Virgil teaching Bubba how to use the computer. :) says Dottylynn.tumblr.com This is how I felt when I got my computer! From Brotherly Love Part One. "Bubba, the computer is..." "As essential as a gun to the modern day officer. I know, I know you already told me."
Howard E. Rollins, Jr., American stage, film & TV actor. He was best known for his portrayal of Coalhouse Walker, Jr. in the film Ragtime, for which he earned an Academy Award nomination. He was also known for his role as Virgil Tibbs on the TV series In the Heat of the Night & as Capt. Davenport in the film A Soldier's Story. He had appeared in Roots: The Next Generations, Another World, King, & New York Undercover. Drug & alcohol addiction damaged his career. He died from lymphoma. R.I.P.
In the Heat of the Night (TV Series 1988–1995) is an American drama television series based on the 1967 film and the 1965 novel of the same title. It starred Carroll O'Connor as police chief William Gillespie, and Howard Rollins as police detective Virgil Tibbs.