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Ivan Dixon (1931–2008)


Ivan Dixon, a handsome, mustachioed African-American actor and director who carried a strong, serious nature about his solid frame, initially earned attention on the ground-breaking stage and film with pronounced themes of social and racial relevance. He would become better known, however, for his ensemble playing in the nonsensical but popular ... See full bio »

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 1991 Father Dowling Mysteries (TV Series)
Rev. Johnson
- The Joyful Noise Mystery (1991) ... Rev. Johnson
 1976 Car Wash
Lonnie
 1974 Fer-de-Lance (TV Movie)
Joe Voit
 1974 Claudine
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
 1971 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Stan ( (segment "Love and the Baby")
 1971 Clay Pigeon
Simon
 1970 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Terry Maynard
- The Deadly Pact (1970) ... Terry Maynard
 1970 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Dr. Frank Tarver
- Return to Darkness, Return to Light (1970) ... Dr. Frank Tarver
 1969 Where's Jack?
Naval Officer
 1968-1969 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Mayor Conway 'Connie' Walker / John X. Lee
- The Incomparable Connie Walker (1969) ... Mayor Conway 'Connie' Walker
- The Black Answer (1968) ... John X. Lee
 1968 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Gen. Kristoff
- Get Me to the Revolution on Time (1968) ... Gen. Kristoff
 1967 Felony Squad (TV Series)
Terry Carew
- The Deadly Junkman (1967) ... Terry Carew
 1964-1967 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Ambassador Unawa / Dr. Towne
- Dossier on a Diplomat (1967) ... Ambassador Unawa
- Escape into Black (1964) ... Dr. Towne
 1967 CBS Playhouse (TV Series)
Olly Winter
- The Final War of Olly Winter (1967) ... Olly Winter
 1965 I Spy (TV Series)
Elroy Browne
- So Long, Patrick Henry (1965) ... Elroy Browne
 1963-1964 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Sgt. James Conover / Major Harold Giles
- The Inheritors: Part 2 (1964) ... Sgt. James Conover
- The Inheritors: Part 1 (1964) ... Sgt. James Conover
- The Human Factor (1963) ... Major Harold Giles
 1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Forest
- Murder in the First (1964) ... Forest
 1964 Nothing But a Man
Duff Anderson
 1963-1964 The Defenders (TV Series)
John Bird / Danny Ross
- The Non-Violent (1964) ... John Bird
- Man Against Himself (1963) ... Danny Ross
 1962-1964 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Detective / Dr. Arthur Staples
- Night of the Beast (1964) ... Detective
- Something of Importance (1962) ... Dr. Arthur Staples
 1964 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Oren Webson
- The Color of Sunset (1964) ... Oren Webson
 1960-1964 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Reverend Anderson / Bolie Jackson
- I am the Night - Color Me Black (1964) ... Reverend Anderson
- The Big Tall Wish (1960) ... Bolie Jackson
 1964 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
Sergeant Willis
- The Special Courage of Captain Pratt (1964) ... Sergeant Willis
 1964 Channing (TV Series)
Davis
- Memory of a Firing Squad (1964) ... Davis
 1964 Insight (TV Series)
Billy Carter
- The Invincible Weapon (1964) ... Billy Carter
 1962-1963 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Caleb Stone IV / Maurice Parness
- The Case of the Nebulous Nephew (1963) ... Caleb Stone IV
- The Case of the Promoter's Pillbox (1962) ... Maurice Parness
 1963 Stoney Burke (TV Series)
Dr. Manning
- The Test (1963) ... Dr. Manning
 1963 Going My Way (TV Series)
Robin Green
- Run, Robin, Run (1963) ... Robin Green
 1963 The Lloyd Bridges Show (TV Series)
Shpritzen
- The Skippy Mannox Story (1963) ... Shpritzen
 1962 Laramie (TV Series)
Jamie Davis
- Among the Missing (1962) ... Jamie Davis
 1962 Target: The Corruptors (TV Series)
Bliss
- Journey Into Mourning (1962) ... Bliss
 1961-1962 Cain's Hundred (TV Series)
Joe Sherman / Willie Williams
- Markdown on a Man: Lenny Bircher (1961) ... Willie Williams
 1962 The New Breed (TV Series)
Wick
- Policemen Die Alone: Part II (1962) ... Wick
- Policemen Die Alone: Part I (1962) ... Wick
 1961 Follow the Sun (TV Series)
Abdullah
- The Hunters (1961) ... Abdullah
 1961 Too Late Blues
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1961 Battle at Bloody Beach
Tiger Blair
 1961 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Isham Spruce
- Long Way Home (1961) ... Isham Spruce
 1961 Play of the Week (TV Series)
- Black Monday (1961)
 1960 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
- Arrowsmith (1960)
 1959 Porgy and Bess
Jim
 1957 Something of Value
Lathela - Loyal Gun-Bearer
 1957 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Carroll
- Night Court (1957) ... Carroll
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6' 0½" (1.84 m)
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Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Directors Guild of America, the Screen Actors Guild of America, and the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame. See more »

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