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LL Cool J

L.L. Cool J was born James Todd Smith on January 14, 1968, in Bay Shore, Long Island, New York, to Ondrea (Griffith) and James Smith. Todd, as he was called, did not have a very happy childhood. At the age of four, he saw his mother and grandfather shot by his own father. After they recovered from their injuries, his mother began to date a young ...

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Jan 14, 1968 In Bay Shore, Long Island, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Angelic Effects
Latest Project:
Series Better 2016-03-07

Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 10 wins & 20 nominations.

Known For
Poster of NCIS: Los Angeles
Poster of S.W.A.T.
Poster of Deep Blue Sea
Poster of Any Given Sunday
Series So You Think You Can Dance Unknown 2017
Series Lip Sync Battle Unknown 2017
Series Better Unknown 2016-03-07
Series Brooklyn Nine-Nine Unknown 2016-02-11
Series BET News Unknown 2016
Series FabLife Unknown 2015
Movie Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life an All Star Grammy Salute Unknown 2015
Movie The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 2015
Movie NCIS: Los Angeles - Season 6: Too Close for Comfort Unknown 2015
Movie NCIS: Los Angeles - Season 6: Yippee Ki-Yay Unknown 2015
Series Inside Edition Unknown 2015
Movie Guys Choice Awards 2015 Unknown 2015
Movie WrestleMania Himself 2015-03-29
Series The Late Late Show with James Corden Unknown 2015-03-23
Movie The 57th Annual Grammy Awards Unknown 2015
Movie Sinatra 100: An All-Star Grammy Concert Unknown 2015
Series CBS This Morning Unknown 2015
Movie The 40th Annual People's Choice Awards Unknown 2014
Movie NCIS: Los Angeles: Season 5 - Happy 100th Unknown 2014
Movie Top Five Unknown 2014
Movie NCIS: Los Angeles: Season 5 - Unexpected Developments Unknown 2014
Series Football Focus Unknown 2014
Movie NCIS: Los Angeles: Season 5 - The Write Staff Unknown 2014
Movie NCIS: Los Angeles: Season 5 - Crafting Afghanistan Unknown 2014
Series Katie Unknown 2014
Series The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Unknown 2014-02-17
Movie The 56th Annual Grammy Awards Himself - Host 2014-01-26
Movie The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles Unknown 2014-02-09
Movie Jennifer Lopez: Dance Again Unknown 2014-12-31
Movie The 68th Annual Tony Awards Unknown 2014-06-08
Movie Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards 2014 Unknown 2014-03-29
Movie How to Make a Man Unknown 2014-12-20
Movie Lennon or McCartney Unknown 2014-12-12
Movie Drei in einem Bett Unknown 2013
Movie 44th NAACP Image Awards Unknown 2013-02-01
Movie The 39th Annual People's Choice Awards Unknown 2013-01-09
Movie The 55th Annual Grammy Awards Unknown 2013-02-09
Movie Mayweather Unknown 2013
Movie Stars on Sports Himself 2013-06-01
Series The Arsenio Hall Show Unknown 2013-09-09
Series The Queen Latifah Show Unknown 2013-09-16
Series The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 2013-09-22
Movie Grudge Match Unknown 2013-12-25
Series Live with Kelly and Michael Unknown 2013
Movie NCIS: Los Angeles: Season 4 - Chris at the Helm Himself 2013-08-20
Movie NCIS: Los Angeles: Season 4 - Un4Gettable: Season Four of NCIS: Los Angeles Himself 2013-08-20
Movie 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards Unknown 2013
Movie NCIS: Los Angeles: Season 4 - Sound Off Himself 2013-08-20
Movie NCIS: Los Angeles: Season 4 - Some Assembly Required Himself 2013-08-20
Movie SXSW Flashback 2013 Unknown 2013-05-23
Movie 2013 Do Something Awards Unknown 2013
Movie NCIS: Los Angeles - Season 3: Surf and Turf Unknown 2012
Series SGNL by Sony Unknown 2012
Movie NCIS: Los Angeles - Season 3: Investigating Season 3 Unknown 2012
Series Rove LA Unknown 2012
Series Oprah's Next Chapter Unknown 2012-01-01
Movie NCIS: Los Angeles - Season 3: Aligning the Stars Unknown 2012
Series Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern Unknown 2012
Series Home & Family Unknown 2012-10-01
Movie 43rd NAACP Image Awards Unknown 2012
Movie The 54th Annual Grammy Awards Unknown 2012
Movie GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live: Countdown to Music's Biggest Night Unknown 2012
Movie The Central Park Five Unknown 2012
Movie I Heart Radio Music Festival Unknown 2012
Series Rap Critic Reviews Unknown 2012
Movie NCIS: Los Angeles - Season 3: Carmageddon Unknown 2012
Series Steve Harvey Unknown 2012-09-04
Movie 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards Himself 2012-04-01
Series One Hit Wonderland Unknown 2012-04-07
Movie The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Himself - Presenter 2012-05-05
Series CBS News Sunday Morning Unknown 2012
Movie 2012 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys Unknown 2012-09-22
Movie Take It Unknown 2012
Movie We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston Unknown 2012
Movie Ali 70 from Las Vegas Unknown 2012
Movie The Channel 101 Experience Unknown 2012
Series Big Morning Buzz Live with Nick Lachey Unknown 2011-05-09
Series Alex Zane's GuestList Unknown 2011
Series Piers Morgan Tonight Unknown 2011-01-17
Movie 42nd NAACP Image Awards Unknown 2011-03-04
Movie Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son Unknown 2011-02-18
Movie 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards Unknown 2011-10-11
Movie 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Unknown 2011
Movie The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards Unknown 2011
Movie The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live! - Countdown to Music's Biggest Night None 2011-11-30
Movie Happy Feet 2 Unknown 2011
Movie Spike TV VGA Video Game Awards Unknown 2011
Movie Countdown To: Mindless Behavior Unknown 2011
Movie The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 2011-09-18
Movie The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards Unknown 2011-02-13
Movie Casino Jack and the United States of Money Unknown 2010
Series The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 2010
Series Fashion Police Unknown 2010-09-10
Series Hawaii Five-0 Unknown 2010-09-20
Series The Challenge Unknown 2010-10-06
Series Conan Unknown 2010-11-08
Series Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games Unknown 2010-02-12
Movie 41st NAACP Image Awards Unknown 2010
Movie The 4th Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute Unknown 2010
Series The Grammy's Style Studio Unknown 2010
Movie The 36th Annual People's Choice Awards Unknown 2010-01-06
Movie The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards Unknown 2010-01-31
Series Todd's Pop Song Reviews Unknown 2010-10-07
Movie Teen Choice Awards 2010 Unknown 2010-08-09
Movie Dance Central Unknown 2010-11-05
Movie TV One Night Only: Live from the Essence Music Festival Unknown 2010
Series The Talk Unknown 2010-10-18
Movie How Bruce Lee Changed the World Himself 2009-05-17
Movie The 51st Annual Grammy Awards Unknown 2009
Movie The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!: Countdown to Music's Biggest Night Unknown 2009
Series The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien Unknown 2009-06-01
Series The Shooter Series: Vol. 1 Unknown 2009
Series Welcome to the 80's Unknown 2009-08-11
Movie The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 2009-09-20
Series The Electric Company Unknown 2009
Series WWII in HD Unknown 2009
Series NCIS: Los Angeles Unknown 2009-09-22
Series Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Unknown 2009-03-02
Movie MTV Video Music Awards 2008 Unknown 2008
Series 50 Cent: The Money and the Power Unknown 2008
Movie BET Hip Hop Awards 2008 Unknown 2008-10-23
Movie The Deal Bobby Mason 2008-11-20
Movie Spike TV VGA Video Game Awards Unknown 2008
Series The Bonnie Hunt Show Unknown 2008
Movie BET Awards 2008 Unknown 2008-06-24
Movie Super Bowl XLII Unknown 2008
Series So You Think You Can Dance Canada Unknown 2008-09-11
Movie 4th Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors Unknown 2007
Series 106 & Park Top 10 Live Unknown 2007
Movie BET Hip-Hop Awards Unknown 2007
Movie ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway Unknown 2007
Movie 38th NAACP Image Awards Unknown 2007
Movie J.A.M. Awards & Concert Unknown 2007
Movie BET Awards 2007 Unknown 2007-06-26
Movie Fashion Rocks Unknown 2007-09-07
Movie Slow Burn Unknown 2007-04-13
Movie The 33rd Annual People's Choice Awards Unknown 2007-01-09
Series Wheel of Fortune Unknown 2007
Movie Beef 4 Unknown 2007-09-18
Series Rachael Ray Unknown 2007-05-31
Movie Bling: A Planet Rock Unknown 2007
Movie Movies Rock Unknown 2007-12-07
Movie The Man Unknown 2007
Series CBS Cares Unknown 2007
Movie MTV Video Music Awards 2006 Unknown 2006
Movie Absolute Power: The Making of Edison Force Himself 2006-07-18
Series 100 Greatest Teen Stars Unknown 2006
Movie Last Holiday Sean Matthews 2006-01-13
Movie Scarface: The World Is Yours Unknown 2006-10-01
Series 30 Rock Unknown 2006-10-11
Movie T.D. Jakes Presents MegaFest: Let It Flow Unknown 2006
Movie Take the Lead Unknown 2006
Movie 2006 MTV Movie Awards Unknown 2006
Series 20 to 1 Unknown 2005-09-29
Movie Get Rich or Die Tryin' Unknown 2005-11-09
Movie The 2005 Billboard Music Awards Unknown 2005-12-06
Series Everybody Hates Chris Unknown 2005-09-22
Series Favouritism Unknown 2005-06-09
Movie Edison Unknown 2005
Movie 2nd Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors Unknown 2005
Movie 25 Strong: The BET Silver Anniversary Special Unknown 2005
Movie Coach Carter Unknown 2005
Series Last Call with Carson Daly Unknown 2005
Series The Tyra Banks Show Unknown 2005-09-12
Movie The Best of Keith Sweat: Make You Sweat Unknown 2005
Series Martha Unknown 2005-09-01
Series Video on Trial Unknown 2005-08-14
Series Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List Unknown 2005-08-03
Series The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Unknown 2005-01-03
Movie Out of Africa: Heroes and Icons Unknown 2005-06-18
Movie Brit Awards 2004 Unknown 2004
Movie The 58th Annual Tony Awards Unknown 2004
Series World B Boy Championship Unknown 2004
Movie 2004 Trumpet Awards Himself 2004-02-01
Series Dancing with the Stars Unknown 2004-10-05
Series And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop Unknown 2004-10-04
Movie BET Comedy Awards Unknown 2004-09-28
Series CSI: NY Unknown 2004-09-22
Series Fashion News Live Unknown 2004-10-13
Movie The 2nd Annual Vibe Awards Unknown 2004-11-16
Movie The British Comedy Awards 2004 Unknown 2004-12-22
Series Project Runway Unknown 2004-12-01
Series House M.D. Unknown 2004-11-16
Series The Insider Unknown 2004-09-13
Series The Tony Danza Show Unknown 2004-09-13
Movie Johnson Family Vacation Unknown 2004
Movie Mindhunters Unknown 2004
Movie The Orange British Academy Film Awards Unknown 2004
Series NY Graham Norton Unknown 2004
Series Tavis Smiley Unknown 2004-01-05
Series American Casino Unknown 2004
Series Entourage Unknown 2004-07-18
Movie 4th Annual BET Awards Unknown 2004-06-29
Series The Graham Norton Effect Unknown 2004-06-24
Movie Beef II Unknown 2004
Movie Beef Unknown 2003-08-01
Series Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie S.W.A.T. Deacon 'Deke' Kay 2003-08-08
Series Tinseltown TV Unknown 2003-08-02
Movie The 17th Annual Soul Train Music Awards Unknown 2003-03-01
Movie The Fighting Temptations Unknown 2003-09-19
Series One Tree Hill Unknown 2003-09-23
Movie Jennifer Lopez: The Reel Me Himself 2003-11-18
Series MythBusters Unknown 2003-10-03
Series NCIS Unknown 2003-09-23
Movie Cradle 2 the Grave Unknown 2003-02-28
Movie Deliver Us from Eva Raymond 'Ray' Adams 2003-02-07
Movie Retarded Animal Babies Unknown 2003
Movie Vibe Awards Unknown 2003
Movie Hip Hop Uncensored Vol. 1: Newrock Stars Unknown 2003
Movie S.W.A.T.: TV's Original Super Cops Unknown 2003
Movie The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts Unknown 2003
Movie 50 Sexiest Video Moments Unknown 2003-02-01
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie Behind the Scenes of 'Deliver Us from Eva' Unknown 2003
Movie Hype Williams: The Videos, Vol. 1 Unknown 2002
Movie MOBO Awards 2002 Himself - Presenter 2002-10-03
Movie It's Black Entertainment Unknown 2002-02-08
Series The Wire Unknown 2002-06-02
Series American Idol Unknown 2002-06-11
Movie 2nd Annual BET Awards Unknown 2002-06-25
Series Top of the Pops Unknown 2002-01-12
Series Intimate Portrait Unknown 2002
Movie Rollerball Unknown 2002
Movie Pro BMX 2 Unknown 2002
Series Driven Unknown 2002
Movie VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards Unknown 2002
Movie VH1 Big in 2002 Awards Unknown 2002-12-15
Movie Summer Catch Unknown 2001
Movie Missy 'Misdemeanor' Elliott: Hits of Miss E... The Videos, Volume 1 Himself 2001-05-15
Series The Best Damn Sports Show Period Unknown 2001-07-23
Movie Kingdom Come Ray Bud Slocumb 2001-04-11
Movie 2001 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Unknown 2001-04-11
Movie Babyface: A Collection of Hit Videos Unknown 2001
Series Crossing Jordan Unknown 2001-09-24
Series Say It Loud: A Celebration of Black Music in America Unknown 2001
Series Richard & Judy Unknown 2001-11-26
Movie Scratch Unknown 2001-11-07
Series Friday Night with Jonathan Ross Unknown 2001-11-02
Movie The 28th Annual American Music Awards Himself - Co-host 2001-01-08
Movie The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2000 Unknown 2000
Movie Maze Unknown 2000-10-10
Movie Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2000 Unknown 2000
Movie 14th Annual Soul Train Music Awards Unknown 2000
Movie Angelic Effects Unknown 2000
Movie The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards Unknown 2000-01-01
Movie Charlie's Angels Unknown 2000-11-03
Series Soul Food Unknown 2000-06-28
Movie The 72nd Annual Academy Awards Unknown 2000-03-26
Movie Sisqo: Thong Song Himself 2000-03-01
Movie The 2000 Billboard Music Awards Unknown 2000
Series Clive Anderson All Talk Unknown 1999
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-02
Series Kenan & Kel Unknown 1999
Movie 1999 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Unknown 1999-05-26
Series WWE Smackdown! Unknown 1999-04-29
Movie 1999 Essence Awards Unknown 1999-03-05
Series Making the Video Himself 1999-07-11
Movie In Too Deep Unknown 1999
Movie MTV Europe Music Awards 1999 Unknown 1999-11-01
Series The Richard Blackwood Show Unknown 1999-09-22
Movie Deep Blue Sea Preacher 1999-07-28
Movie Any Given Sunday Unknown 1999
Movie When Sharks Attack! Himself 1999-03-05
Movie Bulworth Unknown 1998-05-22
Movie Caught Up Unknown 1998
Series Behind the Music Unknown 1998
Movie Halloween H20: 20 Years Later Unknown 1998
Movie The 40th Annual Grammy Awards Unknown 1998
Movie 29th NAACP Image Awards Unknown 1998
Movie Woo Darryl 1998-05-08
Series The Howard Stern Radio Show Unknown 1998-08-22
Movie B*A*P*S Unknown 1997-03-28
Series Oz Unknown 1997-07-12
Movie How to Be a Player Unknown 1997-08-06
Movie The 39th Annual Grammy Awards Unknown 1997-02-26
Movie MTV Video Music Awards 1997 Himself - Video Vanguard Award Recipient 1997-03-05
Series Daria Unknown 1997-03-03
Movie Touch Unknown 1997-02-14
Series The Chris Rock Show Unknown 1997-02-07
Movie 10th Anniversary Essence Awards Unknown 1997
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie MTV Europe Music Awards 1997 Unknown 1997
Movie The 1997 Billboard Music Awards Unknown 1997-12-08
Series The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Movie Space Jam Unknown 1996-11-15
Movie Beavis and Butt-Head Do America Unknown 1996-12-20
Series The 22nd Annual People's Choice Awards Unknown 1996
Movie The 23rd Annual American Music Awards Unknown 1996
Series The Rosie O'Donnell Show Unknown 1996-06-10
Movie MTV Video Music Awards 1996 Unknown 1996
Movie It's Hot in Here: UPN Fall Preview Unknown 1996
Movie The Right to Remain Silent Unknown 1996
Movie The Big Help Unknown 1996
Series Lauren Hutton and... Unknown 1996
Movie 1996 Billboard Music Awards Unknown 1996
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-03-06
Series The Frank Skinner Show Unknown 1995-09-10
Movie Out-of-Sync Unknown 1995
Movie Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Unknown 1995
Series E! Live from the Red Carpet Unknown 1995-03-27
Series In the House Marion Hill / ... 1995-04-10
Movie Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '95 Unknown 1995-05-01
Series MADtv Unknown 1995-10-14
Series Extra Unknown 1994-09-05
Series Dennis Miller Live Unknown 1994-04-22
Movie Street Fighter Unknown 1994
Series HBO First Look Unknown 1994-03-01
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jack Nicholson Unknown 1994
Movie Freaks, Nerds & Weirdos Unknown 1994
Series Howard Stern Unknown 1994-06-20
Series New York Undercover Unknown 1994-09-08
Series WWF Raw Unknown 1993-01-11
Movie The 7th Annual Soul Train Music Awards Unknown 1993-03-09
Series Late Show with David Letterman Unknown 1993-08-30
Movie An American Reunion: The People's Inaugural Celebration Unknown 1993
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie CB4 Unknown 1993
Movie 1993 MTV Movie Awards Unknown 1993
Movie Dangerous: The Short Films Unknown 1993
Movie The 35th Annual Grammy Awards Unknown 1993
Movie Soul Train Comedy Awards Unknown 1993
Movie The American Music Awards 20th Anniversary Special Himself 1993-11-27
Series The Adventures of Pete & Pete Unknown 1993-12-05
Movie Toys Captain Patrick Zevo 1992-12-18
Movie Encino Man Unknown 1992
Movie The 34th Annual Grammy Awards Unknown 1992
Movie Gladiator Unknown 1992
Movie Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '92 Unknown 1992
Movie The 1992 Billboard Music Awards Unknown 1992
Movie The 19th Annual American Music Awards Unknown 1992
Movie Comic Relief V Unknown 1992
Movie Bébé's Kids Unknown 1992-07-31
Movie Class Act Unknown 1992
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Movie Simply Mad About the Mouse Unknown 1991
Movie Desperately Seeking Roger Unknown 1991
Movie The 33rd Annual Grammy Awards Unknown 1991-02-20
Movie The 5th Annual Soul Train Music Awards Unknown 1991
Movie The Hard Way Billy 1991-03-08
Series E! News Unknown 1991-09-01
Series The Montel Williams Show Unknown 1991-09-15
Movie The 18th Annual American Music Awards Unknown 1991-01-01
Movie MTV Video Music Awards 1991 Unknown 1991
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Movie 1991 Billboard Music Awards Himself 1991-12-01
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Series The Word Unknown 1990-08-10
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Movie Rapmania: The Roots of Rap Unknown 1990
Series Unplugged Unknown 1989-11-26
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Movie The 3rd Annual Soul Train Music Awards Unknown 1989
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Movie The 15th Annual American Music Awards Unknown 1988-01-25
Movie The 2nd Annual Soul Train Music Awards Unknown 1988
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Movie The 1st Annual Soul Train Music Awards Unknown 1987-03-23
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Movie Diana Ross: Red Hot Rhythm and Blues Unknown 1987
Series Showtime at the Apollo Himself / ... 1987-09-01
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