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Ossie Davis

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Ossie Davis  (December 18, 1917 – February 4, 2005) was an African-American film actor, director, poet, playwright, writer, and social activist. Description above from the Wikipedia article Ossie Davis, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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Dec 18, 1917 In Miami Beach, Florida, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie No Way Out 1950-08-16
Latest Project:
Movie The Peace! 2005-09-20
Known For
Poster of Doctor Dolittle
Poster of Grumpy Old Men
Poster of Do the Right Thing
Poster of King
Movie The Peace! Himself 2005-09-20
Movie By Any Means Necessary: The Making of Malcolm X Himself 2005-02-08
Movie The History Makers: Success Himself 2005-02-15
Series TV Revolution Unknown 2004-05-23
Series The L Word Unknown 2004-01-18
Movie Baadasssss! Granddad 2004-05-28
Movie Proud Lorenzo DuFau 2004-07-02
Movie She Hate Me Judge Buchanan 2004-07-30
Movie Deacons for Defense Reverend 'Rev' Gregory 2003-01-01
Movie Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives 2003-02-10
Movie Beah: A Black Woman Speaks Himself 2003-08-22
Movie Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property Himself 2003-02-16
Movie Bubba Ho-tep John F. "Jack" Kennedy 2002-06-09
Movie Theater Talk: A Raisin in the Sun Interviewee 2002-06-14
Movie The Legend of the Candy Cane Julius (voice) 2001-06-01
Movie Feast of All Saints Jean-Jacques 2001-11-11
Movie Scandalize My Name: Stories from the Blacklist Himself 2000-01-01
Movie Finding Buck McHenry Buck McHenry 2000-04-16
Movie Dinosaur Yar (voice) 2000-05-19
Movie Paul Robeson: Here I Stand Self 1999-02-24
Movie A Vow To Cherish Alexander Billman 1999-01-01
Movie The Secret Path Too Tall 1999-04-02
Movie The Unfinished Journey 1999-12-31
Movie Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The Ghosts of Christmas Eve The Caretaker 1999-12-14
Movie The Soul Collector Mordecai 1999-10-24
Series Third Watch Unknown 1999-09-23
Movie Doctor Dolittle Archer Dolittle 1998-06-26
Series Christianity: The First 1000 Years Himself - Narrator 1998-11-29
Movie Walter Matthau: Diamond in the Rough Self 1997-01-01
Movie 12 Angry Men Juror 2 1997-08-17
Series Thomas Jefferson Narrator (voice) 1997-02-18
Movie Miss Evers' Boys Mr. Evers 1997-02-22
Movie 4 Little Girls Self - Actor and Playwright 1997-07-09
Movie Jackie Robinson: Breaking Barriers Narrator 1997-06-23
Movie Ripper Ben Dodds 1996-02-29
Series The West 1996-09-15
Movie I'm Not Rappaport Midge Carter 1996-12-24
Series Promised Land Erasmus Jones 1996-09-17
Movie Get on the Bus Jeremiah 1996-10-16
Movie The Android Affair Dr. Winston 1995-04-12
Movie Ray Alexander: A Menu for Murder Uncle Phil 1995-03-20
Series The Client 1995-09-17
Series JAG Unknown 1995-09-23
Movie Malcolm X: Make It Plain Self 1994-01-26
Movie Ray Alexander: A Taste For Justice Uncle Phil 1994-05-13
Series The Stand Judge Richard Farris 1994-05-08
Movie The Client Harry Roosevelt 1994-07-20
Series Touched by an Angel Erasmus Jones 1994-09-21
Series Baseball Voice 1994-09-18
Movie The Ernest Green Story Grandfather 1993-01-17
Series Alex Haley's Queen Parson Dick 1993-02-14
Movie Grumpy Old Men Chuck 1993-12-25
Movie Cop and ½ Detective in Squad Room 1993-04-02
Movie Gladiator Noah 1992-03-06
Movie Lincoln Frederick Douglas (voice) 1992-12-26
Movie Jungle Fever Reverend Purify 1991-06-07
Movie Preminger: Anatomy of a Filmmaker Himself 1991-10-28
Movie The Red Shoes 1990-02-07
Series Evening Shade Ponder Blue 1990-09-21
Movie Joe Versus the Volcano Marshall 1990-03-09
Series B.L. Stryker 1989-02-13
Movie Making 'Do the Right Thing' Himself 1989-11-03
Movie Do the Right Thing Da Mayor 1989-06-14
Movie School Daze Coach Odom 1988-02-12
Movie Sesame Street: Sleepytime Songs & Stories Anansi the Spider (Sleepytime Songs and Stories) (voice) 1986-01-01
Series American Masters Himself 1986-06-23
Movie Tyler Texas Black Film Collection Himself 1985-01-08
Movie Avenging Angel Capt. Harry Moradian 1985-01-11
Movie The House of God Dr. Sanders 1984-01-01
Movie Harry & Son Raymond 1984-03-02
Movie Death of a Prophet 1981-01-01
Movie Don't Look Back: The Story of Leroy "Satchel" Paige Chuffy Russell 1981-05-31
Movie All God's Children Blaine Whitfield 1980-04-28
Movie Freedom Man Benjamin Banneker 1979-01-01
Series Roots: The Next Generations Jones 1979-02-18
Movie Freedom Road Narrator 1979-10-29
Movie Hot Stuff Captain John Geiberger 1979-08-10
Series King Rev. Martin Luther King Sr. 1978-02-12
Series The Kennedy Center Honors Unknown 1978-12-28
Movie Billy: Portrait of a Street Kid Dr. Fredericks 1977-09-12
Movie Countdown at Kusini Ernest Motapo 1976-04-16
Movie The Tenth Level Reed 1976-08-26
Movie Black Shadows on the Silver Screen Narrator 1975-04-19
Movie Let's Do It Again Elder Johnson 1975-10-11
Movie Malcolm X Eulogy (voice) 1972-05-24
Movie The Sheriff James Lucas 1971-03-30
Movie Kongi's Harvest Narrator 1970-01-01
Movie The Fall 1969-01-15
Movie Teacher, Teacher Charles Carter 1969-02-05
Movie Slaves Luke 1969-07-02
Movie Sam Whiskey Jed Hooker 1969-04-01
Movie Night Gallery Osmond Portifoy 1969-11-08
Movie Still A Brother: Inside the Negro Middle Class Narrator 1968-01-02
Series Hawaii Five-O Unknown 1968-09-20
Movie The Scalphunters Joseph Lee 1968-02-29
Movie Black Liberation Narrator 1967-01-01
Movie The Outsider Lt. Wagner 1967-11-21
Movie A Man Called Adam Nelson Davis 1966-03-16
Movie The Sun... the Sand... the Hill Jason King (archive footage) 1965-07-01
Movie The Hill Jacko King 1965-06-17
Series Run for Your Life Unknown 1965-09-13
Movie Shock Treatment Capshaw 1964-07-22
Series The Fugitive Unknown 1963-09-17
Movie Gone Are the Days! Reverend Purlie Victorious Judson 1963-08-09
Series The Great Adventure Unknown 1963-09-27
Movie The Cardinal Father Gillis 1963-12-12
Movie Hands of Inge Narrator (voice) 1962-01-01
Movie Fourteen Hours Cab Driver (uncredited) 1951-04-01
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Movie No Way Out John Brooks (uncredited) 1950-08-16