Laurence Fishburne filmography

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Fishburne in 2009

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


Year Title Role Ref(s)
1976 Eden Solomon Barton
1980 Contributions Ronald
1985 Short Eyes John "Ice" Wicker
1988 Urban Blight
Loose Ends Doug
1992 Two Trains Running Sterling Johnson
1995 Riff Raff Mike
1999 The Lion in Winter Henry II
2006 Fences Troy Maxson
Without Walls Morocco
2008 Thurgood Thurgood Marshall
2022 American Buffalo Donny


Not yet released Denotes works that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Notes Ref(s)
1975 Cornbread, Earl and Me Wilford Robinson Credited as Laurence Fishburne III [1]
1979 Fast Break Street Kid Credited as Laurence Fishburne III [2]
Apocalypse Now Tyrone 'Mr. Clean' Miller Credited as Larry Fishburne [3][4]
1980 Willie & Phil Wilson Credited as Lawrence Fishburne III
1982 Death Wish II 'Cutter' Credited as Laurence Fishburne III [5]
1983 Rumble Fish 'Midget' Credited as Larry Fishburne
1984 The Cotton Club 'Bumpy' Rhodes Credited as Larry Fishburne
1985 The Color Purple Swain Credited as Larry Fishburne [6][7]
1986 Quicksilver 'Voodoo' Credited as Larry Fishburne
Band of the Hand 'Cream' Credited as Larry Fishburne
1987 A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors Max Credited as Larry Fishburne
Gardens of Stone Sergeant Flanagan Credited as Larry Fishburne
Cherry 2000 Glu Glu Lawyer Credited as Larry Fishburne
1988 School Daze Vaughn 'Dap' Dunlap Credited as Larry Fishburne
Red Heat Lieutenant Charlie Stobbs Credited as Larry Fishburne
1990 King of New York Jimmy 'Jump' Credited as Larry Fishburne
Cadence Stokes Credited as Larry Fishburne
1991 Class Action Nick Holbrook Credited as Larry Fishburne
Boyz n the Hood Jason 'Furious' Styles Credited as Larry Fishburne
1992 Deep Cover DEA Agent Russell Stevens Jr. / John Hull Credited as Larry Fishburne
1993 What's Love Got to Do with It Ike Turner, Sr.
Searching for Bobby Fischer Vinnie
1995 Higher Learning Professor Maurice Phipps
Bad Company Nelson Crowe
Just Cause Sheriff Tanny Brown
Othello Othello
1996 Fled John Piper
1997 Event Horizon Captain Miller
Hoodlum Bumpy Johnson Also executive producer
1998 Welcome to Hollywood Himself
1999 The Matrix Morpheus
2000 Michael Jordan to the Max Narrator Voice
Once in the Life 20/20 Mike Also director, writer and producer
2001 Osmosis Jones Thrax Voice [9]
2003 Biker Boyz Eric 'Smoke'
The Matrix Reloaded Morpheus
Mystic River Sergeant 'Whitey' Powers
The Matrix Revolutions Morpheus
2005 Assault on Precinct 13 Marion Bishop
Ashes and Snow Narrator Voice
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Bear in Genaros Beer Commercial Voice cameo
2006 Akeelah and the Bee Dr. Larabee Also producer [10]
Mission: Impossible III IMF Director Theodore Brassel
Five Fingers Ahmat Also producer
Bobby Edward
2007 TMNT Narrator Voice [9]
The Death and Life of Bobby Z Tad Gruzsa
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Norrin Radd / Silver Surfer Voice [9]
2008 21 Cole Williams
Tortured Archie Green
Days of Wrath Mr. Stafford
2009 Armored Baines
Black Water Transit Jack
2010 Predators Ronald Noland
Predators: Moments of Extraction Voice
Short film
2011 Contagion Dr. Ellis Cheever
2013 The Colony Briggs
Man of Steel Perry White [11]
Khumba Seko The Zebra Voice [9]
2014 Ride Along Omar
The Signal Damon
Rudderless Del
2016 Standoff Sade Also executive producer
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Perry White [12]
Passengers Gus Mancuso
2017 John Wick: Chapter 2 'The Bowery King'
Last Flag Flying Reverend Richard Mueller
2018 Ant-Man and the Wasp Dr. Bill Foster
Imprisoned Daniel Calvin
The Mule Warren Lewis
2019 John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum 'The Bowery King'
Where'd You Go, Bernadette Paul Jellinek
Running with the Devil The Man
2021 Under the Stadium Lights Harold Christian
The Ice Road Jim Goldenrod
2022 All the Old Knives Vick Wallinger
The School for Good and Evil The School Master [13]
2023 John Wick: Chapter 4 'The Bowery King'
2024 Megalopolis Not yet released TBA Post-production
TBA Slingshot Not yet released TBA Filming [14]
Sneaks Not yet released Voice; in production
Also producer


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 Josh Hall Credited as Larry Fishburne
1980 The Six O'Clock Follies Robby Robinson Credited as Larry Fishburne
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"
Strike Force F.T. Credited as Larry Fishburne
Episode: "Humiliation"
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 Hill Street Blues Maurice Haynes Episode: "Look Homeward, Ninja"
Miami Vice Prison Guard Keller Credited as Larry Fishburne
Episode: "Walk-Alone"
1986–1990 Pee-wee's Playhouse Cowboy Curtis 17 episodes [16]
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 60 episodes
2009 CSI: Miami Dr. Raymond Langston Episode: "Bone Voyage"
CSI: NY Dr. Raymond Langston Episode: "Hammer Down"
2011 Have a Little Faith Henry Covington Hallmark Hall of Fame Movie
2013–2015 Hannibal Jack Crawford 36 episodes
2014–2022 Black-ish Earl "Pops" Johnson 89 episodes; also executive producer [17]
2015 The Muppets Himself Episode: "Hostile Makeover"
2016 Roots Alex Haley 3 episodes [18]
2017 Madiba Nelson Mandela 3 episodes [19]
2018–present Grown-ish Earl "Pops" Johnson 3 episodes; also executive producer
2019–2021 Mixed-ish Executive producer
2020 #FreeRayshawn Lt. Steven Poincy 15 episodes
Death to 2020 Narrator Voice
Television special
History's Greatest Mysteries Himself (host) 4 episodes
2021 MacGruber General Barrett Fasoose 7 episodes
Death to 2021 Narrator Voice
Television special
2023 Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Beyonder Voice, main role
Also co-creator and executive producer
2024 Cookies & Milk TBA Animated television series
Co-creator and executive producer
TBA The Sterling Affairs Doc Rivers Limited series [23]

Audio dramas[edit]

Year Title Voice role Notes Ref(s)
2017–present Bronzeville Curtis Randolph 15 episodes [24]

Video games[edit]

Year Title Voice role Notes Ref(s)
2003 Enter the Matrix Morpheus
2005 The Matrix Online
The Matrix: Path of Neo
True Crime: New York City Isaiah Reed [25]
2009 CSI: Deadly Intent Dr. Raymond Langston
2010 CSI: Fatal Conspiracy

Music videos[edit]

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

See also[edit]


  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.
  8. ^ Bengel, Chris (October 8, 2020). "'Michael Jordan to the Max' documentary being re-released in theaters this month". CBS Sports. Retrieved 18 October 2020.
  9. ^ a b c d "Laurence Fishburne (Visual voices guide)".
  10. ^ Simon, Alex (July 13, 2015). "Great Conversations: Laurence Fishburne". HuffPost. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  11. ^ "Man of Steel: Laurence Fishburne Modeled Perry White After ed Bradley".
  12. ^ "July 4, 2016: Interview – Laurence Fishburne Talks "Batman v Superman"". 4 July 2016.
  13. ^ "Laurence Fishburne, Michelle Yeoh Join 'The School for Good and Evil' at Netflix". 12 March 2021.
  14. ^ Grater, Tom (23 November 2021). "Casey Affleck, Laurence Fishburne & Emily Beecham Starring In Sci-Fi Thriller 'Slingshot'". Deadline Hollywood.
  15. ^ Grobar, Matt (27 October 2021). "Laurence Fishburne's Animated Feature 'Sneaks' Adds Grammy Winners Roddy Ricch, Ella Mai & Macy Gray, Swae Lee And NBA Star Chris Paul". Deadline Hollywood.
  16. ^ Bacle, Ariana (October 15, 2014). "Laurence Fishburne looks back at his 'Pee-wee's Playhouse' days". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  17. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 12, 2014). "Q&A: Laurence Fishburne On 'Black-Ish' Comedic Turn, 'Hannibal' Return & 'CSI'". Retrieved October 18, 2017.
  18. ^ Izuzu, Chidumga (February 15, 2016). ""Roots" Watch 1st intense trailer of miniseries remake". Retrieved February 16, 2016.
  19. ^ "BET Sets Air Date For Laurence Fishburne's Mandela Movie 'Madiba'". 9 December 2016. Retrieved October 18, 2017.
  20. ^ "Marvel's 'Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur' Cartoon Headed To Disney Channel". The Hollywood Report. 24 August 2019. Retrieved August 24, 2019.
  21. ^ The first @Marvel & @DisneyTVA collaboration and from people on #BigHero6TheSeries & #KimPossible will make you want a Dinosaur for Pet/BFF!
  22. ^ "'Cookies & Milk': Disney Developing Animated Series Based on Shawn Amos Novel, Laurence Fishburne to EP Via Cinema Gypsy Banner". 5 May 2022.
  23. ^ "Laurence Fishburne & Jacki Weaver To Star In 'The Sterling Affairs' FX Limited Series About Disgraced LA Clippers Owner". Deadline Hollywood. April 4, 2022. Retrieved April 5, 2022.
  24. ^ Moore, Evan F. (March 16, 2021). "Laurence Fishburne, Larenz Tate launch second season of audio series 'Bronzeville'". Chicago Sun Times. Sun-Times Media. Retrieved May 2, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  25. ^ Surette, Tim (September 19, 2005). "True Crime: NYC cuffs voice talent". GameSpot. Retrieved May 23, 2015.