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Adolph Caesar (1933–1986)


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 »

Known For

The Color Purple
The Color Purple Old Mister Johnson
(1985)
A Soldier's Story
A Soldier's Story Sergeant Waters
(1984)
Che!
Che! Juan Almeida
(1969)
The Hitter
The Hitter Nathan
(1979)

Filmography

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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
 1979 The Hitter
Nathan
 1978 Watch Your Mouth (TV Series)
Jeff Cremer
- Hostages - Part 2 (1978) ... Jeff Cremer
- Hostages - Part 1 (1978) ... Jeff Cremer
 1978 Dawn of the Dead
Narrator of Theatrical Trailer (voice, uncredited)
 1976 J.D.'s Revenge
Narrator of Theatrical Trailer (voice, uncredited)
 1976 Karate Kiba
Narrator of Theatrical Trailer (voice, uncredited)
 1975 Shame of the Jungle
Brutish (English version, voice)
 1974 Onna hissatsu ken
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)
Show Show Self (4 credits)

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Other Works:

TV commercial (voice) for United Negro College Fund (1984) See more »

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Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

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

Trivia:

Caesar graduated from George Washington high school in New York City and enlisted in the Navy where he achieved the rank of chief petty officer. After military retirement he studied dramatic arts at New York University. See more »

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Sagittarius

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