Appeared in "The Poison" Tree on Broadway. Nominated for Tony Award as Best Actor (Play).
Did You Know?
"When you talk about actors in film who are black, for a long time, the only one out there at the box office was Sidney Poitier
. Now there are three or four, but not many more".
At one time he taught speech and drama at Grambling College in Louisiana to save money to go to New York and act on stage.