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Ivan Dixon (I) (1931–2008)

Ivan Dixon, was 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 ... See full bio »

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Hogan's Heroes
Hogan's Heroes Sgt. James 'Kinch' Kinchloe / Prince Makabana / Sgt. James Kinchloe
A Patch of Blue
A Patch of Blue Mark Ralfe
Nothing But a Man
Nothing But a Man Duff Anderson
A Raisin in the Sun


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 1991 Father Dowling Mysteries (TV Series)
Rev. Raymond Johnson
- The Joyful Noise Mystery (1991) ... Rev. Raymond Johnson
 1976 Car Wash
 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
 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)
General Christophe
- Get Me to the Revolution on Time (1968) ... General Christophe
 1967 Ironside (TV Series)
Charles 'Bat' Masterson
- Let My Brother Go (1967) ... Charles 'Bat' Masterson
 1967 The 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
 1965 Valentine's Day (TV Series)
Cornelius Watson
- Mad, Mad Momma (1965) ... Cornelius Watson
 1963-1964 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Sgt. James Conover / Major Harold Giles
- The Inheritors: Part II (1964) ... Sgt. James Conover
- The Inheritors: Part I (1964) ... Sgt. James Conover
- The Human Factor (1963) ... Major Harold Giles
 1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
- 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 The 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)
- Memory of a Firing Squad (1964) ... Davis
 1964 Insight (TV Series)
Billy Carter
 1962-1963 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Caleb Stone IV / Maurice Parness
- The Case of the Promoter's Pillbox (1962) ... Maurice Parness
 1963 Stoney Burke (TV Series)
Dr. Paul Manning
- The Test (1963) ... Dr. Paul Manning
 1963 Going My Way (TV Series)
Robin Green
- Run, Robin, Run (1963) ... Robin Green
 1963 The Lloyd Bridges Show (TV Series)
- The Skippy Mannox Story (1963) ... Shpritzer
 1962 Laramie (TV Series)
Jamie Davis
- Among the Missing (1962) ... Jamie Davis
 1962 Target: The Corruptors (TV Series)
- 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)
- Policemen Die Alone: Part II (1962) ... Wick
- Policemen Die Alone: Part I (1962) ... Wick
 1961 Follow the Sun (TV Series)
- 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
 1957 Something of Value
Lathela - Loyal Gun-Bearer
 1957 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- Night Court (1957) ... Carroll
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Other Works:

(Tuesday, February 11th, 1959) Ivan Dixon played Joseph Assagi in Lorraine Hansberry's play, "A Raisin in the Sun," at the Blackstone Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with Ruby Dee (Ruth Younger); Glynn Turman (Travis Younger); Sidney Poitier (Walter Lee Younger); Diana Sands (Beneatha Younger); Claudia McNeil (Lena Younger); Lou ... See more »

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His daughter Doris made the 2006 documentary, "Retrospective: Lincoln Academy 1948-1950." This is the school where Ivan first took up acting. See more »

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