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Also Known As: Died:
Born: June 8, 1939 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Wyco, West Virginia, USA Profession: actor, football player, painter

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This imposing, dignified African-American actor set receiving records as a professional football player with the San Francisco 49ers and the Los Angeles Rams before segueing to film and TV work in the late 1960s and early 70s. Casey was better prepared for an acting career than most former athletes; he began studying acting with Jeff Corey as a 25-year-old. As he has aged, Casey has shifted from playing intense dudes, serious young men and sympathetic jocks to specializing in somewhat dour professionals. Often glowering impressively, he gives the impression of having gained painful knowledge from an eventful life.

This imposing, dignified African-American actor set receiving records as a professional football player with the San Francisco 49ers and the Los Angeles Rams before segueing to film and TV work in the late 1960s and early 70s. Casey was better prepared for an acting career than most former athletes; he began studying acting with Jeff Corey as a 25-year-old. As he has aged, Casey has shifted from playing intense dudes, serious young men and sympathetic jocks to specializing in somewhat dour professionals. Often glowering impressively, he gives the impression of having gained painful knowledge from an eventful life.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Dinner, The (1997) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
3.
 Tomcats (2001) Hurley
5.
 Dinner, The (1997) Good Brother
7.
 In the Mouth of Madness (1995) Robinson
9.
 Glass Shield, The (1994) Locket
10.
 Cemetery Club, The (1993) John
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Milestones close milestones

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Raised in Columbus, OH
1968:
Retired from professional football after having set receiving records for both the San Francisco 49ers and the Los Angeles Rams
1969:
Screen acting debut, "The Guns of the Magnificent Seven"
1971:
TV-movie acting debut, "Brian's Song"
1972:
Played major supporting role in Martin Scorsese's "Boxcar Bertha"
1972:
First starring role, "Hit Man" (opposite Pam Grier)
1975:
Starred in the comedy-drama "Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde" in the dual roles of Dr. Pride and Mr. Hyde
1979:
TV series debut, starred as assembly line worker Mike Harris on "Harris and Company", one of TV's first black family drama series (aired for only a month)
1983:
Cast as a regular on "The Bay City Blues", a short-lived NBC drama about a minor-league baseball team
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Education

Bowling Green State University: Bowling Green , Ohio -
Bowling Green State University: Bowling Green , Ohio -

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