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Moses Gunn (I) (1929–1993)

Moses Gunn was born on October 2, 1929 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He was an actor, known for The NeverEnding Story (1984), Shaft (1971) and Heartbreak Ridge (1986). He was married to Gwendolyn Mumma Landes. He died on December 16, 1993 in Guilford, Connecticut, USA. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

The NeverEnding Story
Shaft Bumpy Jonas
Heartbreak Ridge
Heartbreak Ridge Sgt. Webster
Ragtime Booker T. Washington


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 1993-1996 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)
Risley Tucker
- Requiem for Adena (1996) ... Risley Tucker (uncredited)
- Three Men and Adena (1993) ... Risley Tucker
 1993 No Room for Opal (TV Movie)
 1992 Memphis (TV Movie)
Tio Wiggins
 1991 Brother Future (TV Movie)
 1991 Perfect Harmony (TV Movie)
Zeke, the Caretaker
 1990 Gabriel's Fire (TV Series)
Bishop Cecil Dobbs
- The Neighborhood (1990) ... Bishop Cecil Dobbs
 1990 Murder Times Seven (TV Movie)
Sam Paxton
 1990 Equal Justice (TV Series)
Robert Marshal James
- Promises to Keep (1990) ... Robert Marshal James
 1989 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
Joe Kendall / Dr. Lotus
- Grampy and NuNu Visit the Huxtables (1989) ... Joe Kendall
- The Dead End Kids Meet Dr. Lotus (1989) ... Dr. Lotus
 1989 Amen (TV Series)
Benjamin Tillman
- Where There's a Will (1989) ... Benjamin Tillman
 1989 A Man Called Hawk (TV Series)
Old Man
- Life After Death (1989) ... Old Man
- Beautiful Are the Stars (1989) ... Old Man
- If Memory Serves (1989) ... Old Man
- Intensive Care (1989)
- Never My Love (1989)
 1989 The Women of Brewster Place (TV Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Ben
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... Ben
 1988 Dixie Lanes
 1987 Leonard Part 6
Giorgio Francozzi
 1987 Bates Motel (TV Movie)
Henry Watson
 1987 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Marvin Sloan
- City of Refuse (1987) ... Marvin Sloan
 1986 Heartbreak Ridge
Sgt. Webster
 1986 Hotel (TV Series)
- Separations (1986) ... Albert
 1985 Highway to Heaven (TV Series)
Ted Tilley
- Popcorn, Peanuts and CrackerJacks (1985) ... Ted Tilley
 1985 Certain Fury
Dr. Lewis Freeman
 1984-1985 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Hannibal / Heavy Williams
- The Killing Floor (1984) ... Heavy Williams
 1984 The House of Dies Drear (TV Movie)
River Lewis Darrow
 1980 The Contender (TV Mini-Series)
George Beifus
- Mission at Moscow (1980) ... George Beifus
- Close Call (1980) ... George Beifus
- Fire and Ice (1980) ... George Beifus
- Breakthrough (1980) ... George Beifus
- Pilot (1980) ... George Beifus
 1980 The Ninth Configuration
Maj. Nammack
 1979 Salvage 1 (TV Series)
Yaffert Boratu
- Operation Breakout (1979) ... Yaffert Boratu
 1978 Vega$ (TV Series)
- Lost Women (1978) ... Domo
 1978 Maude (TV Series)
Rev. James Buick
- Maude's Foster Child (1978) ... Rev. James Buick
 1978 Remember My Name
 1977 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Ben McDade
 1977 Switch (TV Series)
- Heritage of Death (1977) ... Alexo
 1977 Roots (TV Mini-Series)
- Part II (1977) ... Kintango
- Part I (1977) ... Kintango
 1976 Law of the Land (TV Movie)
 1976 Great Performances (TV Series)
Milton Edwards
- The First Breeze of Summer (1976) ... Milton Edwards
 1975 Aaron Loves Angela
 1975 Movin' On (TV Series)
Otis Andrews
- ...To Be in Carolina (1975) ... Otis Andrews
 1975 Cornbread, Earl and Me
Benjamin Blackwell
 1975 The Jeffersons (TV Series)
Monk Davis
- George's Skeleton (1975) ... Monk Davis
 1974 Amazing Grace
Welton J. Waters
 1973-1974 The Wide World of Mystery (TV Series)
Joe Mattingly
- Legacy of Blood (1974) ... Joe Mattingly
- Moving Target (1973)
 1973 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Isaac Montola
- The Stone (1973) ... Isaac Montola
 1973 Assignment: Vienna (TV Series)
- Soldier of Fortune (1973) ... Vasamumbo
 1972 Haunts of the Very Rich (TV Movie)
 1972 The Hot Rock
Dr. Amusa
 1972 McCloud (TV Series)
- A Little Plot at Tranquil Valley (1972) ... Morgan
 1971 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Willy Stone
- Nine, Ten, You're Dead (1971) ... Willy Stone
 1971 Wild Rovers
 1971 The Sheriff (TV Movie)
Cliff Wilder
 1970 The Great White Hope
 1970 WUSA
 1970 Carter's Army (TV Movie)
Pvt. Doc Hayes
 1969 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
John Shepard
- Eye of the Storm (1969) ... John Shepard
 1968 What's So Bad About Feeling Good? (uncredited)
 1968 Of Mice and Men (TV Movie)
 1964 Nothing But a Man
Mill Hand
 1964 East Side/West Side (TV Series)
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Stage: Appeared in "Romeo and Juliet" in New York. Produced by Joseph Papp. See more »

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Personal Quote:

"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".


Studied in the speech and drama graduate program at The University of Kansas from 1959 t0 1961, but did not received his M.A. from KU until returning in 1989 to complete his graduate degree work. In 2008, his widow, Gwen, donated much of his career memorabilia to KU, where it is now displayed. See more »

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