African American Actors
DJ Jazzy Jeff Played: Troublemaker Jazz Now: Jeffrey Allen Townes has been a DJ, music producer and performer, and sometime actor. He and his partner, Smith, released several hit albums in the '80s and '90s before splitting as a duo. Townes appeared in "Fresh Prince," often getting thrown out by Uncle Phil. In the years since, he has continued deejaying all over the world, recently spinning tracks on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon."
Rick Gonzalez: From wearing those super tight pants in "Roll Bounce" to being a spoiled college kid in "Illegal Tender" to a hard-headed thug in "Coach Carter," he's versatile and one of the few actors that is able to reach across the line. And let's just put it out there. He's fine, too! Whether he ties all of that pretty hair into a ponytail or lets it roam free, he's gorgeous.
Body and Soul is a 1981 film, written by and starring Leon Isaac Kennedy, and co-starring his then-wife Jayne Kennedy. Directed by George Bowers, it is a remake of the 1947 film, a story of corruption, violence and temptation between a boxer and a knockout. Cast Leon Isaac Kennedy - Leon Johnson Jayne Kennedy - Julie Winters Perry Lang - Charles Golphin Nikki Swasey - Kelly Johnson Michael V. Gazzo - Frankie Kim Hamilton - Mrs. Johnson Muhammad Ali - Himself Peter Lawford - Big Man