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