Nathaniel Taylor Biography – Nathaniel Taylor Wiki
Nathaniel Taylor was an American television and film actor. He was best known for his recurring role as Rollo Lawson in the 1970s sitcom Sanford and Son.
As part of the recurring cast on “Sanford and Son,” Taylor appeared in 32 episodes from 1972 through 1977. Taylor’s character, Rollo Lawson, was Lamont Sanford’s best friend and often a target of Fred Sanford’s ire, who believed Rollo was a criminal since he had spent time in jail. Taylor went on to have a role as part of the main cast in season one of the short-lived “Sanford and Son” spinoff “Sanford,” which aired from March 1980 to June 1981.
Taylor also appeared in “Sanford and Son” star Redd Foxx’s eponymous sitcom, “The Redd Foxx Show,” as the first version of Jim-Jam. The series was canceled after 12 episodes due to low ratings.
Taylor had numerous other TV and film credits, including appearances in two episodes of ABC’s “What’s Happening!!!” as Fred Berry’s character Rerun’s brother-in-law. He had a role in the blaxploitation film “Willie Dynamite”; “Trouble Man,” which featured a soundtrack by Marvin Gaye, as one of Big (Julius Harris)’s henchmen; and 1980’s “The Hunter,” which starred Steve McQueen in his last role before his death.
Taylor also featured in bit roles in numerous ’70s series like “Harry O,” “The Bill Cosby Show” and “Adam-12.”
Nathaniel Taylor Age
He was born on March 31, 1938 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. He died on February 27, 2019 in Los Angeles, California at the age of 80.
Nathaniel Taylor Spouse – Nathaniel Taylor Wife
He was married to his wife Loretta Taylor until his death.
Nathaniel Taylor Children
Taylor and his wife Loretta had 7 chidren, daughters Laronda, Natalie, Donna and Cheryl; sons Nate Jr., Kaedi and Jamaal.
Nathaniel Taylor Family
He had a brother, Eugene, and 2 sisters, Mary and Betty.
Nathaniel Taylor Death
He died on February 27, 2019 at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center after suffering a heart attack. He was 80.
His death was announced by family friend Alonzo Miller in a statement: “Today black Hollywood lost a 70s legend Nathaniel Taylor better known as “Rolo” of the hit show Sanford and son past Feb 27th at UCLA medical center of complications from a recent heart attack. Taylors character on Sanford and was the lovable, funny but questionable friend of Lamont the co-star of the show.”
He is survived by his wife, Loretta; daughters Laronda, Natalie, Donna and Cheryl; sons Nate Jr., Kaedi and Jamaal; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Eugene; and two sisters, Mary and Betty.
Nathaniel Taylor Cause of Death
Nathaniel Taylor’s cause of death was complications of a heart attack.
Nathaniel Taylor Net Worth
He had an estimated net worth of $300 thousand.
Nathaniel Taylor Nationality
He was of American nationality.