Ernest Lee Thomas Biography
Ernest Lee Thomas is an American actor who was born in Gary, Indiana, U.S. He is most famous for his role as Roger “Raj” Thomas on the 1970s ABC sitcom What’s Happening!!, its 1980s sequel, What’s Happening Now!!, and for Everybody Hates Chris where he played a recurring role as Mr. Omar. He is married to his wife, dancer Julie Robinson.
Ernest Lee Thomas Age
Thomas was born on March 26, 1949, in Gary, Indiana, USA. He started his acting career as a Broadway actor in 1974. Thomas is 71 years old as of 2020.
Ernest Lee Thomas Height
He appears to be a man of average stature if his photos relative to his surroundings are anything to go by. However, Thomas’s actual height and other body measurements are currently unavailable.
Ernest Lee Thomas Wife
Thomas has maintained a low key personal life. In his many years in the limelight, he has managed to keep his personal relationships away from the public. Some sources state that he has never been married and has no children. We, however, cannot substantiate this as very scanty information is available.
Ernest Lee Thomas Everybody Hates Chris
Lee Thomas played a recurring role in the American period sitcom, Everybody Hates Chris. It is based on the troubled teenage experiences of comedian Chris Rock during the 1980s. Although Rock himself was a teenager between 1978 and 1984, having been born in 1965, the show is set between 1982 and 1987. The title of the show is a parody of the hit CBS sitcom, Everybody Loves Raymond.
Ernest Lee Thomas What’s Happening!!
During the taping of The Jeffersons show, Ernest Lee Thomas learned of an audition for the upcoming comedy sitcom What’s Happening!!, loosely based on the 1975 film Cooley High. Eventually, Thomas went on to win the role of Roger “Raj” Thomas on the show, which aired from 1976 to 1979. Haywood Nelson also played the role of Dwayne.
Thomas was involved in other acting film and TV projects during the show’s run, including Baretta, Roots, The Brady Bunch Hour and the film A Piece of the Action starring Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby. Though the series rated well, What’s Happening!! was canceled after its third season in the early spring of 1979.
Ernest Lee Thomas Kappa Alpha Psi
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated is a collegiate Greek-letter fraternity that is historically African-American. It was formed at the height of racism but has never limited membership based on color, creed or national origin. Thomas is a member of this fraternity. In 2019, he posted a throwback photo on Instagram where he was with members of the fraternity with the caption:
This photo was at Indiana State University at one of our Kappa Alpha Psi functions but I noticed that I’m looking in a different direction than everyone else. And although I love being a Kappa I don’t believe I’ve ever felt comfortable in any group or any place but I do know that I’m owned and operated by Jesus Christ.
Ernest Lee Thomas Net Worth
Thomas is an American actor who began his professional acting career in the theater. He first made a name for himself appearing in back-to-back Broadway revivals in the mid-70s, “Love for Love” and “Member of the Wedding”. From his long acting career, he has earned an estimated net worth of $500 thousand.
Ernest Lee Thomas Eye Injury
Lee Thomas has an eye condition called amblyopia. Also called lazy eye, amblyopia is a disorder of sight due to low eye and brain coordination. It results in decreased vision in an eye that otherwise typically appears normal. amblyopia the most common cause of decreased vision in a single eye among children and younger adults. It is worth noting that the condition was not caused by any physical injury suffered by Thomas.
Ernest Lee Thomas Movies and Tv Shows
What’s Happening!! (TV Series) from 1976 to 1979 as Roger ‘Raj’ Thomas.
A Piece of the Action, 1977, as John.
What’s Happening Now!! (TV Series), 1985-1988, as Roger ‘Raj’ Thomas.
Kiss and Be Killed, 1991, as Det. Ross.
Malcolm X, 1992, as Sidney.
The Watermelon Heist, 2003, as Jailer.
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, 2003, as Ernest Thomas.
Everybody Hates Chris (TV Series), 2005-2009, as Mr. Omar / Funeral Director / Radical Man.
Paroled, 2007, as Royce Henderson.
Funny People, 2009, as Yo Teach Principal.
The Lords of Salem, 2012, as Chip McDonald (Frankenstein and the Witchhunter) (uncredited).
The Pastor and Mrs. Jones, 2013, as Pastor.
Basketball Girlfriend, 2014, as Lenny.
Revenge, 2014, as Neville.
The Slimbones, 2014, as Uncle AB.
Mega Shark vs. Kolossus, 2015, as Admiral Titus Jackson.
Chocolate City, 2015, as Diner Manager.
’79 Parts, 2016, as Priore.
Stop Bullying Now: Live from the Big House, 2016, as Himself.
Earworm, 2016, (short)
Chocolate City: Vegas Strip, 2017, as Mr. Williams.
The Gods, 2017, as Olympus.
Two Wolves, 2017, as Olivier.
How old is Ernest Lee Thomas?
Ernest is 71 years old as of 2020. He was born on March 26, 1949, in Gary, Indiana, USA.
How much is Ernest Thomas Worth?
He has an estimated net worth of $500 thousand.
What’s happening Ernest Thomas?
Thomas played the role of Roger “Raj” Thomas on the sitcom What’s Happening!!
Is Ernest Lee Thomas married?
Some sources state that he has never been married and has no children. We, however, cannot substantiate this as very scanty information is available.