Hicks (in tire) and Stu Gilliam in Roll Out, 1973.
|Born||Hilly Gene Hicks
May 4, 1950
Los Angeles, California USA
The role for which Hicks is perhaps best known is Lewis Moore (the younger son of Alex Haley's second great-grandfather Chicken George) in the TV mini-series Roots. He also appeared in the programs Adam-12, The Bill Cosby Show, Night Gallery, Hill Street Blues, M*A*S*H (appearing twice; once as a soldier trying to steal penicillin and again as an Army medic), Roll Out! (a short-lived sitcom created by M*A*S*H's Larry Gelbart & Gene Reynolds), the TV movie Friendly Fire, the theatrical movies Gray Lady Down and Raise the Titanic, and did voicework in Hanna Barbera's 1970s Godzilla TV cartoon. Additionally, he appeared as Robbie Robertson in the 1977 television movie pilot for the CBS series The Amazing Spider-Man.
- "California Birth Index, 1905-1995 [database on-line]". Provo, Utah: The Generations Network, Inc. 2005. Retrieved 2009-07-12.
- Riley, Clayton (October 28, 1973). Two Black Shows Get Stuck, Another Really Rolls; ' Roll Out' is not just a winner, it's a dazzler. 'Shaft' and 'Tenafly,' however, are a dull ride. New York Times
- Crenshaw United Methodist Church
- Clip of Hilly Hicks Auditioning for Chicago's PM Magazine
- Hilly Hicks at the Internet Movie Database
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