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Albert Popwell (1926–1999)

Handsome, leanly built African-American actor who notched up guest appearances in dozens of well rated US TV shows including Mannix (1967), McCloud (1970), Emergency! (1972) and Magnum, P.I. (1980). However, he's better known to cult films fans for his portrayal of character "Matthew Johnson" in the successful blaxploitation films Cleopatra Jones ... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1995 A Last Goodbye
O.C. Lee
 1991 Scissors
Officer (uncredited)
 1990 Wild at Heart
Barkeeper at Zanzibar (scenes deleted)
 1989 Deadly Embrace (Video) (uncredited)
 1987 Who's That Girl
Parole Chairman
 1986 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series)
David Crawford
- Missing Melody (1986) ... David Crawford
 1984 The Facts of Life (TV Series)
Bailiff
- The Rich Aren't Different (1984) ... Bailiff
 1983 The A-Team (TV Series)
Digger
- The Out-of-Towners (1983) ... Digger
 1982 Sister, Sister (TV Movie)
The Drunk
 1981 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Hardened Criminal
- Details at Eleven (1981) ... Hardened Criminal
 1980 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
Doctor
- Long Run Home (1980) ... Doctor
 1979 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (TV Series)
Koren
- Cosmic Whiz Kid (1979) ... Koren
 1979 Roots: The Next Generations (TV Mini-Series)
Fader
- Episode #1.3 (1979) ... Fader
 1979 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
2nd Pimp
- A Small Circle of Friends (1979) ... 2nd Pimp
 1978 Wonder Woman (TV Series)
Gaffer
- The Deadly Dolphin (1978) ... Gaffer
 1977 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series)
Keino
 1975-1977 Police Story (TV Series)
Daniel Casey / Black Stallion
- Trial Board (1977) ... Daniel Casey
- The Cut Man Caper (1975) ... Black Stallion
 1976 The Enforcer
Mustapha
 1976 Sanford and Son (TV Series)
Dr. Davis
- Sanford and Gong (1976) ... Dr. Davis
 1976 Steel Cowboy (TV Movie)
Miller
 1975 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Nappy
- Poisoned Snow (1975) ... Nappy
 1975 Emergency! (TV Series)
Ofcr. II Les Taylor
- 905-Wild (1975) ... Ofcr. II Les Taylor
 1968-1974 Ironside (TV Series)
Counterman / China-Boy / 1st Driver
- The Far Side of the Fence (1974) ... Counterman
- The Last Payment (1973) ... China-Boy
- Barbara Who (1968) ... 1st Driver
 1974 Police Woman (TV Series)
Willie Roper
- Seven Eleven (1974) ... Willie Roper
 1974 Columbo (TV Series)
Al Como
- A Friend in Deed (1974) ... Al Como
 1974 The Single Girls
Morris
 1974 The Girl with Something Extra (TV Series)
Peters
- The New Broom (1974) ... Peters
 1974 Kojak (TV Series)
Danny Boy
- Die Before They Wake (1974) ... Danny Boy
 1973 Magnum Force
Pimp
 1973 Sleeper
Reprogramming Scientist (uncredited)
 1973 Shaft (TV Series)
Logan
- The Killing (1973) ... Logan
 1973 Charley Varrick
Percy Randolph
 1973 Cleopatra Jones
Matthew Johnson
 1973 Blume in Love
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1972-1973 Search (TV Series)
Griffin
- The Packagers (1973) ... Griffin
- Suffer My Child (1973) ... Griffin (uncredited)
- The Gold Machine (1972) ... Griffin
- Flight to Nowhere (1972) ... Griffin
 1972 Fuzz
Lewis
 1972 Probe (TV Movie)
Dr. Griffin
 1972 Glass Houses
 1970-1971 Rod Serling's Night Gallery (TV Series)
Sergeant Imo (segment "Logoda's Heads") / 3rd Reporter (segment "The Nature of the Enemy")
- The Different Ones/Tell David.../Logoda's Heads (1971) ... Sergeant Imo (segment "Logoda's Heads")
- Room with a View/The Little Black Bag/The Nature of the Enemy (1970) ... 3rd Reporter (segment "The Nature of the Enemy")
 1971 Dirty Harry
Bank Robber (uncredited)
 1971 The Peace Killers
Blackjack
 1971 O'Hara, U.S. Treasury (TV Series)
Hughes
- Operation: Bandera (1971) ... Hughes
 1971 That Girl (TV Series)
Maurice
- Chef's Night Out (1971) ... Maurice
 1970 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
- The Deadly Pact (1970)
 1970 Mannix (TV Series)
Kenoto
- The World Between (1970) ... Kenoto
 1970 McCloud (TV Series)
Gus Milner / Guard
- The Stage Is All the World (1970) ... Gus Milner
- Portrait of a Dead Girl (1970) ... Guard
 1970 Lost Flight (TV Movie)
Black Militant
 1968-1970 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Lieutenant Umando / Chagga
- The Skin Game (1970) ... Lieutenant Umando
- The Black Answer (1968) ... Chagga
 1970 Mayberry R.F.D. (TV Series)
Hayes
- Goober's Brother (1970) ... Hayes
 1968 Journey to Shiloh
Samuel
 1967-1968 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series)
Marine / M.P.
- Goodbye, Dolly (1968) ... Marine
 1968 Tarzan (TV Series)
Lounga
- Trek to Terror (1968) ... Lounga
 1967-1968 Cowboy in Africa (TV Series)
Van Allen / Lukora
- African Rodeo: Part 2 (1968) ... Van Allen
- Lake Sinclair (1967) ... Lukora
 1967 Daktari (TV Series)
Askari corporal
- Crime Wave at Wameru (1967) ... Askari corporal
 1963 East Side/West Side (TV Series)
Tenant at Meeting
- Who Do You Kill? (1963) ... Tenant at Meeting (uncredited)
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Stage Play: The Pirate. Comedy. Written by S.N. Behrman. Suggested by an idea in a play by Ludwig Fulda. Incidental music by Herbert Kingsley. Scenic Design by Lemuel Ayers. Costume Design by Miles White. Assistant to Mr. White: Sylvia Saal. Choreographed by Felicia Sorel. Directed by Alfred Lunt and John C. Wilson. Martin Beck Theatre: 25... See more »

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Starred in the first four "Dirty Harry" movies with Clint Eastwood. He portrayed 4 different characters in each of the "Dirty Harry" films. He was the bank robber in Dirty Harry (1971), a pimp in Magnum Force (1973), a black militant leader in The Enforcer (1976) and Harry's partner in Sudden Impact (1983). See more »

Nickname:

Poppy

Star Sign:

Cancer

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