Adolph Caesar (1933–1986)


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Born in the Harlem section of New York City, joined the Navy, then studied drama at New York University; was an announcer for then joined the Negro Ensemble Co. in 1970 for such productions as "The River Niger", "Square Root of the Soul" and "The Brownsville Raid"; worked with repertory groups such as the Minnesota Theater Co., Inner City ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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The Color Purple Old Mister Johnson
(1985)
A Soldier's Story Sergeant Waters
(1984)
The Hitter Nathan
(1978)
(1986)

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 1986 Silverhawks (TV Series)
Seymour / Hotwing (voice)
 1986 Club Paradise
Prime Minister Solomon Gundy
 1986 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Dr. Rancid
- Getting Even: A Wimp's Revenge (1986) ... Dr. Rancid
 1986 Fortune Dane (TV Series)
Charles Dane
- Fortune Dane (1986) ... Charles Dane
 1986 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Supervisor (segment "A Matter of Minutes")
- Monsters!/A Small Talent for War/A Matter of Minutes (1986) ... Supervisor (segment "A Matter of Minutes")
 1985 The Color Purple
Old Mister Johnson
 1985 Tales from the Darkside (TV Series)
Mars Gillis
- Parlour Floor Front (1985) ... Mars Gillis
 1985 Day of the Dead
Narrator of Theatrical Trailer (voice, uncredited)
 1984 A Soldier's Story
Sergeant Waters
 1983 Sleepaway Camp
Narrator of Theatrical Trailer (uncredited)
 1978 Watch Your Mouth (TV Series)
Jeff Cremer
- Hostages - Part 2 (1978) ... Jeff Cremer
- Hostages - Part 1 (1978) ... Jeff Cremer
 1978 The Hitter
Nathan
 1978 Dawn of the Dead
Narrator of Theatrical Trailer (voice, uncredited)
 1976 J.D.'s Revenge
Narrator of Theatrical Trailer (voice, uncredited)
 1975 Tarzoon: Shame of the Jungle
Brutish (English version, voice)
 1974 Sister Street Fighter
Narrator of Theatrical Trailer (voice, uncredited)
 1973 Bodigaado Kiba
Narrator of Theatrical Trailer (voice, uncredited)
 1973 Scream Blacula Scream
Narrator of Theatrical Trailer (voice, uncredited)
 1972 Hammer
Narrator of Theatrical Trailer (voice, uncredited)
 1972 Blacula
Narrator of Theatrical Trailer (voice, uncredited)
 1970 The Challenge (TV Movie)
Clarence Opano
 1969 Che!
Juan Almeida
 1968 Daktari (TV Series)
Nyanza
- Once Upon a Fang (1968) ... Nyanza
 1968 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Vidoq
- The Night of the Gruesome Games (1968) ... Vidoq
 1963 General Hospital (TV Series)
Douglas Burke (1969)
 1952 Guiding Light (TV Series)
Zamana (1984)
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(1967 season) James Alexander, Paul Ballantyne, Raye Birk, Edward Binns, Earl Boen, Ronald Boulden, Douglas Campbell, Helen Carey, Len Cariou, Jon Cranney, Patricia Elliott, David Flaten, Frederick Gaines, Robin Gammell, Melody Greer, Jeffrey Jones, Grace Keagy, Philip Kerr, Joseph Klimowski, Robert Lanchester, James J. Lawless... See more »

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Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

I know this about celebrity. Glory fades away. It's fickle. It comes and goes.

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Voice for United Negro College Fund commercial: "...because a mind is a terrible thing to waste." See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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