James Pickens Jr.
Birth Place: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Born Oct. 26, 1954 in Cleveland, OH, Pickens pursued acting on the New York stage throughout the 1980's. He performed in a number of important stage productions, including the 25th anniversary production of "A Raisin in the Sun," "Balm and Gilead" for the Circle Rep/Steppenwolf Theatre Company, and the Negro Ensemble Company's "A Soldier's Play" opposite Denzel Washington and Samuel L. Jackson.
Relocating to the West Coast in 1990 to pursue film and television roles, Pickens found consistent work on a number of TV series, appearing in episodes of "Beverly Hills, 90210" (Fox, 1990-2000), "L.A. Law" (NBC, 1986-1994), and "Doogie Howser, M.D." (ABC, 1989-1993). Pickens made a mark on the big ... Continue Bio >>
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