Laurence Fishburne was
born July 30, 1961 in Georgia. Long before The
Matrix, Fishburne starred on the soap opera "One Life to Live," as
Dr. Josh Hall (1973-1976). Many will probably
remember him from Apocalypse Now (1979) as well. Other than his 80's TV appearances
(Trapper John, MD, MASH, Spenser For Hire, Hill Street
Blues, Miami Vice, The Equalizer), he starred in the
following 80's movies: Willie and Phil
(1980), Death Wish II (1982), Rumble Fish (1983), The
Cotton Club (1984), The Color Purple (1985), Quicksilver
(1986), Band of the Hand (1986), A Nightmare on Elm
Street 3 (1987), Gardens of Stone (1987), Cherry 2000
(1987), School Daze (1988), and Red Heat (1988).
And don't forget his role as Cowboy Curtis on Pee Wee's
Playhouse. Forgot that one, didn't you?