Arnold Johnson (actor)
|Born||Arnold Herbert Johnson
November 15, 1921
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Died||April 10, 2000
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Betty Heater Johnson|
Arnold Herbert Johnson (November 15, 1921 – April 10, 2000) was an American actor who played the lead role in the film Putney Swope (1969); in the film, his voice was dubbed by Robert Downey, Sr. because Johnson could never remember his lines. Johnson appeared in Shaft (1971 film) as Cul, a friend of John Shaft and the owner of a shoeshine parlor. He also played a role in the film My Demon Lover (1987) and had roles in Rocky (1976) and Menace II Society (1993), as Thomas, the religious Christian grandfather of the lead character Caine (played by Tyrin Turner).
Examples of his television work include recurring roles as George "Hutch" Hutton, in Sanford and Son, and as Fletcher, Mother Winslow's second husband, on the sitcom Family Matters. He guest starred as Uncle Buddy in a Christmas episode of The Jeffersons, George Finds a Father.
Johnson died in Los Angeles, California at the age of 78.
- Putney Swope (1969) - Putney
- Shaft (1971) - Cul
- Pipe Dreams (1976) - Johnny Monday
- Rocky (1976) - Spectator (uncredited)
- A Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich (1978) - Patient
- American Hot Wax (1978) - Arnold - Musician in Bar
- On the Nickel (1980)
- Honky Tonk Freeway (1981) - Bank Bum
- Chu Chu and the Philly Flash (1981) - Bum
- Racing with the Moon (1984) - Tattoo Artist
- Oh, God! You Devil (1984) - Preacher
- My Demon Lover (1987) - Fixer
- Weeds (1987) - Inmate
- The Seventh Sign (1988) - Janitor
- Sunset (1988) - George
- Piramiddo no kanata ni: White Lion densetsu (1989)
- The Five Heartbeats (1991) - Mr. Matthews
- Menace II Society (1993) - Grandpapa
- Oliver, Myrna (14 April 2000). "Arnold H. Johnson; TV, Film Actor, Star of 'Putney Swope'". Los Angeles Times.