Cast opposite Ben Stiller in adventure comedy "Night at the Museum"
Moved to NYC where he began working with the Negro Ensemble Company
Returned to series TV as regular on CBS sitcom "The Gregory Hines Show"
Starred opposite Ruby Dee in "My Man Bovanne," a segment of "Ossie and Ruby" directed by Ossie Davis
Made in TV debut in NBC biographical miniseries "King"
Broadway debut, "The First Breeze of Summer"
Played recurring role of Chaplain Matthew Turner on "JAG" (CBS)
Landed recurring role on ABC comedy series "The Drew Carey Show"
Landed regular role on NBC sic-fi drama "The Others"
Started acting at age 35 while working as a used car salesman in his native Cleveland, OH
Appeared as a regular on "Homeroom," a short-lived ABC sitcom
Appeared in Broadway production of "Master Harold...and the Boys"
Appeared regularly on short-lived "The Michael Richards Show" (NBC)
Performed in community theater
Appeared as a regular on acclaimed NBC drama series "I'll Fly Away"
Co-starred with James Garner in "Decoration Day" (NBC), a "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentation
First notable film credit, "Greased Lightning"
Landed first recurring role in a TV series, playing the Dutchman on highly regarded ABC sitcom "The 'Slap' Maxwell Story"
Landed first substantial TV role in "The Member of the Wedding," a presentation of "NBC Live Theater"
Served in U.S. Army just after the Korean War
Landed pivotal role of Moses the clock man in the Coen brothers' "The Hudsucker Proxy"
Appeared in direct-to-video family feature "The Search for Santa Paws"
Acted in feature film reboot of "The Muppets"
Played Master Tinkerer in fantasy adventure "Oz the Great and Powerful" opposite James Franco in title role