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Born: December 17, 1945 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Benton Harbor, Michigan, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

You're Not You (2014)
Kate is successful pianist with ALS and Bec is a college student with a chaotic life. When Bec takes a job assisting Kate, the two women bond and expand their ideas of who they want to be.
Battledogs (2013)
In the tradition of UNDERWORLD and DISTRICT 9, all of Manhattan is quarantined when the "Lupine virus" spreads like wildfire, turning innocent civilians into ravenous wolves. Nothing short of a nuclear blast can stop the monstrous virus.
Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (2013)
Five interwoven stories about how everlasting bonds of love and family can overcome life's most challenging hurdles.
Doonby (2012)
Sam Doonby is a mysterious drifter who always happens to be in the right place at the right time, much to the envy of his new neighbors in a small Texas town.
Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 (2011)
Chloe and Papi return to Beverly Hills, where they are married and become the proud parents of five remarkably mischievous puppies, while Sam Cortez must fight to keep his parents from being evicted from their home.
Pastor Brown (2011)
Jesse Brown, a wayward pastor's daughter, returns home from a life as an exotic dancer to make amends with her family and teen son.
Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball (2010)
A low-level FBI agent with a price on his head discovers a plot to assassinate him. In the hunt for the bounty are insane mercenaries, sexy assassins and a crazy family of killers.
Meteor (2009)
Lonely Street (2009)
A private detective in New Mexico is hired by a man to bodyguard a visiting celebrity from an overzealous fan. The celebrity turns out to be Elvis--determined to keep a low profile--and the fan turns out to be a sleazy tabloid reporter--determined to break the story that the King is still alive. The
All Hat (2007)
Ray Dokes returns from jail to discover the rural landscape of his childhood transformed. Determined to stay out of trouble, he heads to the farm of his old friend Pete Culpepper, a crusty Texas cowboy, who trains losing racehorses and whose debts are growing faster than his corn. Sonny Stanton, gam
Nobel Son (2007)
Barkley Michaelson is in a deep life rut. He's struggling to finish his PHD thesis when his father, the learned Eli Michaelson, wins the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Barkley and his mother, Sarah, a renowned forensic psychiatrist, now have the ill-fortune of living with a man-eating monster whose phil
Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror (2006)
Three terror tales from a nefarious neighborhood that follows certain depraved residents there whose ill actions makes it such that they can look forward to a very unpleasant eternity.
Lackawanna Blues (2005) as Cast
Based on the Obie award winning play written by and starring Ruben Santiago-Hudson, a tale that recounts his childhood growing up in a boarding house in Lackawanna, New York that was run by an incredible woman.
Fighting the Odds: The Marilyn Gambrell Story (2005)
Based on a true story, a former parole officer devotes her life to mentoring the high school kids of parents who have been imprisoned. The story follows her uphill battle to help the kids in the face of numerous obstacles and her willingness to sacrifice everything for the program she helped create.
Confessions of an Action Star (2005)
Francis Allen Sledgewick, AKA Frank Sledge, is a dancer turned martial arts action star whose rise to fame and fortune caused him to lose his sense of what is truly important in life. Only by rediscovering his true self can he attempt a comeback.
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (2005) as Cast
FBI Agent Gracie Hart became an overnight media sensation after she successfully disarmed a threat against the Miss United States Pageant while working undercover as a contestant. But things haven't been going so well for her lately. Reeling from a broken romance and frustrated to find her newfound fame is jeopardizing the undercover work she loves, Gracie reluctantly let her boss, Agent McDonald, talk her into serving the Bureau in the only way now possible: coifed and styled for the talk show circuit as "the face of the FBI." Capitalizing on the greatest PR coup in agency history, the FBI presses their new poster girl into a while of photos ops where she re-enacts her pageant exploits to an adoring public, with the help of her personal stylist Joel to smooth her rougher edges.
Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School (2005)
Frank has been consumed by grief over his wife's death. But everything changes when he pulls over on a rural highway to help a dying stranger entangled in a car wreck. En route to fulfill a forty-year promise to his childhood sweetheart, the stranger shares a compelling tale of adolescent love rep
Clifford's Really Big Movie (2004)
Because of a misunderstanding on his part, Clifford the Dog thinks his huge appetite threatens his owners' financial well-being--so Cifford and his three canine pals join a traveling carnival. Their goal is to enter a contest that will guarantee Clifford a lifetime supply of his favorite doggy snack
Town Without Christmas, A (2001) as Ted Kinkaid
In the small town of Seacliff, Washington, a child's letter to Santa Claus captures the nation's attention. When the little boy, Chris, writes that he wishes to leave this world so he will no longer be a burden to his divorcing parents, a race begins to find him before he harms himself. M.J. Jensen,
Watcher, The (2000) as Ibby
A serial killer turns the table on his investigator.
Miss Congeniality (2000) as Mcdonald
After botching up an undercover assignment involving Russian mobsters, less-than-graceful FBI Agent Gracie Hart is placed on desk duty. However, when a terrorist, known only as The Citizen, threatens to disrupt the Miss America pageant, Gracie, unfortunately, is the only agent attractive enough to go undercover posing as Miss New Jersey.
Nowhere to Land (2000) as Danny Gorlin
Captain John Prescott, a 747 pilot, learns a deadly nerve gas device has been planted on board his plane. The device is set to explode before the jet can reach the nearest landing strip. Providing assistance to help land the plane safely are co-pilot Kim McGee, bomb expert Danny Gorlin and retired p
Red Letters (2000) as Detective Glen Teal
A college professor runs into trouble when he becomes penpals with a female convict. When she escapes, he decides to help her. Claiming she is innocent of murdering her lover's wife, the professor becomes entwined in an increasingly twisted mystery.
Stealth Fighter (1999) as President Westwood
Ten years after faking his death, decorated fighter pilot Turner leads a team into a military compound and steals a Stealth bomber. Joining forces with an arms dealer who has taken control of a nuclear sub, Turner wants big bucks, or he'll bomb targets in the United States. His former Air Force budd
Shark Attack (1999) as Lawrence Rhodes
Drawn to an African marine research center to investigate a colleagues death at the hands of a hammerhead shark, a marine biologist arrives at a horrifying conclusion: the area's sharks are killing for pleasure. The locals fear that demons are possessing the creatures, but the scientist suspects his
Miracle on the 17th Green (1999) as Earl
Mitch McKinley wakes up one day to realize that he is unfulfilled in his job as an advertising executive and that he has always dreamed of playing golf on the pro circuit. Middle age hasn't helped Mitch's feeling that life is passing him by and when he unexpectedly loses his job, he decides to try o
Interceptor Force (1999) as The Major
An unidentified flying object comes across the radar of a low-profile government satellite and is determined to be headed towards a remote town. A top-secret team specifically trained to deal with such alien encounters, known as the Interceptors, are dispatched by the military to handle the situati
Best of the Best 4: Without Warning (1998) as Detective Gresko
The Russian Mafia are after a stolen piece of high-tech software that's the key to counterfeiting millions in cash.
For Which He Stands (1998) as Dea Agent Baxter
A Las Vegas nightclub owner comes to the rescue of a woman being viciously attacked in his club.
Stranger in the Kingdom, A (1998) as Reverend Walter Andrews
In the early Fifties, a black minister arrives in Vermont to become pastor in a small town. When a lone drifter is found murdered in the town's environs, the minister is charged with the crime. A young white lawyer, the town's local hero, steps in to defend him and thereby risks his reputation.
Butter (1998) as 8 Ball
When he finds his pop-star sister dead of an apparent drug overdose, a young music industry hot-shot suspects his boss and mentor may be behind the crime.
October 22 (1998)
Working backwards from the moment of crisis, a gunman indiscriminately firing at anyone who moves within his range, this story tracks the twisting path of a man pushed to his limits as well as the converging stories of the unrelated characters that become his victims.
Operation Delta Force (1997) as Tipton
A five-man Delta Force commando team faces ruthless terrorists armed with an ebola virus strain.
Mr. Magoo (1997) as Agent Gus Anders
Myopic millionaire Mr. Quincy Magoo accidentally takes possession of a cache of stolen gems and becomes the target of evil culprits. Despite their efforts, however, Magoo consistently escapes unharmed and remains oblivious to the dangers that surround him. Magoo ultimately nabs the villains with the help of his nephew Waldo and his trusting bulldog Angus.
Levitation (1997) as Downbeat
A teenage girl, struggling with a pregnancy and an alcoholic adoptive father, embarks on journey to find her biological mother with the help of a guardian angel.
Fakin' Da Funk (1997) as Joe Lee
Adopted into an African-American family, Julian, a young man of Chinese heritage, is accepted into the Lee family and grows up as part of a tight-knit community in Atlanta. When his father dies, Julian is left with the responsibility of raising his younger African-American brother Perry. The two boy
Clover (1997) as Gaten
Clover, a young African-American girl, has difficulty coping with the death of her father Gaten, which has left her in the care of Sara Kate, her white stepmother. Despite protests from Clover's two aunts, Everleen and Katie, Sara Kate is determined to mother Clover in the way Gaten would have wante
Just Your Luck (1996)
Late night workers at a New York City diner fight over a $6 million dollar lottery ticket left behind by a deceased customer.
Tornado! (1996) as Dr Warren Branson
For years, Jake Thorn, a storm chaser in the Texas Panhandle, has been trying to guess when twisters will strike before they actually do. Then, his former meteorology professor, Dr. Warren Branson, comes to Tornado Alley with a new invention with which he hopes to collect data to be used to predict
Substitute, The (1996) as Principal Claude Rolle
An ex-Marine goes undercover at a high school to rid the campus of a terrorizing gang.
Cherokee Kid (1996) as Nat Love
Movie about Isaiah Turner, an adventurous farmboy whose quest to avenge his parents' death sets him on a journey where he encounters an array of fictional and historical characters, ultimately becoming a self-assured gunslinger known as the Cherokee Kid. The story is narrated by The Cherokee Kid's supportive sidekick, Juan Nepomuceno Cortina.
Basketball Diaries, The (1995) as Reggie
An autobiographical account of poet and rock musician Jim Carroll's delinquent high school years, during which he excelled playing basketball for a boy's club team, meanwhile hustling to support his growing heroin addiction.
Congo (1995) as Munroe Kelly
An expedition to a mysterious expanse of unexplored Africa unexpectedly brings primatologist Peter Elliot and Travicom Project Supervisor Karen Ross to a place where human greed and the laws of nature have gone berserk. Unlikely partners, Peter is the guardian of Amy, a remarkable gorilla he wants t
Speechless (1994) as Ventura
Two sppechwriters for opposite political candidates fall in love.
No Escape (1994) as Hawkins
In the year 2022, a ruthless prison warden has created the ultimate solution for his most troublesome and violent inmates: Absolom, a secret jungle island where prisoners are abandoned and left to die. But Marine Captain John Robbins, convicted of murdering a commanding officer, is determined to esc
Airheads (1994) as Sergeant O'Malley
A rock 'n roll band hijacks a radio station in an attempt to get their record played.
Crow, The (1994) as Albrecht
A man comes back from the grave in the guise of a night bird to avenge his and his girlfriend's deaths.
Cowboy Way, The (1994) as Officer Sam Shaw
Two modern-day cowboys travel to Manhattan after their lifelong friend suddenly vanishes.
Heart and Souls (1993) as (Cameo Appearance)
Four people who died in a bus crash must remain on earth to finish certain business.
Sugar Hill (1993) as Lolly Jonas
Two brothers build a drug empire in New York City.
Hand That Rocks the Cradle, The (1992) as Solomon
A distraught woman becomes a nanny to exact revenge for the loss of her baby and husband.
Collision Course (1992) as Shortcut
A pair of detectives team up to find the murderer of a Japanese businessman.
Leviathan (1989) as Jones
Toward the end of a 90-day shift, a small deep-sea mining crew excavating silver and other precious metals 16,000 feet underwater stumbles upon Leviathan, a scuttled Russian ship. They bring back a watertight safe and open, unknowingly letting loose a Pandora's box of mutant genes. The crew members subsequently get killed off one by one, begging the question, will anyone survive?
Ghostbusters II (1989) as Winston Zeddemore
The ghostbusters face the spirit of a warlock that lives in his self-portrait in a New York museum.
Trapper County War (1989) as Jefferson Carter
Two New Jersey boys find themselves in a small southern town and are terrorized by the local red-necks.
Wrong Guys, The (1988) as Dawson
Things get out of hand when a group of former Cub Scouts from the same troop hold a reunion.
Dirty Dozen, The: The Fatal Mission (1988) as Joe Hamilton
A sequel to the 1967 feature film and several TV movies continuing the adventures of a group of convicted GIs who are reprieved and sent up against Nazi wartime geniuses who are out to establish a new Fourth Reich.
Weeds (1987) as Bagdad
A group of San Quentin paroles struggle with their production of a play they performed in prison.
Last Precinct, The (1986) as Sergeant Night Train Lane
A group of misfit cops, all dumped into one precinct, swipe a rival sheriff's drug-sniffing wonder dog to crack a drug ring run by a blind mobster, whose seeing-eye dog gets mixed up in the canine antics.
Love On The Run (1985) as Lamar
An attorney is so desperately in love with her convict-client that she helps him escape.
Ghostbusters (1984) as Winston Zeddmore
Fired from their university research jobs, Drs. Venkman, Stantz, and Spengler promptly set up shop as parapsychologists specializing in psychic phenomena and soon they're ridding Manhattan of bizarre apparitions. But the talents of these spirit exterminators--Ghostbusters--are severely tested when b
Joy of Sex (1984) as Mr Porter
California Girls (1984) as Ernie
A New Jersey mechanic has a yen for a change and heads for California to find the girl of his dreams. Robby Benson is the young man living out his fantasy, Doris Roberts his overbearing mother, Martha Longley the bikini-clad doll he flips for in Malibu, Martin Mull her high-powered manager, Tawny Ki
Women of San Quentin (1983)
A prison picture with the twist of having the title characters not inmates but a contingent of female guards under the charge of Stella Stevens, juggling a love affair with captain of the guards, Hector Elizondo, and a brutal prison yard riot she volunteers to quell.
Spacehunter (1983) as Washington
Three women make an emergency landing on a disease-plagued planet and are captured. One man and his companion are sent to find them.
Two of a Kind (1983) as Detective Staggs
Penitentiary II (1981) as Half Dead
Martel "Too Sweet" Gordone earned his parole from jail by winning a prison boxing tournament. All Gordone wants to do is start a peaceful life, but a condition of his release is that he work for a boxing promoter. Gordone has no interest in boxing and wants to live with his sister and her husband who support his desire to start over. However, when some of his enemies from prison escape and kill his girlfriend, Gordone changes his plans and returns to the ring.
Matter of Life and Death, A (1981) as Mr Harrison
Inspired by a story that appeared on "60 minutes" in 1978 about Joy Ufema, a nurse dedicated to treating the terminally ill, Linda Lavin turned it into this TV movie for her Big Deal, Inc. production outfit, teaming with Tyne Daly, playing Joy's psychologist friend and confidante. Coincidentally, an
Crazy Times (1981) as Harold Malloy
As TV's answer to "Diner," this film follows the exploits of three teenage buddies sharing the good times back at Rockaway Beach, New York, during the summer of 1955. Steeped in nostalgia and cast with relatively fresh TV faces, the movie--a pilot to a prospective series--won Emmy Award nominations
Jazz Singer, The (1980) as Heckler
Against his traditional father's wishes, the son of a Jewish cantor becomes a pop singer.
$5.20 an Hour Dream, The (1980) as Homer Burden
A debt-ridden divorced mother and factory worker strives to get a higher-paying job on the traditionally all-male main assembly line.
White Mama (1980) as Counselor
Bette Davis was Emmy Award-nominated for her performance of a penniless widow who refuses to go on welfare and takes in a streetwise Black teenager as a foster child to earn money to survive. The script was written especially for her by first-time screenwriter Robert C.S. Downs.
Skag (1980)
Karl Malden is a veteran steel mill foreman whose world is torn apart when he suffers a stroke leaving him temporarily paralyzed. This highly-acclaimed pilot to the subsequent short-lived series received six Emmy Award nominations; direction, writing, music scoring, art direction/set decoration, edi
Octagon, The (1980) as Quinine
Here Norris plays a retired martial-arts champion who is asked by the wealthy Karen Carlson to protect her from a group of ninjas. He agrees only when he learns that his longtime nemesis Tadashi Yamashita is leading the band. Lee Van Cleef (master of the menacing grin) makes the most of his role as the leader of a vengeful group of antiterrorists.
Joni (1980)
The story of Joni Eareckson who was paralyzed following a diving accident when she was seventeen years old is recounted. She overcame her fear, pain and depression to become an evangelical Christian author, and the founder of an organization dedicated to ministering to the disabled.
Main Event, The (1979)
Hillary Kramer, a wealthy perfume executive awakes one morning to find that her accountant has robbed her blind and escaped to South America. While going through what's left of her remaining assets she finds Kid Natural, a boxer she purchased as a tax write off years earlier. She decides to take Kid, who hasn't been in the ring for years, and use him as her key to riches. Kid thinks that this will only get him killed and resists.
Last of the Good Guys (1978) as El Caliph
A comedy-drama about a bunch of police rookies who conspire to convince their hard-nosed sergeant that a seriously ill fellow officer, two weeks away from retirement, is on the job, and who, when he suddenly dies, try to hide the fact so that his family can collect full benefits.
Mad Bull (1977) as Black Bart
A love story about a hulking wrestler, whose life in the ring has little meaning, and an attractive woman who sees through his muscleman veneer to discover a sensitive human being.

Cast (special)

6th Annual Sears Soul Train Christmas Starfest, The (2003)
Coverage of the 6th Annual Sears Soul Train Christmas Starfest featuring performances of classic and contemporary holiday songs.
Miss USA 2001 (2001) as Judge
Live coverage of the 50th annual Miss USA Pageant from the Genesis Center in Gary, Indiana.
Intimate Portrait: Rita Moreno (2001) as Interviewee
Portrait of actor and dancer Rita Moreno.
6th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards (2000)
Coverage of the sixth annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards presentation from Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California.
Intimate Portrait: Robin Givens (2000) as Interviewee
Profile of the life and career of actress Robin Givens.
Body to Die For: The Aaron Henry Story, A (1994) as Coach Seldon
A high-school football player becomes addicted to steroids.
Food For Thought (1993)
An episode of "Tales From the Crypt," the anthology series. An egomaniacal clown, whose act consists of his wife reading his mind, plots to kill his wife's lover. The plan backfires when he becomes the victim of her defender.
Miss Jones (1991) as Evinrude Johnson
A comedy pilot for an unsold ABC series. A female attorney must juggle her life as a single parent and as a lawyer for a firm representing pampered professional athletes.
100 Centre Street (1984) as Leo Kelly
The story, set in New York City, relates the bizarre adventures of the judges at the "Hall of Justice" (?) at 100 Centre Street in lower Manhattan.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Walking Shadow (2001) as Hawk
Michael Jordan: An American Hero (1999) as James Jordan
Roots: The Next Generations (1979)
The unparalleled success of "Roots" in 1977 prompted this continuation of Alex Haley's saga, beginning with the events where its predecessor ended in 1882 and bringing the story to the present with James Earl Jones playing Haley and Marlon Brando as American Nazi leader George Lincoln Rockwell, who
King (1978) as Jack Corbin
A drama about the career of Martin Luther King Jr. from his days as a Baptist minister in Atlanta in the early '50s until his assassination in 1968. Aside from Billy Goldenberg's Emmy Award-winning score, there were nominations for Paul Winfield and Cicely Tyson as Best Actor and Actress for their p

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