Laurence Fishburne filmography

Fishburne in 2009

Here is a comprehensive list of Laurence Fishburne's film, television, video game, and music video credits.


Year Title Role Director Notes Ref
1975 Cornbread, Earl and Me Wilford Robinson Joseph Manduke [1]
1979 Fast Break Street Kid Jack Smight [2]
1979 Apocalypse Now Tyrone "Mr. Clean" Miller Francis Ford Coppola Credited as "Larry Fishburne" [3][4]
1980 Willie & Phil Wilson Paul Mazursky
1982 Death Wish II Cutter Michael Winner [5]
1983 Rumble Fish Midget Francis Ford Coppola
1984 The Cotton Club Bumpy Rhodes Francis Ford Coppola
1985 The Color Purple Swain Steven Spielberg [6][7]
1986 Quicksilver Voodoo Thomas Michael Donnelly
1986 Band of the Hand Cream Paul Michael Glaser
1987 A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors Max Chuck Russell Credited as ”Larry Fishburne”
1987 Gardens of Stone Sgt. Flanagan Francis Ford Coppola
1987 Cherry 2000 Glu Glu Lawyer Steve De Jarnatt
1988 School Daze Vaughn "Dap" Dunlap Spike Lee
1988 Red Heat Lt. Charlie Stobbs Walter Hill
1990 King of New York Jimmy Jump Abel Ferrara
1990 Cadence Stokes Martin Sheen
1991 Class Action Nick Holbrook Michael Apted
1991 Boyz n the Hood Jason "Furious" Styles John Singleton
1992 Deep Cover Russell Stevens Jr. / John Hull Bill Duke
1993 What's Love Got to Do with It Ike Turner, Sr. Brian Gibson
1993 Searching for Bobby Fischer Vinnie Steven Zaillian
1995 Higher Learning Professor Maurice Phipps John Singleton
1995 Bad Company Nelson Crowe Damian Harris
1995 Just Cause Sheriff Tanny Brown Arne Glimcher
1995 Othello Othello Oliver Parker
1996 Fled Piper Kevin Hooks
1997 Event Horizon Captain Miller Paul W. S. Anderson
1997 Hoodlum Bumpy Johnson Bill Duke Also executive producer
1999 The Matrix Morpheus The Wachowskis
2000 Once in the Life 20/20 Mike Himself Also writer and producer
2001 Osmosis Jones Thrax Tom Sito
Piet Kroon
Voice [8]
2003 Biker Boyz Smoke Reggie Rock Bythewood
2003 The Matrix Reloaded Morpheus The Wachowskis
2003 Mystic River Sergeant Whitey Powers Clint Eastwood
2003 The Matrix Revolutions Morpheus The Wachowskis
2005 Assault on Precinct 13 Marion Bishop Jean-François Richet
2005 Ashes and Snow Narrator Gregory Colbert Voice
2005 Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Bear in Genaros Beer Commercial Shane Black Voice cameo
2006 Akeelah and the Bee Dr. Larabee Doug Atchison Also producer [9]
2006 Mission: Impossible III Theodore Brassel J.J. Abrams
2006 Five Fingers Ahmat Laurence Malkin Also producer
2006 Bobby Edward Emilio Estevez
2007 TMNT Narrator Kevin Munroe Voice [8]
2007 The Death and Life of Bobby Z Tad Gruzsa John Herzfeld
2007 Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Norrin Radd / Silver Surfer Tim Story Voice [8]
2008 21 Cole Williams Robert Luketic
2008 Tortured Archie Green Nolan Lebovitz
2008 Days of Wrath Mr. Stafford Celia Fox
2009 Armored Baines Nimród Antal
2010 Predators Noland Nimród Antal
2011 Contagion Dr. Ellis Cheever Steven Soderbergh
2013 The Colony Briggs Jeff Renfroe
2013 Man of Steel Perry White Zack Snyder [10]
2013 Khumba Seko the Zebra Anthony Silverston Voice [8]
2014 Ride Along Omar Tim Story
2014 The Signal Damon William Eubank
2014 Rudderless Del William H. Macy
2016 Standoff Sade Adam Alleca Also executive producer
2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Perry White Zack Snyder [11]
2016 Passengers Gus Mancuso Morten Tyldum
2017 John Wick: Chapter 2 The Bowery King Chad Stahelski
2017 Last Flag Flying Reverend Richard Mueller Richard Linklater
2018 Ant-Man and the Wasp Bill Foster Peyton Reed
2018 The Mule Carl, DEA Special Agent in Charge Clint Eastwood
2018 Imprisoned Daniel Calvin Paul Kampf
2019 John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum The Bowery King Chad Stahelski
2019 Where'd You Go, Bernadette Paul Jellinek Richard Linklater
2019 Running with the Devil The Man Jason Cabell


Year Title Role Notes Ref(s)
1972 If You Give a Dance, You Gotta Pay the Band Fish Television film
1973–1976 One Life to Live Joshua "Josh" Hall Credited as Larry Fishburne
1980 The Six O'Clock Follies Robby Robinson Credited as Larry Fishburne
1980 A Rumor of War Lightbulb Credited as Larry Fishburne
Television film
1981 Trapper John, M.D. Hobie Credited as Larry Fishburne
Episode: "Finders Keepers"
1982 M*A*S*H Corporal Dorsey Credited as Larry Fishburne
Episode: "The Tooth Shall Set You Free"
1982 Strike Force F.T. Credited as Larry Fishburne
Episode: "Humiliation"
1982 I Take These Men Hank Johnson Credited as Larry Fishburne
Television film
1983 For Us the Living: The Medgar Evers Story Jimbo Collins Credited as Larry Fishburne
Television film
1986–1987 Pee-wee's Playhouse Cowboy Curtis 17 episodes [12]
1986 Hill Street Blues Maurice Haynes Episode: "Look Homeward, Ninja"
1986 Miami Vice Prison Guard Keller Credited as Larry Fishburne
Episode: "Walk-Alone"
1987 Spenser: For Hire David Mukende Credited as Larry Fishburne
Episode: "Personal Demons"
1989 The Equalizer Casey Taylor Episode: "Race Traitors"
1990 Decoration Day Michael Waring Credited as Larry Fishburne
Television film
1991 American Experience Martin Delany (voice) Episode: "The Massachusetts 54th Colored Infantry"
1993 TriBeCa Martin Episode: "The Box"
1995 The Tuskegee Airmen Hannibal Lee Television film
1997 Miss Evers' Boys Caleb Humphries Television film; also producer
1998 Always Outnumbered Socrates Fortlow Television film; also producer
2008–2011 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Dr. Raymond Langston Seasons 9-11; 60 episodes
2009 CSI: Miami Dr. Raymond Langston Episode: "Bone Voyage"
2009 CSI: NY Dr. Raymond Langston Episode: "Hammer Down"
2011 Have a Little Faith Henry Covington Television film
2013–2015 Hannibal Jack Crawford 36 episodes
2014–present Black-ish Earl "Pops" Johnson 56 episodes; also executive producer [13]
2015 The Muppets Himself Episode: "Hostile Makeover"
2016 Roots Alex Haley 3 episodes [14]
2017 Madiba Nelson Mandela 6 episodes [15]
2018–present Grown-ish Earl "Pops" Johnson 1 episode; also executive producer
2019 Mixed-ish Executive producer
2020 Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Co-creator; executive producer [16][17]

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Voice role Notes
2000 Spider-Man Uatu the Watcher
2003 Enter the Matrix Morpheus
2005 The Matrix Online
2005 The Matrix: Path of Neo
2005 True Crime: New York City Isaiah Reed
2009 CSI: Deadly Intent Dr. Raymond Langston
2010 CSI: Fatal Conspiracy

Music videosEdit

Year Song Artist
1983 "White Lines (Don't Do It)" Grandmaster Flash and Melle Mel
1985 "Attack Me with Your Love" Cameo
1986 "Growing Up" Whodini
1986 "Come to Me" Robert Brookins


  1. ^ Schager, Nick (March 23, 2015). "Laurence Fishburne made his electrifying debut in this big-city snapshot". The A.V. Club. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  2. ^ "Screen: Kaplan Makes 'Fast Break' Look Easy". New York Times. March 2, 1979. Retrieved October 18, 2017.
  3. ^ Hughes, Sarah (April 26, 2014). "Laurence Fishburne: 'People have been confusing Samuel L Jackson and me for 25 years'". The Guardian. Retrieved October 18, 2017.
  4. ^ "'Madiba' Star Laurence Fishburne Talks to Harry About His Audition for 'Apocalypse Now'". NBC Connecticut. February 7, 2017. Retrieved October 18, 2017.
  5. ^ Canby, Vincent (February 20, 1982). "'DEATH WISH II'". New York Times. Retrieved October 18, 2017.
  6. ^ Moore, John (January 1, 2009). "'Color Purple' changes hues". Denver Post. Retrieved November 8, 2017.
  7. ^ "'The Color Purple'". Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Retrieved November 8, 2017.
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  9. ^ Simon, Alex (July 13, 2015). "Great Conversations: Laurence Fishburne". HuffPost. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
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  12. ^ Bacle, Ariana (October 15, 2014). "Laurence Fishburne looks back at his 'Pee-wee's Playhouse' days". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  13. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 12, 2014). "Q&A: Laurence Fishburne On 'Black-Ish' Comedic Turn, 'Hannibal' Return & 'CSI'". Retrieved October 18, 2017.
  14. ^ Izuzu, Chidumga (February 15, 2016). ""Roots" Watch 1st intense trailer of miniseries remake". Retrieved February 16, 2016.
  15. ^ "BET Sets Air Date For Laurence Fishburne's Mandela Movie 'Madiba'". Retrieved October 18, 2017.
  16. ^ "Marvel's 'Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur' Cartoon Headed To Disney Channel". The Hollywood Report. Retrieved August 24, 2019.
  17. ^ The first @Marvel & @DisneyTVA collaboration and from people on #BigHero6TheSeries & #KimPossible will make you want a Dinosaur for Pet/BFF!