Howard Rollins (1950–1996) was an American television, film, and stage actor.
He is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Coalhouse Walker Jr. in Ragtime and Virgil Tibbs on In the Heat of the Night.
Known For: Acting
Place of Birth: Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Also Known As: Howard Rollins Jr., Howard E. Rollins Jr., Howard E. Rollins