Cleavant Derricks

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Birth Name: Cleavant Derricks
Born: 05/15/1953
Birth Place: Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

Derricks made his feature debut in a small role in "Fort Apache, The Bronx" (1981) but won his first kudos with his meaty role in "Moscow on the Hudson" (1984), as a security guard who befriends Russian emigre Robin Williams. His next two features were less well-received on the whole, but Derricks won favorable notices as one of Michael O'Keefe's baseball colleagues in "The Slugger's Wife" (1985) and almost the only praise that the notably unfunny comedy "Off Beat" (1986) garnered.

Derricks subsequently left features and has dedicated most of his energies over the past decade to TV work. After acting in a number of comedy and drama pilots he won his first series role in "Good Sports" (CB... Continue Bio >>

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