Professional Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs is most beneficial known for his jobs seeing that Freddie “Increase Increase” Washington of ABC-TV’s ’70s strike sitcom Welcome Back again Kotter; Diahann Carroll’s boy in the 1974 film Claudine; Richard “Cochise” Morris, the senior high school golf ball star from the traditional 1975 American International Images movie Cooley Great; the 1978 AIP gang flick Youngblood; so that as Joe Jackson in the top-rated 1992 ABC-TV miniseries The Jacksons: The American Fantasy. At the elevation of Kotter’s achievement, Jacobs allow it end up being known through interviews in such journals as DIRECTLY ON! and Black Celebrities that he previously aspirations to be a recording designer. One Kotter show had him performing and playing chords on the piano. Obtaining a cope with ABC Information, Jacobs began dealing with Motown alumnus Lamont Dozier. His single debut record, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, premiered in Feb 1978. With Dozier creating and writing a lot of the tracks, three singles had been released: the motivating “Soar Away to My Wonderland,” which briefly charted; the introspective ballad “THE TYPE of Guy” (both had been performed by Jacobs with an appearance on Spirit Train); as well as the samba-flavored “Like and Understanding.” One record monitor, a duet remake of Dexter Wansel and Bunny Sigler’s “Holdin’ On” (originally on Wansel’s Voyager LP) with Deborah Pratt received significant airplay. Other features were “Period Machine,” “Question Woman,” as well as the instrumental “Larry’s Theme.” Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs briefly charted in the low fifty percent of Billboard’s spirit LP graph and wasn’t a product sales success, nonetheless it became a collectible in old age due to its top quality. Jacobs’ following ABC record was Completely…Like issued in March 1979 and made by another Motown alumnus, Freddie Perren (the organization, the Jackson 5, the Wonders, the Sylvers, Peaches and Natural herb). Even more disco-oriented than his self-titled debut, it didn’t graph. One Jacobs one, “I Under no circumstances Been Right here Before,” was made by previous Crusaders member Wayne Henderson for Road City. Jacobs made an appearance in a nationwide TV advertisement and toured in the gospel play Searching for Mr. Best in 1999.