Julius Harris was born in Philadelphia, PA, on August 17, 1923. He was an army medic in World War II. Harris worked as a nurse and bouncer in New York City. As a bouncer at a Greenwhich Village Bar, Harris became friends with James Earl Jones and Louis Gossett, Jr. He told the famous actors that he could do their job with his arms tied behind his back. To prove it, he auditioned for and landed his first film role as Will Anderson in Nothing but a Man. After that, Harris starred in Superfly, Shaft's Big Score, Black Cesar, Hell Up in Harlem, and Friday Foster. One of Harris's most well-known roles is that of Tee Hee in Live and Let Die, a James Bond film starring Roger Moore. It was Harris's idea to have a hooked arm as a weapon. Harris died of heart failure at 81 on October 17, 2004. He is interred in Philadelphia.