Ernie Lee Banks
Ernie Lee Banks 1994

Ernie Lee Banks appeared in two episodes of "The Jeffersons", most notably, as Roy Simms, an old friend of George and Weezie in the episode titled "Former Neighbors" in Season 1. He is shown here in an opening scene from the USA network series Red Shoe Diaries in 1994.

Personal Information
Born: 1933 (?)
Birthplace: Virginia, U.S.
Character information
Appeared on: The Jeffersons
Episodes appeared in: 2 episodes, first in "Former Neighbors" in Season 1 and "The List" in Season 10
Character played: Roy Simms/Man In Pool Hall
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Ernie Lee Banks played an Roy Simms, an old accquaintance and friend of George and Louise in a Season one episode of The Jeffersons titled "Former Neighbors". He would also appear in a later episode "The List", as a Man In Pool Hall. Ernie haa appeared in numerous guest spots in many TV series and films since 1974, when he first appeared on the hit CBS-TV series Good Times, which was his first TV appearance. He also appeared as Rev. Ralph Abernathy in the 1978 NBC-TV miniseries King, which was about the slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.

Selected filmography Edit


  • Mystery Men (1999) Ted
  • Bulworth (1998) Leroy
  • "The Glass Shield" (1994) Mr. Woods
  • "The Black Godfather" (1974)

Television appearances Edit

  • The Shield (2002)
  • "The X-Files" (1999)
  • ER (1999)
  • Red Shoe Diaries (1994)
  • The John Larroquette Show (1994)
  • Moonlighting (1985)
  • The Jeffersons (2 apperances, 1975-1983)...Roy Simms/Man In Pool Hall
  • Laverne & Shirley (1982) Priest in episode "Death Row:Part 2"

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