In 1967, he co-starred in an unsold comedy pilot called "Me and Benjie." The plot concerned the adventures of two nine-year-old boys, one black and one white, and their families.
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Brother of jazz drummer Chico Hamilton
. Originally cast as "Roop" in the film, Claudine
(1974), but was dropped when Diana Sands
, originally cast in the title role, had to withdraw because of illness. Diana suggested that the role go to her friend Diahann Carroll
. When Carroll auditioned and got the part, James Earl Jones
was cast in the role of "Roop".