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|Birth Place:||Baltimore, Maryland, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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While incarcerated, founded theater workshops
Performed stand-up comedy with partner Reg E. Cathy in New York
Professional stage acting debut in Broadway's "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"; received Tony Award nomination
Feature film debut, "No Mercy"
played a killer in the NBC miniseries, "The Murder of Mary Phagan," opposite Jack Lemmon and Kevin Spacey
Starred on Broadway in August Wilson's play "The Piano Lesson"
Played a Baltimore garbageman in the FOX sitcom, "Roc" (his real nickname); executive produced the final season (1993-1994)
Formed Roc Productions to develop and produce film and TV projects
Co-starred with Sigourney Weaver in "Alien3"; directed by David Fincher
Debuted as an executive producer on HBO's "Laurel Avenue"
Had a memorable role in "Rudy," starring Sean Astin
Co-starred in Keenen Ivory Wayans' "A Low Down Dirty Shame"
Earned critical praise for reprising his stage role in the CBS adaptation of "The Piano Lesson"; earned an Emmy nomination
Co-starred in the feature remake of "Cry, the Beloved Country"
Portrayed the local sheriff in the film adaptation of John Grisham's novel "A Time to Kill"
Joined an ensemble cast for Spike Lee's "Get on the Bus," about a group traveling to the Million Man March in Washington, DC
Made directorial debut with the HBO film, "First Time Felon"
Co-starred in the thriller "Mimic"
Garnered praise for his turn as a righteous policeman whose son is accused of murder in "Blind Faith" (Showtime); released theatrically in 1999
Guest-starred on HBO's prison drama "Oz" as a government official investigating a riot and murder; earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor
Played the civil rights advocate and minister in the NBC miniseries "The 60's"
Offered a terrific turn as the caretaker for a family of Southern eccentrics in the Robert Altman-directed, "Cookie's Fortune"
Directed the acclaimed HBO miniseries "The Corner"
Starred as a desperate man who holds a jury hostage in the TNT movie "Deadlocked"
Portrayed jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie in the HBO biopic "For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story"
Co-starred in the Showtime true-life drama, "Conviction"
Co-starred with Andre Braugher in the Showtime feature, "10,000 Black Men Named George"
Had a memorable role on CBS's "Without A Trace"; earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor
Played Halle Berry's ill-fated husband in the horror thriller, "Gothika"
Directed and starred in the film, "Against the Ropes," starring Meg Ryan as female boxing promoter, Jackie Kallen
Co-starred with Johnny Depp in "The Secret Window"; directed by David Koepp
Had a recurring role on season two of Showtime's "The L Word" as Dr. Benjamin Bradshaw
Co-starred in the short-lived CBS science fiction series, "Threshold"
Guest starred on the FOX series, "House M.D.," as the father of Doctor Eric Foreman (Omar Epps)
Appeared on "Sleeper Cell: American Terror" as the father of undercover FBI agent Darwyn Al-Sayeed; also directed episodes; earned a nomination from the Directors Guild of America
Joined an ensemble cast for John Sayles' "Honeydripper"
Played an acting teacher in the feature remake of "Fame"
Co-starred in the apocalyptic thriller, "Legion"
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