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Won the 1996 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor for his portrayal of Memphis in The Life. His other Broadway credits include: Chicago, Passion, Someone to Watch Over Me, Rumors, Amen Corner, Getting Away With Murder, and Badfoot in St. Louis Woman, in City Centers acclaimed Encore series. National tours: The Tap Dance Kid, Eubie and Whistle Down ... See full bio »
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 2016/I The Karma Club (post-production)
Dr. Brock
 2016 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Gerard Gallo
- Landing (2016) ... Gerard Gallo
 2015 Live from Lincoln Center (TV Series)
Wally, Charles Gilpin, Max Siegel, Langston Hughes
- Act One (2015) ... Wally, Charles Gilpin, Max Siegel, Langston Hughes
 2015 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series)
- Zac Efron/Fran Lebowitz/Amazing Grace (2015) ... Thomas (uncredited)
 2015 Madam Secretary (TV Series)
General Mitch Sarno
- Spartan Figures (2015) ... General Mitch Sarno
 2013-2015 House of Cards (TV Series)
Barney Hull
- Chapter 31 (2015) ... Barney Hull
- Chapter 11 (2013) ... Barney Hull
- Chapter 7 (2013) ... Barney Hull
- Chapter 1 (2013) ... Barney Hull
 2014 Next Life (Short)
Mr. Denlor
 2013 Chasing Taste
Noah, Owner of Luke's Lobster
 2012 White Collar (TV Series)
Parole Officer
- Neighborhood Watch (2012) ... Parole Officer
 2009 Nurse Jackie (TV Series)
Intestine Man
- Health Care and Cinema (2009) ... Intestine Man
 1991-2009 Law & Order (TV Series)
Judge Lester Poole / Rolando August / Walters' Attorney / ...
- Lucky Stiff (2009) ... Judge Lester Poole
- Burn Baby Burn (2000) ... Rolando August
- Custody (1996) ... Walters' Attorney
- Blue Bamboo (1994) ... Art Samuels
- Sonata for Solo Organ (1991) ... Drew MacDaniel
 2007/II Noise
Judge Gibson
 2007 American Gangster
Private Doctor
 2007 Evening
 2007 Chapter 27
 2006 A Crime
 2003 Hack (TV Series)
- See No Evil (2003) ... Hayden
 2003 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Mr. Tassler
- Perfect (2003) ... Mr. Tassler
 2003 Without a Trace (TV Series)
Barry's ex boss
- Fallout: Part 1 (2003) ... Barry's ex boss
 2002 Three Days of Rain
 2001-2002 100 Centre Street (TV Series)
Charlie the Bridgeman / Charlie the Bridge Man
- It's About Love (2002) ... Charlie the Bridgeman
- Hurricane Paul (2002) ... Charlie the Bridgeman
- Babies (2002) ... Charlie the Bridgeman
- Andromeda and the Monster (2001) ... Charlie the Bridgeman
- The Fix (2001) ... Charlie the Bridgeman
 2001 Third Watch (TV Series)
Lieutenant Kyle
- Man Enough (2001) ... Lieutenant Kyle
 2000 The Opportunists
Arnon Morris
 2000 Cosby (TV Series)
James, Griffin's Father
- The Perfect Valentine (2000) ... James, Griffin's Father
 2000 Strangers with Candy (TV Series)
Sack Race Referee
- The Goodbye Guy (2000) ... Sack Race Referee
 1996-2000 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Lowell Griffin / Bus Driver
- The Naked Are the Dead (2000) ... Lowell Griffin
- Moby Greg (1996) ... Bus Driver
 2000 Our Song
 1999 The Hurricane
Earl Martin
 1999 Gloria
Male Guard
 1997 The Peacemaker
 1996 The Juror
 1995 New York News (TV Series)
 1995 New York Undercover (TV Series)
- Man's Best Friend (1995) ... Sawyer
 1995 Sweet Nothing
Mark the Cop
 1994 The Cosby Mysteries (TV Series)
- Expert Witness (1994) ... Prosecutor
 1994 North
 1992 Malcolm X
 1992 I'll Fly Away (TV Series)
 1991 Against the Law (TV Series)
- Damages (1991) ... Calhoun
 1990 Criminal Justice (TV Movie)
Judge Whitney
 1990 Children Are Too Young to Die (Short)
Stg. Peters
 1989 Collision Course
Drag Race Passenger
 1986 Action Family (TV Movie)
 1984 Young People's Specials (TV Series)
Gym Teacher
- That Funny Fat Kid (1984) ... Gym Teacher
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Appeared as one of nine actors portraying John Lennon in the "Lennon" musical by John Lennon and Don Scardino which played at Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco, California, the Colonial Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts, and the Broadhurst Theatre on Broadway. See more »


6' 1" (1.85 m)

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He is the son of the late Geneva G. Meadows of Cleveland Heights, Ohio and the late Charles E. Cooper of Los Angeles, California. See more »

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