Moses Gunn (I) (1929–1993)


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Moses Gunn was born on October 2, 1929 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He was an actor, known for Shaft (1971), Heartbreak Ridge (1986) and Rollerball (1975). He was married to Gwendolyn Mumma Landes. He died on December 16, 1993 in Guilford, Connecticut, USA. See full bio »

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Shaft Bumpy Jonas
(1971)
Heartbreak Ridge Staff Sgt. Webster
(1986)
Rollerball Cletus
(1975)
Ragtime Booker T. Washington
(1981)

Filmography

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 1993 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)
Risley Tucker
- Three Men and Adena (1993) ... Risley Tucker
 1993 No Room for Opal (TV Movie)
Williard
 1992 Memphis (TV Movie)
Tio Wiggins
 1991 Perfect Harmony (TV Movie)
Zeke, the Caretaker
 1991 Brother Future (TV Movie)
Isaac
 1990 Gabriel's Fire (TV Series)
Bishop Cecil Dobbs
- The Neighborhood (1990) ... Bishop Cecil Dobbs
 1990 Murder Times Seven (TV Movie)
Sam Paxton
 1990 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Uncle Ezra Thornberry
- Fitting Punishment (1990) ... Uncle Ezra Thornberry
 1990 Equal Justice (TV Series)
Robert Marshal James
- Promises to Keep (1990) ... Robert Marshal James
 1990 Snoops (TV Series)
Chance Dennis Sr.
- Someone to Lay Down Beside Me (1990) ... Chance Dennis Sr.
 1989 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
Joe Kendall / Dr. Lotus
- Grampy and NuNu Visit the Huxtables (1989) ... Joe Kendall
- The Dead End Kids Meet Dr. Lotus (1989) ... Dr. Lotus
 1989 Amen (TV Series)
Benjamin Tillman
- Where There's a Will (1989) ... Benjamin Tillman
 1989 A Man Called Hawk (TV Series)
Old Man
- Life After Death (1989) ... Old Man
- Beautiful Are the Stars (1989) ... Old Man
- If Memory Serves (1989) ... Old Man
- Intensive Care (1989)
- Never My Love (1989)
 1989 The Women of Brewster Place (TV Mini Series)
Ben
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Ben
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... Ben
 1988 Dixie Lanes
Isaac
 1987 Leonard Part 6
Giorgio Francozzi
 1987 Bates Motel (TV Movie)
Henry Watson
 1987 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Marvin Sloan
- City of Refuse (1987) ... Marvin Sloan
 1986 Heartbreak Ridge
Staff Sgt. Webster
 1986 Hotel (TV Series)
Albert
- Separations (1986) ... Albert
 1985 Highway to Heaven (TV Series)
Ted Tilley
- Popcorn, Peanuts and CrackerJacks (1985) ... Ted Tilley
 1985 Certain Fury
Dr. Lewis Freeman
 1984-1985 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Hannibal / Heavy Williams
- The Killing Floor (1984) ... Heavy Williams
 1984 The House of Dies Drear (TV Movie)
River Lewis Darrow
 1984 Firestarter
Dr. Pynchot
 1984 The NeverEnding Story
Cairon
 1981-1983 Father Murphy (TV Series)
Moses Gage
- The Matchmakers (1983) ... Moses Gage
- The Rockets' Red Glare (1983) ... Moses Gage
- Sweet Sixteen (1982) ... Moses Gage
- Blood Right (1982) ... Moses Gage
- The Witness (1982) ... Moses Gage
 1981 Ragtime
Booker T. Washington
 1977-1981 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Joe Kagan
- Make a Joyful Noise (1981) ... Joe Kagan
- Barn Burner (1979) ... Joe Kagan
- Blind Journey (Part II) (1978) ... Joe Kagan
- Blind Journey (Part I) (1978) ... Joe Kagan
- The Fighter (1977) ... Joe Kagan
 1980 The Contender (TV Mini Series)
George Beifus
- Mission at Moscow (1980) ... George Beifus
- Close Call (1980) ... George Beifus
- Fire and Ice (1980) ... George Beifus
- Breakthrough (1980) ... George Beifus
- Pilot (1980) ... George Beifus
 1980 The Ninth Configuration
Maj. Nammack
 1979 Salvage 1 (TV Series)
Yaffert Boratu
- Operation Breakout (1979) ... Yaffert Boratu
 1978 Vega$ (TV Series)
Domo
- Lost Women (1978) ... Domo
 1978 Remember My Name
Pike
 1978 Maude (TV Series)
Rev. James Buick
- Maude's Foster Child (1978) ... Rev. James Buick
 1977 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Ben McDade
 1977 Switch (TV Series)
Alexo
- Heritage of Death (1977) ... Alexo
 1977 Good Times (TV Series)
Carl Dixon
- Love Has a Spot On Its Lung: Part 2 (1977) ... Carl Dixon
- Love Has a Spot On Its Lung: Part 1 (1977) ... Carl Dixon
- J.J. in Business (1977) ... Carl Dixon
- My Son, the Father (1977) ... Carl Dixon
- Florida and Carl (1977) ... Carl Dixon
 1977 Roots (TV Mini Series)
Kintango
- Part I (1977) ... Kintango
 1976 Law of the Land (TV Movie)
Jacob
 1976 Great Performances (TV Series)
Milton Edwards
- The First Breeze of Summer (1976) ... Milton Edwards
 1975 Aaron Loves Angela
Ike
 1975 Movin' On (TV Series)
Otis Andrews
- ...To Be in Carolina (1975) ... Otis Andrews
 1975 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series)
Sharbee
- The Secret of the Pond: Part 2 (1975) ... Sharbee
- The Secret of the Pond: Part 1 (1975) ... Sharbee
 1975 Rollerball
Cletus
 1975 Cornbread, Earl and Me
Benjamin Blackwell
 1975 The Jeffersons (TV Series)
Monk Davis
- George's Skeleton (1975) ... Monk Davis
 1974 Amazing Grace
Welton J. Waters
 1974 The Cowboys (TV Series)
Jebediah Nightlinger
- Requiem for a Lost Son (1974) ... Jebediah Nightlinger
- The Indian Givers (1974) ... Jebediah Nightlinger
- The Trap (1974) ... Jebediah Nightlinger
- The Remounts (1974) ... Jebediah Nightlinger
- The Ordeal (1974) ... Jebediah Nightlinger
 1973-1974 The Wide World of Mystery (TV Series)
Joe Mattingly
- Legacy of Blood (1974) ... Joe Mattingly
- Moving Target (1973)
 1973 The Iceman Cometh
Joe Mott
 1973 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Isaac Montola
- The Stone (1973) ... Isaac Montola
 1973 Assignment: Vienna (TV Series)
Vasamumbo
- Soldier of Fortune (1973) ... Vasamumbo
 1972 If You Give a Dance, You Gotta Pay the Band (TV Movie)
Mr. Miller
 1972 Haunts of the Very Rich (TV Movie)
Seacrist
 1972 Shaft's Big Score!
Bumpy Jonas
 1972 The Hot Rock
Dr. Amusa
 1972 McCloud (TV Series)
Morgan
- A Little Plot at Tranquil Valley (1972) ... Morgan
 1972 Eagle in a Cage
General Gourgaud
 1971 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Willy Stone
- Nine, Ten, You're Dead (1971) ... Willy Stone
 1971 Shaft
Bumpy Jonas
 1971 Wild Rovers
Ben
 1971 The Sheriff (TV Movie)
Cliff Wilder
 1970 The Great White Hope
Scipio
 1970 WUSA
Clotho
 1970 Carter's Army (TV Movie)
Pvt. Doc Hayes
 1969 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
John Shepard
- Eye of the Storm (1969) ... John Shepard
 1968 N.Y.P.D. (TV Series)
the Burglar
- Encounter on a Rooftop (1968) ... the Burglar
 1968 What's So Bad About Feeling Good? (uncredited)
 1968 Of Mice and Men (TV Movie)
Crooks
 1964 Nothing But a Man
Mill Hand
 1964 East Side/West Side (TV Series)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "The Poison" Tree on Broadway. Nominated for Tony Award as Best Actor (Play). See more »

Spouse:

Gwendolyn Mumma Landes  (his death)  (1 child)
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Personal Quote:

"When you talk about actors in film who are black, for a long time, the only one out there at the box office was Sidney Poitier. Now there are three or four, but not many more".

Trivia:

Appeared in two separate series with John Amos, Good Times and Roots. However, he never shared a scene with Amos in either of them. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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