The Mod Squad involved three hipper-than-hip undercover cops with a touch of menace and plenty of attitude. Younger looking than they were, these three police officers were able to earn the confidence of the bad guys, infiltrate their domain, and then bust their backsides while still looking good. Miami Vice was still a decade away. The Mod Squad paved the way for hip and happening PO-lice on TV!
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Max Julien (born January 1, 1945), is an American actor, best known for his role as Goldie in the 1973 blaxploitation film, The Mack. Julien also appeared in Def Jam's How to Be a Player and has guest starred on TV shows such as The Mod Squad, The Bold Ones: The Protectors, and One on One.
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Curren$y, the Hot Spitta, has a song called “Max Julien” on his 2012 Halloween mixtape, “Priest Andretti.” Curren$y also mentions Max Julien in his song, “What's What,” off of his 2011 album Weekend at Burnie's. Many rappers have sampled his voice from “The Mack.” Multiple R&B and Rock artists (i.e., P. Diddy, Snoop Dogg, Kid Rock) admittedly fashioned their images after Max's character from the film. Director Quentin Tarantino scripted a film, True Romance, that shows Julien in a clip while Christian Slater says “I know that film. It's The Mack starring Max Julien.” Julien appeared as “Goldie” in an episode of UPN's One on One.
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