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Paul Winfield (I) (1939–2004)


Signifying intelligence, eloquence, versatility and quiet intensity, one of the more important, critically-acclaimed black actors to gain a Hollywood foothold in the 1970s was Paul Winfield. Born in 1939 in Portland, Oregon, he lived there in his early years before moving with his family to Los Angeles' Watts district. He showed early promise as a ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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 2003 Sounder (TV Movie)
The Teacher
 2002 Second to Die
Detective Grady
 2002 Crossing Jordan (TV Series)
Dr. Phillip Sanders
- Four Fathers (2002) ... Dr. Phillip Sanders
 2001 Vegas, City of Dreams
Edgar Jones
 1999-2000 Batman Beyond (TV Series)
Sam Young / Sam
- Sneak Peek (2000) ... Sam (voice)
- Splicers (1999) ... Sam Young (voice)
- A Touch of Curaré (1999) ... Sam Young (voice)
 2000/I Knockout
Ron Regent
 1999 Catfish in Black Bean Sauce
Harold Williams
 1999 Frank in Five (Short)
Waiter
 1998 Assignment Berlin
Al Spector
 1998 Relax... It's Just Sex
Auntie Mahalia
 1998 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
Pastor Roscoe Jones
- The Soul of Winter (1998) ... Pastor Roscoe Jones
 1996-1998 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Lucious Sweet / Lucius Sweet
- The Homer They Fall (1996) ... Lucius Sweet (voice)
 1996-1997 The Magic School Bus (TV Series)
Mr. Ruhle
- Gets Programmed (1997) ... Mr. Ruhle (voice)
- Gains Weight (1997) ... Mr. Ruhle (voice)
- Cracks a Yolk (1997) ... Mr. Ruhle (voice)
- Makes a Rainbow (1996) ... Mr. Ruhle (voice)
 1997 Built to Last (TV Series)
Russell Watkins
- A Family Affair (1997) ... Russell Watkins
- The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From... (1997) ... Russell Watkins
- Pilot (1997) ... Russell Watkins
- The Car, the Loan and the Date ... Russell Watkins
- More Tricks Than Treats ... Russell Watkins
 1997 Teen Angel (TV Series)
 1997 Strategic Command
Rowan
 1996 Dead of Night
Vernon
 1996 The Assassination File (TV Movie)
Senator Alan Laskey
 1996 Original Gangstas
Reverend Dorsey
 1996 Second Noah (TV Series)
Ramses
- Ghost Story (1996) ... Ramses
 1995 In the Flesh
William Stone
 1995 White Dwarf (TV Movie)
Dr. Akada
 1995 Tyson (TV Movie)
Don King
 1995 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series)
Old Man
- Jirimpimbira: An African Folk Tale (1995) ... Old Man (voice)
 1994 Scarlett (TV Mini-Series)
Big Sam
- Episode #1.1 (1994) ... Big Sam
 1994 The Killing Jar
Judge
 1994 Breathing Lessons (TV Movie)
Daniel Otis
 1993 At the River I Stand
Narrarator
 1993 Irresistible Force (TV Movie)
Commander Toole
 1993 Queen (TV Mini-Series)
Cap'n Jack
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Cap'n Jack
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Cap'n Jack
 1993 Batman: The Animated Series (TV Series)
Earl Cooper
- The Mechanic (1993) ... Earl Cooper (voice)
 1991 The Wish That Changed Christmas (TV Movie)
Mr. Smith (voice)
 1991 Family Matters (TV Series)
Jimmy Baines
- Finding the Words (1991) ... Jimmy Baines
 1990 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Derron Holloway
- Armand's Hammer (1990) ... Derron Holloway
- Lie Harder (1990) ... Derron Holloway
- Happy Trails (1990) ... Derron Holloway
- The Bitch Is Back (1990) ... Derron Holloway
 1990 83 Hours 'Til Dawn (TV Movie)
Doctor Dantley
 1990 Presumed Innocent
Judge Larren Lyttle
 1990 It's Garry Shandling's Show. (TV Series)
Hoke
- Driving Miss Garry (1990) ... Hoke
 1989 The Women of Brewster Place (TV Movie)
Sam Michael
 1987 Big Shots
Johnnie Red
 1987 Death Before Dishonor
Ambassador
 1987 Mighty Pawns (TV Movie)
Mr. Wright
 1987 Guilty of Innocence: The Lenell Geter Story (TV Movie)
George Hairston
 1986 Blue City
Chief Luther Reynolds
 1986 Under Siege (TV Movie)
Andrew Simon
 1986 Blacke's Magic (TV Series)
Calder
- Knave of Diamonds, Ace of Hearts (1986) ... Calder
 1985 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series)
Mr. Bateman
- The War Between the Classes (1985) ... Mr. Bateman
 1985 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Det. Lt. Starkey
- Tough Guys Don't Die (1985) ... Det. Lt. Starkey
 1983-1985 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Gabriel
- Go Tell It on the Mountain (1985) ... Gabriel
 1984 Hotel (TV Series)
William Griffin Sr.
- Final Chapters (1984) ... William Griffin Sr.
 1984 Mike's Murder
Phillip
 1984 Go Tell It on the Mountain
Gabriel Grimes
 1983 On the Run
Harry
 1982 The Blue and the Gray (TV Mini-Series)
Jonathan Henry
- Part 3 (1982) ... Jonathan Henry
- Part 2 (1982) ... Jonathan Henry
- Part 1 (1982) ... Jonathan Henry
 1982 White Dog
Keys
 1982 Sister, Sister (TV Movie)
Eddie Craven
 1982 Dreams Don't Die (TV Movie)
Charlie Banks
 1981 The Sophisticated Gents (TV Movie)
Richard 'Bubbles' Wiggins
 1981 Carbon Copy
Bob Garvey
 1980 Angel City (TV Movie)
Cy
 1979 Roots: The Next Generations (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Horace Huguley
- Episode #1.5 (1979) ... Dr. Horace Huguley
 1979 Backstairs at the White House (TV Mini-Series)
Emmett Rogers Sr
- Episode #1.1 (1979) ... Emmett Rogers Sr
 1977 Damnation Alley
Keegan
 1977 The Greatest
Draft Lawyer
 1977 Twilight's Last Gleaming
Willis Powell
 1977 Green Eyes (TV Movie)
Lloyd Dubeck
 1976 High Velocity
Watson
 1976 The American Parade (TV Mini-Series)
Rev. J.A. Delaine
- With All Deliberate Speed (1976) ... Rev. J.A. Delaine
 1975 Livin' (TV Series)
Host
 1975 Hustle
Sgt. Louis Belgrave
 1974 Conrack
Mad Billy
 1974 It's Good to Be Alive (TV Movie)
Roy Campanella
 1973 Gordon's War
Gordon Hudson
 1973 The Horror at 37,000 Feet (TV Movie)
Dr. Enkalla
 1972 Trouble Man
Chalky Price
 1968-1972 Ironside (TV Series)
Luther Benson / Robert Phillips
- Find a Victim (1972) ... Luther Benson (as Paul E. Winfield)
- Robert Phillips vs. the Man (1968) ... Robert Phillips
 1972 Nichols (TV Series)
Eddie Joe
- Eddie Joe (1972) ... Eddie Joe
 1971 Brother John
Henry Birkardt
 1970 The Young Rebels (TV Series)
Pompey
- Unbroken Chains (1970) ... Pompey
 1970 The Young Lawyers (TV Series)
Willis Crawford
- A Simple Thing Called Justice (1970) ... Willis Crawford
 1970 R.P.M.
Steve Dempsey
 1969-1970 Julia (TV Series)
Paul Cameron
- Sioux Me, Don't Woo Me (1970) ... Paul Cameron
- The Dates of Wrath (1970) ... Paul Cameron
- Tie Wolf (1969) ... Paul Cameron
- It Takes Two to Tangle (1969) ... Paul Cameron
 1969 Room 222 (TV Series)
Jim Williams
- Arizona State Loves You (1969) ... Jim Williams
 1969 The Lost Man
Orville Turner
 1969 Mannix (TV Series)
Walter Lucas
- The Odds Against Donald Jordan (1969) ... Walter Lucas
 1969 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Barada
- The Suntan Mob (1969) ... Barada
 1969 The High Chaparral (TV Series)
Graham Jessup
- Sea of Enemies (1969) ... Graham Jessup
 1968 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Klaus
- Trial by Fury (1968) ... Klaus
 1968 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
 1967 Who's Minding the Mint?
Garbage Man (uncredited)
 1967 The Perils of Pauline
African Servant (uncredited)
 1966 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
1st M.P.
- The Minus-X Affair (1966) ... 1st M.P.
 1966 Daktari (TV Series)
Roy Kimba
- The Diamond Smugglers (1966) ... Roy Kimba
 1965 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Mitch
- The Case of the Runaway Racer (1965) ... Mitch
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Alternate Names:

Paul E. Winfield

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Sounder (1972)] The love and devotion the Lee family expresses is what it is all about. This is the real black experience. [In most back films] those cats don't show any humor or emotions. They just get in and out of bed. See more »

Trivia:

His mother, Lois Beatrice Edwards, was a union organizer in the garment industry; his stepfather, Clarence Winfield, was a construction worker. See more »

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