David Harris (actor)

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David Harris
Harris at the Big Apple Summer Sizzler in Manhattan, June 13, 2009.
Born (1959-05-23) 23 May 1959 (age 56)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1976–present

David Harris (born May 23, 1959), also known as David D. Harris, is an American television and film actor, most notable for his portrayal of Cochise, a young gang member, in the 1979 film The Warriors. He has appeared as a supporting actor in a number of films and television series, and commonly plays police officers and military personnel.

His first role came in the 1976 television film Judge Horton and the Scottsboro Boys, in which he co-starred as Haywood Patterson. He followed this up with a number of supporting roles until 1979, when he appeared as Cochise in The Warriors, the role for which he is best remembered. He also appeared in the Robert Redford film Brubaker the following year. Throughout the 1980s, he appeared in a number of fairly high-profile films, and in the 1990s, he did mostly television work. His last film and television roles were both in 2001, but he lent his voice to The Warriors video game in 2005, reprising his role as Cochise. In 2012, he played in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.



Year Film Role Notes
1976 Judge Horton and the Scottsboro Boys Haywood Patterson TV film
1976 Secret Service Jonas TV film
1979 The Warriors Cochise
1980 Brubaker Duane Spivey
1980 Death Penalty Claudell TV film
1980 Attica T.J. TV film
1982 Benny's Place Ricky T TV film
1984 Purple Hearts Hanes
1984 A Soldier's Story Pvt. Smalls
1985 Badge of the Assassin Lester Bertram Day TV film
1986 Quicksilver Apache
1986 Fire with Fire Ben Halsey
1987 Under Cover Lucas
1987 Fatal Beauty Raphael
1990 Operation Warzone Col. Harker
1993 Father & Son: Dangerous Relations Mario TV film
1994 In the Line of Duty: The Price of Vengeance TV film
1995 Favorite Deadly Sins Robber #1 TV film
1997 Black Scorpion II: Aftershock Heckler
1997 Form, Space & Murder Construction worker
2000 Dish Dogs Shane


Year Show Role Notes
1977 Kojak Bucky Norris 1 episode
1979 The White Shadow Rollo 1 episode
1984–1986 Hill Street Blues Darnell Karns/Bumphus 2 episodes
1985 North and South Priam Miniseries
1986 McGyver Luther 1 episode
1987 Vietnam War Story Harris 1 episode
1988 Crime Story 1 episode
1988 In the Heat of the Night Willy Jones 2 episodes
1988 Simon & Simon Travis Reese 1 episode
1989 The Equalizer Hammer 1 episode
1990 Cop Rock Nelson Pine 1 episode
1992–2001 NYPD Blue Officer Donny Simmons 10 episodes
1997 Mike Hammer, Private Eye Det. Artie Ushry 1 episode
1997 Profiler Det. Marcel Roubidoux 1 episode
1998 Pensacola: Wings of Gold Colonel LaCombe 1 episode
1999 Martial Law Arthur 1 episode
2000 Any Day Now 1 episode
2000 ER Fulton's Son 1 episode
2001 Philly Man #3 1 episode
2012 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Warden 1 episode

Video games[edit]

Year Game Role Notes
2005 The Warriors Cochise Voice

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