LL Cool J

James Todd Smith better known as LL Cool J (acronym for Ladies Love Cool James) is an American rapper and actor. He has released thirteen studio albums and two greatest hits compilations; his newest album is 2013's Authentic, following 2008's Exit 13, which completed his record deal with Def Jam Recordings. He has appeared in numerous films, and stars as NCIS Special Agent Sam Hanna on the CBS crime drama television series NCIS: Los Angeles. He was born on January 14, 1968 in Bay Shore, New York. While LL first appeared as a rapper in the movie Krush Groove (performing "I Can't Live Without My Radio"), his first acting part was a small role in a high school football movie called Wildcats. He continued to work in movies from then until 1995 when he landed his own television sitcom, In the House. In 1998 he had a role in the film Halloween H20. In 1999's Deep Blue Sea. Later that year, he had a starring role in Any Given Sunday, in which he played Julian Washington, the talented but selfish running back on the dysfunctional Miami Sharks. Since then, LL Cool J has appeared in a variety of films, such as the 2002 remake of Rollerball, Deliver Us from Eva, and S.W.A.T. In 2005, he returned to television in a guest starring role on the Fox medical drama House. He also appeared as Queen Latifah's love interest in the 2006 movie Last Holiday. He also guest starred on 30 Rock in the 2007 episode "The Source Awards" as the hip hop producer Ridiculous. Next he appeared in Sesame ...

2 3

Grudge Match (2013)

A pair of aging boxing rivals are coaxed out of retirement to fight one final bout -- 30 years after their last match.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Segal
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Sylvester Stallone  •  Alan Arkin  •  Jon Bernthal

A pair of aging boxing rivals are coaxed out of retirement to fight one final bout -- 30 years after their last match.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Segal
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Sylvester Stallone  •  Alan Arkin  •  Jon Bernthal

Any Given Sunday (1999)

A star quarterback gets knocked out of the game and an unknown third stringer is called in to replace him. The unknown gives a stunning performance and forces the ageing coach to reevaluate his game plans and life. A new co-owner/president adds to the pressure of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Cameron Diaz  •  Dennis Quaid  •  James Woods

A star quarterback gets knocked out of the game and an unknown third stringer is called in to replace him. The unknown gives a stunning performance and forces the ageing coach to reevaluate his game plans and life. A new co-owner/president adds to the pressure of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Cameron Diaz  •  Dennis Quaid  •  James Woods

B.A.P.S. (1997)

Two clueless homegirls move to L.A. to become dancers, but instead find themselves scamming a dying millionaire to eventually become B*A*P*S (Black American Princesses).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Townsend
CAST:  Halle Berry  •  Martin Landau  •  Ian Richardson  •  Natalie Desselle-Reid

Two clueless homegirls move to L.A. to become dancers, but instead find themselves scamming a dying millionaire to eventually become B*A*P*S (Black American Princesses).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Townsend
CAST:  Halle Berry  •  Martin Landau  •  Ian Richardson  •  Natalie Desselle-Reid

Charlie's Angels (2000)

HeistAction-packedBeautifulCharming

Three women, detectives with a mysterious boss, retrieve stolen voice-ID software, using martial arts, tech skills, and sex appeal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  McG
CAST:  Cameron Diaz  •  Lucy Liu  •  Drew Barrymore  •  Bill Murray

Three women, detectives with a mysterious boss, retrieve stolen voice-ID software, using martial arts, tech skills, and sex appeal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  McG
CAST:  Cameron Diaz  •  Lucy Liu  •  Drew Barrymore  •  Bill Murray

Deep Blue Sea (1999)

Researchers on the undersea lab Aquatica have genetically altered the brains of captive sharks to develop a cure for Alzheimer's disease. But there's an unexpected side effect: the sharks got smarter, faster, and more dangerous. After a big storm damages their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Thomas Jane  •  Saffron Burrows  •  LL Cool J  •  Michael Rapaport

Researchers on the undersea lab Aquatica have genetically altered the brains of captive sharks to develop a cure for Alzheimer's disease. But there's an unexpected side effect: the sharks got smarter, faster, and more dangerous. After a big storm damages their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Thomas Jane  •  Saffron Burrows  •  LL Cool J  •  Michael Rapaport

Edison (2005)

In the troubled city of Edison, a young journalist, his jaded editor, and an honest investigator from the district attorney's office join forces to gather evidence against corrupt members of an elite police unit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David J. Burke
CAST:  Morgan Freeman  •  Kevin Spacey  •  Justin Timberlake  •  LL Cool J

In the troubled city of Edison, a young journalist, his jaded editor, and an honest investigator from the district attorney's office join forces to gather evidence against corrupt members of an elite police unit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David J. Burke
CAST:  Morgan Freeman  •  Kevin Spacey  •  Justin Timberlake  •  LL Cool J

Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)

Two decades after surviving a massacre on October 31, 1978, former baby sitter Laurie Strode finds herself hunted by persistent knife-wielder Michael Myers. Laurie now lives in Northern California under an assumed name, where she works as the headmistress of a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Miner
CAST:  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Josh Hartnett  •  Adam Arkin  •  Michelle Williams

Two decades after surviving a massacre on October 31, 1978, former baby sitter Laurie Strode finds herself hunted by persistent knife-wielder Michael Myers. Laurie now lives in Northern California under an assumed name, where she works as the headmistress of a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Miner
CAST:  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Josh Hartnett  •  Adam Arkin  •  Michelle Williams

In Too Deep (1999)

Drug lord Dwayne Gittens rules Cincinnati with an iron fist. No wonder he's known as "God" on the streets. Determined to break Gittens' stranglehold on the city is undercover cop Jeffrey Cole. But as Cole takes on an assumed identity to penetrate Gittens' criminal ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Rymer
CAST:  Omar Epps  •  LL Cool J  •  Nia Long  •  Stanley Tucci

Drug lord Dwayne Gittens rules Cincinnati with an iron fist. No wonder he's known as "God" on the streets. Determined to break Gittens' stranglehold on the city is undercover cop Jeffrey Cole. But as Cole takes on an assumed identity to penetrate Gittens' criminal ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Rymer
CAST:  Omar Epps  •  LL Cool J  •  Nia Long  •  Stanley Tucci

Kingdom Come (2001)

When her husband keels over from a stroke, Raynelle Slocumb calls the entire clan together to remember their dearly departed. Family tensions reach a comedic boil as the wildly dysfunctional Slocumbs squabble and fight their way to the funeral.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Doug McHenry
CAST:  LL Cool J  •  Jada Pinkett Smith  •  Loretta Devine  •  Anthony Anderson

When her husband keels over from a stroke, Raynelle Slocumb calls the entire clan together to remember their dearly departed. Family tensions reach a comedic boil as the wildly dysfunctional Slocumbs squabble and fight their way to the funeral.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Doug McHenry
CAST:  LL Cool J  •  Jada Pinkett Smith  •  Loretta Devine  •  Anthony Anderson

Last Holiday (2006)

After she's diagnosed with a terminal illness, a shy woman decides to take a European vacation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Queen Latifah  •  LL Cool J  •  Timothy Hutton  •  Giancarlo Esposito

After she's diagnosed with a terminal illness, a shy woman decides to take a European vacation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Queen Latifah  •  LL Cool J  •  Timothy Hutton  •  Giancarlo Esposito

Mindhunters (2004)

Trainees in the FBI's psychological profiling program must put their training into practice when they discover a killer in their midst.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Eion Bailey  •  Clifton Collins Jr.  •  Val Kilmer  •  Jonny Lee Miller

Trainees in the FBI's psychological profiling program must put their training into practice when they discover a killer in their midst.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Eion Bailey  •  Clifton Collins Jr.  •  Val Kilmer  •  Jonny Lee Miller

Rollerball (2002)

In this fast action-packed thriller, Jonathan, Marcus, and Aurora compete in a dangerous, fierce sport called Rollerball. Although, Johnathan and Marcus try to quit, cruel and vindictive promoter Alexi Petrovich encourages them to still participate.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John McTiernan
CAST:  Chris Klein  •  LL Cool J  •  Rebecca Romijn  •  Naveen Andrews

In this fast action-packed thriller, Jonathan, Marcus, and Aurora compete in a dangerous, fierce sport called Rollerball. Although, Johnathan and Marcus try to quit, cruel and vindictive promoter Alexi Petrovich encourages them to still participate.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John McTiernan
CAST:  Chris Klein  •  LL Cool J  •  Rebecca Romijn  •  Naveen Andrews

S.W.A.T. (2003)

Hondo Harrelson recruits Jim Street to join an elite unit of the Los Angeles Police Department. Together they seek out more members, including tough Deke Kay and single mom Chris Sanchez. The team's first big assignment is to escort crime boss Alex Montel to prison ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Johnson
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Colin Farrell  •  Michelle Rodriguez  •  LL Cool J

Hondo Harrelson recruits Jim Street to join an elite unit of the Los Angeles Police Department. Together they seek out more members, including tough Deke Kay and single mom Chris Sanchez. The team's first big assignment is to escort crime boss Alex Montel to prison ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Johnson
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Colin Farrell  •  Michelle Rodriguez  •  LL Cool J

The Hard Way (1991)

Seeking to raise his credibility as an actor and to land a role as a tough cop on a new show, Hollywood action star Nick Lang works a deal with New York City Police Capt. Brix, who by chance is one of his fans. Nick will be paired with detective Lt. John Moss and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  James Woods  •  Stephen Lang  •  Annabella Sciorra

Seeking to raise his credibility as an actor and to land a role as a tough cop on a new show, Hollywood action star Nick Lang works a deal with New York City Police Capt. Brix, who by chance is one of his fans. Nick will be paired with detective Lt. John Moss and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  James Woods  •  Stephen Lang  •  Annabella Sciorra

Toys (1992)

Leslie Zevo is a fun-loving inventor who must save his late father's toy factory from his evil uncle, Leland, a war-mongering general who rules the operation with an iron fist and builds weapons disguised as toys.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Michael Gambon  •  Joan Cusack  •  Robin Wright

Leslie Zevo is a fun-loving inventor who must save his late father's toy factory from his evil uncle, Leland, a war-mongering general who rules the operation with an iron fist and builds weapons disguised as toys.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Michael Gambon  •  Joan Cusack  •  Robin Wright

Wildcats (1986)

Molly is a high school track coach who knows just as much about football as anyone else on the planet. When a football coach's position becomes vacant, she applies for the job, despite snickers from fellow staff members and her former husband.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Ritchie
CAST:  Goldie Hawn  •  Swoosie Kurtz  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Wesley Snipes

Molly is a high school track coach who knows just as much about football as anyone else on the planet. When a football coach's position becomes vacant, she applies for the job, despite snickers from fellow staff members and her former husband.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Ritchie
CAST:  Goldie Hawn  •  Swoosie Kurtz  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Wesley Snipes

Slow Burn (2005)

A district attorney (Ray Liotta) is involved in a 24-hour showdown with a gang leader (LL Cool J) and is, at the same time, being manipulated by an attractive assistant district attorney (Jolene Blalock) and a cryptic stranger.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Beach
CAST:  Ray Liotta  •  LL Cool J  •  Mekhi Phifer  •  Jolene Blalock

A district attorney (Ray Liotta) is involved in a 24-hour showdown with a gang leader (LL Cool J) and is, at the same time, being manipulated by an attractive assistant district attorney (Jolene Blalock) and a cryptic stranger.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Beach
CAST:  Ray Liotta  •  LL Cool J  •  Mekhi Phifer  •  Jolene Blalock

Deliver Us from Eva (2003)

Eva Dandridge is a very uptight young woman who constantly meddles in the affairs of her sisters and their husbands. Her in-laws, who are tired of Eva interfering in their lives, decide to set her up with someone so she can leave them alone. They end up paying Ray, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Hardwick
CAST:  LL Cool J  •  Gabrielle Union  •  Kym Whitley  •  Meagan Good

Eva Dandridge is a very uptight young woman who constantly meddles in the affairs of her sisters and their husbands. Her in-laws, who are tired of Eva interfering in their lives, decide to set her up with someone so she can leave them alone. They end up paying Ray, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Hardwick
CAST:  LL Cool J  •  Gabrielle Union  •  Kym Whitley  •  Meagan Good

Woo (1998)

Woo is a woman in control of her world. She is smart, self-confident, sophisticated and snarky. And she doesn't have any trouble attracting members of the opposite sex. But for some reason no one ever sticks around. Woo meets Tim, a paralegal who is her complete ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daisy von Scherler Mayer
CAST:  Jada Pinkett Smith  •  Tommy Davidson  •  Duane Martin  •  Michael Ralph

Woo is a woman in control of her world. She is smart, self-confident, sophisticated and snarky. And she doesn't have any trouble attracting members of the opposite sex. But for some reason no one ever sticks around. Woo meets Tim, a paralegal who is her complete ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daisy von Scherler Mayer
CAST:  Jada Pinkett Smith  •  Tommy Davidson  •  Duane Martin  •  Michael Ralph

Krush Groove (1985)

Russell Walker is a young, successful manager of rap performers, handling acts for the Krush Groove label, including Run-DMC and The Fat Boys. When Run-D.M.C. has a hit record and Russell needs more money to press more copies, he borrows it from a street hustler ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Schultz
CAST:  Blair Underwood  •  Joseph Simmons  •  Darryl McDaniels  •  Sheila E.

Russell Walker is a young, successful manager of rap performers, handling acts for the Krush Groove label, including Run-DMC and The Fat Boys. When Run-D.M.C. has a hit record and Russell needs more money to press more copies, he borrows it from a street hustler ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Schultz
CAST:  Blair Underwood  •  Joseph Simmons  •  Darryl McDaniels  •  Sheila E.
2 3