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Ruby Dee


Mario Van Peebles


Anthony Mackie


Stephen Rea


Bruce Campbell


Eric McCormack


Eddie Murphy


Richard Belzer


Susan Sarandon


Jack Lemmon


Cuba Gooding


Denzel Washington


Wesley Snipes

Ossie Davis Filmography


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Beah: A Black Woman Speaks
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Cast as: Himself
Role: Actor


Baadasssss!
MPAA Rating: R
Release Date: 2004-05-28
Cast as: Granddad
Role: Actor
Box Office: $365,248.00


She Hate Me
MPAA Rating: R
Release Date: 2004-07-28
Cast as: Judge Buchanan
Role: Actor
Box Office: $365,134.00


Proud
MPAA Rating: PG
Release Date: 2005-09-23
Cast as: Lorenzo DuFau
Role: Actor


Bubba Ho-Tep
MPAA Rating: R
Release Date: 2003-09-26
Cast as: Jack
Role: Actor
Box Office: $891,901.00


Here's To Life
Year: 2000
Role: Actor


Dinosaur
MPAA Rating: PG
Release Date: 2000-05-19
Cast as: of Yar
Role: Voice
Box Office: $137,748,063.00


Dr. Dolittle
MPAA Rating: PG 13
Release Date: 1998-06-26
Cast as: Archer Dolittle
Role: Actor
Box Office: $144,155,118.00


4 Little Girls
MPAA Rating: None
Release Date: 1997-07-09
Cast as: Himself
Role: Actor
Box Office: $130,146.00


Get on the Bus
MPAA Rating: R
Release Date: 1996-10-16
Cast as: Jeremiah
Role: Actor
Box Office: $5,731,103.00


I'm Not Rappaport
MPAA Rating: PG 13
Release Date: 1996-12-24
Cast as: Midge
Role: Actor
Box Office: $266,220.00


The Client
MPAA Rating: PG
Release Date: 1994-07-20
Cast as: Judge Harry Roosevelt
Role: Actor
Box Office: $90,841,719.00


Haiti: Killing the Dream
Year: 1993
Role: Narrator


Grumpy Old Men
MPAA Rating: PG 13
Release Date: 1993-12-25
Cast as: Chuck
Role: Actor
Box Office: $69,291,499.00


Gladiator
MPAA Rating: R
Release Date: 1992-03-06
Cast as: Noah
Role: Actor
Box Office: $8,098,005.00


Malcolm X
MPAA Rating: PG 13
Release Date: 1992-11-18
Cast as: Eulogy Performer
Role: Actor
Box Office: $47,099,658.00


Jungle Fever
MPAA Rating: R
Release Date: 1991-06-07
Cast as: The Good Reverend Doctor Purify
Role: Actor
Box Office: $31,724,045.00


Joe Versus the Volcano
MPAA Rating: PG
Release Date: 1990-03-09
Cast as: Marshall
Role: Actor
Box Office: $39,146,273.00


Route One/U.S.A.
Year: 1989
Cast as: Himself
Role: Actor


Do the Right Thing
MPAA Rating: R
Release Date: 1989-06-30
Cast as: Da Mayor
Role: Actor
Box Office: $25,972,051.00


Making "Do the Right Thing"
Release Date: 1989-11-03
Cast as: Himself
Role: Actor


School Daze
MPAA Rating: R
Release Date: 1988-02-12
Cast as: Coach Odom
Role: Actor
Box Office: $11,718,392.00


Avenging Angel
MPAA Rating: R
Release Date: 1985-01-11
Cast as: Captain Moradian
Role: Actor


Harry & Son
MPAA Rating: PG
Release Date: 1984-03-01
Cast as: Raymond
Role: Actor


Hot Stuff
MPAA Rating: PG
Year: 1979
Cast as: Captain Geibarger
Role: Actor


The House of God
Year: 1979
Cast as: Dr Sanders
Role: Actor
Box Office: $3,779.00


Countdown at Kusini
MPAA Rating: PG
Release Date: 1976-01-01
Cast as: Ernest Motapo
Role: Actor, Director


Let's Do It Again
MPAA Rating: PG
Release Date: 1975-01-01
Cast as: Elder Johnson
Role: Actor


Gordon's War
MPAA Rating: R
Release Date: 1973-01-01
Role: Director


Malcolm X
MPAA Rating: PG
Year: 1972
Cast as: Eulogy
Role: Actor


Black Girl
MPAA Rating: PG
Release Date: 1972-01-01
Role: Director


Kongi's Harvest
Release Date: 1973-01-01
Role: Director


Cotton Comes to Harlem
MPAA Rating: R
Release Date: 1970-01-01
Role: Director, Screenplay


Sam Whiskey
Year: 1969
Cast as: Jedediah Hooker
Role: Actor


Slaves
Year: 1969
Cast as: Luke
Role: Actor


The Scalphunters
Year: 1968
Cast as: Joseph Winfield Lee
Role: Actor


A Man Called Adam
Year: 1966
Cast as: Nelson Davis
Role: Actor


The Hill
Year: 1965
Cast as: Jacko King
Role: Actor


Shock Treatment
Year: 1964
Cast as: Capshaw
Role: Actor


The Cardinal
Year: 1963
Cast as: Father Gillis
Role: Actor


Gone Are the Days
Release Date: 1963-01-01
Role: Play as Source Material, Actor


The Joe Louis Story
Year: 1953
Role: Actor


Current and Past Television:

TitleSeason
27th Annual Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (TV Special)
2004 - 2005
Apollo at 70: A Hot Night in Harlem (TV Special)
2003 - 2004
Earthlings (TV Series)
2003 - 2005
JAG (TV Series)
2003 - 2004
L Word (TV Series)
2003 - 2005
L Word (Showtime) (TV Series)
2003 - 2005
7th Floor (TV Series)
2002 - 2003
Angel's Attic (TV Series)
2002 - 2003
Deacons For Defense (TV Movie)
2002 - 2003
Deacons Of Defense (TV Movie)
2002 - 2003
Presidio Med (TV Series)
2002 - 2003
Someone to Watch Over Me (TV Series)
2002 - 2003
Touched By an Angel (TV Series)
2002 - 2003
Unchained Memories: Readings From the Slave Narratives (TV Special)
2002 - 2003
Anne Rice's Feast of All Saints (TV MiniSeries)
2001 - 2002
Philly (TV Series)
2001 - 2002
Feast of All Saints (TV MiniSeries)
2001 - 2002
7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (TV Special)
2000 - 2001
Amsterdam News: Stories of Black America (TV Special)
2000 - 2001
Amsterdam News: Stories of Black New York (TV Special)
2000 - 2001
Biography (02/28/01) (TV Special)
2000 - 2001
Biography Close-Up: Civil Rights Heroes (TV Special)
2000 - 2001
Civil Rights Heroes (TV Special)
2000 - 2001
Freedom Never Dies: The Legacy of Harry T. Moore (TV Special)
2000 - 2001
Intimate Portrait: Rosa Parks (TV Special)
2000 - 2001
National Memorial Day Concert (2001) (TV Special)
2000 - 2001
Neighborhoods: The Hidden Cities of San Francisco: The Fillmore (TV Special)
2000 - 2001
Principled Man: Reverend Leon Sullivan (TV Special)
2000 - 2001
Fillmore (TV Special)
2000 - 2001
America's Millennium (TV Special)
1999 - 2000
America's Millennium Gala (TV Special)
1999 - 2000
Burt Reynolds: The E! True Hollywood Story (TV Special)
1999 - 2000
Cleveland Orchestra in Performance (TV Special)
1999 - 2000
Finding Buck McHenry (TV Movie)
1999 - 2000
Investigative Reports (04/10/00) (TV Special)
1999 - 2000
Paramedics (TV Series)
1999 - 2000
Rehab (TV Special)
1999 - 2000
Return to Harlem (TV Special)
1999 - 2000
Showtime Original Pictures For All Ages (04/16/00) (TV Movie)
1999 - 2000
TSO: The Ghosts of Christmas Eve (TV Special)
1999 - 2000
Third Watch (TV Series)
1999 - 2000
Walk a Mile in My Shoes: The 90-Year Journey of the NAACP (TV Special)
1999 - 2000
Vow to Cherish (TV Movie)
1999 - 2000
Soul Collector (TV Movie)
1999 - 2000
American Masters (02/24/99) (TV Special)
1998 - 1999
Biography (11/15/98) (TV Special)
1998 - 1999
Burt Reynolds (TV Special)
1998 - 1999
Burt Reynolds: Down Fall and Deliverance (TV Special)
1998 - 1999
I'll Make Me a World: A Century of African-American Arts (TV Special)
1998 - 1999
NYTV: By the People Who Made It (TV Special)
1998 - 1999
National Memorial Day Concert (1999) (TV Special)
1998 - 1999
Paul Robeson: Here I Stand (TV Special)
1998 - 1999
Scandalize My Name, Stories From the Blacklist (TV Special)
1998 - 1999
30th NAACP Image Awards (TV Special)
1998 - 1999
Rise of Christianity: The First Thousand Years (TV Special)
1998 - 1999
Secret Path (TV Movie)
1998 - 1999
National Memorial Day Concert (1998) (TV Special)
1997 - 1998
12 Angry Men (TV Movie)
1996 - 1997
American Masters (11/25/96) (TV Special)
1996 - 1997
Celebrate the Dream: 50 Years of Ebony (TV Special)
1996 - 1997
Home of the Brave (TV Series)
1996 - 1999
Lena Horne: In Her Own Voice (TV Special)
1996 - 1997
Miss Evers' Boys (TV Movie)
1996 - 1997
National Memorial Day Concert (1997) (TV Special)
1996 - 1997
Promised Land (TV Series)
1996 - 1999
Thomas Jefferson (TV Special)
1996 - 1997
West (TV Series)
1996 - 1997
Arlington National Cemetery: A Mirror of America (TV Special)
1995 - 1996
John Grisham's The Client (TV Series)
1995 - 1996
Mississippi, America (TV Special)
1995 - 1996
National Memorial Day Concert (1996) (TV Special)
1995 - 1996
Client (TV Series)
1995 - 1996
African-African American Summit: Coming Home (TV Special)
1994 - 1995
Arthur Ashe (TV Special)
1994 - 1995
Arthur Ashe: Citizen of the World (TV Special)
1994 - 1995
Baseball (TV Series)
1994 - 1995
National Memorial Day Concert (1995) (TV Special)
1994 - 1995
Ray Alexander: A Menu For Murder (TV Movie)
1994 - 1995
Smithsonian's Great Battles of the Civil War (TV Series)
1994 - 1995
Teach 905 (TV Movie)
1994 - 1995
Android Affair (TV Movie)
1994 - 1995
History of Baseball (TV Series)
1994 - 1995
Human Touch (TV Movie)
1994 - 1995
Malcolm X: Make It Plain (TV Special)
1993 - 1994
National Memorial Day Concert 1994 (TV Special)
1993 - 1994
Ray Alexander: A Taste For Justice (TV Movie)
1993 - 1994
Ray Alexander: Murder in Mind (TV Movie)
1993 - 1994
Stephen King's The Stand (TV MiniSeries)
1993 - 1994
48th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
1993 - 1994
American Experience (01/26/94) (TV Special)
1993 - 1994
Great Depression (TV Series)
1993 - 1994
Stand (TV MiniSeries)
1993 - 1994
Alex Haley's Queen (TV MiniSeries)
1992 - 1993
Goin' Back to T-Town (TV Special)
1992 - 1993
Haiti: Killing the Dream (TV Special)
1992 - 1993
Lincoln (TV Special)
1992 - 1993
Queen (TV MiniSeries)
1992 - 1993
American Experience (03/01/93) (TV Special)
1992 - 1993
Ernest Green Story (TV Movie)
1992 - 1993
Michael Landon: Memories With Laughter and Love (TV Special)
1991 - 1992
24th Annual NAACP Image Awards (TV Special)
1991 - 1992
National Memorial Day Concert 1992 (TV Special)
1991 - 1992
Arkansas (TV Series)
1990 - 1994
CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade (TV Special)
1990 - 1991
Evening Shade (TV Series)
1990 - 1994
Neighborhood Redeemed (TV Special)
1990 - 1991
American Masters (08/20/90) (TV Special)
1989 - 1990
B.L. Stryker (01/13/90) (TV Movie)
1989 - 1990
B.L. Stryker (02/24/90) (TV Movie)
1989 - 1990
B.L. Stryker (03/10/90) (TV Movie)
1989 - 1990
B.L. Stryker (03/27/89) (TV Movie)
1989 - 1990
B.L. Stryker (04/14/90) (TV Movie)
1989 - 1990
B.L. Stryker (05/05/90) (TV Movie)
1989 - 1990
B.L. Stryker (11/18/89) (TV Movie)
1989 - 1990
B.L. Stryker (12/16/89) (TV Movie)
1989 - 1990
Blind Chess (TV Movie)
1989 - 1990
Fifty Years of Music With John Hammond (TV Special)
1989 - 1990
Grand Theft Hotel (TV Movie)
1989 - 1990
High Rise (TV Movie)
1989 - 1990
I Love New York (TV Special)
1989 - 1990
John Hammond: From Bessie Smith to Bruce Springsteen (TV Special)
1989 - 1990
NAACP Image Awards (TV Special)
1989 - 1999
Night Train (TV Movie)
1989 - 1990
Plates (TV Movie)
1989 - 1990
We'll Take Manhattan (TV Special)
1989 - 1990
Winner Takes All (TV Movie)
1989 - 1990
Laughing (TV Movie)
1989 - 1990
22nd Annual NAACP Image Awards (TV Special)
1989 - 1990
ABC Mystery Movie (03/27/89) (TV Movie)
1989 - 1990
ABC Saturday Mystery (01/13/90) (TV Movie)
1989 - 1990
ABC Saturday Mystery (02/24/90) (TV Movie)
1989 - 1990
ABC Saturday Mystery (03/10/90) (TV Movie)
1989 - 1990
ABC Saturday Mystery (04/14/90) (TV Movie)
1989 - 1990
ABC Saturday Mystery (05/05/90) (TV Movie)
1989 - 1990
ABC Saturday Mystery (11/18/89) (TV Movie)
1989 - 1990
ABC Saturday Mystery (12/16/89) (TV Movie)
1989 - 1990
Jackee Show (TV Special)
1989 - 1990
King of Jazz (TV Movie)
1989 - 1990
Red Shoes (TV Special)
1989 - 1990
ABC Mystery Movie (04/17/89) (TV Movie)
1988 - 1989
Auntie Sue (TV Movie)
1988 - 1989
B.L. Stryker (02/13/89) (TV Movie)
1988 - 1989
B.L. Stryker (03/06/89) (TV Movie)
1988 - 1989
B.L. Stryker (04/17/89) (TV Movie)
1988 - 1989
B.L. Stryker (05/15/89) (TV Movie)
1988 - 1989
Blues For Buder (TV Movie)
1988 - 1989
Royal Gambit (TV Movie)
1988 - 1989
ABC Mystery Movie (02/13/89) (TV Movie)
1988 - 1989
ABC Mystery Movie (03/06/89) (TV Movie)
1988 - 1989
ABC Mystery Movie (05/15/89) (TV Movie)
1988 - 1989
Dancer's Touch (TV Movie)
1988 - 1989
Blessings of Liberty (TV Special)
1987 - 1988
Alice in Wonder (TV Special)
1986 - 1987
Crazy Hattie Enters the Ice Age (TV Special)
1986 - 1987
Crown Dick (TV Special)
1986 - 1987
Fussell's Landing (TV Special)
1986 - 1987
Mama (TV Special)
1986 - 1987
My Man Bovanne (TV Special)
1986 - 1987
Ossie & Ruby (01/26/87) (TV Special)
1986 - 1987
Ossie & Ruby (02/09/87) (TV Special)
1986 - 1987
Ossie & Ruby (03/30/87) (TV Special)
1986 - 1987
Ossie & Ruby (04/06/87) (TV Special)
1986 - 1987
Ossie & Ruby (05/04/87) (TV Special)
1986 - 1987
Ossie & Ruby (06/01/87) (TV Special)
1986 - 1987
Ossie & Ruby (06/08/87) (TV Special)
1986 - 1987
Ossie & Ruby (06/15/87) (TV Special)
1986 - 1987
Ossie & Ruby (07/06/87) (TV Special)
1986 - 1987
Ossie and Ruby (06/01/87) (TV Special)
1986 - 1987
Refrigerator (TV Special)
1986 - 1987
Letter to Booker T. (TV Special)
1986 - 1987
85-Year-Old Swinger (TV Special)
1986 - 1987
Eighty-Five-Year-Old Swinger (TV Special)
1986 - 1987
America's Musical Theater (02/02/86) (TV Special)
1985 - 1986
Martin Luther King: The Dream and the Drum (TV Special)
1985 - 1986
Ossie and Ruby... In Other Words (TV Special)
1985 - 1986
Treemonisha (TV Special)
1985 - 1986
And Every Man Is Free: A Tribute to Langston Hughes (TV Special)
1983 - 1984
For Our Times (02/09/84) (TV Special)
1983 - 1984
American Playhouse (03/22/83) (TV Special)
1982 - 1983
For Us, the Living (TV Special)
1982 - 1983
For Us, the Living: The Story of Medgar Evers (TV Special)
1982 - 1983
Don't Look Back (TV Movie)
1980 - 1981
Don't Look Back: The Story of Leroy "Satchel" Paige (TV Movie)
1980 - 1981
All God's Children (TV Movie)
1979 - 1980
Freedom Road (TV MiniSeries)
1979 - 1980
Roots: The Next Generations (TV MiniSeries)
1978 - 1979
Billy: Portrait of a Street Kid (TV Movie)
1977 - 1978
King (TV MiniSeries)
1977 - 1978
Sheriff (TV Movie)
1970 - 1971
Night Gallery (TV Movie)
1969 - 1970
Hallmark Hall of Fame (02/05/69) (TV Movie)
1968 - 1969
Teacher, Teacher (TV Movie)
1968 - 1969
Outsider (TV Movie)
1967 - 1968
Defenders (TV Series)
1961 - 1965
Bonanza (TV Series)
1959 - 1973
Ponderosa (TV Series)
1959 - 1973