Earl Billings
Earl Billings
Earl Billings appears as Rick, a rival restaurant owner of Pops in the episode titled "Romeo N' J'leeta".


Earl William Billings


(1945-07-04) July 4, 1945 (age 75)


Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.



Years active


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Earl William Billings (born July 4, 1945) appeared as Rick, a rival restaurant owner of Pops and father of J'Leeta, a girlfriend of Shawn's in the fifth season episode titled "". A gifted character actor, Earl is perhaps best be known as Rob in the 1975-1978 ABC-TV series What's Happening!!.

Life and careerEdit

Billings was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Willie Mae Billings.[1]

He has gained recognition for his participation in ads for Aflac. Earl has appeared in many television shows and films, such as Antwone Fisher (2002), American Splendor (2003), and Something New (2006). He starred in the short-lived ABC-TV series Miss Guided, co-starring Judy Greer and Brooke Burns.[2]

Selected filmographyEdit

  • The Assignment as Verle
  • Parenthood as Pawn Shop Owner (1 episode, 2010)
  • Cold Case as Eddie Clark '10 (1 episode, 2010)
  • True Blood as Buster (1 episode, 2008)
  • Miss Guided as Principal Phil Huffy (7 episodes, 2008)
  • Senior Skip Day (film) (2008) (V) as Lamar's Father
  • Something New (film) (2006) as Edmond McQueen
  • How I Met Your Mother as Officer McNeil (1 episode, 2005)
  • Thank You for Smoking (film) (2005) as Senator Dupree
  • Rodney (TV series)' as Tom (1 episode, 2005)
  • Fat Albert (film) (2004) (voice) as Mr. Mudfoot
  • Christmas at Water's Edge (2004) (TV) as Earl
  • Without a Trace as Darrell Peters (1 episode, 2004)
  • Mr 3000 (2004) as Lenny Koron
  • ER (1 episode, 2003)
  • American Splendor (2003) as Mr. Boats
  • Antwone Fisher (2002) as Uncle James Elkins
  • For Your Love as Milton (1 episode, 2002)
  • The Guardian as Detective (1 episode, 2002)
  • The Parkers as George West / ... (3 episodes, 2000–2002)
  • The Proud Family as Photographer (1 episode, 2001)
  • Ally McBeal as Ray's Client (2 episodes, 2001)
  • Titus as Earl the Bartender (1 episode, 2001)


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