Johnnie Cochran: Pop Culture
Cochran was rare attorney turned pop culture figure His law practice was serious, but Johnnie Cochran's success made him a subject of parody and pop culture on TV and movies.
He laughed with everyone else. After his OJ Simpson trial victory, it was almost impossible to escape Cochran references on television. A smooth-talking actor with a wide grin played him as the character Jackie Chiles on "Seinfeld."
Cochran, who died of a brain tumor at his Los Angeles home, became a TV star himself for a while with his own show on Court TV.