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Paul Winfield

Was an American television, film, and stage actor. He was known for his portrayal of a Louisiana sharecropper who struggles to support his family during the Great Depression in the landmark film Sounder which earned him an Academy Award nomination. Winfield also portrayed Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the television miniseries King, for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award. Description above from the Wikipedia article  Paul Winfield, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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May 22, 1939 In Los Angeles, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Perils of Pauline 1967-08-02
Latest Project:
Movie Sounder 2003-01-19
Known For
Poster of March to Freedom
Poster of Dreams Don't Die
Poster of Only the Ball Was White
Poster of A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich
Movie Sounder The Teacher 2003-01-19
Movie Second to Die Detective Grady 2002-04-23
Movie Vegas, City of Dreams Edgar Jones 2001-04-01
Movie Knockout Ron Regent 2000-02-04
Movie Catfish in Black Bean Sauce Harold Williams 1999-04-14
Movie Strange Justice Thurgood Marshall 1999-08-29
Movie March to Freedom Narrator 1999-08-31
Movie Relax... It's Just Sex Auntie Mahalia 1998-06-28
Movie Assignment Berlin Al Spector 1998-09-30
Movie Strategic Command Rowan 1997-01-06
Series Built to Last 1997-09-24
Movie Dead of Night Vernon 1996-01-01
Movie Stolen Memories: Secrets from the Rose Garden Horace 1996-01-07
Movie The Legend of Gator Face Bob 1996-08-08
Movie Original Gangstas Reverend Dorsey 1996-05-10
Movie Mars Attacks! General Casey 1996-12-12
Movie In the Kingdom of the Blind, the Man with One Eye Is King Papa Joe 1995-03-01
Movie Tyson Don King 1995-04-29
Movie White Dwarf Dr. Akada 1995-05-23
Series Babylon 5 Gen. Richard Franklin 1994-01-26
Movie Breathing Lessons Daniel Otis 1994-02-06
Movie The Killing Jar Judge 1994-08-31
Series Spider-Man Unknown 1994-11-19
Series Scarlett 1994-11-13
Series Baseball Voice 1994-09-18
Series Alex Haley's Queen Cap'n Jack 1993-02-14
Movie Irresistible Force 1993-05-07
Movie Cliffhanger Walter Wright 1993-05-28
Movie Dennis the Menace Chief of Police 1993-06-23
Movie The Wish That Changed Christmas Mr. Smith (voice) 1991-12-20
Movie Presumed Innocent Judge Larren Lyttle 1990-07-26
Movie 83 Hours 'Til Dawn Doctor Dantley 1990-11-04
Series The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Movie The Serpent and the Rainbow Lucien Celine 1988-02-05
Movie The Mighty Pawns Mr. Wright 1987-02-14
Movie Death Before Dishonor Ambassador 1987-02-20
Movie Guilty of Innocence: The Lenell Geter Story George Hairston 1987-02-03
Series The Charmings The Mirror 1987-03-20
Movie Big Shots Johnnie Red 1987-10-02
Series Star Trek: The Next Generation Captain Dathon 1987-09-28
Movie Under Siege Andrew Simon 1986-02-09
Movie Blue City Chief Luther Reynolds 1986-05-02
Series 227 Julian C. Barlow 1985-09-14
Movie The Terminator Lieutenant Ed Traxler 1984-10-26
Movie Go Tell It on the Mountain Gabriel Grimes 1984-01-01
Movie Mike's Murder Phillip Green 1984-03-09
Movie For Us, the Living: The Story of Medgar Evers 1983-03-22
Movie Dreams Don't Die Charlie Banks 1982-05-21
Movie Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Captain Clark Terrell 1982-06-04
Series The Blue and the Gray Jonathan Henry 1982-11-14
Movie Sister, Sister Eddie Craven 1982-06-07
Movie White Dog Keys 1982-07-07
Movie Carbon Copy Bob Garvey 1981-08-06
Series The Sophisticated Gents Richard 'Bubbles' Wiggins 1981-09-29
Movie Only the Ball Was White Narrator 1980-02-21
Movie Angel City Cy 1980-11-12
Series Roots: The Next Generations Dr. Horace Huguley 1979-02-18
Series Backstairs at the White House Emmett Rogers Sr. 1979-01-29
Movie A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich Butler 1978-02-03
Series King Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. 1978-02-12
Movie Green Eyes Lloyd Dubeck 1977-01-03
Movie Twilight's Last Gleaming Willis Powell 1977-02-09
Movie The Greatest Draft Lawyer 1977-05-17
Movie Damnation Alley Keegan 1977-09-10
Movie High Velocity 1976-09-01
Movie Hustle Louis Belgrave 1975-12-25
Movie It's Good to Be Alive Roy Campanella 1974-02-22
Movie Conrack Mad Billy 1974-03-27
Movie Huckleberry Finn Jim 1974-05-24
Movie The Horror at 37,000 Feet Dr. Enkalla 1973-02-13
Movie Gordon's War Gordon Hudson 1973-08-09
Movie Trouble Man Chalky Price 1972-11-01
Movie Sounder Nathan Lee Morgan 1972-09-24
Movie Brother John Henry Birkardt 1971-08-15
Movie King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis 1970-03-24
Movie R.P.M. Steve Dempsey 1970-09-16
Movie The Lost Man Orville Turner 1969-07-11
Movie The New Cinema Himself / Narrator 1968-01-01
Series Julia Paul Cameron 1968-09-17
Movie The Perils of Pauline African Servant 1967-08-02