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LL Cool J

James Todd Smith better known as LL Cool J (acronym for Ladies Love Cool James) is an American rapper and actor. He has released twelve studio albums and two greatest hits compilations, with his final album being 2008's Exit 13, the last for his record deal with Def Jam Recordings. He has appeared in numerous films, and stars as NCIS Special Agent Sam Hanna on the CBS crime drama television series NCIS: Los Angeles. He was born on January 14, 1968 in St.Albans,   While LL Cool J first appeared as a rapper in the movie Krush Groove (performing "I Can't Live Without My Radio"), his first acting part was a small role in a high school football movie called Wildcats. He continued to work in movies from then until 1995 when he landed his own television sitcom, In the House. In 1998 he had a role in the film Halloween H20. In 1999's Deep BlueSea. Later that year, he had a starring role in Any Given Sunday, in which he played Julian Washington, the talented but selfish running back on the dysfunctional Miami Sharks. Since then, LL Cool J has appeared in a variety of films, such as the 2002 remake of Rollerball, Deliver Us from Eva, and S.W.A.T. In 2005, he returned to television in a guest starring role on the Fox medical drama House. He also appeared as Queen Latifah's love interest in the 2006 movie Last Holiday. He also guest starred on 30 Rock in the 2007 episode "The Source Awards" as the hip hop producer Ridiculous. Next he appeared in Sesame Street 's 39th season where he introduced the word of the day, "Unanimous” and performing "The Addition Expedition" in episode 4172 (Sept. 30, 2008). As of 2011, LL Cool J is a series regular on the CBS police procedural NCIS: Los Angeles, a spin-off of NCIS.   He lives in Long Island, New York, with his wife and four children.

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Jan 14, 1968 In Long Island
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Today 1952-01-14
Latest Project:
Series Happy Together 2018-10-01
Known For
Poster of 30 Rock
Poster of Dr. House
Poster of Navy CIS
Poster of Oz - Hölle hinter Gittern
Series Happy Together 2018-10-01
Series Lip Sync Battle Himself - Host 2015-04-02
Movie The 56th Annual Grammy Awards LL Cool J 2014-01-26
Movie Lennon or McCartney Himself (archive footage) 2014-12-12
Movie Zwei vom alten Schlag Frankie Brite 2013-12-25
Series Hawaii Five-0 Unknown 2010-09-20
Movie DJ Cinema Presents: Masterpiece Theater Blend Dvd 2009-03-19
Movie How Bruce Lee Changed the World Himself 2009-05-17
Series NCIS: Los Angeles Sam Hanna 2009-09-22
Series WWII in HD 2009-11-15
Series Countdown to the Crown Himself 2008-01-04
Movie The Deal - Eine Hand wäscht die andere Bobby Mason 2008-11-20
Movie Noch einmal Ferien Sean Matthews 2006-01-13
Series 30 Rock Unknown 2006-10-11
Series So You Think You Can Dance Unknown 2005-07-20
Series The Tyra Banks Show Unknown 2005-09-12
Movie Edison - Stadt des Verbrechens Officer Rafe Deed 2005-07-29
Movie Mindhunters Gabe Jensen 2004-05-07
Series The Tony Danza Show Unknown 2004-09-13
Movie Murder-Set-Pieces Unknown 2004-12-23
Series Dr. House Unknown 2004-11-16
Movie Deliver Us from Eva Raymond 'Ray' Adams 2003-02-07
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Series Navy CIS Unknown 2003-09-23
Movie S.W.A.T. - Die Spezialeinheit Deacon 'Deke' Kay 2003-08-08
Series Spike TV VGA Video Game Awards 2003-12-04
Movie Rollerball Marcus Ridley 2002-02-08
Series American Idol Unknown 2002-06-11
Movie Kingdom Come - Die lieben Verstorbenen Ray Bud Slocumb 2001-04-11
Series 106 & Park Unknown 2000-09-11
Series Teen Choice Awards Unknown 1999-08-12
Movie Deep Blue Sea Sherman 'Preacher' Dudley 1999-07-28
Movie Rapmania: The Roots of Rap 1999-10-31
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Movie Happy, Texas Unknown 1999-12-03
Movie An jedem verdammten Sonntag Julian Washington 1999-12-16
Movie Woo Darryl 1998-05-08
Movie Halloween H20 - 20 Jahre später Ronald 'Ronny' Jones 1998-08-05
Series Oz - Hölle hinter Gittern Unknown 1997-07-12
Movie Touch Himself 1997-02-14
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie The Right to Remain Silent Charles Red Taylor 1996-01-07
Series The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Series In the House 1995-04-10
Movie Out-of-Sync Jason St. Julian 1995-06-04
Series The Frank Skinner Show Unknown 1995-09-10
Series MADtv Unknown 1995-10-14
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie Toys Captain Patrick Zevo 1992-12-18
Movie Simply Mad About the Mouse himself 1991-07-15
Movie Auf die harte Tour Billy 1991-03-08
Series Mr. Bean Mr. Jones 1990-01-01
Series MTV Unplugged Unknown 1989-11-26
Movie Stirb langsam Unknown 1988-07-15
Movie American Wildcats Rapper 1986-02-14
Movie Big Fun in the Big Town Himself 1986-06-06
Movie Krush Groove Himself 1985-10-25
Series Paris Luther Pinks 1979-09-29
Series Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill Dwayne Gittens / God 1974-11-05
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14