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Joe Seneca (1919–1996)

Prior to his illustrious Hollywood and television careers, Joe Seneca (nee Joel McGhee) belonged to a top flight singing group - The Three Riffs - that worked the better supper clubs in New York City. He was also a fine songwriter and had a big hit with "Talk to Me" sung by Little Willie John. See full bio »

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 1997 The Longest Memory (TV Movie)
 1996 A Time to Kill
Reverend Isaiah Street
 1995 Christy (TV Series)
Joseph Scott
- Echoes (1995) ... Joseph Scott
 1995 Sweet Justice (TV Series)
- Bloodlines (1995) ... Vince
 1995 SeaQuest 2032 (TV Series)
Professor Bingham
- Alone (1995) ... Professor Bingham
 1994 The Vernon Johns Story (TV Movie)
Deacon Wilkes
 1993 Law & Order (TV Series)
Lionel Jackson
- Profile (1993) ... Lionel Jackson
 1992 Malcolm X
 1991 Mississippi Masala
Williben Williams
 1990 Doogie Howser, M.D. (TV Series)
Blind Otis Lemon
- Doogie Sings the Blues (1990) ... Blind Otis Lemon
 1990 Mo' Better Blues
Big Stop's Friend
 1990 China Beach (TV Series)
- Skylark (1990) ... Ernie
 1989 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series)
Rev. John Carter
- Anniversary (1989) ... Rev. John Carter
 1989 Matlock (TV Series)
Eddie Haynes
- The Blues Singer (1989) ... Eddie Haynes
 1989 Tarzan in Manhattan (TV Movie)
 1989 The Equalizer (TV Series)
- 17 Zebra (1989) ... Fossil
 1989 A Man Called Hawk (TV Series)
Portait Voice
- Hear No Evil (1989) ... Portait Voice
 1988 It's Cool to Care (Short)
 1988 Friday the 13th: The Series (TV Series)
- The Voodoo Mambo (1988) ... Hedley
 1988 227 (TV Series)
Wailing Eddie Tompkins
- Blues (1988) ... Wailing Eddie Tompkins
 1988 School Daze
President McPherson
 1987 Mr. President (TV Series)
- He'll Have to Go (1987)
 1987 Big Shots
 1987 The Golden Girls (TV Series)
Alvin Newcastle
- Old Friends (1987) ... Alvin Newcastle
 1987 A Gathering of Old Men (TV Movie)
 1987 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
Dr. Zachariah J. Hanes
- Hillman (1987) ... Dr. Zachariah J. Hanes
 1987 Throb (TV Series)
- An Oldie But Goodie (1987) ... Henry
 1986 Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story (TV Movie)
 1986 Crossroads
Willie Brown
 1986 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
Ben Dumfy
- Dorothy and Ben (1986) ... Ben Dumfy
 1985 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
Joe Adams
- The Choice (1985) ... Joe Adams
 1985 Silverado
 1984 The House of Dies Drear (TV Movie)
 1984 American Playhouse (TV Series)
 1984 Terrible Joe Moran (TV Movie)
Pittsburgh Billy
 1984 The Evil That Men Do
 1982 The Verdict
Dr. Thompson
 1979 Kramer vs. Kramer
 1979 The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh
Mr. Sweets
 1979 NBC Special Treat (TV Series)
- The Rocking Chair Rebellion (1979) ... Smithers
 1979 The Tenth Month (TV Movie)
 1977 Wilma (TV Movie)
Ed Rudolph
 1976 The American Parade (TV Mini-Series)
 1974 The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
Police Sergeant
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