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Al Matthews (I) (1942–2018)


Folk singer and musical performer who worked professionally while living in England. He later turned to acting, but continues to write and sing. Matthews is noted for having made two significant historical firsts. While on combat duty during the Vietnam War, Matthews became the first black Marine to be meritoriously promoted to the rank of ... See full bio »

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(age 75) in Alicante, Spain

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Aliens Sergeant Apone
(1986)
Tomorrow Never Dies Master Sergeant 3
(1997)
Superman III Fire Chief
(1983)
The Fifth Element General Tudor
(1997)

Filmography

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 2019 Jimmy Boy 'El Cartel' (Short)
Larry Jones
 2018 The Price of Death
Williamson
 2013 Aliens: Colonial Marines (Video Game)
Sgt. Al Apone (voice)
 2011 Operation Flashpoint: Red River (Video Game)
Col. Shannon J.Hardaway (voice)
 1998 Sipurim Kzarim Al Ahava (TV Mini-Series)
- Shlosha Kochavim (1998)
 1997 Tomorrow Never Dies
Master Sergeant 3
 1997 The Fifth Element
General Tudor
 1997 The Apocalypse Watch (TV Movie)
Wesley Sorenson
 1996 Ellington (TV Series)
J.P. Coates
- Matchmaker (1996) ... J.P. Coates
 1995 Soul Survivors (TV Movie)
Grover Cleveland
 1994 Desmond's (TV Series)
Reverend Marvin Jones
- Judgement Day (1994) ... Reverend Marvin Jones
 1989 Saracen (TV Series)
Dube
- Three Blind Mice (1989) ... Dube
 1988 American Roulette
Morrisey
 1988 Stormy Monday
Radio DJ
 1987 Excuse Me But That's My Car (Short)
Winston Smith
 1987 Out of Order
U.S. DJ
 1987 London Embassy (TV Mini-Series)
Uwlie Cooper
- The Man on the Clapham Omnibus (1987) ... Uwlie Cooper
 1987 Screen Two (TV Series)
Curtis Duchamps
- Coast to Coast (1987) ... Curtis Duchamps
 1986 Big Deal (TV Series)
American punter
- Panel Money (1986) ... American punter
 1986 Aliens
Sergeant Apone
 1986 The American Way
Benedict
 1985 Defense of the Realm
First U.S. Controller
 1984 The Comic Strip Presents... (TV Series)
Admiral
 1983 Funny Money
1st Hood
 1983 Superman III
Fire Chief
 1983 The Professionals (TV Series)
Faroud
- The Ojuka Situation (1983) ... Faroud
 1982 The Sender
Viet Nam Veteran
 1982 Shelley (TV Series)
Newscaster
- No News Is Good... (1982) ... Newscaster
 1982 Nancy Astor (TV Mini-Series)
Billy
- The Longhornes of Virginia (1982) ... Billy
 1981 Ragtime
Maitre D'
 1981 The Final Conflict
Workman
 1980 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Oxford St. John
- The Black Madonna (1980) ... Oxford St. John
 1980 Rough Cut
Ferguson
 1979-1980 Grange Hill (TV Series)
Mr. Green
- Bernard Kay/......And You Boy (1980) ... Mr. Green
- Just Awful/Goodbye Judy (1979) ... Mr. Green
- Extracting The Michael/50p (1979) ... Mr. Green
 1979 Yanks
Black G.I. at Dance
 1977 Bad Loser (Short)
Frank
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Other Works:

He acted in James Baldwin's play, "The Amen Corner", at the Lyric Theatre in London, England with Carmen Munroe, Clarke Peters, Claudette Williams, Sylvester Williams and Stacey Zuckerman in the cast.

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Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Never married and left no survivors. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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