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Ji-Tu Cumbuka Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Mar 4, 1941
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001

Like many African-American actors of the '60s, Ji-Tu Cumbuka unfortunately found the demand for his services limited until black performers became "fashionable." Active in films since 1967, Cumbuka appeared in such productions as [[Feature~V115324~Uptight~uptight]] (1968), [[Feature~V31277~Mandingo~mandingo]] (1975), [[Feature~V6794~Bound for Glory~boundforglory]] (1976), [[Feature~V18904~Fun with Dick and Jane~funwithdickandjane]] (1977) and [[Feature~V7072~Brewster's Millions~brewstersmillions]] (1985). The actor also did plenty of TV, including the 1977 miniseries [[Feature~V133160~Roots~roots]] (as "The Wrestler") and the unsold 1979 pilot for [[Feature~V143616~Mandrake the Magician~magicianmickey]], wherein he played Mandrake's muscular assistant Lothar. Among the "sold" TV series featuring Ji-Tu Cumbuka were [[Feature~V118066~Young Dan'l Boone~youngdanielboone]] (1977) and Robert Conrad's [[Feature~V31080~A Man Called Sloane~amancalledsledge]] (1979). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi