Franklin Ojeda Smith

Actor

Actor


Born on the Sea Islands of South Carolina, Franklin and his siblings joined their mother in the 'Fort Apache' section of the South Bronx, New York in 1953. A native Gullah speaker, Franklin says, "my dialect was so rich that I was put into classes with students who only spoke Spanish and the teacher spoke neither." Early on he met life long ...
Height
5' 11" (1.8 m)

Known For


Invincible
Invincible
Les (2006)
Blindspot
Blindspot
Hobbes (2016)
Boardwalk Empire
Boardwalk Empire
Deacon Lemuel Cuffy (2010-2013)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
ActorChurch Squad
(pre-production) Cobb Keys
ActorJoyful
(pre-production) Ray
ActorThe Art of Dying; the Act of Living
(pre-production) Father Earl
2022
ActorThe Long Way Back
Psychic
2020
ActorGossamer Folds
Edward
2020
ActorHigh Maintenance
(TV Series) Don - Cruise (2019) ... Don - Craig (2019) ... Don
2019
ActorWholly Broken
(TV Movie) Richard
2018
ActorShe's Gotta Have It
(TV Series) George Boyce - #LuvIzLuv (SEXUALITY IS FLUID) (2017) ... George Boyce
2017
ActorMFKZT
(Video short) MFKZT Narrator
2017
ActorBut Deliver Us from Evil
Charles Burton
2017
ActorTime After Time
(TV Series) Willy - Pilot (2017) ... Willy
2017
ActorNo Beast So Fierce
Jarrod
2016
ActorBlindspot
(TV Series) Hobbes - Why Await Life's End (2016) ... Hobbes - Older Cutthroat Canyon (2016) ... Hobbes
2016
ActorBakery in Brooklyn
Mr. Zubal
2016
ActorPatric
John Reynolds
2015
ActorSecond Chance
(Short) Rufus
2015/IV
ActorEmily & Tim
Minister (segment 'Acceptance')
2015
ActorThe Blacklist
(TV Series) Harbormaster / Boatman - Ruslan Denisov (No. 67) (2015) ... Harbormaster - The Decembrist (No. 12) (2014) ... Boatman
2014-2015
ActorMore Than
(Short)
2014
ActorMyra's Angel
Mr. James
2014
ActorA Little Game
Mel
2014
ActorPacing the Cage
Psychic
2014
ActorInside
(Short) Pete
2013/IV
ActorJuliette Fairley's Diary of a Mulatto Bride
(Short) Older Fred Alsten
2013
ActorBoardwalk Empire
(TV Series) Deacon Lemuel Cuffy - William Wilson (2013) ... Deacon Lemuel Cuffy - Under God's Power She Flourishes (2011) ... Deacon Lemuel Cuffy - What Does the Bee Do? (2011) ... Deacon Lemuel Cuffy - 21 (2011) ... Deacon Lemuel Cuffy - Paris Green (2010) ... Deacon Lemuel Cuffy
2010-2013
ActorJuliette Fairley's Mulatto Diaries
(Short) Fred Alsten
2013
ActorMcCanick
Julius
2013
ActorRoyal Pains
(TV Series) Frank - Hammertime (2013) ... Frank - Can of Worms (2013) ... Frank
2013
ActorLetting Go
Therapist
2012/I
ActorWon't Back Down
Mr. King
2012
ActorNurse Jackie
(TV Series) Joe - Handle Your Scandal (2012) ... Joe
2012
ActorHumdinger
Harry
2011
ActorRescue Me
(TV Series) Jamie - Vows (2011) ... Jamie
2011
ActorGowanus 83
(Short) Mr. Perkins
2011
ActorFootsteps in the Sand
Jim
2010
ActorA Magic Helmet
(Short) Greaser 2
2010
ActorMultiple Sarcasms
Homeless man
2010
ActorCost of a Soul
Jackie
2010
ActorMercy
(TV Series) Wolf - Some of Us Have Been to the Desert (2009) ... Wolf
2009
ActorThe Undying
Henry
2009
ActorCayman Went
Aniston Turnkey
2009
ActorBrothers Incorporated
(Short) Sam Christenson
2009
ActorSoul Men
Impersonator / Isaac Hayes (voice, uncredited)
2008
ActorOak Creek Falls
(Short) Old David Johnson
2008
ActorFinding Oz: A Journey Home
(Short) Wizard
2007
ActorThe Wire
(TV Series) Minister - A New Day (2006) ... Minister - Misgivings (2006) ... Minister
2006
ActorRounding Third
(Short) Roberto
2006
ActorInvincible
Les
2006
ActorMy Brother
Older Gentleman - Liberian Estate
2006
ActorCollision
(Short) Zeke
2006/II
ActorMy African Giraffe
(Short) Busdriver
2006
ActorW.M.D.
(Short) Secretary / General
2005
ActorThe Face of the Earth
(Short) Homeless Prophet
2005
ActorThe Agent
(Video) Sammy
2005
ActorSwim Test
(Short) Father
2005
ActorLast Call
(Short) Man flirting
2004
ActorCold Case
(TV Series) Old Man - The Badlands (2004) ... Old Man
2004
ActorBottom Out
Soldier
2004
ActorLaw & Order: Criminal Intent
(TV Series) Reverend Charles - D.A.W. (2004) ... Reverend Charles
2004
ActorUnknown Soldier
Homeless Man
2004
ActorHack
(TV Series) Judge Alastair Hopkins - Blind Faith (2003) ... Judge Alastair Hopkins
2003
ActorAddiction
Homeless Man
2003
ActorEmmett's Mark
Restaurant Customer (uncredited)
2002
RoleTitleYear
ThanksStreet Dogs of South Central
(Documentary) (special thanks)
2013
RoleTitleYear
SelfBut Deliver Us from Evil: The Making
(TV Movie documentary)
2017
SelfThe Human Experience
(Documentary) Commentator
2008
SelfLemur Street
(TV Series) Narrator - United We Stand (2008) ... Narrator - Mother Nature (2008) ... Narrator - The Enemy Within (2008) ... Narrator - Harvest Havoc (2008) ... Narrator - The Rovers Return (2008) ... Narrator Show all 11 episodes
2007-2008
SelfCelebrities in the Basement
(TV Series) Self - Interviewee - Deliver from Evil ... Self - Interviewee
2008
SelfColorblind
(Documentary short) Narrator
2006
SelfSex and the City: A Farewell
(TV Movie documentary) Casino Patron
2004