Biography

African-American actor Hari Rhodes first came to the widespread attention of televiewers with his portrayal of African native Mike on the TV series Daktari. Though he seldom had as much to do as series star Marshall Thompson, Rhodes developed a fan following during his three-year (1966-69) run with the program. Subsequent TV jobs included such roles as DA William Washburn on the 1969 law-and-order weekly The Protectors; Los Angeles mayor Dan Stoddard on the 1976 cop series Most Wanted; Brima Cesay on the landmark 1977 miniseries Roots; and Presidential retainer Coates on the 1979 "docudrama" Backstairs at the White House. Hari Rhodes died in January of 1992, a few months before the premiere of his final project, the made-for-TV feature Murder without Motive: The Edmund Perry Story. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi