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Joel Fluellen (1907–1990)

Joel Fluellen was born on December 1, 1907 in Monroe, Louisiana, USA. He was an actor, known for The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974), The Great White Hope (1970) and Friendly Persuasion (1956). He died on February 2, 1990 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1986 Day of the Crow's Call (Short)
 1986 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Grandfather
- Suitcase (1986) ... Grandfather
 1982 The Juggler of Notre Dame (TV Movie)
Hank (as Joel Fluellan)
 1981 CBS Afternoon Playhouse (TV Series)
 1979 Freedom Road (TV Movie)
James Allenby
 1979 Roots: The Next Generations (TV Mini-Series)
State Man
- Episode #1.2 (1979) ... State Man
 1978 Casey's Shadow
Jimmy Judson
 1976 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Woody Womble
- The Bounty Hunter (1976) ... Woody Womble
 1976 Gemini Man (TV Mini-Series)
Headman
- Return of the Lion (1976) ... Headman
 1975 Man Friday
Doctor
 1974 Apple's Way (TV Series)
Rev. Lowell
- The Outsider (1974) ... Rev. Lowell
 1969-1974 Insight (TV Series)
Frank / Bubba / Uncle Tallow
- Skid Row (1974) ... Frank
- Bloodstrike (1973) ... Frank
- The Death of Simon Jackson (1969) ... Bubba
- Is the 11:59 Late This Year? (1969) ... Uncle Tallow
 1974 Thomasine & Bushrod
Nathaniel
 1973 A Dream for Christmas (TV Movie)
Arthur Rogers
 1973 Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies
Handyman (uncredited)
 1972 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Oren Johnson
- Hot Spell (1972) ... Oren Johnson
 1971 Columbo (TV Series)
Charles
- Lady in Waiting (1971) ... Charles
 1971 Longstreet (TV Series)
Jimbo Rollins
- Elegy in Brass (1971) ... Jimbo Rollins
 1971 Skin Game
Abram
 1971 The Sheriff (TV Movie)
Charley Dobey
 1970 The Great White Hope
Tick
 1969 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Uncle Clem
- Let Ernest Come Over (1969) ... Uncle Clem
 1969 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Joselito
- The Grand Alliance (1969) ... Joselito
 1969 The Learning Tree
Uncle Rob
 1968 Uptight
Kyle's associate (uncredited)
 1968 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Boots - Fight Manager
- The Price of Terror (1968) ... Boots - Fight Manager
 1968 Julia (TV Series)
Mr. McAdams
- Homework Isn't Housework (1968) ... Mr. McAdams
 1968 Dragnet 1967 (TV Series)
Tom Foster
- Community Relations: DR-10 (1968) ... Tom Foster
 1968 Hang 'Em High
Williams (uncredited)
 1968 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Sergeant Powers
- The Tire Thief (1968) ... Sergeant Powers
 1967-1968 Mannix (TV Series)
Sam Bailey / Witness
- Delayed Action (1968) ... Sam Bailey
- The Cost of a Vacation (1967) ... Witness (uncredited)
 1968 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Ex Con
- Square House (1968) ... Ex Con
 1967-1968 The Invaders (TV Series)
Homer Warren / Butler Henry
- The Vise (1968) ... Homer Warren
- The Betrayed (1967) ... Butler Henry
 1968 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Butler
- Rimfire (1968) ... Butler
 1966-1968 Tarzan (TV Series)
Lwutumba / Chief Quaranga / Bwanichi
- The Creeping Giant (1968) ... Lwutumba
- Track of the Dinosaur (1967) ... Chief Quaranga
- Village of Fire (1966) ... Bwanichi
 1966-1968 Iron Horse (TV Series)
Miguel / Studge
- Dry Run to Glory (1968) ... Miguel
- The Dynamite Driver (1966) ... Studge
 1967 Cimarron Strip (TV Series)
Club Bartender / Railroad Porter
- The Hunted (1967) ... Club Bartender
- Broken Wing (1967) ... Railroad Porter
 1967 Who's Minding the Mint?
Policeman (uncredited)
 1967 The Road West (TV Series)
Cato
- The Agreement (1967) ... Cato
 1966 Gidget (TV Series)
Officer
- I Have This Friend Who... (1966) ... Officer
 1966 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Williams
- The Tormentors (1966) ... Williams
 1966 I Spy (TV Series)
Oba Businga
- The Conquest of Maude Murdock (1966) ... Oba Businga
 1966 The Chase
Lester Johnson
 1966 Laredo (TV Series)
Barber
- Above the Law (1966) ... Barber
 1965 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Arthur
- No Place for a Lady (1965) ... Arthur
 1965 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Chief Vonoma
- The Night of Sudden Death (1965) ... Chief Vonoma
 1965 The Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)
Roger Johnson / Bailiff
- Show of Hands (1965) ... Roger Johnson
- The Case of the Pillow (1965) ... Bailiff
 1965 Profiles in Courage (TV Series)
Harris
- Prudence Crandall (1965) ... Harris
 1965 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Jessie
- Where the Woodbine Twineth (1965) ... Jessie
 1964 Roustabout
Cody Marsh
 1964 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Bartender
- The Case of the Paper Bullets (1964) ... Bartender
 1964 Good Neighbor Sam
Judge (uncredited)
 1964 Breaking Point (TV Series)
Mr. Palmer
 1964 He Rides Tall
Dr. Sam
 1964 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
Newby
- The Night Raiders (1964) ... Newby
 1963-1964 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Charles Bennett Crane / Passerby
- Allie (1963) ... Passerby
 1963 The Bill Dana Show (TV Series)
- The Poker Game (1963)
 1962 Sam Benedict (TV Series)
Ames
- Maddon's Folly (1962) ... Ames
 1961 The Young Savages
Court Clerk (uncredited)
 1959 Imitation of Life
Minister
 1959 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Cookie
- The Navigator (1959) ... Cookie
 1958 The Decks Ran Red
Pete
 1958 Telephone Time (TV Series)
Jim Fowler
- Trail Blazer (1958) ... Jim Fowler
 1958 Run Silent Run Deep
Bragg (uncredited)
 1957 House of Numbers
Ashlow - Convict (uncredited)
 1957 Oh, Men! Oh, Women!
Cab Driver (uncredited)
 1956 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (TV Series)
Joseph
- Jim Bowie and His Slave (1956) ... Joseph
- The Secessionist (1956) ... Joseph
 1956 The Opposite Sex
Club Car Bartender (uncredited)
 1956 Dragnet (TV Series)
- The Big Missus (1956)
 1956 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
- Forbidden Area (1956)
 1955 I'll Cry Tomorrow
The Porter (uncredited)
 1955 Lucy Gallant
Summertime (uncredited)
 1955 Lord of the Jungle
Molu (uncredited)
 1955 Seven Angry Men
Heyward - Harper's Ferry Station Master (uncredited)
 1955 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
Train Porter
- And Never Come Back (1955) ... Train Porter
 1954 Sitting Bull
Sam
 1954 Jungle Gents
Rangori - Witch Doctor (uncredited)
 1953-1954 Ramar of the Jungle (TV Series)
Chaba
- Contraband (1954) ... Chaba
- Danger in Disguise (1953) ... Chaba
- Drums of the Jungle (1953) ... Chaba
- White Savages (1953) ... Chaba
- Evil Trek (1953) ... Chaba
 1954 Duffy of San Quentin
Bill Lake
 1953 The Royal African Rifles
Soldier
 1953 The Moonlighter
Black Man in Jail Cell (uncredited)
 1953 Perils of the Jungle
Kenny
 1953 Jungle Drums of Africa
Matambo, Native Searcher [Ch.4]
 1952 Affair in Trinidad
Fisherman Jeffrey Mabetes (uncredited)
 1952 Lydia Bailey
Toussant's Aide (uncredited)
 1951 His Kind of Woman
Sam (uncredited)
 1951 Tarzan's Peril
Attendant (uncredited)
 1951 You're in the Navy Now
Officer's Club Waiter (uncredited)
 1950 Walk Softly, Stranger
Florist (uncredited)
 1950 The Great Jewel Robber
Train Waiter (uncredited)
 1950 The Jackie Robinson Story
Mack Robinson
 1950 Buccaneer's Girl
Black Man in Marketplace (uncredited)
 1949 Rope of Sand
Native (uncredited)
 1949 Mighty Joe Young
Tall Native (uncredited)
 1948 No Time for Romance
Drums Miller
 1948 Sun Tan Ranch
 1948 Force of Evil
Father (uncredited)
 1948 Family Honeymoon
Waiter (uncredited)
 1947 The Burning Cross
Charlie West
 1946 Two Guys from Milwaukee
Porter (uncredited)
 1946 Without Reservations
Club Car Waiter (uncredited)
 1945 This Love of Ours
Porter (uncredited)
 1945 White Pongo
Mumbo Jumbo
 1945 Shady Lady
Dining Car Waiter (uncredited)
 1945 Jungle Queen
Native (uncredited)
 1943 I Dood It
Member of Hazel Scott's Group (uncredited)
 1943 Hit the Ice
Club Car Bartender (uncredited)
 1943 Cabin in the Sky
Mr. Kelso / Jim Henry's Paradise Patron (uncredited)
 1943 Happy Go Lucky
Trinidad Native (uncredited)
 1942 Heart of the Golden West
Member, Hall Johnson Choir (uncredited)
 1941 The Flame of New Orleans
Servant (uncredited)
 1940 While Thousands Cheer
Waiter (uncredited)
 1938 The Duke Is Tops
Tonic Customer (uncredited)
 1938 Spirit of Youth
Kitchen Worker (uncredited)
 1937 Dark Manhattan
Bit Part (uncredited)
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Quite opinionated, he lobbied hard for better parts and working conditions for his fellow African-American performers, and was gratified to see some progress in the early 1970s. See more »

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