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Antonio Juan Fargas (born August 14, 1946) is an American actor known for his
roles in 1970s blaxploitation movies, as well as his portrayal of Huggy Bear in the                              Antonio Fargas
1970s TV series Starsky and Hutch.

Biography
Fargas, one of eleven children, was born in New York City to Mildred (née Bailey)
and Manuel Fargas. [1][2] His father worked for the city of New York. His son
Justin Fargas, is a NFL running back drafted in 2003.
After starring in a string of blaxploitation movies in the early '70s, such as his role
as Link Brown in the movie Foxy Brown and in Across 110th Street: he gained
recognition as streetwise informant "Huggy Bear" in the mid-'70s television series
Starsky and Hutch. As a nod to his early roles, he had a part in the blaxploitation
spoof, I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, as well as another Wayans brothers "hood"
parody, Don't Be a Menace. Some notable appearances on British television
                                                                                                                 photographed, 2005
shows include participating in series 4 of the reality series I'm a Celebrity... Get
Me Out of Here! which began in November 2004 and an appearance on Frank                             Born          Antonio Juan Fargas
Sidebottom's Proper Telly Show in early 2006. He also appeared in ABC's All My                                    August 14, 1946 (age 66)
                                                                                                                  New York City, New York, U.S.
Children in the mid-1980s as the father of Angie Hubbard. He guest starred in the
sitcom Living Single, and recently played the part of Toledo in a revival of August                 Occupation    Actor

Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester                         Years active 1964–present
(2006). He has a regular role as 'Doc' on Everybody Hates Chris. Fargas also                                          Website
played the driver in the music video of Backstreet Boys hit "Everybody
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(Backstreet's Back)". He currently lives in Las Vegas. [citation needed]
Argentine band Babasónicos released a song in their 1998 B-sides album Vórtice Marxista called Antonio Fargas. The song's
chorus repeats the phrase "Antonio Fargas is Huggy Bear", in Spanish, and is meant to be homage to Antonio.
Fargas's son Justin, a University of Southern California alumnus, was the starting running back for the Oakland Raiders.
Fargas appeared recently on an episode of Fox's Lie to Me as the father of a murdered firefighter.

References
   1. ^ "Antonio Fargas Biography"        . filmreference. 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-06.
   2. ^ "Antonio Fargas - On The Box Interviews:"        . Memorable TV. 2008. Archived        from the original on 21 July 2008. Retrieved
      2008-07-06.

External links
      Antonio Fargas official website
      Antonio Fargas      at the Internet Movie Database

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