Arnold Johnson

Actor
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Arnold Herbert Johnson was an American actor who played the lead role in the film Putney Swope (1969); in the film, his voice was dubbed by Robert Downey, Sr. because Johnson could never remember his lines. Johnson appeared in Shaft as Cul, a friend of John Shaft and the owner of a shoeshine parlor. He also played a role in the film My Demon Lover... read more

Arnold Herbert Johnson was an American actor who played the lead role in the film Putney Swope (1969); in the film, his voice was dubbed by Robert Downey, Sr. because Johnson could never remember his lines. Johnson appeared in Shaft as Cul, a friend of John Shaft and the owner of a shoeshine parlor. He also played a role in the film My Demon Lover (1987) and had roles in Rocky (1976) and Menace II Society (1993), as Thomas, the religious Christian grandfather of the lead character Caine.

Birth Name

Arnold Herbert Johnson

Born

Tuesday, 15 November 1921

Died

Monday, 10 April 2000

Actor Filmography

15 to Life 2002
Buddies Uncle Albert 1996
Menace II Society Grandpapa 1993
Rio Diablo Abner 1993
Homefront Jeb Pulliam 1991
Roc Old Barber 1991
The Five Heartbeats Mr. Matthews 1991
Davis Rules Jerry 1991
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Sam 1990
Ferris Bueller Grandpa 1990
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

15 to Life 2002
Buddies Uncle Albert 1996
Menace II Society Grandpapa 1993
Rio Diablo Abner 1993
Homefront Jeb Pulliam 1991
Roc Old Barber 1991
The Five Heartbeats Mr. Matthews 1991
Davis Rules Jerry 1991
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Sam 1990
Ferris Bueller Grandpa 1990
Lifestories Fifth Homeless 1990
Family Matters Fletcher Thomas 1989
Piramiddo no kanata ni: White Lion densetsu Tsuwana 1989
Sunset George 1988
The Seventh Sign Janitor 1988
Weeds Inmate 1987
My Demon Lover Fixer 1987
Matlock Calvin Stokes 1986
Amazing Stories Johnny, Town Sage 1985
Oh, God! You Devil Preacher 1984
Highway to Heaven Deadwood 1984
Racing With The Moon Tattoo Artist 1984
Riptide Wilfred Tolley 1984
The Hitchhiker Nestor 1983
Simon & Simon Marvin 1981
Chu Chu and the Philly Flash Bum 1981
Honky Tonk Freeway Bank Bum 1981
Hill Street Blues Drunk, Wino, Bum, Tubbs 1981
On the Nickel 1980
Palmerstown, U.S.A. 1980
The Duke 1979
The White Shadow Mickey 1978
American Hot Wax Arnold - Musician in Bar 1978
A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich Patient 1978
The Richard Pryor Show Various 1977
Rocky Spectator (uncredited) 1976
Pipe Dreams Johnny Monday 1976
Medical Story 1975
The Jeffersons Buddy 1975
Good Times Hubert Johnson 1974
Sanford and Son George F. 'Hutch' Hutton 1972
Shaft Cul 1971
Putney Swope Putney Swope 1969
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