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Earle Hyman

Earle Hyman is a distinguished African American actor who had a 46-year-long career on Broadway, where he was nominated for a Tony Award. Hyman also was nominated for an Emmy Award as Outstanding Guest Performer in a Comedy Series for his appearance on The Cosby Show (1984) playing Bill Cosby's father Russell Huxtable. Born in Rocky Mount, North ... See full bio »
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 2001 Twice in a Lifetime (TV Series)
Charley Freeman / Jack
- Moonshine Over Harlem (2001) ... Charley Freeman / Jack
 2000 The Moving of Sophia Myles (TV Movie)
Bishop Heath
 1997 Cosby (TV Series)
Rev. Mitchell
- Anniversary Waltz (1997) ... Rev. Mitchell
 1996 Hijacked: Flight 285 (TV Movie)
Wayne Edwards
 1994 Seier'n er vår (TV Series)
- Team Skuggedal (1994) ... Sammy
- Little Norway Hotel (1994) ... Sammy
- Vi skal gjøre det (1994) ... Sammy
- Amerikansk aften (1994) ... Sammy
- Welcome to Norway! (1994) ... Sammy
 1985-1989 Thundercats (TV Series)
Panthro / Redeye / Ancient Spirits of Evil / ...
- Well of Doubt (1989) ... Panthro (voice)
- The Zaxx Factor (1989) ... Panthro (voice)
- Touch of Amortus (1989) ... Panthro (voice)
- Swan Song (1989) ... Panthro (voice)
 1989 A Man Called Hawk (TV Series)
Jefferson Adams
- Passing the Bar (1989) ... Jefferson Adams
 1988 Gandahar
Maxum / Chief of the Deformed (English version, voice, as Earl Hyman)
 1985 Thundercats - Ho! The Movie (Video)
Panthro / Pilot / Guard / ... (voice)
 1982/I Fighting Back
Police Chief Freeman
 1980 The Ivory Ape (TV Movie)
Inspector St. George
 1979 Coriolanus (Video)
 1979 Julius Caesar (Video)
 1973 And the Bones Came Together (TV Movie)
 1972 Madigan (TV Series)
Detective Clark
- The Manhattan Beat (1972) ... Detective Clark
 1972 The Possession of Joel Delaney
Charles (as Earl Hyman)
 1970 All My Children (TV Series)
Mr. Patterson (1995)
 1968 Macbeth (TV Movie)
 1967 The Winter's Tale (TV Movie)
 1966 Afrikaneren
 1965 Seaway (TV Series)
Tom Nkomo
- 34th Man (1965) ... Tom Nkomo
 1964 Playdate (TV Series)
- Alias Jones (1964) ... Crouch
 1964 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
- The Leopard Killer (1964) ... Buratta
 1963 East Side/West Side (TV Series)
- No Hiding Place (1963) ... Marsden
 1963 Espionage (TV Series)
Premier Djatuma
- The Whistling Shrimp (1963) ... Premier Djatuma
 1959-1960 Play of the Week (TV Series)
- Emmanuel (1960)
- Simply Heavenly (1959) ... Hopkins
 1960 Directions (TV Series)
 1960 John Brown's Raid (TV Movie)
Emperor Greene
 1959 The Green Pastures (TV Movie)
 1957 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
 1957 The Green Pastures (TV Movie)
Adam / Hezdrel
 1956 The Edge of Night (TV Series)
Baliff (1984)
 1955 Camera Three (TV Series)
- Othello (1955) ... Othello
 1954 Look Up and Live (TV Series)
 1954 The Bamboo Prison
Doc Jackson, medic
 1945 The Lost Weekend
Smoking Man (uncredited)
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Acted in an off-Broadway stage production of "A Last Dance for Sybil" at the New Federal Theatre See more »

Alternate Names:

Earl Hyman


6' 4" (1.93 m)

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Originally cast in the role of "Bruce" in the film, Brother to Brother (2004). Roger Robinson played the role in the finished film. See more »

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