Antonio Fargas, best known as Huggy Bear from the ‘70s series “Starsky & Hutch,” is the father of a handsome former NFL player that was pretty famous in the early 2000’s.
The actor, who has been in the entertainment industry for over five decades, is known for his roles in several blaxploitation movies back in the ‘70s, and also for his appearances on series like “All My Children,” “Living Single,” “Martin,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” and “The Steve Harvey Show.”
Antonio was once married to Taylor Hastie, Director of Design & Trend for Expo Design Center and Home Depot, and together they share a talented son, Justin Fargas, who also has his own family now
The 38-years-old handsome man had a short-lived career in the NFL. He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the third round of the 2003 NFL Draft and started his career playing football at his college, the University of Southern California.
Fargas played with the Oakland Raiders for seven seasons and was dismissed in early 2010 after reportedly failing his physical test. That same year, he signed with the Denver Broncos after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery, but only played with them for a month.
He retired officially from the sport after that and is now a dedicated father of a family. He’s married to LSU woman’s basketball coach Nikki Fargas and they had their first child in 2012. A few years ago, he confessed to TMZ that he was trying to follow his other passion, which is writing while trying to break into the entertainment industry.
“I've been developing a screenplay. I'm hoping to get a project going very soon. My brother is in film production and my dad's an actor. I'd like to team up and make it a family thing,” he said.
“[My dad's] excited about [my screenplays]. We share ideas. He wants to work with me. You know there's a role for him.”
Antonio, on the other hand, has been missing in action from our TV screens in the last few years. His last career move was made in 2012 when NBC hired him as the brand ambassador of their new channel COZI TV, which airs old TV series like “Starsky & Hutch,” “Magnum,” “P.I.,” “Charlie’s Angels,” “The Bionic Woman” and more.
He still attends award events and fan conventions, as he recently made an appearance at the East Coast Comicon 2018, where thousands of fans got to take pics with him and show that despite all these years, he’s still considered one of the most iconic actors of the industry.