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Antonio Fargas, is an American actor known for his roles in 1970s blaxploitation and comedy movies, as well as his portrayal as Huggy Bear in the 1970s TV series Starsky & Hutch. Fargas was born in New York City to Mildred (née Bailey) and Manuel Fargas; he was one of 11 children. His father was a Puerto Rican who worked for the City of New York. His mother was from Trinidad and Tobago. Raised in New York’s Spanish Harlem, Fargas graduated from Fashion Industries High School in 1965.
Host of The Foxworth Theory, Eugenia Foxworth sits down with actor Antonio Fargas, who is a legendary actor born and raised in New York. From the 70s up to 2000s, the actor has paved the way for so many others who have come after him and shared the same passion for on screen acting. Antonio has a long list of movies and TV credits that have earned him a reputation for being one of the most sought after actors in the business. Movies and Shows such as, The Cool World (1963), Shaft (1971), Cleopatra Jones (1973), Foxy Brown (1974), Cornbread, Earl and Me (1975), Carwash (1976), I’m Gonna Get You Sucka (1988), Don’t Be A Menace (1996), Starsky & Hutch, The Suburbans (1999) everybody Hates Chris (2005-2009), Just to name a few.