Paul Benjamin (I) (1938–2019)

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Born, and raised for a time, in Pelion, South Carolina, African-American actor Paul Benjamin was the youngest of twelve children of a Baptist preacher, the Reverend Fair Benjamin, and his wife Rosa. Paul lost his mother while still a baby and his father as a child. He moved to Columbia, South Carolina, where he was taken in by one of his older ... See full bio »

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Across 110th Street Jim Harris


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  Taking Your Bra Off in 49 Days (announced)
Mr. Blank (rumored)
 2016 Occupy, Texas
Mr. Goodman
 2011 The Talk Man
 2007 Ascension Day (Video)
 2005 Back in the Day
 2004 The Shield (TV Series)
- Slipknot (2004) ... Perry
 2003 Law & Order (TV Series)
Lonnie Jackson
- Identity (2003) ... Lonnie Jackson
 2003 Deacons for Defense (TV Movie)
 2003 The Station Agent
Henry Styles
 1994-2002 ER (TV Series)
Al Ervin
- The Letter (2002) ... Al Ervin
- Orion in the Sky (2002) ... Al Ervin
- 24 Hours (1994) ... Al Ervin
 2002 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
- Ralph Ellison: An American Journey (2002) ... Grandfather
 2001 Angel: One More Road to Cross (Video)
 2001 Angel (TV Series)
Fellow Resident
- Carpe Noctem (2001) ... Fellow Resident
 2000 Stanley's Gig
Teddy Branson
 1999 The Breaks
 1998 Last Rites (TV Movie)
 1997 Hoodlum
 1997 Rosewood
James Carrier
 1997 Vanishing Point (TV Movie)
Mose, Snake Wrangler
 1995 New York Undercover (TV Series)
The Professor
- Private Enemy No. 1 (1995) ... The Professor
 1994 Sweet Justice (TV Series)
Beecher Lowe
- The Power of Darkness: Part 2 (1994) ... Beecher Lowe
- The Power of Darkness: Part 1 (1994) ... Beecher Lowe
 1994 Drop Squad
Wellington Cosbie
 1994 The Fence
Del Reston
 1993 Knots Landing (TV Series)
Mr. Carter
- Call Waiting (1993) ... Mr. Carter
- The Getaway (1993) ... Mr. Carter
 1992 Back to the Streets of San Francisco (TV Movie)
Henry Brown
 1991 The Super
 1991 The Five Heartbeats
Mr. King
 1989 Pink Cadillac
 1989 Do the Right Thing
 1989 American Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Meeting (1989) ... Rashad
 1989 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series)
George Brownlow
- A Trip Upstate (1989) ... George Brownlow
 1988 Diamonds (TV Series)
- Voodoo (1988) ... Devareaux
 1987-1988 Night Heat (TV Series)
Archie / Paul Allen
- Archie's Riff (1988) ... Archie
- Masquerade (1987) ... Paul Allen
 1987 Nuts
Harry Harrison
 1987 The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains (TV Movie)
Big Sam
 1987 A Stranger Waits (TV Movie)
 1985 The Atlanta Child Murders (TV Mini-Series)
Homer Williams
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Homer Williams
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Homer Williams
 1983 Deadly Force
 1982 Some Kind of Hero
 1980 Gideon's Trumpet (TV Movie)
 1979 Escape from Alcatraz
 1979 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (TV Movie)
 1978 One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story (TV Movie)
John LeFlore
 1977 Kojak (TV Series)
Willie Daniels
- The Condemned (1977) ... Willie Daniels
 1976 Serpico (TV Series)
Eddie Pickett
- Danger Zone (1976) ... Eddie Pickett
 1976 Judge Horton and the Scottsboro Boys (TV Movie)
 1976 Leadbelly
Wes Ledbetter
 1975 Friday Foster
Senator David Lee Hart
 1975 Police Story (TV Series)
- The Cut Man Caper (1975) ... Jesse
 1975 Police Woman (TV Series)
Roman Washington
- The Chasers (1975) ... Roman Washington
 1975 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
Detective Burke
- Snowstorm (1975) ... Detective Burke
 1975 Distance
Sgt. Elwood Horne
 1975 Friendly Persuasion (TV Movie)
Swan Stebeney
 1973 The Deadly Trackers
 1973 Mr. Inside/Mr. Outside (TV Movie)
Lt. Valentine
 1972 Across 110th Street
Jim Harris
 1971 Born to Win
 1971 The Anderson Tapes
 1969 Midnight Cowboy
Bartender - New York
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Stage play: "Carrier," as playwright and actor at theater, Los Angeles with Paula Kelly, Roscoe Lee Browne.


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Mayor Tom Bradley presented Paul with a Commendation from the City of Los Angeles for Paul's play, "Carrier," for which Paula Kelly won the 1982 NAACP Image Awards for Best Actress. She, along with Paul and actor/poet Roscoe Lee Browne, received Certificates of Recognition from Sen. Diane Watson for their performances in the same play. See more »

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