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Clarence Thomas (I) (1934–2009)

A screen and stage performer, Thomas appeared on stage in "A Lesson Before Dying", and on screen in Fosse's "Lenny"(1974) and also in "Cocoon" (1985). The TV work he did included "Miami Vice" and "American Playhouse". Thomas was a schoolteacher until his mid-forties. He gave that up to pursue acting full-time. He was born in Arkansas but also lived... See full bio »


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 1997 Rosewood
 1993 Scam (TV Movie)
Grand Prix Doorman
 1992 Extralarge: Black Magic (TV Movie)
 1990 A Little Piece of Sunshine (TV Movie)
Rev Drake
 1989-1990 B.L. Stryker (TV Series)
Baggage Handler / Stephen
- Night Train (1990) ... Baggage Handler
- Blues for Buder (1989) ... Stephen
 1987 Happy New Year
 1987 Scared Stiff
 1987 Miami Vice (TV Series)
- The Afternoon Plane (1987) ... Chief
 1986 Vengeance: The Story of Tony Cimo (TV Movie)
Mr. Finch
 1985 Trinity: Good Guys and Bad Guys
Bus Driver (uncredited)
 1985 Cocoon
 1983 Go for It
Cleaner at airport (uncredited)
 1982 American Playhouse (TV Series)
First Man in Subway
 1981 Freddie of the Jungle
African Warrior Mobuku
 1981 Nobody's Perfekt
Security Guard
 1980 Angel City (TV Movie)
 1980 Super Fuzz
Witness (uncredited)
 1980 The Ordeal of Dr. Mudd (TV Movie)
 1977 Shock Waves
 1977 The African Queen (TV Movie)
Sgt. Abuttu
 1975 Beyond the Bermuda Triangle (TV Movie)

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First Africa-American Florida branch president of Screen Actors Guild (2000-2002).

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