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LL Cool J Net Worth, Biography & Wiki in 2017

How rich is James Todd Smith?

James Todd Smith net worth:
$100 Million

James Todd Smith's salary (annual):
$150,000 per episode

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LL Cool J Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

James Todd Smith, to the audience known by the stage name of LL Cool J, is a famous American rap artist, actor, record producer, as well as an enterpreneur. LL Cool J’s rise to fame began in 1985 with the release of his debut album “Radio”. Released to generally positive reviews, the album was a huge commercial success, as it sold more than 500,000 copies within the first five months of its release and was eventually certified Platinum by the RIAA with over 1 million copies sold. “Radio” significantly contributed to the rise of popularity of the new school genre, as well as LL Cool J’s public recognition. The album also spawned six singles, one of which, namely “I Can’t Live Without My Radio”, became a major hit and was featured on the soundtracks of 50 Cent’s film “Get Rich or Die Tryin’” and a video game “True Crime: New York City”. “I Can’t Live Without My Radio” became one of LL Cool J’s signifying songs, alongside “I’m Bad”, “I Need Love” and “Rock the Bells”.

LL Cool J Net Worth $100 Million

LL Cool J is also known as an actor, especially for the role of a Special Agent Sam Hanna on the police procedural and military drama series “NCIS: Los Angeles”. In 2009, LL Cool J was earning $150,000 per episode of “NCIS”.

A famous rap artist and actor, how rich is LL Cool J? In addition to his earnings per every episode of “NCIS”, in 2013 LL Cool J added $30,000 to his wealth from the sales of his most recent album titled “Authentic”. In regards to his wealth, LL Cool J’s net worth is estimated to be $100 million.

James Todd Smith was born in 1968, in Bay Shore, New York. Smith’s passion for music and rapping stems from his early teenage years, when he started recording and creating various demo tapes, which he would later send to producers and record companies in the New York area. Soon enough, James Todd Smith changed his name to LL Cool J, and under his new alias signed to the Def Jam recording label. It was with Def Jam Recordings that LL Cool J released his debut album “Radio”, and two years later came out with his second studio work “Bigger and Deffer (BAD)”. The album exceeded all expectations, and with over 3 million copies sold became LL Cool J’s best-selling album to date. Currently, LL Cool J has released thirteen albums and is working on his fourteenth project entitled “G.O.A.T. 2”.

At the peak of his rapping career, LL Cool J switched to acting. and even though he kept coming out with albums, most of his focus was shifted towards appearances on screen. LL Cool J made his film debut in 1985 in Michael Schultz’s movie “Krush Groove” with Run D.M.C. and the Beastie Boys. Since then, LL Cool J has starred in “All That”, “Charlie’s Angels” with Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu and Drew Barrymore, “House”, “30 Rock” and many others. Currently, LL Cool J is one of the main stars in “NCIS: Los Angeles” series.

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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
NCIS: Los Angeles2009-2016TV SeriesSam Hanna
Grudge Match2013Frankie Brite
Take It2012ShortJames Todd Smith
Hawaii Five-02012TV SeriesSam Hanna
NCIS2009TV SeriesSam Hanna
The Deal2008/IBobby Mason
The Man2007TV MovieManny Baxter
30 Rock2007TV SeriesRidikolus
Last Holiday2006Sean Matthews
House M.D.2005TV SeriesClarence
Slow Burn2005Luther Pinks (as James Todd Smith)
Edison2005Deed
Mindhunters2004Gabe Jensen (as James Todd Smith aka LL Cool J)
S.W.A.T.2003Deacon 'Deke' Kay (as James Todd Smith aka LL Cool J)
Deliver Us from Eva2003Raymond 'Ray' Adams (as James Todd Smith aka LL Cool J)
Rollerball2002Marcus Ridley
Kingdom Come2001Ray Bud Slocumb
Charlie's Angels2000Mr. Jones
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2000TV SeriesMusical Guest
Any Given Sunday1999Julian Washington
In Too Deep1999Dwayne Gittens / God
In the House1995-1999TV SeriesMarion Hill / Himself
Deep Blue Sea1999Preacher
Oz1998TV SeriesJiggy Walker
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later1998Ronny
Woo1998Darryl
Caught Up1998Roger
B*A*P*S1997LL Cool J
The Right to Remain Silent1996TV MovieCharles Red Taylor
Out-of-Sync1995Jason St. Julian
The Adventures of Pete & Pete1994TV SeriesMr. Throneberry
Toys1992Captain Patrick Zevo
The Hard Way1991Billy
Wildcats1986Rapper (as L.L. Cool J)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014-2016TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Morris from America2016writer: "Flava In Ya Ear Remix" - as James Todd Smith
Football Focus2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Lip Sync BattleTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2015 writer - 2 episodes, 2015
Glastonbury 20152015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Shameless2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Jennifer Lopez: Dance Again2014TV Movie documentary performer: "All I Have" / writer: "All I Have" - as James Todd Smith
Top Five2014performer: "Doin' It" / producer: "Doin' It" / writer: "Doin' It" - as James Todd Smith
The 68th Annual Tony Awards2014TV Special performer: "Rock Island"
Todd's Pop Song ReviewsTV Series documentary performer - 2 episodes, 2013 - 2014 writer - 2 episodes, 2013 - 2014
Brooklyn Nine-NineTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
One Hit WonderlandTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Mayweather2013TV Movie documentary performer: "We're The Greatest"
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards2013TV Special performer: "Refuse to Lose", "No Sleep till Brooklyn"
Drei in einem Bett2013TV Movie performer: "Ain't Nobody" - uncredited
The Central Park Five2012Documentary performer: "Jack the Ripper"
Rap Critic Reviews2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Happy Feet Two2011writer: "Mama Said Knock You Out" - as J. Smith
Dancing with the StarsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son2011writer: "Mama Said Knock You Out"
Dance Central2010Video Game performer: "Flava In Ya Ear" / writer: "Flava In Ya Ear" - as James Smith
20 to 1TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
One Tree Hill2004-2010TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Casino Jack and the United States of Money2010Documentary performer: "MR. SMITH" / writer: "MR. SMITH" - as James Todd Smith
Welcome to the 80's2009TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
EntourageTV Series 1 episode, 2004 performer - 1 episode, 2009
EA Skate 22009Video Game performer: "Rock The Bells"
So You Think You Can Dance Canada2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
Everybody Hates Chris2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
100 Greatest Songs of the 90s2007TV Mini-Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Bling: A Planet Rock2007Documentary performer: "I Need Love" / writer: "I Need Love" - as James Todd Smith
CSI: NYTV Series writer - 1 episode, 2006 performer - 1 episode, 2004
Scarface: The World Is Yours2006Video Game performer: "Rock The Bells"
Take the Lead2006performer: "What You Want" / writer: "What You Want" - as J.T. Smith
Get Rich or Die Tryin'2005performer: "I Can't Live without My Radio"
Crossing Jordan2005TV Series performer - 1 episode
Coach Carter2005as James Smith, "Headsprung" / performer: "Headsprung"
The WireTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2004 writer - 1 episode, 2004
Beef II2004Video documentary performer: "4, 3, 2, 1", "The Ripper Strikes Back"
Johnson Family Vacation2004performer: "Move Sumthin'"
The Fighting Temptations2003as James Todd Smith, "Amazin'" / performer: "Amazin'"
Beef2003Documentary performer: "Mama Said Knock You Out", "To Da Break of Dawn"
Retarded Animal Babies2003Video short performer: "Mama said knock you out"
Cradle 2 the Grave2003performer: "Paradise" / writer: "Paradise" - as James Todd Smith
Deliver Us from Eva2003performer: "Paradise" 2002 / writer: "Paradise" 2002 - as James Todd Smith
Pro BMX 22002Video Game performer: "Rock the Bells" / writer: "Rock the Bells"
Summer Catch2001writer: "Going Back to Cali" - as James Smith
Scratch2001Documentary performer: "Get Down", "Rock the Bells" / writer: "Get Down" - as James Smith / writer: "Rock the Bells" - as James Todd Smith
Maze2000writer: "I Need Love" - as James Todd Smith
Soul Food2000TV Series performer: "I Wish Remix" / writer: "I Wish Remix"
Any Given Sunday1999performer: "SHUT 'EM DOWN" / writer: "SHUT 'EM DOWN" - as James Todd Smith
Deep Blue Sea1999performer: "Deepest Bluest Shark's Fin", "Say What" / writer: "Deepest Bluest Shark's Fin", "Say What" - as James Todd Smith
Bulworth1998performer: "Zoom" / writer: "Zoom"
Daria1997-1998TV Series performer - 2 episodes
How to Be a Player1997performer: "6 Minutes of Pleasure" / writer: "6 Minutes of Pleasure" - as J.T. Smith
Kenan & Kel1997TV Series performer - 1 episode
Space Jam1996performer: "Hit 'Em High The Monstars' Anthem" / writer: "Hit 'Em High The Monstars' Anthem" - as Todd Smith
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America1996lyrics: "Ain't Nobody" - as J.T. Smith / performer: "Ain't Nobody"
Street Fighter1994lyrics: "Life As..." / performer: "Life As..." / writer: - as J.T. Smith / writer: "Life As..."
New York Undercover1994TV Series 1 episode
CB41993performer: "I Need Love" / writer: "I Need Love" - as James Todd Smith
Bébé's Kids1992"Mama Said Knock You Out"
Class Act1992performer: "Boomin' System" - as L.L. Cool J / writer: "Boomin' System" - as James Todd Smith
Encino Man1992lyrics: "Mama Said Knock You Out" - as James Todd Smith / music: "Mama Said Knock You Out" - as James Todd Smith
Gladiator1992performer: "Mama Said Knock You Out" - as L.L. Cool J. / writer: "Mama Said Knock You Out" - as James Todd Smith
MTV Video Music Awards 19911991TV Special performer: "Mama Said Knock You Out" / writer: "Mama Said Knock You Out"
Strictly Business1991performer: "Strictly Business" - as L.L. Cool J / writer: "Strictly Business" - as L.L. Cool J
The Hard Way1991performer: "Momma Said Knock You Out", "Murdergram Live at Rapmania" - as L L Cool J / producer: "Momma Said Knock You Out" - as L L Cool J / writer: "Momma Said Knock You Out", "Murdergram Live at Rapmania" - as J.T. Smith
In Living ColorTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1990 writer - 1 episode, 1990
House Party1990lyrics: "To Da Break of Dawn" / performer: "To Da Break of Dawn"
Less Than Zero1987performer: "Going Back To Cali" - as L.L. Cool J / writer: "Going Back To Cali" - as James Todd Smith
Wildcats1986performer: "Football Rap" - as L.L. Cool J / writer: "Football Rap" - as James Todd Smith
Krush Groove1985performer: "I Can't Live Without My Radio" / writer: "Can You Rock It Like This" - as J.T. Smith / writer: "I Can't Live Without My Radio" - as James Todd Smith

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
In the House1997-1999TV Series executive consultant - 28 episodes

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lip Sync Battle2015TV Series producer - 3 episodes
The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!: Countdown to Music's Biggest Night2009TV Special producer
The Man2007TV Movie producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Countdown To: Mindless Behavior2011TV Movie very special thanks
HBO First Look1999TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2010TV SeriesHimself
Today2006-2010TV SeriesHimself
The Electric Company2010TV SeriesHimself
41st NAACP Image Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games2010TV Mini-SeriesHimself - We Are The World 25 For Haiti
The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
The Grammy's Style Studio2010TV SeriesHimself
The 36th Annual People's Choice Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!: Countdown to Music's Biggest Night2009TV SpecialHimself - Host
WWII in HD2009TV Mini-Series documentaryShelby Westbrook
The Bonnie Hunt Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1995-2009TV SeriesHimself
The Early Show2009TV SeriesHimself
The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
The Shooter Series: Vol. 12009VideoHimself
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List2009TV SeriesHimself
How Bruce Lee Changed the World2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Fashion Police2009TV SeriesHimself - Host
The 51st Annual Grammy Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Spike TV VGA Video Game Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
50 Cent: The Money and the Power2008TV SeriesHimself
BET News2008TV SeriesHimself
Martha2008TV SeriesHimself
BET Hip Hop Awards 20082008TV SpecialHimself
Project Runway2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest Judge
MTV Video Music Awards 20082008TV SpecialHimself
Tavis Smiley2006-2008TV SeriesHimself
So You Think You Can Dance2008TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
BET Awards 20082008TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Ryan Cameron: Uncensored2008TV SeriesHimself
Super Bowl XLII2008TV SpecialHimself
Movies Rock2007TV MovieHimself
J.A.M. Awards & Concert2007TV SpecialHimself
BET Hip-Hop Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
4th Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors2007TV MovieHimself
Fashion Rocks2007TV MovieHimself
Fashion News Live2005-2007TV SeriesHimself
BET Awards 20072007TV SpecialHimself
ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway2007DocumentaryHimself
38th NAACP Image Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - Host
The Montel Williams Show2007TV SeriesHimself
The Tyra Banks Show2006-2007TV SeriesHimself
The 33rd Annual People's Choice Awards2007TV Special documentaryHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1995-2007TV SeriesHimself
106 & Park Top 10 Live2006TV SeriesHimself - 'Control Myself' Live
Biography2006TV Series documentaryHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 20062006TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
T.D. Jakes Presents MegaFest: Let It Flow2006TV MovieHimself
Absolute Power: The Making of Edison Force2006Video shortHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2006TV Series documentaryHimself
2006 MTV Movie Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
Top of the Pops2004-2006TV SeriesHimself
The 2005 Billboard Music Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
25 Strong: The BET Silver Anniversary Special2005TV SpecialHimself / Performer
2nd Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors2005TV MovieHimself - Honoree
The Tony Danza Show2005TV SeriesHimself
Out of Africa: Heroes and Icons2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Best of Keith Sweat: Make You Sweat2005VideoHimself (segment "Why Me Baby?")
American Idol2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest Judge
The British Comedy Awards 20042004TV SpecialHimself - Pre-Recorded Footage
MADtv1995-2004TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host
The 2nd Annual Vibe Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Co-Host
American Casino2004TV Series documentaryHimself - Performer
BET Comedy Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
The Graham Norton Effect2004TV SeriesHimself
World B Boy Championship2004TV SeriesHimself
4th Annual BET Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
The 58th Annual Tony Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Original Score
Brit Awards 20042004TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Orange British Academy Film Awards2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Richard & Judy2004TV SeriesHimself
NY Graham Norton2004TV SeriesHimself
2004 Trumpet Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
The Best Damn Sports Show Period2004TV Series
Vibe Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
S.W.A.T.: TV's Original Super Cops2003Video shortHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts2003TV SpecialHimself
Jennifer Lopez: The Reel Me2003VideoHimself (segment "All I Have")
Tinseltown TV2003TV SeriesHimself
HBO First Look1999-2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Behind the Scenes of 'Deliver Us from Eva'2003Video documentary shortHimself
Hip Hop Uncensored Vol. 1: Newrock Stars2003VideoHimself
The 17th Annual Soul Train Music Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
50 Sexiest Video Moments2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
VH1 Big in 2002 Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
MOBO Awards 20022002TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Frank Skinner Show2002TV SeriesHimself
2nd Annual BET Awards2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hype Williams: The Videos, Vol. 12002VideoHimself (segments "Flava in Ya Ear Remix" and "Doin' It")
The Daily Show1998-2002TV SeriesHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996-2002TV SeriesHimself
WWE Smackdown!2002TV SeriesHimself
Say It Loud: A Celebration of Black Music in America2001TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Intimate Portrait2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Missy 'Misdemeanor' Elliott: Hits of Miss E... The Videos, Volume 12001Video documentary shortHimself (segment "Get Ur Freak On")
2001 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
Dennis Miller Live1998-2001TV SeriesHimself
Babyface: A Collection of Hit Videos2001VideoHimself (segment "This Is For The Lover The In You" (
The Challenge2001TV SeriesHimself
The 28th Annual American Music Awards2001TV SpecialHimself - Co-host
The 2000 Billboard Music Awards2000TV SpecialHimself
The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 20002000TV SpecialHimself
Making the Video1999-2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 20002000TV SpecialHimself
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards2000TV SpecialHimself
14th Annual Soul Train Music Awards2000TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Sisqo: Thong Song2000ShortHimself
The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards2000TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Original Score
MTV Europe Music Awards 19991999TV SpecialHimself
Clive Anderson All Talk1999TV SeriesHimself
The Richard Blackwood Show1999TV SeriesHimself
1999 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
1999 Essence Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
When Sharks Attack!1999TV Short documentaryHimself
29th NAACP Image Awards1998TV SpecialHimself
The 40th Annual Grammy Awards1998TV SpecialHimself
The Howard Stern Radio Show1998TV SeriesHimself
The 1997 Billboard Music Awards1997TV SpecialHimself
MTV Europe Music Awards 19971997TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The Chris Rock Show1997TV SeriesHimself
10th Anniversary Essence Awards1997TV SpecialHimself
Howard Stern1997TV SeriesHimself
The 39th Annual Grammy Awards1997TV SpecialHimself
Touch1997Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 19971997TV SpecialHimself - Video Vanguard Award Recipient
The Big Help1996TV MovieHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 19961996TV SpecialHimself - Musical Guest
It's Hot in Here: UPN Fall Preview1996TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 22nd Annual People's Choice Awards1996TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Favorite New Television Comedy Series
The 23rd Annual American Music Awards1996TV SpecialHimself
1996 Billboard Music Awards1996TV SpecialHimself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1995TV MovieHimself
Lauren Hutton and...1995TV SeriesHimself
Wheel of Fortune1995TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '951995TV SpecialHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jack Nicholson1994TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
Freaks, Nerds & Weirdos1994TV MovieHimself
1993 MTV Movie Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Soul Train Comedy Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Soul Train1986-1993TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Guest
Late Night with David Letterman1990-1993TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The 7th Annual Soul Train Music Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 35th Annual Grammy Awards1993TV SpecialHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989-1993TV SeriesHimself
An American Reunion: The People's Inaugural Celebration1993TV MovieHimself
Comic Relief V1992TV SpecialHimself
The 1992 Billboard Music Awards1992TV SpecialHimself
The 34th Annual Grammy Awards1992TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '921992TV SpecialHimself
The 19th Annual American Music Awards1992TV SpecialHimself
The Talk2010-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself / Himself - Guest Co-Host
MTV Video Music Awards 19911991TV SpecialHimself
The Late Late Show with James Corden2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
Simply Mad About the Mouse1991Himself
Entertainment Tonight2009-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - NCIS: Los Angeles / Himself - Grammy Award Host / ...
In Living Color1991TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Extra2014-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - NCIS: Los Angeles
1991 Billboard Music Awards1991TV SpecialHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2004-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Desperately Seeking Roger1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
Lip Sync Battle2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Host
Unplugged1991TV Series documentaryHimself
NCIS: Los Angeles - Season 7: Celebrating 1502016Video shortHimself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1987-1991TV SeriesHimself
NCIS: Los Angeles - Season 7: Getting Personal2016Video shortHimself
The 5th Annual Soul Train Music Awards1991TV SpecialHimself - Performer
NCIS: Los Angeles - Season 7: Hot Property2016Video shortHimself
The 33rd Annual Grammy Awards1991TV SpecialHimself
NCIS: Los Angeles - Season 7: Into Africa2016Video shortHimself
Showtime at the Apollo1987-1991TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest / Host
NCIS: Los Angeles - Season 7: What's in a Name?2016Video shortHimself
The 18th Annual American Music Awards1991TV SpecialHimself
Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter2016TV SeriesHimself
The Word1990TV SeriesHimself
VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail the Queens2016TV MovieHimself
Rapmania: The Roots of Rap1990TV Movie documentaryHimself
Greatest Hits2016TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Morning Videos1990TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Fight Game with Jim Lampley2016TV SeriesHimself
The More You Know1989TV SeriesHimself
Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.2016TV Series documentaryHimself
New American Bandstand 19651986-1989TV SeriesHimself
The 58th Annual Grammy Awards2016TV MovieHimself - Host
The 3rd Annual Soul Train Music Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - 'Going Back to Cali' / Himself
The 2nd Annual Soul Train Music Awards1988TV SpecialHimself
The Insider2014-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - NCIS: Los Angeles
The 15th Annual American Music Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Sinatra 100: An All-Star Grammy Concert2015TV MovieHimself - Presenter
Remote Control1988TV SeriesHimself
FabLife2015TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live1987TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - NCIS: Los Angeles
Diana Ross: Red Hot Rhythm and Blues1987TV SpecialHimself
E! Live from the Red Carpet2015TV SeriesHimself
The 1st Annual Soul Train Music Awards1987TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Variety Talk Series
Big Fun in the Big Town1986TV Movie documentaryHimself
NCIS: Los Angeles - Season 6: Too Close for Comfort2015Video shortHimself
Krush Groove1985Himself
NCIS: Los Angeles - Season 6: Yippee Ki-Yay2015ShortHimself
Guys Choice Awards 20152015TV MovieHimself
Rachael Ray2007-2015TV SeriesHimself
CBS This Morning2015TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2009-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
WrestleMania2015TV MovieHimself
WWE Raw2014-2015TV SeriesHimself
The Queen Latifah Show2013-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life an All Star Grammy Salute2015TV MovieHimself - Host
CBS News Sunday Morning2015TV Series documentaryHimself
The 57th Annual Grammy Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Host
How to Make a Man2014TV Special documentaryHimself
NCIS: Los Angeles: Season 5 - Crafting Afghanistan2014Video documentary shortHimself
NCIS: Los Angeles: Season 5 - Happy 100th2014Video documentary shortHimself
NCIS: Los Angeles: Season 5 - The Write Staff2014Video documentary shortHimself
NCIS: Los Angeles: Season 5 - Unexpected Developments2014Video documentary shortHimself
The 68th Annual Tony Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2007-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
E! News2014TV SeriesHimself
Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards 20142014TV SpecialHimself
Steve Harvey2014TV SeriesHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles2014TV SpecialHimself - Host
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Host
The 40th Annual People's Choice Awards2014TV SpecialHimself
CBS Cares2009-2014TV SeriesHimself
Katie2013TV SeriesHimself
Keep the Faith2013DocumentaryHimself
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
NCIS: Los Angeles: Season 4 - Chris at the Helm2013Video shortHimself
NCIS: Los Angeles: Season 4 - Some Assembly Required2013Video shortHimself
NCIS: Los Angeles: Season 4 - Sound Off2013Video shortHimself
NCIS: Los Angeles: Season 4 - Un4Gettable: Season Four of NCIS: Los Angeles2013Video shortHimself
2013 Do Something Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Honoree
Behind the Music2000-2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Stars on Sports2013TV MovieHimself
Better2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
SXSW Flashback 20132013TV MovieHimself
The View2006-2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010-2013TV SeriesHimself
Piers Morgan Tonight2012-2013TV SeriesHimself
Mayweather2013TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1996-2013TV SeriesHimself
48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards2013TV SpecialHimself
Big Morning Buzz Live2012-2013TV SeriesHimself
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Host
44th NAACP Image Awards2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Oprah's Next Chapter2013TV SeriesHimself
The 39th Annual People's Choice Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live: Countdown to Music's Biggest Night2012TV MovieHimself - Host
We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
I Heart Radio Music Festival2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
2012 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys2012TV MovieHimself - Presenter
NCIS: Los Angeles - Season 3: Aligning the Stars2012Video shortHimself
NCIS: Los Angeles - Season 3: Carmageddon2012Video shortHimself
NCIS: Los Angeles - Season 3: Investigating Season 32012Video shortHimself
NCIS: Los Angeles - Season 3: Surf and Turf2012Video shortHimself
Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern2012TV SeriesHimself
SGNL by Sony2012TV SeriesHimself
The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2012TV MovieHimself - Presenter
47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
Ali 70 from Las Vegas2012TV MovieHimself
43rd NAACP Image Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Host
Spike TV VGA Video Game Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live! - Countdown to Music's Biggest Night2011TV Special
Conan2010-2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Rove LA2011TV SeriesHimself
2011 BET Hip Hop Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2002-2011TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
42nd NAACP Image Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Television Series - Drama
The 4th Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute2010TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
TV One Night Only: Live from the Essence Music Festival2010TV MovieHimself
Teen Choice Awards 20102010TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Alex Zane's GuestList2010TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Eighties2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Entertainment Tonight2014-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Co-Host / Himself - NCIS: Los Angeles
Extra2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
Home & Family2015TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2015TV SeriesHimself
Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Lennon or McCartney2014Documentary shortHimself
Hippocrates: Diary of a French Doctor2014Clarence
The Channel 101 Experience2012DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012TV SeriesHimself - At Kings Game
The Insider2012TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHimself
Welcome to the 80's2009TV Series documentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2009TV Series documentary
Late Show with David Letterman2009TV SeriesHimself - Visits the Superbowl
MythBusters2008TV Series documentarySherman 'Preacher' Dudley
Beef 42007Video documentaryHimself
106 & Park Top 10 Live2007TV SeriesHimself - 106 and Bowl Video
Video on Trial2006TV SeriesHimself
100 Greatest Teen Stars2006TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Driven2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Favouritism2005TV SeriesHimself
And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Beef II2004Video documentaryHimself - Recording Artist
Beef2003DocumentaryHimself
It's Black Entertainment2002TV Special documentaryHimself
Angelic Effects2000Video documentary shortMr. Jones (uncredited)
Dennis Miller Live1998TV SeriesHimself
Dangerous: The Short Films1993VideoHimself
The American Music Awards 20th Anniversary Special1993TV SpecialHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRecordingOn January 21, 2016. At 6901 Hollywood Blvd.
2014Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Drama SeriesNCIS: Los Angeles (2009)
2013Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Drama SeriesNCIS: Los Angeles (2009)
2013Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actor: ActionNCIS: Los Angeles (2009)
2012Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Drama SeriesNCIS: Los Angeles (2009)
2011Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Drama SeriesNCIS: Los Angeles (2009)
2004BET Comedy AwardBET Comedy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Box Office MovieDeliver Us from Eva (2003)
2003ShoWest AwardShoWest Convention, USAMale Star of Tomorrow
2000Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Supporting Actor - ActionDeep Blue Sea (1999)
1997Michael Jackson Video Vanguard AwardMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Structured Reality ProgramLip Sync Battle (2015)· Casey Patterson (executive producer)
· Jay Peterson (executive producer)
· John Krasinski (executive producer)
· Stephen Merchant (executive producer)
· Leah Culton (co-executive producer)
2016Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Drama SeriesNCIS: Los Angeles (2009)
2015Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Drama SeriesNCIS: Los Angeles (2009)
2014Prism AwardPrism AwardsMale Performance in a Drama Series Multi-Episode StorylineNCIS: Los Angeles (2009)
2012Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class ProgramsThe 54th Annual Grammy Awards (2012)· Ken Ehrlich (executive producer)
2012Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actor: ActionNCIS: Los Angeles (2009)
2011Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actor: ActionNCIS: Los Angeles (2009)
2010Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Drama SeriesNCIS: Los Angeles (2009)
2010Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actor: ActionNCIS: Los Angeles (2009)
2006Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsMovies - Choice LiplockLast Holiday (2006)· Queen Latifah
2005GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap AlbumFor the album "The DEFinition."
2005Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Rap Artist in a MovieMindhunters (2004)
2004Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsFilm: Best ActorDeliver Us from Eva (2003)
2004Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest SongDeliver Us from Eva (2003)· Amerie (Writer, Performer)
· 50 Cent (Writer)
· Samuel Barnes (Writer)
· Jean Claude Olivier (Writer)
· Allan Wayne Felder (Writer)
· Kenneth Burke (Writer)
· Norma Jean Wright (Writer)
2004GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap/Sung Collaboration· Marc Dorsey
2000Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion PictureDeep Blue Sea (1999)
1999Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Supporting Actor - HorrorHalloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
1998Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy SeriesIn the House (1995)
1997GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap AlbumFor the album "Mr. Smith."
1997Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy SeriesIn the House (1995)
1997Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Television ActorIn the House (1995)
1996Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy SeriesIn the House (1995)

TitleSalary
NCIS: Los Angeles (2009)$150,000 /episode (2009-10)
Rollerball (2002)$1,000,000

#Fact
1A hip-hop icon.
2When Anne Hathaway was a guest on Lip Sync Battle (2015), she said she wanted to hug Cool J.
3He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on January 21, 2016.
4On his second album "B.A.D." (Bigger And Deffer), his single "I'm Bad" sampled the main theme of the 70's TV show "S.W.A.T." and years later he would co-star in the movie adaptation of that show. (And in a few movie trailers for "S.W.A.T.", actually mimicking that same theme music).
5In 2012, he stated that no one "should assume that I'm a Democrat a Republican]. I'm an Independent, you know?".
6He has played the same character (Sam Hanna) in three different series: NCIS (2003), NCIS: Los Angeles (2009) and Hawaii Five-0 (2010).
7On his second album "B.A.D." (Bigger And Deffer), his single "I'm Bad" sampled the main theme of the 70's TV show S.W.A.T. (1975) and, years later, he co-starred in the movie adaptation of that show.
8Ranked #32 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.
9Ranked #5 on VH1's 50 Greatest Hip Hop Artists.
10Homaged/satirized in Sonic Youth's song "Kool Thing" (from the 1990 album "Goo").
11In his personal life, he goes by the name Todd.
12Wrote and performed the first ever rap love song "I Need Love" in 1985.
13He has been on Def Jam Records longer than any other artists from its start in 1985 to the present.
14Appeared with Rollerball (2002) co-star Chris Klein on World Wrestling Federation programming in early 2002 to promote the film. They appeared with APA members Ron Simmons (aka Faarooq) and John Layfield (aka Bradshaw), both of whom appear in the film along with a number of other WWF Superstars.
15The only job he had besides being an entertainer was that he was briefly a paper boy.
16Has four children (one boy and three girls): Najee (b. 1989), Italia (b. 1990), Samaria (b. 1995), and Nina Simone (b. 2000).
17Hosted The 28th Annual American Music Awards (2001) with Britney Spears. [2001]
18Separated from girlfriend Simone Smith sometime after the birth of their second child.
19Regarded as one of the most succesful rap artists of all time.
20LL Cool J stands for "Ladies Love Cool James."
21Almost always wears a hat, and wears one of his pant legs rolled up.

#Quote
1[Lip Sync Battle] The freshest show on TV.
2[Anne Hathaway] Stunning.
3[Emily Blunt] She's got swagger. Incomparable and breathtaking.
4[Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt] Tonight, two of the most powerful stars of the big screen face off in a Devil Wears Prada reunion battle.
5[on George Michael] He's very, very talented, and I'll always like Wham! I thought it was cool. "Father Figure" was something else!
6[on "S.W.A.T."] I loved "S.W.A.T." In retrospect, I wish I could have had a bigger role in it, but I had a great time doing it, and it was a success. It was actually the coolest movie I've ever done, in terms of just a pure movie. It was the most entertaining and well done.
7[on "Rollerball"] I felt like it was a bad movie. Wack. Terrible. That's the thing with making movies: You're always going to make some stuff you believe is bad. This was mine.
8[on "Any Given Sunday"] It was a dream-fulfilling experience because growing up I had always wanted to be a pro football player. And if I had stayed in Long Island, I probably would have pursued it more vigorously. I actually got to run with the ball in Texas Stadium, wearing No. 33 -- and [Tony] Dorsett was the guy that I loved growing up -- and I got to play on a team and run the ball and take some real hits. It was great.
9[on "Deep Blue Sea"] The most appealing role I've ever had. It was fun, it was crazy, it was a success from the beginning, and my role kept getting bigger and bigger on that set. They actually had to reshoot the ending so I could survive because the people [in test screenings] didn't want me to die.
10[on Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)] - Jamie Lee Curtis taught me a lot about being classy on set. Me and my guys would be there, and she would be leaving and say, "Oh, take my trailer!" I played the security guard who everybody thought was going to die, but I didn't. That brother lived! That was wonderful. I shocked the world! Then I shocked the world a year later in Deep Blue Sea (1999) and lived again.
11[on Deep Blue Sea (1999)] - The parrot chewed my ear something crazy. I had to take my earrings out because he kept biting them like a chew toy. Also, the [animatronic] shark didn't always work on cue. I almost drowned once. The guy took his hand off the joystick [that maneuvered the shark] when they called lunch, but I had put my leg in the shark's mouth, so I was stuck under water. Luckily, they had given me a little canister with some extra oxygen. When I finally came up, I was furious.
12I don't think you should go around talking trash about people because I think that's how you get your hat handed to you. I'm good at what I do, but I wouldn't be so bold and arrogant as to say something disrespectful about, say, Eminem. He's talented and he's good at what he does.
13I think when you move past your fear and you go after your dreams wholeheartedly, you become free. Know what I'm saying? Move past the fear.
14One thing I'm not gonna do, because I'm black, is suddenly say 'you know what, I can't play a villain!' You don't need to be the good guy to get a good message out. I'm not going to limit myself like that. I just want to play good roles and be able to touch a lot of people.
15I'm happy to be black. I am what I am, I'm doing very well in my life, and I'm thankful to God for that. I am a real person that cares about his art and cares about what he's doing - I have a heart and a soul and want to touch people and give. As a black man, my hope is that I can touch more and more people all over the world of different races and different colours. And I think eventually, if I just stay on this path, we'll get there.
16Hip-hop can be limiting and I refuse to accept limits. I've been training as an actor for six years. Nobody goes to acting school for six years. I mean, the college course is only four years! I absolutely trained. My acting coach is from the Stanislavsky school. It's real - I act.
17Am I James Todd Smith now or LL Cool J? Pick a name baby. Pick a name and ride with it. I don't wanna abandon my identity as LL Cool J, but at the same time, I had to figure out how to let people know that I'm really serious about making these movies. You know when you do 25 or 30 movies and people are still asking you 'how does it feel making the transition?' you know you're not communicating correctly. So I just put the James Todd Smith thing there to let people know I was serious. It's not like I made it Lawrence Cool J or something!.
18"Rollerball sucked!" - discussing one of his movies on Late Night with Conan O'Brien.
19Keeping it real ain't about carrying a gun or smoking blunts. It's about being true to yourself and those around you.

#Trademark
1Always wears a hat when off-camera

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