Henry Louis Gates

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KNOWN FOR 
12 Years a Slave (2013) | The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2013) | Black in Latin America (2011)
AWARDS 
1 win More »
AKA 
Henry Louis Gates Jr. | Prof. Henry Louis Gates Jr. | Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. | Rev. Henry Louis Gates Jr. | Dr. Henry Louis Gates | Henry Lewis Gates | Skip Gates | Henry Louis Gates Jr | Henry Louis Gates Jr Phd  Less
NICKNAME  
Skip
BORN 
Sep 16, 1950 (age 67)
HEIGHT 
5' 7" (1.70m)

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Past Film & Video (6 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for DetroitDetroit Special Thanks (as Henry Louis Gates Jr.)  Less 2017 $34MM $17MM / —
  • Primary photo for Alice Walker: Beauty in TruthAlice Walker: Beauty in Truth Historical Advisor (as Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr.)  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for 12 Years a Slave12 Years a Slave Historical Consultant (as Henry Louis Gates Jr.)  Less 2013 $20MM $57MM / $188MM
  • Primary photo for The Loving StoryThe Loving Story Scholarly Advisor (as Henry Louis Gates Jr.)  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Let the Church Say, AmenLet the Church Say, Amen Executive Producer (as Henry Louis Gates Jr, Henry Louis Gates Jr.)  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for AmistadAmistad The Producers Wish To Thank (as Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr.)  Less 1997 $36MM $44MM / $16MM
Past Television (21 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (TV Series) Executive Producer (32 episodes, 2012), Writer (32 episodes, 2012), Himself - Host / Himself (29 episodes, 2012)  Less 2012–2017 32
    • The Vanguard (Oct 2017) Executive Producer, Writer  Less
    • Puritans and Pioneers (Oct 17, 2017) Himself - Host, Executive Producer, Writer  Less
    • Unfamiliar Kin (Oct 10, 2017) Executive Producer, Writer  Less
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  • Primary photo for Africa's Great CivilizationsAfrica's Great Civilizations (TV Mini-series) Himself, Executive Producer  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for Independent LensIndependent Lens (TV Series) Executive Producer (2 episodes, 2005), Historical Consultant (1 episode, 2007), Himself (1 episode, 2017)  Less 2005–2017 3
  • Primary photo for Black America Since MLK: And Still I RiseBlack America Since MLK: And Still I Rise (TV Mini-series) Host - Narrator, Producer  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (TV Mini-series) Himself, host and narrator (6 episodes, 2013), Executive Producer (6 episodes, 2013), Writer (6 episodes, 2013)  Less 2013 6
    • A More Perfect Union (Nov 26, 2013) Himself, host and narrator, Executive Producer, Writer  Less
    • Rise! (1940-1968) (Nov 17, 2013) Himself, host and narrator, Executive Producer, Writer  Less
    • Making a Way Out of No Way (1897-1940) (Nov 11, 2013) Himself, host and narrator, Executive Producer, Writer  Less
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  • Primary photo for Black in Latin AmericaBlack in Latin America (TV Series) Writer (4 episodes, 2011), Executive Producer (4 episodes, 2011)  Less 2011 4
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  • Primary photo for Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates Jr.Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates Jr. (TV Series) Himself - Host (4 episodes, 2010), Writer (4 episodes, 2010), Executive Producer (4 episodes, 2010)  Less 2010 4
    • Know Thyself (Mar 3, 2010) Himself - Host, Executive Producer, Writer  Less
    • Making America (Feb 24, 2010) Himself - Host, Executive Producer, Writer  Less
    • Becoming American (Feb 17, 2010) Himself - Host, Executive Producer, Writer  Less
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  • Primary photo for Looking for LincolnLooking for Lincoln (TV Movie) Himself, Executive Producer, Writer  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for American ExperienceAmerican Experience (TV Series) Special Thanks (4 episodes, 2008)  Less 2008 4
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  • Primary photo for African American LivesAfrican American Lives (TV Mini-series) Himself - Host / Himself (8 episodes, 2006), Writer (8 episodes, 2006), Executive Producer (8 episodes, 2006)  Less 2006–2008 8
    • The Past Is Another Country (Feb 13, 2008) Himself - Host, Executive Producer, Writer  Less
    • We Come from People (Feb 13, 2008) Himself - Host, Executive Producer, Writer  Less
    • A Way Out of No Way (Feb 6, 2008) Himself - Host, Executive Producer, Writer  Less
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  • Primary photo for Oprah's Roots: An African American Lives SpecialOprah's Roots: An African American Lives Special (TV Movie) Himself - Host, Executive Producer, Writer  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for African American WorldAfrican American World (TV Movie) Advisor  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for America Beyond the Color Line with Henry Louis Gates Jr.America Beyond the Color Line with Henry Louis Gates Jr. (TV Mini-series) Presenter, Writer  Less 2002–2004
  • Primary photo for Baadasssss CinemaBaadasssss Cinema (TV Movie) Special Thanks (as Henry Louis Gates Jr.)  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for BoycottBoycott (TV Movie) Consultant (as Dr. Henry Louis Gates)  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for Wonders of the African World with Henry Louis Gates Jr.Wonders of the African World with Henry Louis Gates Jr. (TV Mini-series) Himself - Host (6 episodes, 1999), Writer (5 episodes, 1999), Writer (1 episode, 1999)  Less 1999 6
    • Lost Cities of the South (1999) Himself - Host (as Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr.), Writer  Less
    • The Road to Timbuktu (1999) Himself - Host (as Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr.), Writer  Less
    • The Holy Land (1999) Himself - Host (as Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr.), Writer  Less
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  • Primary photo for Leaving Cleaver: Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Remembers Eldridge CleaverLeaving Cleaver: Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Remembers Eldridge Cleaver (TV Movie) Himself - Host, Director, Executive Producer, Writer  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for FrontlineFrontline (TV Series) Writer (1 episode, 1998), Executive Producer (1 episode, 1998)  Less 1998 1
  • Primary photo for Great Railway JourneysGreat Railway Journeys (TV Series) Himself / Presenter (1 episode, 1996), Writer (1 episode, 1996)  Less 1996 1
  • Primary photo for The Vernon Johns StoryThe Vernon Johns Story (TV Movie) Special Thanks (as Henry Louis Gates Jr.)  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for Eyes on the PrizeEyes on the Prize (TV Series) Special Thanks (11 episodes, 1987)  Less 1987–1990 11
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Self (33 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for The Gettysburg AddressThe Gettysburg Address Himself  Less 2018
  • Primary photo for The Daily ShowThe Daily Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2017)  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (TV Series) Himself - Host / Himself (29 episodes, 2012)  Less 2012–2017
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  • Primary photo for Ken Burns: America's StorytellerKen Burns: America's Storyteller (TV Movie) Himself - Historian (as Henry Louis Gates Jr.)  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for The ViewThe View (TV Series) Himself - Author (1 episode, 2017)  Less 2017
    • Henry Louis Gates Jr. (Feb 23, 2017) Himself - Author (as Henry Louis Gates Jr.)  Less
  • Primary photo for Independent LensIndependent Lens (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 2013)  Less 2013–2017
  • Primary photo for 13th13th Himself - Interviewee (as Henry Louis Gates Jr.)  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for OverheardOverheard (TV Series) Himself - interviewee (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for CBS This MorningCBS This Morning (TV Series) Himself - Harvard Professor (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014
    • Episode #3.257 (Oct 27, 2014) Himself - Harvard Professor (as Prof. Henry Louis Gates Jr.)  Less
  • Primary photo for Nas: Time Is IllmaticNas: Time Is Illmatic Himself (as Skip Gates)  Less 2014 $109K / —
  • Primary photo for The Hip-Hop FellowThe Hip-Hop Fellow Himself  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for 12 Years a Slave: A Historical Portrait12 Years a Slave: A Historical Portrait (Video) Himself, professor, Harvard University  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (TV Mini-series) Himself, host and narrator (6 episodes, 2013)  Less 2013
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  • Primary photo for Charlie RoseCharlie Rose (TV Series) Himself - Guest / Himself (5 episodes, 1996)  Less 1996–2013
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  • Primary photo for Totally Biased with W. Kamau BellTotally Biased with W. Kamau Bell (TV Series) Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Tavis SmileyTavis Smiley (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 2004)  Less 2004–2013
  • Primary photo for Mankind DecodedMankind Decoded (TV Series) Himself - Harvard University (4 episodes, 2013)  Less 2013
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  • Primary photo for Mankind the Story of All of UsMankind the Story of All of Us (TV Mini-series) Himself - Harvard University (7 episodes, 2012)  Less 2012
    • New Frontiers (Dec 18, 2012) Himself - Harvard University (as Prof. Henry Louis Gates Jr.)  Less
    • Speed (Dec 18, 2012) Himself - Harvard University (as Prof. Henry Louis Gates Jr.)  Less
    • Treasure (Dec 4, 2012) Himself - Harvard University (as Prof. Henry Louis Gates Jr.)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Reflections of UsReflections of Us (Short) Himself  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for America: The Story of UsAmerica: The Story of Us (TV Series) Himself (5 episodes, 2010)  Less 2010
    • Bust (May 23, 2010) Himself  Less
    • Heartland (May 9, 2010) Himself (as Henry Louis Gates Jr.)  Less
    • Division (May 2, 2010) Himself  Less
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  • Primary photo for The Oprah Winfrey ShowThe Oprah Winfrey Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates Jr.Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates Jr. (TV Series) Himself - Host (4 episodes, 2010)  Less 2010
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  • Primary photo for Jeopardy!Jeopardy! (TV Series) Himself - Video Clue Presenter (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010
    • Episode #26.115 (Feb 19, 2010) Himself - Video Clue Presenter (as Henry Louis Gates Jr.)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Colbert ReportThe Colbert Report (TV Series) Himself - Guest / Himself (3 episodes, 2008)  Less 2008–2010
  • Primary photo for Black MagicBlack Magic (TV Mini-series) Himself (2 episodes, 2008)  Less 2008
    • Episode #1.2 (Mar 17, 2008) Himself (as Rev. Henry Louis Gates Jr.)  Less
    • Episode #1.1 (Mar 16, 2008) Himself  Less
  • Primary photo for African American LivesAfrican American Lives (TV Mini-series) Himself - Host / Himself (8 episodes, 2006)  Less 2006–2008
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  • Primary photo for Taboo: The Controversy of Black/White 'Race Mixing' in AmericaTaboo: The Controversy of Black/White 'Race Mixing' in America (Video) Self  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for A Place of Our OwnA Place of Our Own Himself  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Nat Turner: A Troublesome PropertyNat Turner: A Troublesome Property Himself  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for American MastersAmerican Masters (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2002)  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for Wonders of the African World with Henry Louis Gates Jr.Wonders of the African World with Henry Louis Gates Jr. (TV Mini-series) Himself - Host (6 episodes, 1999)  Less 1999
    • Lost Cities of the South (1999) Himself - Host (as Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr.)  Less
    • The Road to Timbuktu (1999) Himself - Host (as Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr.)  Less
    • The Holy Land (1999) Himself - Host (as Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr.)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Great Railway JourneysGreat Railway Journeys (TV Series) Himself / Presenter (1 episode, 1996)  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for Color AdjustmentColor Adjustment Himself  Less 1992
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