He played Stolly Two Things in August Wilson's play, "Gem of the Ocean," at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with Yvette Ganier (Black Mary); Kenny Leon (Citizen Barlow); Greta Oglesby (Aunt Ester); Paul Butler (Eli); Raynor Scheine (Rutherford Selig); and Peter Jay Fernandez (Caesar) in the cast. Marion McClinton was ...
6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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Credits his mother, an unpublished poet and novelist, for giving him an appreciation of the spoken word. He started reciting poems at age three.
His gravelly voice, oft-present squint, and cold stare had led him to play many villains.