris.
Mr. Fargas’ talent soars beyond television to the theatre and the silver screen. On Broadway, he starred in “Great White Hope”, he has toured Europe with the smash hit, The Blues Brothers, he shined in plays such as the North Carolina Reperatory’s The Contract, Stage West’s, The Rainmaker, and The Emperor Jones. He has appeared in over 50 movies to date such as The Cool World, Car Wash, and La Bell Anglaise.
He is a true thespian, committed to the art of the theatre and is on the board of Rhode Island’s Langston Hughes Centre for the Arts and the Martin Luther King Centre of Newport in addition to being the Chairman of the Board of the Mount Vernon Open Case Theatre and the Honorary Board Chair on the Progressive Symphony’s Academy of the Arts.
Truly a Renaissance man, Mr. Fargas started a production company, Bumpit, as an outlet for “his musical approach of old school hip hop fusion” and to help create opportunities for young artists in the Music Industry.