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Also Known As: Died: November 26, 1986
Born: May 23, 1910 Cause of Death: lung cancer
Birth Place: Terre Haute, Indiana, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Cast (feature film)

1.
Transformers - The Movie (1986) as Voice Of Jazz
The heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons are two factions of transforming robots who are fighting a war on the planet Cybertron. Further complicating matters is the giant planet Unicron, which can consume anything in its path. Unicron must be stopped and the Autobots possess the only thing that
2.
Journey of Natty Gann, The (1985) as Sherman
During the Depression a teenage girl leaves Chicago to search for her father who went West to find work. Along the way she meets a friendly wolf and a young man who protect her.
3.
Twilight Zone--The Movie (1983) as Mr Bloom ("Kick The Can")
Four separate stories in one movie. First a racist businessman gets the tables turned on him when he is transported back in time to being persued by Nazis in 1940s France, becomes an African-American at a KKK rally in the 1950s South, and and then a Vietnamese in 1960s Vietnam. The second story centers around an old man who makes the wishes of residents at a retirement home come true when he transforms them into youthful versions of themselves. In the third story a young woman on the road gives a ride to a little boy and ends up trapped with other people in an alternate reality created by the boy's imagination. And in the final story a man on a plane sees, but cannot convince anyone else that a mysterious creature is on the outside wing of the plane trying to sabotage the aircraft.
4.
Two of a Kind (1983) as Earl
5.
Rats, The (1982) as George Fosk
When a special breed of rats is accidentally dosed with a large amount of steroids, they grow five to ten times bigger. As the rats run amok in the city, a science teacher and health inspector do their best to survive the situation and develop a plan to get rid of the giant rodents.
6.
Missing Children: A Mother's Story (1982) as Mose Wheeler
An illiterate, unemployed woman abandoned by an abusive husband, puts her three children in a child-care center and then learns she has unwittingly signed them away to an unscrupulous private adoption agency and finds that she is the victim of a conspiracy. Emmy Award nominations for costume design
7.
Zapped! (1982) as Dexter Jones
Barney Springboro is a high school science nerd. When he learns to control objects with his mind, Barney uses his new powers to break the buttons on a busty cheerleader's sweater, win a baseball game and get even with his overly-strict parents.
8.
Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island, The (1981) as Dewey Stevens
The title tells the plot of this third pilot to a prospective new "Gilligan's Island" series after the team's chartered plane crash lands on the atoll inhabited by the happily marooned Gilligan and fellow castaways, with the Globetrotters and Gilligan's gang playing basketball against a specially pr
9.
Bronco Billy (1980) as "Doc" Lynch
Billy McCoy presents "Bronco Billy's Wild West Show" a traveling show that has seen better days. When he meets Anoinette, a woman from a rich family who has been left without a dime, she becomes the new assistant in his act. Things don't get much better for the traveling show, but Antoinette warms u
10.
Shining, The (1980) as Dick Halloran
Frustrated writer Jack Torrance takes a job as the winter caretaker at the ominous, mountain-locked Overlook Hotel so that he can write in peace. When he arrives there with his wife and son, they learn that the previous caretaker had gone mad. Slowly Jack becomes possessed by the evil, demonic presence in the hotel...
11.
Scavenger Hunt (1979) as Sam
Old Mr. Parker has made millions inventing and selling games. At the beginning of the movie, he dies and his relatives gather for the reading of the will. However, Old Mr. Parker is a game player to the last, and his will stipulates a Scavenger Hunt to determine which relative will get the inheritance. The winner of the scavenger hunt gets all the money, the rest get nothing. The relatives break up into five teams and try to win the game.
12.
The Cheap Detective (1978) as Tinker
A private dick tackles two tough cases while trying to clear himself of a murder charge.
13.
Mean Dog Blues (1978) as Mudcat
When his friend injures a little girl in a small southern town while driving drunk, country singer Paul agrees to state in court he had been driving. But his lawyer betrays him, and he ends up in a prison farm, sentenced to 5 years. Prison turns out as living hell, when Paul not only has to work hard in the heat of the day, but the sadistic foreman uses his prisoners to train his fighting dogs, who he loves more than anyone else. And there seems to be no chance of getting away...
14.
Vega$ (1978) as Rosie
A flashy private eye in Las Vegas searches for a runaway teenage girl and runs into a murder investigation in this pilot for the hit series that began in the fall of 1978.
15.
The Shootist (1976) as Moses
A dying gunfighter tries to set his affairs in order.
16.
Silver Streak (1976) as Ralston
A book editor takes a train from Los Angeles to Chicago, looking forward to a restful trip. During the journey, he has a love affair, witnesses a murder, is accused of committing it himself by an undercover FBI agent, becomes the target of the real murderer and enlists the help of a car thief to help him save himself and his new girlfriend.
17.
Stay Hungry (1976) as Butler
Young Craig Blake lives in Birmingham, Alabama where he has gotten involved in a crooked real estate deal which requires him to buy a gym. But when Craig visits the facility, his attraction to the receptionist and admiration an Austrian body builder's carefree lifestyle distract him from his purpose.
18.
Friday Foster (1975) as Reverend Noble Franklin
Friday Foster, an ex-model magazine photographer, goes to Los Angeles International airport to photograph the arrival of Blake Tarr, the richest black man in America. Three men attempt to assassinate Tarr. Foster photographs the melee and is plunged into a web of conspiracy involving the murder of her childhood friend, a US senator, and a shadowy plan called "Black Widow".
19.
Coonskin (1975) as Old Man Bone; Pappy
An African American rabbit, fox, and bear rise to the top of organized crime in Harlem, where they deal with corrupt law officials, con artists, and the mob.
20.
Win, Place or Steal (1975) as Attendant
Three friends love to bet on the horses and always lose come up with a plan to beat the system. They decide to steal one of the racetrack's betting machines, print out winning tickets, and get back all of the money they have previously lost. But thkngs do not go smoothly when they enact their scheme
21.
Man on the Outside (1975) as Ruben Hammer
A retired police captain storms angrily out of retirement when his son is shot down before his eyes and his grandson is kidnapped by a syndicate killer in this pilot for Lorne Greene's brief "Griff" series, which went off the air eighteen months "before" this film was aired. Series dates: Sept. 23,
22.
Chesty Anderson - U.S. Navy (1975)
Voluptuous Chesty Anderson is a WAVE in the U. S. Navy who is busy chasing the Mafioso who killed her younger sister. She is aided in her pursuit by three Navy friends and a government agent.
23.
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975) as Orderly Turkle
A small-time criminal fakes insanity in hopes of doing easy time in a mental hospital.
24.
Black Belt Jones (1974) as Pop
Unfortunately for Pops, his karate studio is in a section of downtown that is targeted for redevelopment. The Mafia decides to buy his business, and thugs arrive to pressure him into selling, but in the process, they accidentally kill the elderly man. His heartbroken students call on kung-fu expert Black Belt Jones to help Pops' daughter Sydney hold onto the building. Sydney is also proficient in martial arts, and the two of them work as a team against the mob.
25.
Truck Turner (1974)
Truck is a bounty hunter who gets a job to track down a guy named Gator. When he and his partner find him, a chase ensues and Gator is killed. This makes Gator's woman, Dorinda, very angry and she puts a hit on Truck. The man who agrees to kill Truck is named Blue. The question is whether Truck can survive with Blue and his gang on his trail.
26.
Detroit 9000 (1973) as Reverend Markham
Congressman Aubrey Hale Clayton is Michigan's first Black Gubernatorial Candidate and his political organization holds a gala fund-raising affair at the elegant and once lily-white Sheraton-Cadillac Hotel. There's only one complication... It all happens in less than ten minutes. A well rehearsed tea
27.
Lady Sings the Blues (1972) as Big Ben
Billie Holliday fights drug addiction to make a name for herself as a jazz singer.
28.
Chandler (1971) as Smoke
A former private eye lands in hot water when he agrees to protect a government witness.
29.
Bloody Mama (1970) as Moses
Based on a true story. Kate Barker (Shelley Winters) loves her four sons and would do anything for them. In an attempt to improve their lives, she leads them on a violent spree of bank robbery, murder, and kidnapping.
30.
The Great White Hope (1970) as Barker
A black boxer and his white mistress face racial prejudice when he wins the championship.
31.
The Aristocats (1970) as Scatcat
When a rich woman leaves her fortune to her four cats, her jealous butler abandons them in the French countryside and plans to take the money. But two country cats help the rightful heirs get back home to the city.
32.
Lady in a Cage (1964) as Proprietor's assistant
A Lady (Olivia De Havilland) gets trapped inside a home elevator after the electricity goes out. During a hot summer day, while she presses a button inside the elevator to summon help from the alley, she unknowingly attracts looters who in turn try hurting her and steal all her personal belongings.
33.
The Patsy (1964) as Shoe-shine boy
When a star comedian dies, his comedy team, decides to train a nobody to fill the shoes of the Star in a big TV show (a Patsy). But the man they choose, bellboy Stanley Belt, cant do anything right. The big TV show is getting closer, and Stanley gets worse all the time.
34.
The Sins of Rachel Cade (1961) as Musinga
A female doctor in the Congo is torn between two loves.
35.
Alias Jesse James (1959) as Railroad porter
An insurance agent lands in hot water when people mistake him for the infamous western outlaw.
36.
Porgy and Bess (1959) as Crabman
In this legendary Gershwin opera set among the black residents of a fishing village in 1912 South Carolina, Bess - a woman with a disreputable history - tries to break free from her brutish lover Crown after he becomes wanted for murder. The only person willing to overlook her past and offer her shelter is the crippled Porgy. Their relationship is threatened by the disapproval of the townspeople, the presence of her old drug supplier Sportin' Life - and the threatened return of Crown.
37.
The Gift of Love (1958) as Sam, the gardener
A dying woman arranges an adoption to leave her husband with some consolation.
38.
Between Heaven and Hell (1956) as George
A wealthy, bigoted Southerm man enters the service shortly after Pearl Harbor and learns some lessons about racism and survival from an aging sharecropper.
39.
Johnny Dark (1954) as Himself
Automobile engineer, Johnny Dark (Tony Curtis), designs a radical new car. When the owner refuses to sponsor the car in a Canada to Mexico Sports-car race, Johnny, with the aid of the owner's grand-daughter (Piper Laurie), steals the car and runs the race against the favored driver, his ex-buddie.
40.
East of Sumatra (1953) as Baltimore
Duke Mullane, manager of a Malayan tin mine, goes to a little-known island to open a new mine in the jungle. Initially, the natives there are friendly, especially dancer Minyora...who proves to be affianced to local ruler King Kiang. Alas, a series of unfortunate incidents changes Kiang's attitude to hostility, and Duke is stranded with his crew, Minyora, and his old flame Lory...who's now engaged to his boss! Are romantic triangles more deadly than poisoned darts?
41.
Walking My Baby Back Home (1953) as Smiley [Gordon]
42.
Meet Me at the Fair (1952) as Enoch [Jones]
In 1904, Doc Tilbee, medicine show huckster and champion tall-tale teller, gives a ride to a young boy escaped from an orphanage, where bad conditions (the result of political graft) are being investigated by new appointee Zerelda Wing, who doesn't know that her fiancTe is one of the politicians responsible. Tad wants to stay with his new friend Doc, who is attracted to Zerelda, to the discomfiture of his old flame Clara...all amid nostalgic musical numbers.
43.

Music (feature film)

44.
East of Sumatra (1953) as Composer
Duke Mullane, manager of a Malayan tin mine, goes to a little-known island to open a new mine in the jungle. Initially, the natives there are friendly, especially dancer Minyora...who proves to be affianced to local ruler King Kiang. Alas, a series of unfortunate incidents changes Kiang's attitude to hostility, and Duke is stranded with his crew, Minyora, and his old flame Lory...who's now engaged to his boss! Are romantic triangles more deadly than poisoned darts?
45.
Walking My Baby Back Home (1953) as Composer
46.
Meet Me at the Fair (1952) as Composer
In 1904, Doc Tilbee, medicine show huckster and champion tall-tale teller, gives a ride to a young boy escaped from an orphanage, where bad conditions (the result of political graft) are being investigated by new appointee Zerelda Wing, who doesn't know that her fiancTe is one of the politicians responsible. Tad wants to stay with his new friend Doc, who is attracted to Zerelda, to the discomfiture of his old flame Clara...all amid nostalgic musical numbers.

Cast (special)

47.
85-Year-Old Swinger, The (1987) as Melvin Satterfield
The final program in the "Ossie & Ruby" series relates the humorous tale of 85-year-old Lily Jenkins, who on a routine visit to the doctor, discovers she is pregnant. Filmed on location at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C.
48.
Grandpa, Will You Run With Me? (1983) as Guest
A celebration of how the very young and the very old appreciate and enjoy each other via sketches and variety performances.
49.
Banjo, the Woodpile Cat (1982) as Voice Of Crazylegs
The tuneful adventures of Banjo, a spunky runaway cat who finds overwhelming excitement and the value of friendship in the big city.
50.
Working (1982)
A musical adaptation of Studs Terkel's book about the average working man and woman which takes the viewpoint that he or she is anything but average.
51.
Revenge of the Gray Gang (1981) as Reuben Milo
The story of five retired senior citizens who ban together to battle crime. The pilot episode depicts their attempts to bust a dognapping ring that is operating in their Los Angeles neighborhood.
52.
Jonathan Winters Presents 200 Years of American Humor (1976)
A bicentennial survey of humor in American throughout its 200-year history.

Music (special)

53.
Revenge of the Gray Gang (1981) as Theme Song Performer ("Still Goin' Strong")
The story of five retired senior citizens who ban together to battle crime. The pilot episode depicts their attempts to bust a dognapping ring that is operating in their Los Angeles neighborhood.

Cast (special)

54.
Roots (1977) as Mingo
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

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