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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 movie Krush Groove 1985-10-25
Latest Project:
Movie Sinatra 100: An All-Star Grammy Concert 2015-12-06
Known For
Poster of Grudge Match
Poster of NCIS
Poster of American Idol
Poster of Charlie's Angels
Movie Sinatra 100: An All-Star Grammy Concert 2015-12-06
Series Lip Sync Battle Himself - Host 2015-04-02
Movie Lennon or McCartney Himself (archive footage) 2014-12-12
Movie Grudge Match Frankie Brite 2013-12-25
Series Hawaii Five-0 Unknown 2010-09-20
Series WWII in HD 2009-11-15
Series NCIS: Los Angeles Sam Hanna 2009-09-22
Movie How Bruce Lee Changed the World Himself 2009-05-17
Movie DJ Cinema Presents: Masterpiece Theater Blend Dvd 2009-03-19
Movie The Deal Bobby Mason 2008-11-20
Movie The Old Curiosity Shop Gabe Jensen 2007-12-26
Movie ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway 2007-04-19
Series 30 Rock Unknown 2006-10-11
Movie Last Holiday Sean Matthews 2006-01-13
Series The Tyra Banks Show Unknown 2005-09-12
Movie Slow Burn Luther Pinks 2005-09-12
Movie Edison Officer Rafe Deed 2005-07-29
Series So You Think You Can Dance Unknown 2005-07-20
Series House Unknown 2004-11-16
Series The Tony Danza Show 2004-09-13
Movie Mindhunters Gabe Jensen 2004-05-07
Movie Beef Himself (archive footage) 2003-08-03
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie Deliver Us from Eva Raymond 'Ray' Adams 2003-02-07
Series Spike TV VGA Video Game Awards 2003-12-04
Movie S.W.A.T. Deacon 'Deke' Kay 2003-08-08
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Series NCIS Unknown 2003-09-23
Series American Idol Unknown 2002-06-11
Movie Wrong Number Luther Pinks 2002-04-16
Movie Rollerball Marcus Ridley 2002-02-08
Movie Kingdom Come Ray Bud Slocumb 2001-04-11
Movie Stanley's Gig Rapper 2000-06-19
Series 106 & Park Unknown 2000-09-11
Movie Charlie's Angels Mr. Jones 2000-11-02
Movie Any Given Sunday Julian Washington 1999-12-16
Movie Rapmania: The Roots of Rap 1999-10-31
Movie In Too Deep Dwayne Gittens / God 1999-08-25
Series Teen Choice Awards Himself 1999-08-12
Movie Deep Blue Sea Sherman 'Preacher' Dudley 1999-07-28
Movie Touch Himself 1997-02-14
Movie Wildcats Rapper 1986-02-14
Movie Krush Groove Himself 1985-10-25