Anthony Hawkins, an Australian-born and English-raised actor, appeared in many shows over his career. His most prominent roles were Detective Senior Sergeant Greg Smith, on ABC’s Special Squad, as well as Frank diAngelo, on The Saddle Club. In addition to these roles, Hawkins also had recurring roles on Prisoner as Bob Morris. Listed below are some of his most memorable roles.
Despite the challenges of pursuing a college degree, Hawkins persevered, and graduated with his bachelor’s degree from Howard University. Although his family initially supported him, his mother threatened to end the funding if Hawkins left the state to pursue his dream. However, Hawkins kept his promise, and returned to school looking for financial aid. Hawkins found a surprising source in Dr. Arthur N. Thorpe at Howard University. He hired Hawkins as a physics professor and gave him a scholarship.
Hawkins graduated from Howard University and continued his mathematics education at the University of Michigan. Although the program didn’t suit him, he was still able to complete his MS and MA in Mathematics in under four years. Regardless of his sluggish progress in graduate school, Hawkins’ motivation to pursue a master’s degree helped him become the first African American to achieve a PhD.
The junior also played an important role on the Cougars’ offense. As a redshirt freshman, he played in all 12 games and recorded 13 tackles and 2.5 tackles for losses, two pass breakups and a pick in his first game against Oregon State. He was a sophomore and played wide receiver against San Jose State. He logged three attempts for 32 yard. He also played defense in a win over the Cougars on Oct. 6.