Well Looka Here! We Found “Harpo” & The REGULAR JOB He’s Held For 2 Decades

Posted On : April 6, 2017
William E. Pugh as "Harpo" in "The Color Purple"
William E. Pugh as “Harpo” in “The Color Purple”

Anybody who’s ever seen The Color Purple would probably agree that there is no way we could ever forget that classic line ‘Sofia’ (Oprah Winfrey) said to ‘Celie’ (Whoopi Goldberg): “You told Harpo to beat me!” The year was 1985 when Oprah declared “All my life I’s had to fight. … I loves Harpo, Lawd knows i do, but I’ll KILL HIM dead ‘fo I let him beat me!”

After The Color Purple, actor, William E. Pugh had several roles in various films, including Toy Soldier, The Hills Have Eyes Part 2, Robo Cop II, Air Force One and many more. However, in between the acting gigs, his steady stream of income has been earned from his regular occupation.

Therefore, one black eye (thanks to “Sofia”) and 32 years post-Color Purple, now 57 year old “Harpo” a.k.a William, lives a very different lifestyle these days. He’s no longer the juke-joint owning son of “Mister” (Danny Glover), nor is he still trying to be the dominant husband to “Squeaky” (Rae Dawn Chong)…

Probation Officer Pugh

These days, William Pugh has added the title of Probation Officer to his name. In fact, P.O. has been his full time career for the past 25 years. William currently works and lives in California and he’s very proud of his job as a P.O., although he admits that he hates seeing so many African American men entering his workspace everyday, as they step through the prison doors to do their time. He’s also involved with non-profit organizations that are focused on helping people within his community.

Don’t get it twisted though, Pugh is still getting his acting on. He also had a lot to say recently, about the prison system, racial views in Hollywood and actors with criminal pasts, like Samuel Jackson and Charles S. Dutton…

SEE WHAT “HARPO” LOOKS LIKE NOW & WHAT HE SAID ABOUT WELL KNOWN ACTORS WITH CRIMINAL BACKGROUNDS NEXT>>>

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