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Also Known As: Paul Edward Winfield Died: March 7, 2004
Born: May 22, 1941 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: actor, voice actor

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A powerhouse black supporting player and occasional lead, Paul Winfield gained international recognition and a Best Actor Oscar nomination opposite Cicely Tyson in Martin Ritt's "Sounder" (1972).

A powerhouse black supporting player and occasional lead, Paul Winfield gained international recognition and a Best Actor Oscar nomination opposite Cicely Tyson in Martin Ritt's "Sounder" (1972).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Sounder (2003) Teacher
2.
 Second to Die (2002)
3.
4.
 Knockout (2000) Ron Regent
5.
 Strange Justice (1999) Thurgood Marshall
6.
 Catfish in Black Bean Sauce (1999) Harold Williams
7.
 Relax...It's Just Sex (1998) Auntie Miriam
8.
 Deadly Measures (1998)
9.
 Original Gangstas (1996) Reverend Marshall Dorsey
10.
 Mars Attacks! (1996) General Casey
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Milestones close milestones

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Was artist in residence at Stanford University
1965:
Worked as artist in residence at University of Hawaii
1965:
Made TV debut in episode of "Perry Mason" (CBS)
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Played romantic interest of Diahann Carroll's "Julia" on the NBC sitcom
1969:
Film acting debut in "The Lost Man"
1972:
Breakthrough feature role, "Sounder"; earned Best Actor Oscar nomination
1973:
Made TV-movie debut in "Horror at 37,000 Feet" (CBS)
1978:
Played title role in the NBC miniseries "King"; won first Emmy nomination
1979:
Had supporting role in "Roots: The Next Generation" (ABC); won second Emmy nomination
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Played a talking mirror on TV sitcom "The Charmings" (ABC)
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Appeared in the Broadway play "Checkmates", co-starring Denzel Washington
1989:
Appeared as a record executive in a story arc of the CBS crime drama "Wiseguy"
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Had regular role of building landlord on the NBC sitcom "227"
1990:
Had pivotal role in the feature "Presumed Innocent"
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Voiced Mr Ruhle in "The Magic School Bus" (PBS)
1995:
Portrayed boxing promoter Don King in the HBO biopic "Tyson"
1997:
Returned to series TV as regular on the short-lived NBC sitcom "Built to Last"
1999:
Played the adoptive father of two Vietnamese children in "Catfish and Black Bean Sauce"
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Education

University of Portland: Portland , Oregon - 1957 - 1959
Stanford University: Stanford , California - 1959
Los Angeles City College: Los Angeles , California - 1959 - 1963
University of California at Los Angeles: Los Angeles , California - 1962 - 1964

Notes

Winfield was inducted into the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Clarence Winfield.
mother:
Lois Beatrice Winfield.

Contributions

SandraJune ( 2006-12-14 )

Source: The show is still coming on "Court TV" on the Comcast channel (58).

Paul Winfield was also the first voice-narrator for the crimes series "City Confidental".

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