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Ed Cambridge (1920–2001)

Ed Cambridge was born on September 18, 1920 in Harlem, New York City, New York, USA as Edmund James Cambridge. He was an actor and director, known for Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991), Deep Cover (1992) and Waking the Dead (2000). He died on August 18, 2001 in New York City. See full bio »
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Known For

Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey George Washington Carver
(1991)
Deep Cover
Deep Cover Crackhead #2
(1992)
Waking the Dead
Waking the Dead Old Man from Letter
(2000)
Trouble Man
(1972)

Filmography

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 2001 The Bernie Mac Show (TV Series)
Grandfather at Airport
- Pilot (2001) ... Grandfather at Airport
 2000 City of Angels (TV Series)
Bertram
- Unhand Me (2000) ... Bertram
 2000 Waking the Dead
Old Man from Letter
 1998 Veronica's Closet (TV Series)
Elderly Man #3
- Veronica's Mole (1998) ... Elderly Man #3
 1997 Sister, Sister (TV Series)
Mr. Knox
- It's My Party (1997) ... Mr. Knox
 1997 The Good News (TV Series)
Associate Pastor Blake
- Pilot (1997) ... Associate Pastor Blake
 1997 The Beautician and the Beast
Elderly Man
 1996 Living Single (TV Series)
Carriage Driver
- The Engagement: Part 1 (1996) ... Carriage Driver
 1996 Soul of the Game (TV Movie)
Bellhop
 1995 Family Matters (TV Series)
Fletcher
- Best Years of Our Lives (1995) ... Fletcher
 1995 The Parent 'Hood (TV Series)
Grandfather #2
- Poppa Was a Rolling Stone (1995) ... Grandfather #2
 1995 New York Daze (TV Series)
 1994 Jack Reed: A Search for Justice (TV Movie)
Minister
 1994 ER (TV Series)
Victor
- Day One (1994) ... Victor
 1994 One Woman's Courage (TV Movie)
Commander
 1994 Inferno on US 17 (TV Movie)
Andrew
 1993 The Gifted
 1992 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV Series)
Lou
- Mommy Nearest (1992) ... Lou (as Ed Cambridge Jr.)
 1992 Deep Cover
Crackhead #2
 1991 Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
George Washington Carver
 1990 True Colors (TV Series)
- Young at Heart (1990)
 1989 Tour of Duty (TV Series)
Preacher
- Promised Land (1989) ... Preacher
 1987 The Spirit (TV Movie) (uncredited)
 1985 The Atlanta Child Murders (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Cobb
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Mr. Cobb
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Mr. Cobb
 1979 Wally Brown (TV Series)
Stockley Brown
 1977 Serpico (TV Series)
Lucius
- One Long Tomorrow (1977) ... Lucius (as Edmund Cambridge)
 1976 Rich Man, Poor Man - Book II (TV Series)
Furenal director
- Chapter XII (1976) ... Furenal director (as Edmund Cambridge)
 1976 The Jeffersons (TV Series)
Curt Randall
- Tom the Hero (1976) ... Curt Randall (as Edmund Cambridge)
 1974-1976 Harry O (TV Series)
Joseph 'Hotwire' Jackson / Benjy
- Ruby (1976) ... Joseph 'Hotwire' Jackson
- Eyewitness (1974) ... Benjy (as Edmund Cambridge)
 1975 Friday Foster
Lt. Jake Wayne (as Edmund Cambridge)
 1975 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
Roy Jones
- Kill Huggy Bear (1975) ... Roy Jones
 1975 Mannix (TV Series)
Scrapiron
- Edge of the Web (1975) ... Scrapiron (as Edmund Cambridge)
 1975 Sanford and Son (TV Series)
Mr. Cambridge
- Strange Bedfellows (1975) ... Mr. Cambridge (as Edmund Cambridge)
 1974 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Don Hendricks
- Christmas (1974) ... Don Hendricks (as Edmund Cambridge)
 1974 Kojak (TV Series)
Waverly
- Loser Takes All (1974) ... Waverly (as Edmund Cambridge)
 1974 Good Times (TV Series)
Leroy Jackson
- Junior Gets a Patron (1974) ... Leroy Jackson (as Edmund Cambridge)
 1972 Hit Man
Theatis Oliver (as Edmund Cambridge)
 1972 The Limit
Police Captain
 1972 Trouble Man
Sam (as Edmund Cambridge)
 1972 The Sandy Duncan Show (TV Series)
George
- Richer Third (1972) ... George
 1972 Melinda
Detective (as Edmund Cambridge)
 1972 Emergency! (TV Series)
Paul
- Crash (1972) ... Paul (as Edmund Cambridge)
 1972 The Final Comedown
Dr. Smalls (as Edmund Cambridge)
 1972 Cool Breeze
The Bus Driver (as Edmund Cambridge)
 1972 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Mr. Dickerson (segment "Love and Happy Days")
- Love and the Happy Days/Love and the Newscasters (1972) ... Mr. Dickerson (segment "Love and Happy Days") (as Edmund Cambridge)
 1972 Evil Roy Slade (TV Movie)
Smith
 1971 The Bold Ones: The Lawyers (TV Series)
Charles Mobley
- Hall of Justice (1971) ... Charles Mobley (uncredited)
 1970 Bracken's World (TV Series)
Benjamin Bishop
- Will Freddy's Real Father Please Stand Up? (1970) ... Benjamin Bishop (as Edmund Cambridge)
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Other Works:

In 1975, Cambridge founded and served as artistic director of the Cambridge Players in Los Angeles, an acting troupe that included Esther Rolle, Helen Martin and Juanita Moore. See more »

Alternate Names:

Ed Cambridge Jr. | Edmund J. Cambridge | Edmund Cambridge

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Trivia:

Was a founding member of the Negro Ensemble Company and the Kilpatrick-Cambridge Theater Arts School.

Star Sign:

Virgo

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