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Rupert Crosse (1927–1973)

Rupert Crosse was an African-American actor. In 1969, Crosse was the first African American to receive a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Crosse was born in New York City, but was raised on the island of Nevis by his grandparents. Nevis is one of the Leeward Islands of the Caribbean Sea. It was a British colony until 1967... See full bio »

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(age 45) in Nevis, West Indies

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(1969)
(1966)
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(1963-1964)

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 1972 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
- Kidnap (1972)
 1971-1972 The Partners (TV Series)
Det. George Robinson
- The 217 in 402 (1972) ... Det. George Robinson
- Two in a Pen (1972) ... Det. George Robinson
- Two or False (1972) ... Det. George Robinson
- Magnificent Perception (1972) ... Det. George Robinson
- Headlines for Higgenbottom (1972) ... Det. George Robinson
 1971 Confessions of a Top Crime Buster (TV Movie)
Det. George Robinson
 1970 Bracken's World (TV Series)
Frederick Webster Sr.
- Will Freddy's Real Father Please Stand Up? (1970) ... Frederick Webster Sr.
 1970 The Bill Cosby Show (TV Series)
Felix E. LeBlanc
- The Lincoln Letter (1970) ... Felix E. LeBlanc
 1970 Men at Law (TV Series)
Johnson
- The Emancipation of Bessie Gray (1970) ... Johnson
 1970 Bonanza (TV Series)
Davis
- The Power of Life and Death (1970) ... Davis
 1969 The Reivers
Ned
 1968 The Felony Squad (TV Series)
Rex Hawkins
- The Nowhere Man: Part 2 (1968) ... Rex Hawkins
- The Nowhere Man: Part 1 (1968) ... Rex Hawkins
 1967 The Monkees (TV Series)
Thursday
- Monkees Marooned (1967) ... Thursday
 1967 Waterhole #3
Prince
 1967 Cowboy in Africa (TV Series)
Jama
- Incident at Derati Wells (1967) ... Jama
 1967 I Spy (TV Series)
Chester
- Cops and Robbers (1967) ... Chester
 1967 CBS Playhouse (TV Series)
Funeral Director
- The Final War of Olly Winter (1967) ... Funeral Director
 1966 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Tchelba
- The Jewels of Topango Affair (1966) ... Tchelba
 1966 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Hotel Clerk
- The Treasure Seekers (1966) ... Hotel Clerk
 1966 Ride in the Whirlwind
Indian Joe
 1966 Daktari (TV Series)
Kukuia
- The Test (1966) ... Kukuia
 1966 That Girl (TV Series)
Policeman
- I'll Be Suing You (1966) ... Policeman
 1964-1966 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Corporal Remy / Nobuk
- The Foreign Legion Affair (1966) ... Corporal Remy
- The Vulcan Affair (1964) ... Nobuk
 1966 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
George Parker
- Gratitude Won't Pay the Bills (1966) ... George Parker
- A Cry from the Street (1966) ... George Parker
 1965 Wild Seed
Hobo
 1964 To Trap a Spy
Gen. Molte Nobuk (uncredited)
 1963-1964 Ben Casey (TV Series)
George
- Allie (1963) ... George
 1964 Marnie
Office Worker (uncredited)
 1964 The Best Man
Reporter (uncredited)
 1963 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
William Still
- Go Down, Moses (1963) ... William Still
 1963 Twilight of Honor
Jailer's Assistant (uncredited)
 1963 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Dr. Paul Mackey
- Diagnosis: Danger (1963) ... Dr. Paul Mackey
 1962 The Lloyd Bridges Show (TV Series)
Butler
- Gentleman in Blue (1962) ... Butler (as Rupert Cross)
 1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
- Borderline (1962)
 1962 Sam Benedict (TV Series)
Moffat
- Nor Practice Make Perfect (1962) ... Moffat
 1961 Too Late Blues
Baby Jackson
 1961 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Aaron Jedediah Gibbs
- The Hanging of Aaron Gibbs (1961) ... Aaron Jedediah Gibbs
 1961 Rawhide (TV Series)
A Trooper
- Incident of the Buffalo Soldier (1961) ... A Trooper (as Rupert Crouse)
 1959 Johnny Staccato (TV Series)
Redtop
- Collector's Item (1959) ... Redtop
 1958 Shadows
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Rupert Cross | Rupert Crouse

Height:

6' 5" (1.96 m)

Spouse:

Chris Calloway  (his death)  (1 child)
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