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Johnnie Cochran

Biography

The American lawyer who was simply recognized through his participation in the defense of O.J. Simpson. He was influenced by Thurgood Marshall’s earn in the event Dark brown vs. the Table of Education, therefore made a decision to practice legislation. His status as an early on activist for victims of law enforcement cruelty was broadly recognized. His parents had been both salesmen, his dad in insurance and his mom in Avon items. He was wedded to Sylvia Dale from 1985 until his loss of life in 2005. He previously three kids called Melodie, Jonathan and Tiffany. Together with representing O.J. Simpson, he also displayed such superstars as Michael Jackson, Tupac Shakur and Sean Combs.

Quick Facts


Full Name Johnnie Cochran
Date Of Birth October 2, 1937
Died March 29, 2005, Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of Birth Shreveport, LA
Profession Lawyer
Education University of California, Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount University, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles High School
Nationality American
Spouse Sylvia Dale, Barbara Berry Cochran
Children Tiffany Cochran, Melodie Cochran, Jonathan Cochran
Parents Hattie Bass Cochran, Johnnie L. Cochran, Sr.
Siblings Ralonzo Phelectron Cochran, Martha Jean Sherrard, Pearl Baker
Movies Showtime, CHiPs '99
TV Shows Cochran & Grace
Star Sign Libra

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#Fact
1Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 7, 2003-2005, pages 87-89. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2007.
2Was an L.A. high school classmate of Dustin Hoffman.
3Known in Los Angeles as a brilliant trial attorney at the start of the 1990s, Cochran reportedly received only $100,000 of the multi-million dollar fee paid by O.J. Simpson to attorney Robert Shapiro. Shapiro acted as a broker for the defense, assembling the defense team and bringing in Cochran, F. Lee Bailey and Barry Scheck, all of whom helped save Simpson from what seemed, at first, to be a sure conviction for murdering his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson. Though his fee was relatively small, the publicity generated by the trial was enormous, and before the trial ended with an acquittal, Cochran was world famous.
4He was the basis for Jackie Chiles, the flashy lawyer played by Phil Morris on the TV series Seinfeld (1990). Even the initials are the same.
5His catchphrase in the Simpson trial, "If it doesn't fit, you must acquit," became famous over the years. It derived from a dramatic moment during which Simpson tried on a pair of bloodstained "murder gloves" to show jurors they did not fit.
6Was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.
7Graduated from UCLA; law degree from Loyola Marymount University.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Showtime2002Johnnie Cochran, ReRun's Lawyer
JAG2000TV SeriesJohnnie L. Cochran Jr.
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child1999TV SeriesFoxy Woxy
Arli$$1998TV SeriesJohnnie Cochran

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Morning Breath2002Short executive producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Woman Thou Art Loosed2004financier - as Johnnie Cochran

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ebony/Jet Showcase1987TV SeriesHimself
Access Hollywood2004TV SeriesHimself
Larry King Live1995-2004TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live2003TV SeriesHimself - Audience Member
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2003TV SeriesHimself
3rd Annual BET Awards2003TV Special documentaryHimself
Pete Rose on Trial2003TV Movie documentaryDefense attorney
2003 Trumpet Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2002TV SeriesHimself
2nd Annual BET Awards2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Jim Brown: All American2002TV Movie documentaryHimself (Attorney)
HBO First Look2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Biography2002TV Series documentaryHimself
First Monday2002TV SeriesHimself
Soul Food2001TV SeriesHimself
Journeys in Black2001TV Series documentaryHimself
60 Minutes2000TV Series documentaryHimself - Attorney (segment "Officer Young")
The Hughleys1999-2000TV SeriesHimself
Bamboozled2000Himself
American Justice2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Absolutely 100% Guilty1999Video documentaryHimself (as Johnny Cochrane)
The Roseanne Show1999TV SeriesHimself
1999 Essence Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
CHiPs '991998TV MovieHimself
E! True Hollywood Story1998TV Series documentaryHImself
The Chris Rock Show1997-1998TV SeriesHimself
Family Matters1998TV SeriesHimself
The 1998 Soul Train Christmas Starfest1998TV MovieHimself (as Johnnie Cochran)
Howard Stern1996TV SeriesHimself
Martin1996TV SeriesHimself
The Caleb Crump Show1996TV SeriesHimself (1997)
The Trial of O.J. Simpson1995TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Johnnie Cochran)
The 9th Annual Soul Train Music Awards1995TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Dateline NBC2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Kardashian: The Man Who Saved OJ Simpson2016TV MovieHimself (as Johnnie Cochran)
Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHimself
20/202015TV Series documentaryHimself - Lawyer
Autopsy: The Last Hours Of2015TV SeriesHimself
Inside Edition2014TV Series documentaryHimself
On the Record w/ Brit Hume2014TV SeriesHimself
Mad As Hell2014DocumentaryHimself
The O.J. Simpson Trial: Where Are They Now?2014TV MovieHimself
True Crime with Aphrodite Jones2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Medium2009TV SeriesHimself
Biography2009TV Series documentaryHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2006-2008TV Series documentaryHimself
4Chosen: The Documentary2008DocumentaryHimself
California Bail Bonds2007Documentary shortHimself
Anything to Win2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Frontline2001-2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Michael Jackson's Boys2005TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Johnny Cochrane)
The N Word2004DocumentaryHimself
60 Minutes2001TV Series documentaryHimself - Attorney (segment "Officer Young")
The Simpsons2001TV SeriesHimself
The Natural History of the Chicken2000DocumentaryHimself
The Larry Sanders Show1995TV SeriesHimself

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