Franklin Ojeda Smith


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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 ... See full bio »

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

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  Church Squad (pre-production)
Cobb Keys
 2020 Pacing the Cage (filming)
Psychic
 2019 High Maintenance (TV Series)
Don
- Cruise (2019) ... Don
- Craig (2019) ... Don
 2018 Wholly Broken (TV Movie)
Richard
 2017 She's Gotta Have It (TV Series)
George Boyce
- #LuvIzLuv (SEXUALITY IS FLUID) (2017) ... George Boyce
 2017 MFKZT (Video short)
MFKZT Narrator
 2017 But Deliver Us from Evil
Charles Burton
 2017 Time After Time (TV Series)
Willy
- Pilot (2017) ... Willy
 2016 No Beast So Fierce
Jarrod
 2016 Bakery in Brooklyn
Mr. Zubal
 2016 Blindspot (TV Series)
Hobbes
- Why Await Life's End (2016) ... Hobbes
- Older Cutthroat Canyon (2016) ... Hobbes
 2015 Patric
John Reynolds
 2015/IV Second Chance (Short)
Rufus
 2015 Emily & Tim
Minister (segment 'Acceptance')
 2014-2015 The Blacklist (TV Series)
Harbormaster / Boatman
- Ruslan Denisov (No. 67) (2015) ... Harbormaster
- The Decembrist (No. 12) (2014) ... Boatman
 2014 More Than (Short)
 2014 Myra's Angel
Mr. James
 2014 A Little Game
Mel
 2014 Pacing the Cage
Psychic
 2013/IV Inside (Short)
Pete
 2013 Juliette Fairley's Diary of a Mulatto Bride (Short)
Older Fred Alsten
 2010-2013 Boardwalk 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
 2013 Juliette Fairley's Mulatto Diaries (Short)
Fred Alsten
 2013 McCanick
Julius
 2013 Royal Pains (TV Series)
Frank
- Hammertime (2013) ... Frank
- Can of Worms (2013) ... Frank
 2012/I Letting Go
Therapist
 2012 Won't Back Down
Mr. King
 2012 Nurse Jackie (TV Series)
Joe
- Handle Your Scandal (2012) ... Joe
 2011 Humdinger
Harry
 2011 Rescue Me (TV Series)
Jamie
- Vows (2011) ... Jamie
 2011 Gowanus 83 (Short)
Mr. Perkins
 2010 A Magic Helmet (Short)
Greaser 2
 2010 Multiple Sarcasms
Homeless man
 2010 Cost of a Soul
Jackie
 2009 Mercy (TV Series)
Wolf
 2009 The Undying
Henry
 2009 Cayman Went
Aniston Turnkey
 2009 Brothers Incorporated (Short)
Sam Christenson
 2008 Soul Men
Impersonator / Isaac Hayes (voice, uncredited)
 2007-2008 Lemur 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
 2008 Oak Creek Falls (Short)
Old David Johnson
 2007 Finding Oz: A Journey Home (Short)
Wizard
 2006 The Wire (TV Series)
Minister
- A New Day (2006) ... Minister
- Misgivings (2006) ... Minister
 2006 Rounding Third (Short)
Roberto
 2006 Invincible
Les
 2006 My Brother
Older Gentleman - Liberian Estate
 2006/II Collision (Short)
Zeke
 2006 My African Giraffe (Short)
Busdriver
 2005 W.M.D. (Short)
Secretary / General
 2005 The Face of the Earth (Short)
Homeless Prophet
 2005 The Agent (Video)
Sammy
 2005 Swim Test (Short)
Father
 2004 Last Call (Short)
Man flirting
 2004 Cold Case (TV Series)
Old Man
- The Badlands (2004) ... Old Man
 2004 Bottom Out
Soldier
 2004 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Reverend Charles
- D.A.W. (2004) ... Reverend Charles
 2004 Unknown Soldier
Homeless Man
 2003 Hack (TV Series)
Judge Alastair Hopkins
- Blind Faith (2003) ... Judge Alastair Hopkins
 2003 Addiction
Homeless Man
 2002 Emmett's Mark
Restaurant Customer (uncredited)
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