In 1973, he co-starred in an unsold television series pilot for ABC called "Stone." The pilot starred Robert Hooks as the title character, a highly paid African-American private detective who is headquartered in Southern California.
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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".