Well-Known 'Hill Street Blues' Actor, Taurean Blacque, dies at 82

Well-Known ‘Hill Street Blues’ Actor, Taurean Blacque, dies at 82

Taurean Blacque passed away. He was an Emmy-nominated actor best remembered for playing a detective on the NBC drama series “Hill Street Blues” in the 1980s. He was 82.

Actor Taurean Blacque of “Hill Street Blues” passes away at 82

Taurean Blacque passed away. He was an Emmy-nominated actor best remembered for playing a detective on the NBC drama series “Hill Street Blues” in the 1980s. He was 82. Blacque passed away in Atlanta on Thursday after a brief illness, according to a statement from his family released on Thursday.

President George H.W. Bush chose Blacque to serve as the nation’s spokeswoman for adoption in 1989. Twelve children, eighteen grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren remain. His family chose not to give details about the precise cause of death.

Taurean Blacque Age, Family, Early Life

Taurean Blacque was born in Newark, New Jersey on May 10, 1940(82 years old). He holds an American nationality. His Zodiac sign is Taurus and belongs to the black ethnicity.

taurean blacque family

It is unknown who Taurean Blacque’s parents are at this time.

Taurean Blacque Wife, What about his Children?

Despite the fact that he had no adoptive children at the time, Blacque was initially invited to act as the spokesperson for the County of Los Angeles Adoption Services office. He said that after researching the prospect of adoption, he was informed that, as an unmarried man, he was ineligible to adopt.

But he persisted, and finally, in addition to his two sons from a marriage that ended in divorce in 1966, he adopted eleven children. He reportedly didn’t get remarried. 

Taurean Blacque’s Career, What was his profession?

The most well-known part of Taurean Blacque’s career as an American theater and television actor was playing Detective Neal Washington on the hit show Hill Street Blues. Herbert Middleton Jr. was given the name Blacque on May 10, 1940, in Newark, New Jersey. Blacque was educated and performed at the New Federal Theatre in New York City before making her television debut; this theater was established to give blacks and women opportunities.

 Early in his acting career, Blacque started making cameo appearances in sitcoms like What’s Happening!!, Sanford and Son, The Bob Newhart Show, The Tony Randall Show, Good Times, and Taxi. He also tried out for roles that were eventually filled by Tim Reid, such as Venus Flytrap on WKRP in Cincinnati.

He began acting in the police drama Hill Street Blues in 1981 and remained through the show’s whole run, which ended in 1987. He was nominated in 1982 for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series while starring in that program, but he lost to Hill Street co-star Michael Conrad because the category’s nominees all hailed from the same program.

Amen Corner

His acting career continued while he was on the show, and for his work in Amen Corner, he was honored with a 1985 NAACP Image Award for Best Actor (Local). In 1986, he played the male lead in the Beverly Hills premiere of the musical Don’t Get God Started, which ran for six weeks in the summer.

After Hill Street came to an end, Blacque relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, to give his kids a better home. He concentrated on his theater career in Atlanta while also making sporadic TV guest appearances.

Among Blacque’s major stage appearances were 1988’s Ceremonies in Dark Old Men and 1987’s Stepping Into Tomorrow with Yolanda King. In a pilot for CBS called Off-Duty, Blacque reprised his role as a police officer. The network decided not to pick up the show.

In the Disney animated movie Oliver & Company, Blacque provided Roscoe’s voice in a minor role. He played Henry Marshall on NBC’s Generations in 1989. A leading role in the science-fiction movie DeepStar Six in 1989 was among his film roles during this time.

How much is Taurean Blacque Net Worth?

we do not have any specific information regarding Taurean Blacque net worth.

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Which school and college did he go to?

There are no available details regarding Taurean Blacque’s educational background.

Is he available on any kind of social media platform?

Taurean Blacque is not active on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Physical Appearance of Taurean Blacque’s Height, Weight

HeightNot Available
Hair colorBlack
Eye colorBlack
WeightNot Available
Body typeFit
Sexual orientationStraight

Interesting facts about Taurean Blacque’s should be knows

NationalityAmerican
EthnicityBlack
Zodiac signTaurus
Relationship StatusSingle

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