Preacher of Black Congregation
Appeared (as "Maitre Livers") in "Dance With Your Gods" on Broadway. Drama. Written by Kenneth Perkins
. Directed by Robert B. Sinclair
. Mansfield Theatre: 6 Oct 1934-Oct 1934 (closing date unknown/9 performances). Cast: John Antiga, Oliver Barbour
(as "William Simpson"), Edna Barr, Cuto Beauchamp, Amelia Benskina, William ...
6' 2" (1.88 m)
Did You Know?
My career as an actor was quite by chance. I was standing on a Hollywood corner waiting to cross the street when I was discovered by a movie talent scout. I was persuaded that I was just what was needed to play a native of the jungles in the first Tarzan pictures.
The first black actor hired as a regular cast member on an American soap opera when he was cast in The Brighter Day
(1954) in 1962. Unfortunately, the show was cancelled about a month after his first airdate.