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James Wheaton (1924–2002)

The eldest son of the Reverend James D. Wheaton, a Methodist minister and Jessie O. Holmes, the daughter of a Methodist minister, James Lorenzo Wheaton was born on 11 January 1924 in Meridian, Mississippi. As an infant the family moved to Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He attended public schools in Hattiesburg, Meridian and Yazoo City, Mississippi. ... See full bio »
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 2001 Gasline (Short)
Mr. Miller (as James Lorenzo)
 1997 L.A. Heat (TV Series)
- Old Scores (1997) ... Jack
 1992 Guncrazy
Parole Officer #2
 1980 B.A.D. Cats (TV Series)
Cemetery Attendant
- Pilot (1980) ... Cemetery Attendant
 1978 General Hospital (TV Series)
- Episode dated 29 May 1978 (1978) ... Stahlman
 1977 A Piece of the Action
Voisin Waiter
 1977 What's Happening!! (TV Series)
Mr. Simmons
- The Boarder (1977) ... Mr. Simmons
 1974-1976 Good Times (TV Series)
Bank Manager / P.J. Hewitt / Baliff
- Rich Is Better Than Poor... Maybe (1976) ... Bank Manager
- The Mural (1975) ... P.J. Hewitt
- The Gang: Part 2 (1974) ... Baliff
 1975 Ironside (TV Series)
Lt. John Rainey
- The Faded Image (1975) ... Lt. John Rainey
 1974 Kojak (TV Series)
Mr. Scott
- Death Is Not a Passing Grade (1974) ... Mr. Scott
 1974 Black Belt Jones
Eulogizing Minister (uncredited)
 1972-1973 Sanford and Son (TV Series)
Nelson B. Davis
- Pops 'n' Pals (1973) ... Nelson B. Davis
- Coffins for Sale (1972) ... Nelson B. Davis
 1973 Trouble Comes to Town (TV Movie)
 1971 THX 1138
OMM (voice)
 1970 The Bill Cosby Show (TV Series)
Dr. Libby
- Is There a Doctor in the Hospital? (1970) ... Dr. Libby
 1970 Room 222 (TV Series)
- Just Between Friends (1970) ... Parent

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