LL Cool J

Actor · Producer · Executive 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

They Call Me Magic Self 2022
The National Christmas Tree Lighting Self - Host 2021
You're Watching Video Music Box Self (archive footage) / Self 2021
The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards Self - Performer 2021
Behind the Music Self 2021
Mary J Blige's My Life Self 2021
Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell Self - Hip-Hop Artist (archive footage) / Self - Hip-Hop Artist 2021
Hip Hop Uncovered (archive footage) 2021
One World: Together at Home Self 2020
Untold Stories of Hip Hop Self 2019
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

They Call Me Magic Self 2022
The National Christmas Tree Lighting Self - Host 2021
You're Watching Video Music Box Self (archive footage) / Self 2021
The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards Self - Performer 2021
Behind the Music Self 2021
Mary J Blige's My Life Self 2021
Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell Self - Hip-Hop Artist (archive footage) / Self - Hip-Hop Artist 2021
Hip Hop Uncovered (archive footage) 2021
One World: Together at Home Self 2020
Untold Stories of Hip Hop Self 2019
The Kelly Clarkson Show Self - Guest, Self 2019
Henry Louis Gates Jr.: Uncovering America Self - Musician and Actor 2019
Desus & Mero Self 2019
Q 85: A Musical Celebration For Quincy Jones Self 2018
Shut Up and Dribble Self 2018
GMA3: Strahan, Sara & Keke Self 2018
Story of Cool Self - Narrator 2018
The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards Self - Presenter 2017
Martha & Snoop's Potluck Party Challenge Himself 2016
Hip-Hop Evolution Self 2016
Greatest Hits Self 2016
The $100,000 Pyramid Self - Celebrity Player 2016
Inside the Label (archive footage) 2016
The Eighties Self 2016
The 58th Annual Grammy Awards Self - Host 2016
The 17th Annual 'A Home for the Holidays' Self 2015
Sinatra 100: An All-Star Grammy Concert Self - Presenter 2015
FabLife Self 2015
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Self, Self - Guest 2015
In Their Own Words Self - Actor / Rapper 2015
Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter Self 2015
Lip Sync Battle Self - Host, Himself - Host / Self - Host, Himself - Host, Self, Self - Host / Himself - Host 2015
WrestleMania 31 Self 2015
The Late Late Show with James Corden Himself 2015
Sesame Street: The Best of Elmo 3 Self 2015
Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life an All Star Grammy Salute Self - Host / Himself 2015
The 57th Annual Grammy Awards Self - Host 2015
Lennon or McCartney Self 2014
Sonic Highways Self 2014
Hippocrates: Diary of a French Doctor Clarence 2014
The 68th Annual Tony Awards Self - Performer 2014
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Self, Self - 'Going Back to Cali' 2014
The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles Self - Host / Himself 2014
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards Self - Host 2014
Grudge Match Frankie Brite 2013
The Queen Latifah Show Self - Guest, Self 2013
The Arsenio Hall Show Self - Guest 2013
Mayweather Narrator 2013
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards Self - Host 2013
We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston Self 2012
Home & Family Self 2012
Katie Self 2012
Steve Harvey Self 2012
The Fight Game with Jim Lampley Self 2012
The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Self - Presenter 2012
Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Self 2012
Bizarre Foods America Self 2012
CBS This Morning Self 2012
Oprah Prime Self 2012
Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey Self 2011
Rove LA Himself 2011
Big Morning Buzz Live Self 2011
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards Self - Presenter 2011
Oprah's Master Class Self 2011
Conan Himself - Guest, Himself 2010
SGNL by Sony Self 2010
The Talk Self - Guest, Self, Self - Guest Co-Host 2010
Hawaii Five-0 Sam Hanna 2010
The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards Self 2010
The 36th Annual People's Choice Awards Self 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 Self 2009
How Bruce Lee Changed the World Himself / Self 2009
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Himself 2009
The 51st Annual Grammy Awards Self - Presenter 2009
The Grammy's Style Studio Self 2009
The Deal Bobby Mason 2008
2008 MTV Video Music Awards Self 2008
Super Bowl XLII Self 2008
The Electric Company Self 2007
Beef 4 Self 2007
ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway Self 2007
30 Rock Ridikolus 2006
Rachael Ray Self 2006
Last Holiday Sean Matthews 2006
The Tyra Banks Show Self 2005
Slow Burn Luther Pinks 2005
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List Self 2005
Edison Deed 2005
American Dad! Sam Hanna 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 Self 2004
Beef II Self - Recording Artist 2004
The Graham Norton Effect Self 2004
The 58th Annual Tony Awards Self - Presenter 2004
American Casino Himself - Performer 2004
Mindhunters Gabe Jensen 2004
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts Self 2003
The Ellen DeGeneres Show Himself, Himself - Guest 2003
NCIS Sam Hanna 2003
S.W.A.T. Deacon 'Deke' Kaye / Deacon 'Deke' Kay 2003
Beef Himself (archive footage) / Self 2003
Deliver Us from Eva Raymond 'Ray' Adams / Ray Adams 2003
Jimmy Kimmel Live! Himself, Himself - NCIS: Los Angeles 2003
MythBusters Sherman 'Preacher' Dudley 2003
American Idol Self - Guest Judge 2002
Fashion Police Self - Host 2002
It's Black Entertainment Self / Self (archive footage) 2002
Rollerball Marcus Ridley 2002
Driven Self 2002
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross Self 2001
VH1 Presents the 80's (archive footage) 2001
Missy 'Misdemeanor' Elliott: Hits of Miss E... The Videos, Volume 1 Self (segment "Get Ur Freak On") 2001
Kingdom Come Ray Bud Slocumb 2001
Charlie's Angels Mr. Jones 2000
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards Self 2000
CBS Cares Self 2000
Any Given Sunday Julian Washington 1999
Rapmania: The Roots of Rap Self 1999
In Too Deep God / Dwayne Gittens / Dwayne Gittens (God) 1999
Deep Blue Sea Preacher / Sherman 'Preacher' Dudley 1999
Making the Video Self 1999
WWE Smackdown! Self 1999
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later Ronny / Ronald 'Ronny' Jones 1998
The Challenge Self 1998
Woo Darryl 1998
Caught Up Roger 1998
The 40th Annual Grammy Awards Self 1998
Behind the Music Self 1997
The View Self 1997
Oz Jiggy Walker 1997
B*A*P*S LL Cool J / Himself 1997
The 39th Annual Grammy Awards Self 1997
Touch Himself / LL Cool J 1997
The Chris Rock Show Self 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, Self - Host, Self 1995
Lauren Hutton and... Self 1995
The Frank Skinner Show Self 1995
Out-of-Sync Jason St. Julian 1995
In the House Marion Hill, Marion Hill / Self 1995
Extra with Billy Bush Self, Self (archive footage), Self - NCIS: Los Angeles 1994
Dennis Miller Live Self 1994
All That Self - Musical Guest 1994
The Adventures of Pete & Pete Mr. Throneberry 1993
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Himself 1993
Late Show with David Letterman Himself - Visits the Superbowl, Himself 1993
The 35th Annual Grammy Awards Self 1993
WWE Raw Himself 1993
Dangerous: The Short Films Self 1993
Toys Captain Patrick Zevo 1992
Def Comedy Jam Self - Audience Member 1992
HBO First Look Self 1992
Comic Relief V Self 1992
Simply Mad About the Mouse Self 1991
The Hard Way Billy 1991
The 33rd Annual Grammy Awards Self 1991
The Word Self 1990
In Living Color Self - Musical Guest 1990
MTV Unplugged Himself 1989
The Arsenio Hall Show Himself 1989
Inside Edition Self 1988
Showtime at the Apollo Himself - Musical Guest / Host 1987
Diana Ross: Red Hot Rhythm and Blues Self 1987
Biography Self 1987
Big Fun in the Big Town Himself / Self 1986
Wildcats Rapper 1986
Krush Groove Himself / Self 1985
Wheel of Fortune Self - Celebrity Contestant 1983
Entertainment Tonight Self, Himself, Self - Guest Co-Host 1981
CBS News Sunday Morning Himself 1979
Saturday Night Live Himself - Musical Guest 1975
Soul Train Himself, Self, Self - 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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