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Dorian Harewood

Dorian Harewood (born August 6, 1950) is an African American actor. He first garnered attention for his portrayal of Simon Haley (father of author Alex Haley) in the ABC miniseries Roots: The Next Generations. He is also known for his roles in Full Metal Jacket and The Jesse Owens Story, and for his co-starring role in the ABC Television series Strike Force. In 1994, he was awarded the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, Mini-Series or Television Movie, for his recurring role as jazz/blues saxophonist Clarence "Cool Papa" Charleston on the NBC drama series I'll Fly Away. Description above from the Wikipedia article Dorian Harewood, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Aug 6, 1950 In Dayton, Ohio, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Foster & Laurie 1975-11-13
Latest Project:
Series ProStars 2022
Known For
Series ProStars Michael Jordan (voice) 2022
Movie The Right Girl James Cline 2015-11-21
Movie Billy and Mandy's Big Boogey Adventure Older Irwin (voice) 2007-02-14
Movie Jane Doe: The Harder They Fall Jim Monroe 2006-03-04
Movie Assault on Precinct 13 Gil 2005-01-19
Series Little House on the Prairie Dr. Tan 2005-03-26
Movie Kangaroo Jack: G'Day, U.S.A.! Lead Agent (voice) 2004-11-16
Movie The Christmas Shoes Dalton Gregory 2002-01-01
Movie Framed George Adams 2002-02-13
Movie Walter and Henry Pete Horton 2001-06-10
Movie The Triangle Captain Louis Morgan 2001-08-13
Movie The Last Debate Brad Lily 2000-11-05
Series The Hoop Life 1999-07-04
Movie Evasive Action Luke Sinclair 1998-01-01
Movie 12 Angry Men Juror 5 1997-08-17
Movie Space Jam Monstar BUPKUS (voice) 1996-11-15
Series Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm Jax (voice) 1996-09-21
Movie Sudden Death Matthew Hallmark 1995-10-27
Series Viper Julian Wilkes 1994-01-02
Movie The Pagemaster Jamaican Pirates (voice) 1994-11-23
Movie Shattered Image Hardy 1994-01-21
Series Biker Mice from Mars 1993-09-18
Series Capitol Critters 1992-01-31
Movie Pacific Heights Dennis 1990-09-28
Movie Polly Doctor Shannon 1989-11-12
Movie Guilty of Innocence: The Lenell Geter Story Lenell Geter 1987-02-03
Movie The Falcon and the Snowman Gene 1985-01-25
Movie Dirty Work Lt. Jack Hill 1985-06-06
Movie Tank SFC Ed Tippet, Provost Marshal's Office 1984-03-16
Series Strike Force 1981-11-13
Movie Looker Lt. Masters 1981-10-30
Series Beulah Land Floyd 1980-10-07
Series Roots: The Next Generations Simon Haley 1979-02-18
Movie An American Christmas Carol Matt Reeves 1979-12-16
Movie Gray Lady Down Fowler 1978-03-10
Movie Siege Simon 1978-04-26
Movie Panic in Echo Park Michael Stoner 1977-06-23
Movie Foster & Laurie Gregory Foster 1975-11-13