Home   >   Movie Stars   >   C   >   John Cothran Jr.
John Cothran Jr.

John Cothran Jr.

A veteran film, television and theatre actor, John Cothran is known for his pivotal character roles in more than a dozen critical and box office successes including Steven Soderbergh's THE LIMEY, Barry Levinson's JIMMY HOLLYWOOD and his memorable turn as Recruiter Lewis Crump in BOYZ N THE HOOD, his first collaboration with BLACK SNAKE MOAN Producer John Singleton.

He also appeared in RICOCHET opposite Denzel Washington, Barry Sonnenfeld's GET SHORTY co-starring John Travolta and THE CELL with Vince Vaughn.

Cothran gained critical acclaim as a theatre actor, when he was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award for his portrayal of Sterling in the Kennedy Center production of August Wilson's Two Trains Running and recently, for his portrayal of Othello at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival. The St. Louis native began his acting career in regional theatres throughout the country. He has starred in over 100 stage productions including Fences, Driving Miss Daisy, The Heliotrope Bouquet, Boesman and Lena, and The Island in both the United States and abroad.

In television, he was a regular on two series, BREWSTER PLACE opposite Oprah Winfrey and Jay Tarses' A BLACK TIE AFFAIR. He has more than 50 guest star turns in such hit television series as WITHOUT A TRACE, THE WEST WING, 24, MONK, ER and THE STAR TREK SERIES. He has appeared in several series produced by Steven Bochco.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.

John Cothran Jr. Facts

BirthdayOctober 31, 1947 (74)
BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, USA
Height6' (1m83)  How tall is John Cothran Jr. compared to you?

Selected Filmography

4:00 A.M.
The Shipment
Black Snake Moan
The Cell
No Hold's Barred
Sins of the Mother
Boyz 'N The Hood
Class of 1999 II: The Substitute
Jimmy Hollywood Director's Cut
Continue » Find more details on the John Cothran Jr. Movies page