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Born: July 9, 1942 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New Rochelle, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Cast (feature film)

2.
Speed Racer (2008)
Hurtling down the track, careening around, over and through the competition, Speed Racer is a natural behind the wheel. Born to race cars, Speed is aggressive, instinctive and, most of all, fearless. His only real competition is the memory of the brother he idolized--the legendary Rex Racer--whose death in a race has left behind a legacy that Speed is driven to fulfill. Speed is loyal to the family racing business, led by his father, Pops Racer, the designer of Speed's thundering Mach 5. When Speed turns down a lucrative and tempting offer from Royalton Industries, he not only infuriates the company's maniacal owner but uncovers a terrible secret--some of the biggest races are being fixed by a handful of ruthless moguls who manipulate the top drivers to boost profits. If Speed won't drive for Royalton, Royalton will see to it that the Mach 5 never crosses another finish line. The only way for Speed to save his family's business and the sport he loves is to beat Royalton at his own game. With the support of his family and his loyal girlfriend, Trixie, Speed teams with his one-time rival--the mysterious Racer X--to win the race that had taken his brother's life: the death-defying, cross-country rally known as The Crucible.
3.
Point of Entry (2007)
Kathy Alden and her husband move into a gated community with high security after she is the victim of a crime. They make friends with a recently divorced neighbor only to learn that he isn't the man he seems to be--he's a sociopath and he's obsessed with Kathy.
4.
All the Days Before Tomorrow (2006)
The story of the relationship between Alison and her boyfriend Kai, and perhaps a few other people.
5.
Brick (2005)
In high school located in a modern-day Southern California neighborhood, Brendan Frye's piercing intelligence spares no one. Brendan is not afraid to back up his words with actions, and knows all the angles; yet he prefers to stay an outsider, and does--until the day that his ex-girlfriend, Emily, r
6.
Boat Trip (2003) as Felicia'S Dad
Jerry and Nick are two best buddies whose love lives have hit rock bottom. Jerry, in particular, is in trouble as he's just screwed up his proposal to his fiancee. In search of new love and romance, to escape their woes, they book a trip on board a cruise-liner. However, Jerry and Nick are unaware that the travel agent has played a rough trick on them in retaliation for Nick offending his secret gay lover. The dim-witted straight duo soon discover that they've set to sail to the Caribbean on a gay cruise.
7.
Hawaiian Gardens (2001) as (Cameo Appearance)
17-year-old Rosa lives in an offbeat LA beach town with her mother and her mom's lover Bruno. Bruno is a cult novelist, author of "DogShit". German millionaire Baldi also lives in this community and is after Rosa's attentions. Baldi, who's makes his money pirating author's works, is especially hated
8.
AntiTrust (2001) as Lyle Barton
Milo is an idealistic young computer genius with an artist girlfriend and a golden future. He's about to launch a start-up company with his friend Teddy, when he's recruited by NURV, a multi-billion dollar corporation, run by his professional hero, Gary Winston. When Winston takes a personal interest in Milo, he soon caught up in the exciting challenge of realizing Winston's vision. Winston is an inspired mentor and no problem remains unsolved for long, but new developments are brought to Milo with such speed and frequency, he begins to doubt their source. Tragedy strikes and Milo's doubts become suspicions. It looks as if the company will stop at nothing to win. He investigates and the consequences become more and more unnerving, until there is no one left to trust and this twenty-first century David stands alone against Goliath.
9.
Corky Romano (2001) as Howard Shuster
The troubled son of a mafia boss is forced to go undercover in the FBI. A reverse "Donnie Brasco".
10.
Shaft (2000) as Uncle John Shaft
When spoiled college kid Walter Wade kills a young black student, John Shaft makes the arrest. Walter skips bail and flees the country, and after two years of waiting, Shaft hauls him back into custody as Walter secretly returns to the States. But when Walter's wealthy father posts bail once again, Walter is back on the streets and looking to put Shaft in a body bag. So are two of Shaft's corrupt colleagues, Jack Roselli and Jimmy Grovitch, as well as a Dominican drug lord, Peoples Hernandez, who wants revenge on Shaft for humiliating him in the neighborhood he rules. For backup, Shaft has only his two closest pals: Carmen, a colleague on the police force; and his streetwise confidant, Rasaan. Meanwhile, Shaft has to track down the one murder witness, Diane Palmieri, who can put all of his enemies away for good even as the toughest killers in the city close in on him.
11.
Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years (1999) as Booker T Washington
Television movie based on the memoirs of African-American centenarians Sarah L. Delany and her sister Dr. Annie Elizabeth Delany. Chronicles a century of American life as seen through the eyes of the Delany sisters, woven into a tale of family, love, courage and tenacity.
12.
Any Place But Home (1997) as Agent Gil Oberman
A young couple becomes inadvertently entangled in a kidnapping. When they rescue the child to return him to his influential and powerful father, they discover he has been physically abused. Suddenly, they are on the run with the young boy.
13.
George of the Jungle (1997) as Kwame
Ursula Stanhope has travelled to Bukuvu from San Francisco is search of adventure. Her intended, Lyle Van de Groot, pursues her in hopes of capturing the legendary White Ape who is supposed to exist in the mountains. Ultimately, a romance blooms between Ursula and George, an extremely clumsy gorilla boy raised by an erudite ape.
14.
Steel (1997) as Uncle Joe
A metals specialist for the military, John Henry Irons, creates an alter ego, a super-hero known as "Steel," to combat an evil street gang. After a weapons test goes horribly wrong, Irons quits the military for a quiet life until a gang begins to commit crimes in his neighborhood. The gang, after stealing top-secret defense weapons that Irons helped to produce, has committed a series of high-tech robberies and, in the process, is threatening to become a worldwide danger. Irons decides to combat the growing evil by building a suit of armor with a built-in array of weaponry. Layered in his fantastic, magnetic metal sheath and armed with his powerful weapons, John Henry metamorphoses into a mythic alter-ego--STEEL.
15.
Theodore Rex (1996)
A futuristic family comedy about a cop and a dinosaur on a mission to save the world. Officer Katie Coltrane is a smooth-talking, take-care-of-business cop on the rise. But when they team her up on a high-profile case with a Tyrannosaurus Rex named Teddy, she blows her cool. The bumbling, three-toed, cookie-loving dinosaur cannot even find his own tail musch less a clue, and although he is cute in a lizardly sort of way, Katie thinks he is only good for fossil fuel. Cloned, conned and about to get canned, Katie and Teddy have accidentally come across the most colossal crime caper in history.
16.
Original Gangstas (1996) as Slick
It's been 15 years since John Bookman left hometown Gary, Indiana to coach a pro LA football team. In his absence, the city's mean streets have only gotten meaner. Over the years, the steel mills shut down, local businesses closed up and the decent people of Gary have had to face a new menace. A dan
17.
Se7en (1995) as Talbot
A retiring police detective and his new partner investigate a serial killer whose crimes mirror the seven deadly sins.
18.
Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored (1995) as Cleve
Welcome to Glen Allan, Mississippi, 1946. Experience an America that remains only in the hearts and minds of those who were brought up in this small southern community. Lost in the sweat of the cotton fields and hidden in the juke joints of muddy water blues, the people of Glen Allan nurtured and pr
19.
Bonanza: Under Attack (1995) as Jacob Briscoe
Television movie based on the movie "Bonanza: The Return" (November 28, 1993 on NBC) and the "Bonanza" TV series (1959 to 1973 on NBC). The Ponderosa Ranch offers sanctuary to a once-notorious, now reformed outlaw Frank James, who is being relentlessly pursued by an unscrupulous Pinkerton detective.
20.
Ballistic (1995)
Framed for her partner's murder, an undercover agent goes after the real killers.
21.
Gypsy Angels (1994)
A stripper with dreams of becoming a dancer becomes romantically involved with a frustrated divorce lawyer with a hidden passion for stunt diving.
22.
Devil's Bed, The (1994) as Dunc
A love triangle involving a woman and two brothers and the tragedy which results when secret passions are revealed. Set in the American West.
23.
Mind Twister (1994)
Two former strippers plan to expose a psychiatrist the person who murdered their friend.
24.
Body of Influence (1993)
A handsome young psychiatrist aids a troubled and mysterious young woman.
25.
Bonanza: The Return (1993) as Jacob Briscoe
Television movie sequel to the NBC western series "Bonanza." The Ponderosa Ranch is in trouble, and it's up to the next generation of Cartwrights to battle the unscrupulous businessman who plans to desecrate the land by establishing a strip-mining operation.
26.
Amityville: A New Generation (1993)
Photographer Keyes Terry is given a mirror from a homeless person that he has photographed. When Keyes gives the mirror to a friend, he doesn't realize it has the effect of showing people terrible things happening to them and that the events do come true. The question is whether the people have comm
27.
Sins of the Night (1993)
A hard-boiled ex-con lands a job as an insurance investigator. His first assignment is to find an exotic dancer who filed an insurance claim years ago.
28.
Getting Even (1993) as Dundee
Fifteen years after they served together in Vietnam, two ex-Marines are reunited when the FBI enlists their help in tracking down a former rogue Marine who's now an international drug traffiker and arms dealer accused of killing seven women.
29.
Christmas In Connecticut (TNT) (1992) as Mr Prescott
A television movie remake of the 1945 film of the same title. A successful television personality with a weekly series on cooking, marriage and homemaking, is basically ignorant on all three subjects. In order to boost her ratings, she entertains a national hero on a live television special on Christmas Day. Her conniving producer sets her up with a country estate, an instant family and a homemade Christmas dinner.
30.
Bloodfist III: Forced to Fight (1992) as Samuel Stark
A story about a man in prison who has been unjustly accused.
31.
Deadly Rivals (1992) as Agent Peterson
An unsuspecting scientist falls prey to mob double-crosses, deadly espionage and seductive beauties on both sides of the law.
32.
Time to Die, A (1991) as Captain Ralph Phipps
A young female photographer, working for the police department at part of her probation after being framed in a drug bust, fights to save her son when he is used to keep her from revealing a murder she's witnessed.
33.
Bad Jim (1989) as July
After discovering Billy the Kid's horse, a cowboy trades in his white hat for a black one.
34.
Crack House (1989) as Lieutenant Johnson
Two high school lovers get torn apart by the drugs and gangs that plague their east LA community.
35.
Night Visitor (1989) as Captain Craine
After witnessing one of his teachers murder a call girl, a high school student cannot get the police to believe him.
36.
Banker, The (1989) as Lieutenant Lloyd Hughes
A bank executive is a ruthless killer of call girls.
37.
Miami Cops (1989)
38.
Maniac Cop (1988) as Police Commissioner Pike
A legendary NYPD officer, now dead, rises from the grave to terrorizes Manhattan.
39.
Party Line (1988) as Captain Barnes
Party-line callers are lured into deadly situations by a psychotic brother and sister team.
40.
Angel 3: The Final Chapter (1988) as Lieutenant Doniger
An ex-hooker turned professional photographer searches for a woman she believes is her mother.
41.
Opposing Force (1986) as Sergeant Stafford
US Air Force Lieutenant Casey is one of a group of elite soldiers who volunteer for a training mission on a remote island. She is determined to prove herself to her male counterparts as they attempt to reach a safety zone before the opposing force captures them. However, the war games turn real and
42.
Fifth Missile, The (1986) as Commander Frederick Bryce
A three-hour television movie about a war game that takes place aboard an America Trident submarine. Things go haywire and the game threatens to ignite World War III.
43.
Jocks (1986) as Chip Williams
A college tennis coach is ordered to turn his group of misfits into a winning team.
44.
City Heat (1984) as Dehl Swift
A Kansas City police lieutenant who is on the trail of a horde of underworld scumbags with a private detective that keeps getting in his way.
45.
Baron and the Kid, The (1984) as Walter Frost
A legendary pool player, known as "The Baron," is challenged by a young hustler, "The Cajun Kid," who turns out to be the son he never knew, and then must forge a relationship with him. Cash's hit song, "The Baron," provided the basis of this film, much the same way that Kenny Rogers' "The Gambler"
46.
Killpoint (1984) as Agent Bill Bryant
47.
Big Score, The (1983) as Gordon
48.
Young Warriors (1983) as Sergeant John Austin
49.
One Down Two To Go (1982) as Ralph
During an important karate tournament, a coach begins to suspect that the contest has been rigged against his team. While following up on his hunch in the opposing team's locker room, the coach is shot. This prompts him to call his partners, who continue the investigation using whatever means are necessary to get to the truth.
50.
Q (1982) as Sergeant Powell
A tongue-in-cheek story of a flying Aztec god-beast who makes his home atop New York's Chrysler Building.
51.
Inchon (1981) as Sergeant August Henderson
52.
Eye for an Eye, An (1981) as Captain Stevens
Police officer Sean Kane is so disturbed after his partner is killed during an undercover narcotics operation, that he is forced to resign. Kane decides to keep tracking the drug dealers on his own and finds that their trail leads to corruption in high places.
54.
Game For Vultures (1979) as Gideon Marunga
55.
Escape To Athena (1979) as Nat
During the World War II, the prisoners of a German camp in a greek island are trying to escape. They don't want only their freedom, but they also seek for an ineffable treasure hidden in a monastery at the top of the island's mountain.
57.
Man Friday (1975) as Friday
This take-off on the classic, "Robinson Crusoe" finds Friday revolting against white supremacy with Crusoe losing the man-to-man conflict for human dignity.
58.
Diamonds (1975) as Archie
Charles Hodgson is a British aristocrat who becomes a thief, partly to get back at this twin brother Earl. Earl is a security expert who has built a vault in Tel Aviv that holds some invaluable diamonds and is supposed to be impregnable. Along with a small group he has assembled to help him, Charle
59.
Firehouse (1973) as Shelly Forsythe
Conflict erupts within a close-knit engine company of a big city fire department when a black recruit and a bigoted white veteran clash during a wave of suspected arson in the ghetto. Pilot to the short-lived series that began a run in January 1974, with James Drury (replacing Vince Edwards) and Ric
60.
Shaft In Africa (1973) as Shaft
Shaft is recruited to go undercover to break up a modern slavery ring where young Africans are lured to Paris to do chain-gang work.
61.
Charley One-Eye (1972) as Black Man
Roy Thinnes, Richard Roundtree, Nigel Davenport, Jill Pearson, Aldo Sambrell, Luis Aller, Johnny Sekka. Wanted for murder, a black Union army deserter and a crippled Indian hole up in a Mexican church while a relentless bounty hunter closes in for the kill.
62.
Shaft's Big Score! (1972) as John Shaft
Shaft is back to find the murderer of an old friend on the cold hard city streets with a little help from his new friends.
63.
Embassy (1972) as Shannon
64.
Shaft (1971) as John Shaft
A slick black detective enlists gangsters and African nationals to fight the mob.
65.
What Do You Say to a Naked Lady? (1970) as Interracial couple
Allan Funt, the creator of the popular TV show, Candid Camera, turns to more risque material in this pseudo-documentary which records peoples' reactions to sexual situations which have been staged for the cameras

Stunts (feature film)

66.
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004) as Stunts
Peter LaFleur is a charismatic underachiever and proprietor of a rundown gym called Average Joe's. The facility's ecclectic clientele of decidedly less-than-"average Joes" is comprised of: a self-styled pirate; a scrawny nerd who dreams of impressing an unattainable cheerleader; an obsessive aficion

Special Thanks (feature film)

67.
Shoot! (2000) as Special Thanks
A blind man sees a means of revenge and buys a gun.

Cast (special)

68.
Painkiller Jane (2005)
Based on the comic book "Painkiller Jane" in which a young marine officer, Jane Browning, is exposed to a biochemical weapon that genetically alters her, giving her incredible self-healing powers. She becomes a secret agent while fighting against those who take wish to take advantage of her and use
69.
R&B 40: A Soul Spectacular (2002) as Co-Host
Special that unites the legends of the 1960s and 1970s American Soul and Motown artists. For the first time, Motown, Atlantic Records, Stax Records, Volt Records, Muscle Shoals and Philadelphia International Recording stars unite for a concert.
70.
Trumpet Awards, The (2002) as Host
Coverage of the 10th annual Trumpet Awards presentation, honoring African-American achievers in fields as diverse as law, politics and entertainment.
71.
Roots -- Celebrating 25 Years: The Saga of an American Classic (2002) as Interviewee
Documentary celebrating the 25th anniversary of the miniseries "Roots," Alex Haley's chronicle of his family history from his ancestors' life in tribal Africa to their emanicipation in the post-Civil War South. The program includes interviews with cast members and television viewers whose lives were
72.
Trumpet Awards, The (2001) as Host
Telecast of the 2001 Trumpet Awards ceremony, saluting African-American contributions to the fields of education, journalism, social activism, sports and entertainment.
73.
Trumpet Awards, The (2000) as Presenter
Telecast of the 2000 Trumpet Awards ceremony, honoring African-American achievers in fields as diverse as law, business, politics and entertainment.
74.
Intimate Portrait: Pam Grier (1999) as Narration
Documentary about the life and career of actor Pam Grier, who in the 1970s was one of the first female action stars in Hollywood. Grier discusses her life-altering battle with cancer in the 1980s and her return to Hollywood in the 1990s with the films "Mars Attacks!" and "Jackie Brown."
75.
Christmas in Hollywood (1998)
Celebrities engage in Christmas holiday activities.
76.
29th NAACP Image Awards, The (1998) as Presenter
Annual broadcast of the NAACP Image Awards, which honors positive portrayals of African-Americans in the areas of television, film and music.
77.
13th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards, The (1998)
Broadcast of the 13th annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards.
78.
World's Funniest Hypnotist, The (1996)
Special featuring the internationally-renowned hypnotist, Paul McKenna, who hypnotizes 10 willing members of a studio audience.
79.
Cop Files (1996) as Host
Reenactments of the stories of police officers who go beyond the call of duty in serving the citizens of their jurisdictions. Patrolman Sam Posey, Jr. of Memphis faces an armed and psychotic man when training a rookie officer. Veteran Lieutenant Ron Cacciatore of the Broward County (Florida) Sheriff
80.
Cop Files (1995) as Host
A special depicting the challenges faced by police officers across the United States. Includes dramatic reenactments of the crimes. Spinoff of the Fox series "Cops."
81.
Cop Files (1995) as Host
Reenactments of the stories of three police officers who go beyond the call of duty in serving the citizens of their jurisdictions. Officer Thomas Porter of Jersey City is attacked by an unruly crowd after he attempted to break up a street fight. Patrolman Zane Schuberger of Kansas City, Kansas, pur
82.
16th Annual Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame (1989)
An awards special honoring black entertainers. Alvin Ailey received with the Paul Robeson Award, and cabaret performer Elisabeth Welch and singer/dancer Lola Falana were inducted into the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame.
83.
Daddy Can't Read (1988) as Jason Ruigh
The story of a functionally illiterate man whose daughter forces him to come to grips with his pride and his problem.
84.
Cadets (1988) as Sergeant Matthew Gideon
A spunky 12-year-old tries to adjust to life at a military academy where she is one of only a few females, who finds herself at odds with a hard-nosed sergeant.
85.
Circus of the Stars (1977) as Performer
Another installment in an irregular series of specials in which show business personalities perform circus acts.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

86.
Joe and Max (2002) as Jack Blackburn

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

87.
A.D. (1985) as Serpenius
The plot of this miniseries picks up where NBC's 1977 miniseries, "Jesus of Nazareth," left off. Recreating the years following the death of Christ, the narrative depicts the opulence and decadence of Imperial Rome pitted against the activities of a determined group of Judeo-Christians armed only wi
88.
Roots (1977) as Sam Bennett
The dramatization of Alex Haley's chronicle of his family history from his ancestors' life in tribal Africa of the eighteenth century to their emancipation in the post-Civil War South became an overnight phenomenon the subject of educational programs as well as newspaper editorials that attracted, a

Cast (short)

89.
Soul in Cinema: Filming SHAFT on Location (1971)
A short behind-the-scenes documentary of the making of "Shaft" (1971), focusing on Gordon Parks' directing and Isaac Hayes' score.

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