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Leonard Jackson (I) (1928–2013)

Leonard Jackson was born on February 7, 1928 in Jacksonville, Florida, USA as L. Errol Jaye. He was an actor and writer, known for The Color Purple (1985), Car Wash (1976) and Conspiracy Theory (1997). He was married to Ada Edward. He died on December 22, 2013 in Manhattan, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Color Purple Pa Harris
Car Wash Earl
Conspiracy Theory Old Man - Bookstore
Boomerang Chemist


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 1997 Conspiracy Theory
Old Man - Bookstore
 1996 Basquiat
Jean Michel's Father
 1995 Shining Time Station: One of the Family (TV Movie)
Harry Cupper
 1995 Palookaville
Bus Driver
 1994 Law & Order (TV Series)
- Snatched (1994) ... Marty
 1993 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)
Cemetery Manager
- Gone for Goode (1993) ... Cemetery Manager
 1992 Mathnet (TV Series)
Colonel Ashby Wiggins
- The Case of the Mystery Weekend (1992) ... Colonel Ashby Wiggins
 1992 Square One Television (TV Series)
Col. Ashby Wiggins
- Episode #5.5 (1992) ... Col. Ashby Wiggins
- Episode #5.1 (1992) ... Col. Ashby Wiggins
 1992 Boomerang
 1991 A Rage in Harlem
Mr. Clay
 1991 Separate But Equal (TV Mini-Series)
Harold Boulware
 1990 Basket Case 2
Police Commissioner
 1989-1990 Sesame Street (TV Series)
Mr. Handford
- Telly's old tuba (1990) ... Mr. Handford
- Episode #21.5 (1989) ... Mr. Handford
 1990 Murder in Black and White (TV Movie)
Contrary Man
 1989 Second Sight
Doorman at Hampshire House
 1989 Shining Time Station (TV Series)
Harry Cupper
- Is This the End? (1989) ... Harry Cupper
- Things That Go Ga-Hooga in the Night (1989) ... Harry Cupper
- Mapping It Out (1989) ... Harry Cupper
- Too Many Cooks (1989) ... Harry Cupper
- Word's Out (1989) ... Harry Cupper
 1988 Black Vampire
 1987-1988 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
Larry / Jock
- The Siege (1988) ... Larry
- The Song of Orpheus (1987) ... Jock
 1987 Amen (TV Series)
Martin Barlow
- Dancing in the Dark (1987) ... Martin Barlow
 1986 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
- Bring 'Em Back Alive (1986) ... Exterminator
 1985 The Color Purple
Pa Harris
 1983 Rage of Angels (TV Movie)
Judge North
 1981 The Jeffersons (TV Series)
Harold Mills
- Louise's Father (1981) ... Harold Mills
 1978 King of the Gypsies (uncredited)
 1977 The Baron
 1977 Kojak (TV Series)
Dr. Logan
- Another Gypsy Queen (1977) ... Dr. Logan
 1976 Car Wash
 1974 Super Spook
Super Spook
 1973 Five on the Black Hand Side
Mr. Brooks
 1973 Ganja & Hess
 1972 Together for Days
 1968 Uptight
Mr. Oakley (uncredited)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (2 credits)

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