LL Cool J

Actor · Producer
IVA Star Rating : 81
James Todd Smith, known professionally as LL Cool J, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, author, and entrepreneur from Queens, New York. With the breakthrough success of his hit single "I Need a Beat" and the Radio LP, LL Cool J became an early hip-hop act to achieve mainstream success along with Kurtis Blow and Run-D.M.C.

James Todd Smith, known professionally as LL Cool J, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, author, and entrepreneur from Queens, New York. With the breakthrough success of his hit single "I Need a Beat" and the Radio LP, LL Cool J became an early hip-hop act to achieve mainstream success along with Kurtis Blow and Run-D.M.C.

Birth Name

James Todd Smith

Born

Sunday, 14 January 1968

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Actor Filmography

One World: Together at Home Self 2020
Untold Stories of Hip Hop Self (archive footage) 2019
The Kelly Clarkson Show Self 2019
Henry Louis Gates Jr.: Uncovering America Self - Musician and Actor 2019
Desus & Mero Self 2019
Shut Up and Dribble Himself 2018
GMA3: Strahan, Sara & Keke Self 2018
Story of Cool Self - Narrator 2018
The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards Himself - Presenter 2017
Martha & Snoop's Potluck Party Challenge Himself 2016
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

One World: Together at Home Self 2020
Untold Stories of Hip Hop Self (archive footage) 2019
The Kelly Clarkson Show Self 2019
Henry Louis Gates Jr.: Uncovering America Self - Musician and Actor 2019
Desus & Mero Self 2019
Shut Up and Dribble Himself 2018
GMA3: Strahan, Sara & Keke Self 2018
Story of Cool Self - Narrator 2018
The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards Himself - Presenter 2017
Martha & Snoop's Potluck Party Challenge Himself 2016
Hip-Hop Evolution Himself 2016
Greatest Hits Himself 2016
The $100,000 Pyramid Self - Celebrity Player 2016
The Eighties Himself (archive footage) 2016
The 17th Annual 'A Home for the Holidays' Himself 2015
Sinatra 100: An All-Star Grammy Concert Himself - Presenter 2015
FabLife Himself 2015
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Self 2015
Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter Self 2015
Lip Sync Battle Self - Host, Himself - Host / Self - Host, Himself - Host, Self 2015
The Late Late Show with James Corden Himself 2015
Sesame Street: The Best of Elmo 3 Himself (archive footage) 2015
Lennon or McCartney Himself (archive footage) 2014
Sonic Highways Himself 2014
Hippocrates: Diary Of A French Doctor Clarence (archive footage) 2014
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Self 2014
Grudge Match Frankie Brite 2013
The Arsenio Hall Show Himself - Guest 2013
Mayweather Narrator 2013
Home & Family Self (archive footage) 2012
Katie Himself 2012
Steve Harvey Himself 2012
The Fight Game with Jim Lampley Himself 2012
Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Self 2012
Bizarre Foods America Himself 2012
CBS This Morning Himself 1992
Oprah's Next Chapter Himself 2012
Rove LA Himself 2011
Big Morning Buzz Live Himself 2011
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards Himself - Presenter 2011
Oprah's Master Class Himself 2011
Conan Himself - Guest, Himself 2010
SGNL by Sony Himself 2010
The Talk Self - Guest, Self, Self - Guest Co-Host 2010
Hawaii Five-0 Sam Hanna 2010
The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards Himself 2010
The 36th Annual People's Choice Awards Himself 2010
WWII in HD Shelby Westbrook 2009
NCIS: Los Angeles Sam Hanna 2009
Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen Self 2009
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien Himself 2009
How Bruce Lee Changed The World Himself 2009
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Himself 2009
The Grammy's Style Studio Himself 2009
The Electric Company Himself 2009
The Deal Bobby Mason 2008
Super Bowl XLII Himself 2008
Beef 4 Himself (archive footage) 2007
Showbusiness: The Road To Broadway Himself 2007
30 Rock Ridikolus 2006
Rachael Ray Self 2006
Last Holiday Sean Matthews 2006
Slow Burn Luther Pinks 2005
The Tyra Banks Show Himself 2005
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List Himself 2005
Edison Deed 2005
American Dad! Sam Hanna (voice) 2005
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Himself - Guest, Himself 2005
Project Runway Self - Guest Judge 2004
House Clarence 2004
Fashion News Live Himself 2004
The Insider Himself 2004
The Tony Danza Show Himself 2004
Beef II Himself - Recording Artist (archive footage) 2004
The Graham Norton Effect Himself 2004
American Casino Himself - Performer 2004
Mindhunters Gabe Jensen (as James Todd Smith aka LL Cool J) 2004
NCIS Sam Hanna 2003
The Ellen DeGeneres Show Himself, Himself - Guest 2003
S.W.A.T. Deacon 'Deke' Kaye 2003
Beef Himself (archive footage) 2003
Deliver Us From Eva Raymond 'Ray' Adams (as James Todd Smith aka LL Cool J) 2003
Jimmy Kimmel Live! Himself, Himself - NCIS: Los Angeles 2003
MythBusters Sherman 'Preacher' Dudley 2003
American Idol Self - Guest Judge 2002
Fashion Police Himself - Host 2002
It's Black Entertainment Himself (archive footage) 2002
Rollerball Marcus Ridley 2002
Driven Himself (archive footage) 2002
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross Himself 2001
VH1 Presents the 80's (archive footage) 2001
Missy 'Misdemeanor' Elliott: Hits of Miss E... The Videos, Volume 1 Himself (segment "Get Ur Freak On") 2001
Kingdom Come Ray Bud Slocumb 2001
Charlie's Angels Mr. Jones 2000
CBS Cares Himself 2000
Any Given Sunday Julian Washington 1999
Rapmania: The Roots of Rap Himself 1999
In Too Deep God 1999
Deep Blue Sea Preacher / Sherman 'Preacher' Dudley 1999
Making the Video Himself 1999
WWE Smackdown! Self 1999
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later Ronny 1998
The Challenge Self 1998
Woo Darryl 1998
Caught Up Roger 1998
Behind the Music Himself 1997
The View Self 1997
Oz Jiggy Walker 1997
B*A*P*S LL Cool J 1997
Touch Himself 1997
The Chris Rock Show Himself 1997
The Daily Show Self 1996
E! True Hollywood Story Himself (archive footage) 1996
The Right to Remain Silent Charles Red Taylor 1996
MADtv Himself, Himself - Host 1995
Lauren Hutton and... Himself 1995
The Frank Skinner Show Himself 1995
Out-of-Sync Jason St. Julian 1995
In the House Marion Hill 1995
Extra with Billy Bush Self, Self (archive footage), Self - NCIS: Los Angeles 1994
Dennis Miller Live Himself 1994
All That Himself - Musical Guest 1994
The Adventures of Pete & Pete Mr. Throneberry 1992
Dangerous: The Short Films Himself (archive footage) 1993
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Himself 1993
Late Show with David Letterman Himself - Visits the Superbowl, Himself 1993
WWE Raw Himself 1993
Toys Captain Patrick Zevo 1992
HBO First Look Himself 1992
Simply Mad About the Mouse Himself 1991
The Hard Way Billy 1991
The Word Himself 1990
In Living Color Himself - Musical Guest 1990
MTV Unplugged Himself 1989
The Arsenio Hall Show Himself 1989
Inside Edition Himself 1988
Showtime at the Apollo Himself - Musical Guest / Host 1987
Big Fun in the Big Town Himself 1986
Wildcats Rapper (as L.L. Cool J) 1986
Krush Groove Himself 1985
Wheel of Fortune Self - Celebrity Contestant 1983
Entertainment Tonight Himself, Himself (archive footage), Himself - Guest Co-Host 1981
CBS News Sunday Morning Himself 1979
Saturday Night Live Himself - Musical Guest 1975
Soul Train Himself, Himself - Guest 1971
American Bandstand Himself 1952

Producer Filmography

2018 Emmy Outstanding Structured Reality Program Nominated
2017 Emmy Outstanding Structured Reality Program Nominated
2016 Emmy Outstanding Structured Reality Program Nominated
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