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  • (1997) Audio book: Voice of Lando Calrissian in the audio adaptation of "Star Wars: Dark Empire".
  • Music video: Appeared in Montell Jordan video "When You Get Home".
  • (1987) Stage: Appeared in "Fences" on Broadway. Written by August Wilson.
  • Music video: Appeared in The Temptations video "I Wonder Who's She's Seeing Now".
  • Radio: Reprised role of Lando Calrissian in the National Public Radio production of "The Empire Strikes Back."
  • (2004) TV commercial: Sears-Roebuck stores.
  • (2005) Short: Appears in a short feature about his character, Harvey Dent, in the special edition DVD of Batman Begins (2005).
  • (1980s-90s) TV/print commercials: Colt .45 malt liquor.
  • Music video: Appeared in Michael Jackson's "Liberian Girl" video
  • (1960) Stage: Appeared in the Shelagh Delaney play "A Taste of Honey" at the Lyceum Theatre, New York, NY.
  • (4/44-5/44) Stage: Appeared (acting debut) in "The Firebrand of Florence" on Broadway. Written by Edwin Justus Mayer. Music by 'Kurt Weill. Lyrics by Ira Gershwin. Alvin Theatre (now the Neil Simon Theatre), New York, New York.
  • Recorded a song, with Rick James, that is on James' "Cold Blooded" album.
  • TV commercial: AT&T.
  • (9/20/76-12/5/76) Stage: Appeared (as "Martin Luther King") in "I Have a Dream" on Broadway.
  • (1985) TV commercials: Jovan Musk mens cologne
  • (2008) TV commercial: Co-host, with Sheri Sanders, of an infomercial for the Time-Life "Motown" music collection.
  • (1960) Stage: Appeared (as "Harrison Thurston") in "The Cool World" on Broadway. Written by Warren Miller and Robert Rossen, based on Miller's novel. Directed by Robert Rossen (final Broadway credit). Eugene O'Neill Theatre: 22 Feb 1960-23 Feb 1960 (2 performances). Cast: Art Aveilhe (as "Lucky"), Ethel Ayler (as "Woman at the Beach"), Don Blakely (as "Savage"), Roscoe Lee Browne (as "Royal Baron"), Marvin Felix Camillo (as "Bebop"), Alice Childress (as "Mrs. Thurston"), Herbert Coleman (as "Saint"), David Downing (as "Boy"), Clebert Ford (as "Foxy"), George Gatlin (as "Cowboy"), Maxwell Glanville (as "Pusher"), Martin Golar (as "Rod"), Lynn Hamilton (as "Mrs. Custis"), Philip Hepburn (as "Mau Mau"), Calvin Lockhart (as "Blood"), Eulabelle Moore (as "Gramma Custis"), Jim Oyster (as "Old Man" / "First Policeman"), Raymond St. Jacques (credited as Ray Saint Jacques; as "Priest"; final Broadway role), Wardell Saunders (as "Father Christmas"), Harold Scott (as "Chester"), P. Jay Sidney (as "Hurst"), Hilda Simms (as "Miss Dewpont"), Cheyenne Sorocki (as "Cherokee"), Melvin Stewart (as "Hermit"), Cicely Tyson (as "Girl"), Lamont Washington (as "Little Man"), Alease Whittington (as "Lu Ann"), Billy Dee Williams (as "Duke Custis"), Duke Williams (as "Second Policeman"). Produced by Lester Osterman Jr.
  • (1967) Stage: Appeared in "Hallelujah, Baby!" on Broadway. Musical. Music by Jule Styne. Lyrics by Adolph Green and Betty Comden. Book by Arthur Laurents. Musical Director / vocal arrangements by: Buster Davis. Music orchestrated by Peter Matz. Dance arrangements by Luther Henderson. Choreographed by Kevin Carlisle. Scenic Design by William Eckart and Jean Eckart. Directed by Burt Shevelove. Martin Beck Theatre: 26 Apr 1967-13 Jan 1968 (293 performances + 22 previews that began on 6 Apr 1967). Cast: Allen Case (as "Harvey"), Robert Hooks (as "Clem"), Leslie Uggams (as "Georgina"), Lou Angel (as "Calhoun"), Chad Dee Block (as "Bouncer"), Hope Clarke (as "Maid" / "Ensemble"), Marilyn Cooper (as "Mrs. Charles" / "Mistress" / "Ethel" / Dorothy"), Carol Flemming (as "Princess"), Frank Hamilton (as "Mister Charles" / "Timmy"), Lillian Hayman (as "Momma"), Winston DeWitt (as "Hemsley Tip" / "G.I."), Justin McDonough (as "Capt. Yankee" / "Ensemble"), Saundra McPherson (as "Cutie"), Garrett Morris (as "Prover" / "Ensemble"; Broadway debut(, Michele Murray (as "Cutie"), Alan Peterson (as "Director"), Ann Rachel (as "Brenda"), Barbara Sharma (as "Mary"), Don Strong (as "Sugar Daddy" / "Master"), Bud Vest (as "Prince" / "Ensemble"), Alan Weeks (as "Prover" / "Tap" / "G.I."), Standby: Norma Donaldson (as "Georgina"). Understudy: Justin McDonough (as "Harvey"). Replacement actors: Clifford Allen (as "Ensemble" / "G.I." / "Prover"), Lou Angel (as "Ensemble"), Judith Austin (as "Ensemble"), Michael Beirne (as "Capt. Yankee" / "Ensemble"), Chad Dee Block (as "Ensemble" / "Official"), Carol Flemming (as "Ensemble"), Lee Hooper (as "Ensemble"), Bernard Johnson (as "Ensemble" / "G.I." / "Tip"), Louis Johnson (as "Ensemble"), Carolyn Kirsch (as "Ensemble"), Saundra McPherson (as "Ensemble" / "Maid"), Gerrianne Raphael (as "Dorothy" / "Ethel" / "Mistress" / "Mrs. Charles"), Larry Roquemore (as "Ensemble" / "Prince"), Kenneth Scott (as "Ensemble" / "G.I." / "Prover"), Don Strong (as "Ensemble"), Ella Thompson (as "Ensemble"). Standbys: Lincoln Kilpatrick (as "Clem"), Mama Lu Parks (as "Momma"), Freda Payne (as "Georgina"). Understudies: Michael Beirne (as "Harvey"), Carol Flemming (as "Ethel"), Louis Johnson (as "Tap" / "Tip"), Suzanne Rogers (as "Mary"). Produced by Albert W. Selden, Hal James, Jane C. Nussbaum and Harry Rigby.

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