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Born: January 30, 1951 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA Profession: Cast ...
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While incarcerated, founded theater workshops
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Performed stand-up comedy with partner Reg E. Cathy in New York
1984:
Made professional stage acting debut in Broadway's "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"; received Tony Award nomination
1986:
Feature film debut, "No Mercy"
1988:
Played a killer opposite Jack Lemmon and Kevin Spacey in NBC miniseries "The Murder of Mary Phagan"
1990:
Starred on Broadway in August Wilson's play "The Piano Lesson"
1991:
Starred as a Baltimore garbageman on Fox sitcom "Roc" (his real nickname); executive produced final season (1993-94)
1991:
Formed Roc Productions to develop and produce film and TV projects
1992:
Co-starred with Sigourney Weaver in "Alien3," directed by David Fincher
1993:
Debuted as an executive producer on HBO's "Laurel Avenue"
1993:
Delivered memorable role in "Rudy," starring Sean Astin
1994:
Co-starred in Keenen Ivory Wayans' "A Low Down Dirty Shame"
1995:
Earned critical praise for reprising his stage role in CBS adaptation of "The Piano Lesson"; earned Emmy nomination
1995:
Co-starred in feature remake of "Cry, the Beloved Country"
1996:
Portrayed the local sheriff in film adaptation of John Grisham's novel "A Time to Kill"
1996:
Joined ensemble cast for Spike Lee's "Get on the Bus," about a group traveling to the Million Man March in Washington, DC
1997:
Made directorial debut with HBO film "First Time Felon"
1997:
Co-starred in thriller "Mimic"
1998:
Garnered praise for his turn as a righteous policeman whose son is accused of murder in "Blind Faith" (Showtime)
1998:
Guest starred on HBO's prison drama "Oz" as a government official investigating a riot and murder; earned Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor
1999:
Played a civil rights advocate and minister in NBC miniseries "The '60s"
1999:
Offered terrific turn as caretaker for a family of Southern eccentrics in Robert Altman directed "Cookie's Fortune"
2000:
Helmed acclaimed HBO miniseries "The Corner"
2000:
Starred as a desperate man who holds a jury hostage in TNT movie "Deadlocked"
2000:
Portrayed jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie in HBO biopic "For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story"
2002:
Co-starred in Showtime true-life drama "Conviction"
2002:
Co-starred with Andre Braugher in Showtime feature "10,000 Black Men Named George"
2003:
Played memorable role on CBS's "Without A Trace"; earned Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor
2003:
Played Halle Berry's ill-fated husband in psychological thriller "Gothika"
2004:
Directed and starred in "Against the Ropes," starring Meg Ryan as female boxing promoter Jackie Kallen
2004:
Co-starred with Johnny Depp in "The Secret Window," directed by David Koepp
2005:
Landed recurring role on season two of Showtime's "The L Word" as Dr. Benjamin Bradshaw
2005:
Co-starred on short-lived CBS science fiction series "Threshold"
2006:
Guest starred on "House M.D." (Fox) as the father of Dr. Eric Foreman (Omar Epps)
2006:
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
2007:
Joined ensemble cast for John Sayles' "Honeydripper"
2009:
Played an acting teacher in feature remake of "Fame"
2009:
Co-starred with Paul Bettany and Dennis Quaid in apocalyptic thriller "Legion"
2011:
Guest starred on FX miniseries "American Horror Story"
2013:
Co-starred with Common in drama feature "LUV"

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