Samuel Leroy Jackson (born December 21, 1948) is an American film and television actor and film producer.
After becoming involved with the Civil Rights Movement, he moved on to acting in theater at Morehouse College, and then films. He had several small roles such as in the film Goodfellas before meeting his mentor, Morgan Freeman, and the director Spike Lee. After gaining critical acclaim for his role in Jungle Fever in 1991, he appeared in films such as Patriot Games ', Amos & Andrew, True Romance and Jurassic Park . In 1994, he was cast as Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction, and his performance received several award nominations and critical acclaim. He's also famous for portraying Nick Fury in The Avengers.
He has a recurring part as the voice of Gin Rummy in several episodes of the animated series The Boondocks.