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Roland Harrah III
Born Roland Edward Harrah
January 20, 1973(1973-01-20)
Denver, Colorado
Died January 3, 1995 (aged 21)
Riverside, California
Years active 1984 - 1990

Roland Edward Harrah (January 20, 1973 - January 03, 1995) was an American film and television child actor, actor, songwriter, musician, singer, and artist.[1]



Harrah co-starred in adventure dramas, particularly related to Vietnam, which included Braddock: Missing in Action III (1988) with Chuck Norris and in two episodes of the television series Airwolf (1984-1987) with Jan-Michael Vincent.

Screen name of Roland Harrah III. Born in Denver, Colorado. Harrah moved and lived in Riverside, California for 15 years and acted for 12 years. He died at home in Riverside, allegedly by suicide. Interred at Pierce Brothers Crestlawn Memorial Park, Riverside, California.


Year Film Role Notes
1986 Kung Fu: The Movie Old One's grandson
1988 Braddock: Missing in Action III Van Tan Cang
1990 Shadow of China Xiao Niu aka China Shadow.
Year Title Role Notes
1984 Magnum, P.I. Tran Quoc Jones 1 episode: "Tran Quoc Jones"
1985-1986 Airwolf Le Van Hawke, age 12; "Half-Pint" 2 episodes: "Half-Pint" 1985, "Birds of Paradise" 1986
1986 Scarecrow and Mrs. King Khai's Kid "Roland Harrah" 1 episode: "The Man Who Died Twice"

Awards and nominations

Year Award Result Category Film or series
1987 Young Artist Award Nominated Exceptional Performance by a Young Actor, Guest Starring in a Television, Comedy or Drama Series Airwolf
1989 Nominated Best Young Actor Starring in a Motion Picture - Drama Braddock: Missing in Action III

Harrah has not been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Memberships and affiliations

Type Organization
Member American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA)
Member Screen Actors Guild (SAG)


  1. ^ Obituary, The Press-Enterprise, Riverside, California, 1995 January 06.


  • Lentz, Harris M.; and Lentz, Harris M., III, Science Fiction, Horror & Fantasy Film and Television Credits, 2nd Revised Edition, 2261 pages, McFarland & Co., 2001, 3 volumes. Volume 3: ISBN 0786409525 (ISBN 9780786409525).

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