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James Edwards (I) (1918–1970)

Pioneering actor who was among Hollywood's first - years ahead of Sidney Poitier - to crush the Stepin Fetchit stereotype of black males as shiftless illiterates. Although in some pictures Edwards would portray subservient characters (e.g. "General" George C. Scott's valet in Patton (1970)), he delivered true dignity in his performances. He is ... See full bio »

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Known For

Patton
Patton Sgt. William George Meeks
(1970)
The Killing
The Killing Track Parking Attendant
(1956)
The Manchurian Candidate
The Manchurian Candidate Corporal Allen Melvin
(1962)
The Steel Helmet
The Steel Helmet Cpl. Thompson
(1951)

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 1969 Anatomy of a Crime (TV Movie)
Lt Wager
 1969 Mannix (TV Series)
Jerry
- The Sound of Darkness (1969) ... Jerry
 1969 NBC Experiment in Television (TV Series)
Wesley
- Color Me German (1969) ... Wesley (as Jim Edwards)
 1968 The Outsider (TV Series)
Lt Wager / Lieutenant Wagner
- I Can't Hear You Scream (1968) ... Lieutenant Wagner
 1968 The Virginian (TV Series)
Ben Harper
- The Mustangers (1968) ... Ben Harper
 1968 The Outcasts (TV Series)
Taggert
- My Name Is Jemal (1968) ... Taggert
 1968 Cowboy in Africa (TV Series)
Shendi Suakin
- A Man of Value (1968) ... Shendi Suakin
 1966 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Norton / John Norton
- Terror in a Tiny Town: Part 2 (1966) ... Norton
- Terror in a Tiny Town: Part 1 (1966) ... John Norton
 1965 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Dr. Lench
- Hour of Decision (1965) ... Dr. Lench
- Wives and Losers (1965) ... Dr. Lench
- The Life Machine (1965) ... Dr. Lench
 1964 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Scipio Gaines
- The Other White Man (1964) ... Scipio Gaines
 1964 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
Vaughn
- Ambassador at Large (1964) ... Vaughn
 1964 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Mr. Hudson
- The Roamer (1964) ... Mr. Hudson
 1964 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Ettinger
- Who Chopped Down the Cherry Tree? (1964) ... Ettinger
 1963 East Side/West Side (TV Series)
Mr. Jackson
- Where's Harry (1963) ... Mr. Jackson
 1963 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Joe Smith
- Decision in the Ring (1963) ... Joe Smith
 1963 Going My Way (TV Series)
Sgt. Fred Wilson
- Run, Robin, Run (1963) ... Sgt. Fred Wilson
 1963 The Joey Bishop Show (TV Series)
Willy - Guard #1
- Double Time (1963) ... Willy - Guard #1
 1962 The Lloyd Bridges Show (TV Series)
Byron
- Testing Ground (1962) ... Byron
 1960 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
Arnie Kelton
- Sing a Song of Murder (1960) ... Arnie Kelton
 1959 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Sgt. Morgan
- Mission (1959) ... Sgt. Morgan
 1958 Climax! (TV Series)
James Sullivan
- The Volcano Seat (1958) ... James Sullivan (uncredited)
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
 1957 The Adventures of McGraw (TV Series)
 1955-1956 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Ed / Convict
- The Big Switch (1956) ... Ed
- Breakdown (1955) ... Convict
 1955 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Ralph Bunche
- Toward Tomorrow (1955) ... Ralph Bunche
 1955 Navy Log (TV Series)
Ens. Jesse Brown
- Hiya Pam (1955) ... Ens. Jesse Brown
 1955 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
 1955 The Star and the Story (TV Series)
Porter
- Safe Journey (1955) ... Porter
 1955 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Sgt. Davis
- D.P. (1955) ... Sgt. Davis
 1954 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
 1954 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Champ
- The Count of Ten (1954) ... Champ (as Jimmy Edwards)
 1953 Ramar of the Jungle (TV Series)
Matuwa / Chief Mucumba
- Blind Peril (1953) ... Matuwa
- Call to Danger (1953) ... Matuwa
- Savage Challenge (1953) ... Chief Mucumba
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Alternate Names:

Jimmy Edwards | Jim Edwards

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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When Dorothy Dandridge read for the title role in Carmen Jones (1954), Edwards read the part of Joe, although he was not considered for the role. See more »

Nickname:

Jimmy

Star Sign:

Pisces

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