Ernie Lee Banks
1x07 Old black couple
Character(s) Old Black Man
Date of Birth 1934 (?)
Origin USA
IMDb profile

Ernie Lee Banks played an old black man during Season 1 of The Shield. Ernie has appeared in numerous guest spots in many TV series and films since 1974, when he first appeared on the hit CBS-TV series Good Times. He also appeared as Rev. Ralph Abernathy in the 1978 NBC-TV miniseries King, which was about the slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.

Selected filmography Edit


  • Mystery Men (1999)
  • Bulworth (1998)
  • The Glass Shield (1994)
  • The Black Godfather (1974)

Television appearances Edit

  • The Shield (2002)
  • The X-Files (1999)
  • ER (1999)
  • Red Shoe Diaries (1994)
  • The John Larroquette Show (1994)
  • Moonlighting (1985)
  • The Jeffersons (1975-1983)
  • Laverne & Shirley (1982)

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