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Al Matthews

Al Matthews (6' | 1.83 m) born on November 21, 1942 (Scorpio) in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA is a Folk singer and musical performer who worked professionally while living in England. He later turned to acting, but continues to write and sing. Matthews is noted for having made two significant historical firsts. While on combat duty during the Vietnam War, Matthews became the first black Marine to be meritoriously promoted to the rank of Sergeant (E-5). Williams was also the first "black voice" on England's national station, 'Radio 1.' Al Matthews passed away on September 22, 2018 in Alicante, Spain, two months away from what would have been his 76th birthday on November 21. He never married and left no survivors.

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Nov 21, 1942 In Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Butterfly Ball 1977-04-01
Latest Project:
Movie Superior Firepower: Making 'Aliens' 2003-12-02
Known For
Poster of Tomorrow Never Dies
Poster of Out of Order
Poster of Aliens
Poster of Superman III
Movie Superior Firepower: Making 'Aliens' Self (archive footage) 2003-12-02
Movie The Apocalypse Watch Wesley Sorenson 1997-03-02
Movie The Fifth Element General Tudor 1997-05-02
Movie Tomorrow Never Dies Master Sergeant 3 1997-12-11
Movie Soul Survivors Grover Cleveland 1995-09-10
Movie American Roulette Morrisey 1988-01-01
Movie Out of Order U.S. DJ 1988-08-01
Movie Stormy Monday Radio DJ 1988-05-01
Movie The American Way Ben 1987-11-13
Movie Aliens Sgt. Al Apone 1986-07-18
Movie Defence of the Realm First US Controller 1986-09-06
Movie The Making of 'Superman III' Narrator 1985-08-26
Movie Superman III Fire Chief 1983-06-17
Movie Funny Money 1st Hood 1982-01-08
Series The Comic Strip Presents Admiral 1982-11-02
Movie The Sender Vietnam Veteran 1982-10-22
Movie Omen III: The Final Conflict Workman 1981-03-20
Movie Ragtime Maitre D' 1981-11-20
Movie Rough Cut Ferguson 1980-06-19
Series Shelley Unknown 1979-07-12
Movie Yanks Black GI at dance 1979-09-01
Series Grange Hill Mr. Green 1978-02-08
Movie The Butterfly Ball Himself 1977-04-01
Series The Professionals Faroud 1977-12-30