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Born: January 30, 1951 Cause of Death:
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Director (feature film)

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Racing For Time (2008)
This tells the story of troubled teens full of hate and anger, spending time in a youth correctional facility. A correctional officer forms a track team in an effort to give the girls an outlet through which to channel their aggression.
3.
Against the Ropes (2004) as Director
A biopic inspired by true events in the life of renowned boxing manager Jackie Kallen, a middle-aged Jewish mother from Michigan, who guided the careers of several, hi-profile, professional boxers, including four world champions such as: middleweight champ James "Lights Out" Toney, as well as Bronco
4.
First Time Felon (1997) as Director
Based on a "New York Times" article about a small-time criminal from Chicago who goes through the boot camp reform system. After he helps save a town during the 1993 Mississippi River floods in Illinois, he must face the reality of re-entering society as an ex-con.

Cast (feature film)

5.
Blue Goose Hollow (2015)
A biography of Bessie Smith, the great singer known as the "Empress of the Blues." Considered by many to be the greatest blues singer of all time, Bessie Smith was also a successful vaudeville entertainer who became the highest paid African-American performer of the roaring twenties. This revised an
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Least Among Saints (2012)
An alcoholic, burnt-out war veteran illegally adopts a 10-year-old boy, leading to a journey of healing and redemption for both of them.
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Bad Ass (2012)
A Vietnam veteran becomes a YouTube sensation and local hero when he takes on political corruption and a vicious street gang in an effort to solve and avenge his best friend's murder.
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Legion (2010)
Evil's armies are amassing, and a group of strangers become unwitting soldiers on the frontlines of the Apocalypse. Their mission: protect a waitress and her sacred unborn child from the relentless, bloody siege of the demonic legion.
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Fame (2009)
A talented group of dancers, singers, actors, and artists attending New York City High School of Performing Arts are given a chance to live out their dreams and achieve real and lasting fame...the kind that comes only from talent, dedication, and hard work. As each student strives for his or her mom
12.
American Violet (2008)
Based on the true story of Dee Roberts, a 24 year-old African American single mother of four living in a small Texas town when she is dragged away from work one day in handcuffs, and then dumped in the women's county prison. The local district attorney leads an extensive drug bust, sweeping her hous
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Racing For Time (2008)
This tells the story of troubled teens full of hate and anger, spending time in a youth correctional facility. A correctional officer forms a track team in an effort to give the girls an outlet through which to channel their aggression.
14.
Express, The (2008)
The true story of Ernie Davis, two-time All-American running back for Syracuse University who led his team to the national championship in 1960. In 1961, he became the first black man to win the Heisman Trophy. Later that year, he was the first pick in the NFL draft. But Davis never got the chance to play professional football, he was diagnosed with leukemia during the summer of 1962 and died nearly a year later.
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Honeydripper (2007)
In 1950's Alabama, the owner of the Honeydripper juke joint finds his business dropping off and against his better judgement, hires a young electric guitarist in a last ditch effort to draw crowds during harvest time.
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L.A. Riot Spectacular (2005)
It's 1992 and Los Angeles along with the entire nation, holds its collective breath as attention is centered on a jury in suburban Simi Valley where a decision is forthcoming in the trial of LAPD officers captured on film beating a man after making a traffic stop. The man in Rodney King. A decision
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Something the Lord Made (2004) as William Thomas
The true-life account of how Alfred Blalock, a white Johns Hopkins surgeon, and Vivien Thomas, a black medical technician pioneered the processes leading to successful open-heart surgery in the 1940s.
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Against the Ropes (2004) as Felix Reynolds
A biopic inspired by true events in the life of renowned boxing manager Jackie Kallen, a middle-aged Jewish mother from Michigan, who guided the careers of several, hi-profile, professional boxers, including four world champions such as: middleweight champ James "Lights Out" Toney, as well as Bronco
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Secret Window, The (2004) as Ken Karsch
Though he knows he should be at his computer writing another book, or at least walking his dog along the sparkling lake outside his dingy cabin, successful author Mort Rainey is sleeping on his favorite sofa for up to 16 hours a day. He is in the midst of a painful divorce and everything about the b
20.
DC Sniper: 21 Days of Terror (2003) as Charles Moose
Based on the sniper attacks that took place in the Washington, D.C. area in 2002, this project follows Montgomery County Police Chief Charles Moose's investigation as well as the media circus that sprang up around the case.
22.
Gothika (2003) as Dr Douglas Grey
A brilliant and respected criminal psychologist, Dr. Miranda Grey is an expert at knowing what is rational. What is logical. What is sane. Under the direction of her husband, the chief administrator of the psychiatric ward at the Woodward Penitentiary for Women, Miranda treats dangerously disturbed patients like Chl , an intensely charismatic murderess whose confessions of satanic torture are dismissed by the judicious doctor as the psychotic meanderings of a paranoid mind. But Miranda's comfortable marriage and stable life are thrust into terrifying jeopardy after a cryptic encounter with a mysterious young girl leads to a nightmare beyond her wildest imagination. When Miranda awakens from the horrific incident, she is shocked to discover that her husband has been murdered--and the bloody evidence points directly at her. Unable to fathom having committed an unmotivated act of such sheer brutality against a man she loved and admired, Miranda suddenly finds herself confined to Woodward alongside the highly unstable patients she used to treat with methodical detachment. With no memory of the night in question except for fractured visions of the hauntingly enigmatic girl, the doctor's behavior becomes increasingly erratic. Her claims of innocence are seen as the beginnings of a deep descent into madness by her former colleagues like Dr. Pete Graham, Miranda's sympathetic but skeptical coworker who is wrestling with issues of his own. Forced to rely on her instincts rather than facts, Miranda begins to believe that she has been possessed by a supernatural force determined to exact revenge at the expense of her sanity. As Chl draws her deeper into her own personal hell, Miranda must determine if she is being driven to madness or closer to the truth.
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Conviction (2002) as Mcgill
The true story of Carl Upchurch, who organized the first gang summit in Kansas City in 1993.
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10,000 Black Men Named George (2002) as Milton Webster
About the life of civil rights activist A. Phillip Randolph.
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Detox (2002) as Charlie 'Chuck' Hendricks
A disgraced FBI agent with a drinking problem joins nine other troubled law enforcement officers at an isolated detox clinic in the wilds of Wyoming. But the therapeutic sanctuary becomes a nightmarish hellhole when a major snowstorm cuts off the clinic from the outside world and enables a killer on
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Deadlocked (2000) as Jacob Doyle
In a seemingly open-and-shut case, Demond Doyle is convicted of raping and then murdering his wealthy employer's wife. Convinced of his son's innocence, Jacob Doyle takes the jury hostage with only one demand: the prosecutor who convicted his son must find the evidence to clear him of the crime in 2
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For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story (2000) as Dizzy Gillespie
Biopic about Arturo Sandoval, the Cuban jazz trumpeter who struggled against the Cuban government's attempts to suppress his art. Sandoval's early music career was stifled in Cuba, where he was forced to play in state-run orchestras, but he chose to stay because of his passionate love for his wife,
28.
Random Hearts (1999) as Alcee
Dutch Van den Broeck, a sergeant in the Internal Affairs Division of the Washington, D.C. police department, and Kay Chandler, a New Hampshire congresswoman running for re-election, know about trust. Their careers depend on it. Their marriages are founded on it. Or so they thought. When a plane crash carrying Dutch's wife Peton and Kay's husband Cullen crashes into Chesapeake Bay, leaving no survivors, it marks just the beginning of a mystery that will not only lead Dutch and Kay to disturbing and shocking information about their spouses, but bring these strangers together in an unlikely romance.
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Cookie's Fortune (1999) as Willis Richland
In a small Mississippi town, Cookie Orcutt discreetly kills herself in order to join her late husband. But her uptight daughter can't stand the idea of a suicide in the family, and rearranges the evidence to seem like murder. The investigation of the alleged murder reveals hidden secrets about the p
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Blind Faith (1998) as Charles Williams
Drama set in 1957, Bronx, New York. John Williams is an African-American criminal defense attorney. His older brother, Charles, is a police officer who has worked his way up in the white establishment. His younger brother, Eddie, is a jazz musician involved in the beginnings of the civil rights move
31.
Black Dog (1998) as Agent Ford
A stoic ex-con pursued by a ruthless gunrunner and undercover federal agents drives a truckload of illegal weapons across the country.
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Mimic (1997) as Leonard
Three years ago, two young scientists teamed up to save New York City from an roach-borne epidemic that was killing thousands of children. Their miracle of genetic engineering was the Judas Breed, an insect whose enzimes proved deadly to the disease-carrying roaches. However, their creation has come back to haunt them, altering the balance of nature and tipping the scales in favor of the insects. The thing created in the lab has changed, and now, out there in the city it has begun to mimic the most dangerous predator of all---humans.
33.
Get on the Bus (1996) as George
A group of black men deal with their differences during a bus ride to the Million Man March.
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Time to Kill, A (1996) as Sheriff Ozzie Walls
Old ways die hard... and even now in the fast-changing American South, some old ways die harder than others. It's the lesson learned by Carl Lee Hailey, a Mississippi factory worker, when his ten-year-old daughter is brutally assaulted by two racist thugs on a drunken spree. It's the lesson learned by eager young lawyer Jake Brigance, called upon to defend Carl Lee in court after Hailey shoots both men in an act of passionate retribution for the shattered innocence of his little girl. And it's the lesson learned by Ellen Roark, an energetic, ambitious and razor-sharp Boston-born law student at "Ole Miss." As Jake fights to defend Carl Lee, his own life and the safety of his family and colleagues become increasingly jeopardized. And now, as a full-scale conflagration simmers just below the surface and threatens to explode in this small, Southern community, Jake and Carl Lee must find a way to transcend their fundamental differences and work together for the same cause... equal justice.
35.
Jack Reed: Death and Vengeance (1996) as Charles Silvera
Fifth in a series of movies based on the adventures of real-life Chicago police detective Jack Reed. Reed's camping trip with his son is interrupted by a triple murder, which turns out to be a ruthless scheme by a Russian immigrant who cheats new immigrants out of their valuables and murders them, h
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Jack Reed: A Killer Amongst Us (1996) as Charles Silvera
Brian Dennehy reprises his role as Jack Reed in the next installment of this ongoing series of telefilms about a tough Chicago cop. After Reed's new partner is killed while protecting a young woman from hit men, Reed takes the woman into his home for protection while he tracks down the killers.
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Night Visitors (1996) as Dr Eldon James
A graduate student uncovers a bizarre military cover-up when she investigates the suspicious death of her brother. She has been taking care of her young nephew while his father is on the run from the government because he had stolen a mysterious box. After her brother dies under strange circumstance
38.
Zooman (1995) as Emmett
One man, together with his estranged family, must cope with the senseless murder of his daughter and the apathy of an entire community unwilling to bring the killer to justice.
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Cry, The Beloved Country (1995) as John Kumalo
A South African preacher sets out to find his wayward son who has committed a crime in the big city.
40.
Nick of Time (1995) as Huey
An accountant's six-year-old daughter is taken hostage by two strangers who present him with a devil's bargain: he has 90 minutes to kill a top government official or he'll never again see his daughter.
41.
Piano Lesson, The (1995) as Boy Willie Charles
A brother and sister come into conflict over his wish to sell a generations-old heirloom piano and buy back the Mississippi land their family had worked as slaves. Set in 1936 Pittsburgh.
42.
Low Down Dirty Shame, A (1994) as Rothmiller
A down on his luck private eye is hired to track down $20 million in missing drug money.
43.
Foreign Student (1994) as Howlin' Wolf
In the American South during the 1950s, a European exchange student has an affair with an African American woman.
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Jack Reed: A Search For Justice (1994) as Charles Silvera
Third in a series of television movies based on actual cases of Chicago police officer Jack Reed. While investigating the death of a nightclub stripper, Reed exposes a series of illegal operations run by a respected businessman.
45.
Surviving The Game (1994) as Cole
After being hired as a game-hunting guide in Washington State's Northwest National Forest, a young, formerly homeless man discovers that he's been selected as the human prey of a group of sadistic hunters.
46.
Colors of Love, The (1994)
An adopted racially mixed infant grows up and searches for her biological parents.
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Rudy (1993) as Fortune
All his life, people have told Rudy he's not good enough, not smart enough, not big enough. But nothing can stop his impossible dream of playing football for Notre Dame. From the time he's a young boy, Rudy is determined to join the Fighting Irish. But his blue collar family only laughs at his ambitions - they know Rudy will follow his father and brothers to the local steel mill. And, for four long years after high school, he does just that. But some dreams won't die, as Rudy proves when he goes to heroic lengths to win admission to Notre Dame. Once there, he becomes a walk-on player, serving as little more than a human tackling dummy against the starting players. Bloodied but unbeaten, Rudy wins the respect of legendary coach Ara Parseghian and the other Irish players, who give him one shot at gridiron glory.
48.
Menace II Society (1993) as Mr Butler
Story about everyday life in Watts as seen through the eyes of a teenager who is trying to overcome his bleak surroundings.
49.
Distinguished Gentleman, The (1992) as Elijah Hawkins
A conman is elected to Congress where he takes advantage of his power to the fullest, until he falls in love with a lobbyist who tries to make him do something worthwhile.
50.
Alien 3 (1992) as Dillon
Ripley lands on a prison planet, where an alien begins to terrorize the convicts and impregnates Ripley.
51.
Mississippi Masala (1991) as Tyrone
Demetrius is a stalwart, self-made man and owner of a carpet-cleaning business. A chance traffic accident introduces him to Mina, a beautiful young Indian woman whose family fled Uganda under the rule of Idi Amin. As Demetrius and Mina begin their secret love affair, each is swept into the other's exotic world, soon finding themselves at the center of controversy and scandal. Mina's parents, Jay and his wife Kinnu, are outraged by the relationship and concerned about their daughter's disregard for the values and traditions of their culture. Demetrius, it seems, fares no better. The Indian community is outraged, his business suffers, the bank wants to repossess his carpet cleaning van and friends whisper that he has crossed the color line. However Demetrius stands steadfast in his belief that a shade of color is all which separates him and Mina.
52.
Q&A (1990) as Sam Chapman
The story of a corrupt, but well respected, police veteran, and the young assistant district attorney who reproaches him.
53.
Unremarkable Life, An (1989)
The harmonious relationship of two elderly sisters is upset when one falls for a Chinese-American garage owner.
54.
Jacknife (1989) as Jake
Megs aka "Jackknife," a burned out Vietnam vet working as a car repairman decides to break out of his shell by reuniting with a few war buddies and remembering the blocked-out adventures they had in 'Nam.
55.
Crocodile Dundee II (1988) as Leroy Brown
Crocodile returns to the outback.
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Astonished (1988)
The adventures of a Lower East Side woman who murders her landlord, who is also a pimp, after she sees him assault one of his "girls".
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No Mercy (1986) as Sergeant Savoy
When two policemen, Eddie Jillette and Joe Collins find out about a contract on the crime boss Losado, they pose as hitmen in order to go after him. This results in murder of Collins and the man named Deveneux who hired them. Jillette goes on the hunt for their assassin and winds up in New Orleans.
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Apology (1986) as Assistant District Attorney
A web of terror surrounds Lily McGuire, a conceptual artist living in New York City's SoHo district. As artistic inspiration she solicits and tapes anonymous apologies over the telephone. A caller confesses to a series of brutal gay murders being investigated by a detective and Lily refuses to turn
59.
Stephen King's Cat's Eye (1985)
A trilogy of stories, each of which begins with the appearance of a cat. In the first story, a chain-smoker joins a group to break his habit and finds that it is run by a sadistic doctor. In the second story, a gambler makes a bet with his wife's boyfriend. And in the third story, a little girl is terrified of a troll.

Writer (feature film)

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Producer (feature film)

61.
Racing For Time (2008)
This tells the story of troubled teens full of hate and anger, spending time in a youth correctional facility. A correctional officer forms a track team in an effort to give the girls an outlet through which to channel their aggression.

Music (feature film)

62.
Foreign Student (1994) as Song Performer ("Evil")
In the American South during the 1950s, a European exchange student has an affair with an African American woman.

Cast (special)

63.
Mayday (2005)
An airline flight headed from San Francisco to Tokyo is accidentally hit by a U.S. Navy missle, leaving almost all of the crew and passengers dead, near death, or psychologically deranged. While terror and hysteria begin to increase for those on board, a weekend pilot is forced to take control of t
64.
55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, The (2003) as Presenter
Live coverage of the 55th annual Primetime Emmy awards.
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Homecoming: Sometimes I Am Haunted By Memories of Red Dirt and Clay (2000) as Voice
In 1920, there were nearly one million black farmers in America; in 1999, there were fewer than 18,000. Traveling to her cousin's farm in rural Georgia, filmmaker Charlene Gilbert investigates the social and political implications of African-American land loss in the South. Both a historical examina
66.
Lock Up/Lock Down (2000) as Narration
Documentary contrasting two starkly different ways of dealing with violent criminals. Moving back and forth between the "Supermax" Ohio State Penitentiary in Youngstown, Ohio, and the "RSVP" -- Resolve to Stop the Violence Project -- program in the San Francisco County Jail, the documentary lets har
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Frederick Douglass: When the Lion Wrote History (1994) as Voice Of Frederick Douglass
Life of ex-slave and abolitionist Frederick Douglass, through archival photos, 19th century works of art, and interviews with historians.
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Overture: East Meets West in Music (1993) as Narration
Follows the American Soviet Youth Orchestra, a group composed of 100 young musicians -- half from Russia, the other half from America -- on a performance tour of Europe, Russia and the United States in 1990.
69.
Mo' Funny: Black Comedy in America (1993) as Narration
A documentary examining the history of black comedy. Includes television and film footage.
70.
35th Annual Grammy Awards, The (1993)
Live coverage of the 35th Annual Grammy Awards honoring excellence in the music recording industry. Broadcast from Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium.
71.
19th Annual People's Choice Awards, The (1993) as Presenter
A live presentation of The People's Choice Awards honoring entertainers in the fields of television, motion pictures and music in which the public determines the winners by a special Gallup poll.
72.
Muhammad Ali's 50th Birthday Celebration (1992)
A special commemorating former world heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali's 50th birthday.
73.
24th Annual NAACP Image Awards, The (1992)
A presentation of "The 24th Annual NAACP Image Awards" honoring those who have made a positive contribution to the image of African-Americans in the motion picture, television, and recording industries.
74.
19th Annual Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame (1992)
The 19th annual tribute honoring blacks in the entertainment industry.
75.
44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, The (1992) as Presenter
A live presentation of the 44th annual prime-time Emmy Awards honoring the best in television.
76.
Meaning of Life, The (1991)
A special in which celebrities and others offer reflections on life. The theme of the special is drawn from the book "The Meaning of Life," created by "Life" magazine.
77.
Traitor in My House (1990) as Cyrus Quarles
Louise Van Lew is a 12-year-old living in Richmond, Virginia, with her aunt during the final days of the Civil War. Her aunt's anti-war, anti-slavery views make things difficult for Louise, but when a suspicious Confederate general comes to search the house for an escaped Yankee, Louise is forced to
78.
Runaway (1989) as Colby
A "WonderWorks" presentation about a poor, latchkey teenager in New York City. He learns about the harsh life of urban runaways when he goes into hiding after being falsely accused of causing an accident in which his friend is seriously injured. The boy lives for 121 days in the subway tunnels of Ne

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

79.
Aftershock: Earthquake in New York (1999) as Mayor Bruce Lincoln
Miniseries that focuses on the aftermath of a powerful earthquake that leaves New York City in ruins. After the quake, former Fire Chief Thomas Ahearn, Mayor Bruce Lincoln and New York City managers try to put an emergency plan into action as they attempt to find their missing loved ones. The mayor'
80.
True Women (1997) as Josiah
Miniseries about the women who helped to settle Texas, based on the book by Janice Woods Windle. Covers five decades, from the Texas Revolution through Indian uprisings and the Civil War to the early stages of the women's suffrage movement. Based on Janice Woods Windle's historical novel about the l

Producer (TV Mini-Series)

81.
Corner, The (2000)
Miniseries based on the non-fiction book by David Simon and Edward Burns about a black family and the changes they experience over decades in Baltimore. The story focuses on Gary McCullough, Fran Boyd and their 15-year-old son DeAndre McCullough. They live amid an open-air drug market on West Baltim

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

82.
Matter of Justice, A (1993) as Arlo Mcdaniel
Based on a true story, this miniseries chronicles a mother's unyielding determination to bring her daughter-in-law to justice for the murder of her Marine son.
83.
Murder of Mary Phagan, The (1988) as Jim Conley
A fact based movie set in 1913, about the events surrounding the murder of a young woman at the National Pencil Factory in Atlanta. Leo Frank, the manager of the factory, is charged with the slaying and, when convicted and sentenced to be hanged in an atmosphere of mob violence, vengeance, and anti-

Producer (TV Mini-Series)

84.
Laurel Avenue (1993) as Executive Producer
Interweaves stories of an African-American working-class family -- the Arnetts -- in St. Paul, Minnesota, during the course of a weekend.

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