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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 Los Angeles, 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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Known For

The Terminator
The Terminator Lieutenant Ed Traxler
(1984)
Mars Attacks!
Mars Attacks! General Casey
(1996)
Cliffhanger
Cliffhanger Walter Wright
(1993)

Filmography

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 1995-2003 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Sam
- I Will Walk with You: Part 1 (2003) ... Sam
- Remembering Me: Part 1 (2002) ... Sam
- Fool for Love (1999) ... Sam
- Beautiful Dreamer (1998) ... Sam
 2003 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series)
The Teacher
- Sounder (2003) ... The Teacher
 2003 Kids' Ten Commandments: A Life and Seth Situation (Video short)
Shadi (voice)
 2003 Kids' Ten Commandments: Stolen Jewels, Stolen Hearts (Video short)
Shadi (voice)
 2003 Kids' Ten Commandments: The Not So Golden Calf (Video short)
Shadi (voice)
 2003 Kids' Ten Commandments: The Rest Is Yet to Come (Video short)
Shadi (voice)
 2003 Kids' Ten Commandments: Toying with the Truth (Video short)
Shadi (voice)
 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
- Sneak Peek (2000) ... Sam Young (voice)
- Splicers (1999) ... Sam Young (voice)
- A Touch of Curaré (1999) ... Sam Young (voice)
 2000/I Knockout
Ron Regent
 1999 Strange Justice (TV Movie)
Thurgood Marshall
 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
- The Trouble with Trillions (1998) ... Lucious Sweet (voice)
- The Homer They Fall (1996) ... Lucious 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 Spider-Man (TV Series)
Omar Mosley / Black Marvel / Young Black Marvel
- Six Forgotten Warriors Chapter 5: The Price of Heroism (1997) ... Black Marvel / Omar Mosley (voice)
- Six Forgotten Warriors Chapter 4: The Six Fight Again (1997) ... Black Marvel / Omar Mosley (voice)
- Six Forgotten Warriors Chapter 3: Secrets of the Six (1997) ... Omar Mosley / Young Black Marvel (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 Mars Attacks!
General Casey
 1996 Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles (TV Series)
Jeffrey Robbins
- The Dying of the Light (1996) ... Jeffrey Robbins (voice)
 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 Gargoyles (TV Series)
Jeffrey Robbins
- City of Stone: Part 2 (1995) ... Jeffrey Robbins (voice)
- A Lighthouse in the Sea of Time (1995) ... Jeffrey Robbins (voice)
 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)
 1995 Babylon 5 (TV Series)
Gen. Richard Franklin
- GROPOS (1995) ... Gen. Richard Franklin
 1995 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
Father
- Beauty and the Beast (1995) ... Father (voice)
 1994 Scarlett (TV Mini-Series)
Big Sam
- Episode #1.1 (1994) ... Big Sam
 1994 Picket Fences (TV Series)
Judge Harold Nance
- Enemy Lines (1994) ... Judge Harold Nance
- The Bus Stops Here (1994) ... Judge Harold Nance
 1994 The Killing Jar
Judge
 1994 Breathing Lessons (TV Movie)
Daniel Otis
 1993 Dennis the Menace
Chief of Police
 1993 Cliffhanger
Walter Wright
 1993 Irresistible Force (TV Movie)
Commander Toole
 1993 Queen (TV Mini-Series)
Cap'n Jack
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... 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 Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV Series)
Captain Dathon
- Darmok (1991) ... Captain Dathon
 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
 1988-1990 227 (TV Series)
Julian C. Barlow / Deacon Malcolm Fink
- No Place Like Home (1990) ... Julian C. Barlow
- The Class of '90 (1990) ... Julian C. Barlow
- Nightmare on 227 (1990) ... Julian C. Barlow
- Gone Fishing (1990) ... Julian C. Barlow
- You Gotta Have Art (1990) ... Julian C. Barlow
 1989 Wiseguy (TV Series)
Isaac Twine
- Living and Dying in 4/4 Time (1989) ... Isaac Twine
- The One That Got Away (1989) ... Isaac Twine
- Hip Hop on the Gravy Train (1989) ... Isaac Twine
- High Dollar Bop (1989) ... Isaac Twine
- The Rip-Off Stick (1989) ... Isaac Twine
 1989 The Women of Brewster Place (TV Series)
Sam Michael
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Sam Michael
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... Sam Michael
 1987-1988 The Charmings (TV Series)
The Mirror
- The Woman of His Dreams (1988) ... The Mirror
- Lillian's Protege (1988) ... The Mirror
- The Man Who Came to Dinner (1988) ... The Mirror
- Birth of a Salesman (1988) ... The Mirror
- The Charmings Get Robbed (1988) ... The Mirror
 1988 The Serpent and the Rainbow
Lucien Celine
 1987 Big Shots
Johnnie Red
 1987 Death Before Dishonor
Ambassador
 1987 The 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 The Terminator
Lieutenant Ed Traxler
 1984 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Bert Perkins
- Old Heroes Never Die (1984) ... Bert Perkins
 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 (credit only)
- Part 2 (1982) ... Jonathan Henry (credit only)
- 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 Carbon Copy
Bob Garvey
 1981 The Sophisticated Gents (TV Series)
Richard 'Bubbles' Wiggins
- Episode #1.3 (1981) ... Richard 'Bubbles' Wiggins
- Episode #1.2 (1981) ... Richard 'Bubbles' Wiggins
- Episode #1.1 (1981) ... Richard 'Bubbles' Wiggins
 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
 1978 King (TV Mini-Series)
Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
- Episode #1.3 (1978) ... Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
- Episode #1.2 (1978) ... Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
- Episode #1.1 (1978) ... Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
 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 Huckleberry Finn
Jim
 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
 1972 Sounder
Nathan Lee Morgan
 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
- 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)
Bart
- Bread on the Desert (1968) ... Bart
 1967 Who's Minding the Mint?
Garbage Man (uncredited)
 1967 The Perils of Pauline
African Servant (uncredited)
 1966 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Prison Guard Lincoln
- Anatomy of a Prison Break (1966) ... Prison Guard Lincoln
 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:

I was given a lot of prestige as a distinguished black actor but very little power. They give prestige out by the buckets, but they give power by the teaspoon, just enough to stroke your ego. See more »

Trivia:

Cousin of actor William Marshall, also known as Blacula (1972). Marshall and Winfield have appeared on Star Trek (Marshall as Richard Daystrom in The Ultimate Computer and Winfield as Capt. Terrell in Star Trek II (also on TNG as Darmok). See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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