**(Cartoon Character) Hermes Conrad (voice of Phil LaMarr), a 25-year-old
government bureaucratic (grade 36) who speaks with a pronounced Jamaican accent.
He works at the Planet Express Delivery Company owned by Professor Farnsworth in
the year 3000 A.D. His grade ranks changes form time to time because of
promotions and demotions from range 36 (he should be grade 35).to 38 Hermes is
responsible for the company shipping, paying the bills, filing forms, stamping
forms, shredding forms and notifying next of kin. Hermes is married to an
equally Jamaican wife, LaBarbara. The have a young son named Dwight. Anal 76.8
percent of the time, Hermes relaxes the traditional Jamaican way: he takes a
glass of warm milk and gets a good night sleep. He is musically inclined, and
occasionally breaks out in song (Reggae) or plays the piano. Hermes once
participated in the Olympics in 2980 on the Limbo Team of Earth but when a fan
trying to impress Hermes broke his back by going to low, Hermes retired from the
Limbo circuit and became a bureaucrat. Hermes also likes to sit around naked and
play chess at Christmas and is known, for some unknown reason, to compare things
to green snakes and sugarcanes. His nemesis and sometime friend is Dr. Zoidberg,
a lobster like character at Planet Express. Hermes wears a green suit, red
shoes, glasses with rectangular lenses and sports a dreadlock hairdo. For a
hobby Hermes raises oregano in his basement.
GOING TO EXTREMES/ABC/1992-93
**(Carl Lumbly) Dr. Michael Norris, black chief administrator of Croft
University Medical School on the Caribbean island of Jantique (where Norris was
born). Also featured was Erika Alexander as Cheryl Carter, a materialistic black
woman attending Croft. Filmed on location in Jamaica.
**(Jeffrey Anderson-Gunter) Winston, a Jamaican waiter working in a Hoboken, New
Jersey restaurant frequented by police detective Tony Canetti and newspaper
reporter Melanie Clifford. Winston later becomes an undercover cop.
IN LIVING COLOR/FOX/1990-94
*(Damon Wayons) Godfrey Hedley, the patriarch of a black West Indian family who
pushes his children to work many jobs during skits on this comedy variety
program. Godfrey's family members included T'Keyah "Crystal" Keymah as Hilda
Hedley his wife and nurse, Tommy Davidson as son Byron, Kim Coles as daughter
Margaret. The skit began with Tommy Davidson announcing: "And now it's time for
another episode of 'Hey Mon,' with the hardest-working West Indian family, the
Hedleys." The skit ended with the announcement: "Join us again soon for 'Hey
Mon' with the Hedleys. You can't tell if they're happy or mad, they're just
*(T .C. Carson/costar) Abednigo "JoJo", a Rastafarian illegal alien from Jamaica
who befriended Seamus O'Neill, a New Jersey assembly-line worker who moved to
Key West after he won the lottery.
9 TO 5/ABC/1982-83/SYN/1986-88
**(Art Evans) Morgan, a gray-haired black Jamaican who worked as company
mailman/messenger for Barkeley Food International based in New York City. Later
in the series he became an American citizen.
RHYTHM & BLUES/NBC/1992
**(Christopher Babers) Earl “Ziggy” Washington, the young black son of Detroit
radio station owner who fancies himself Jamaican.
*(Jeffrey Anderson-Gunter/costar) Vince, a black restaurateur with a Jamaican
accent and dreadlock hairdo who runs a downtown Manhattan diner called Union
WHERE I LIVE/CBS/1993
*(Doug E. Doug) Douglas Saint Martin, a quirky teenager growing up in a
working-class Caribbean family in New York City. The program (inspired by Doug’s
own life) was nominated for an NAACP Image Award as Best Television Show in 1993
and was supported by Coretta Scott King and Bill Cosby during its campaign to be
renewed for a second season. He began his career in standup comedy at the age of
17, appearing at some of New York's best-known venues, including the
world-famous Apollo Theatre in Harlem and the Comic Strip.