Joe Seneca

Highest Rated:
100% The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
Lowest Rated:
40% The Evil That Men Do (1984)
Birthday:
Jan 14
Birthplace:
Not Available
Bio:
Black character actor Joe Seneca almost always brought a sense of dignity and social consciousness to his roles. Born and raised in Cleveland, OH, he began performing with the Three Riffs song and dance trio. Early in his career, he penned songs such as "Break It to Me Gently" (co-written with Diane…

Filmography


MOVIES   

Rating Title Credit Box Office Year
67% A Time to Kill
  • Rev. Isaiah Street
-- 1996
The Road to Freedom: The Vernon Johns Story
  • Deacon Wilkes
-- 1994
78% The Saint of Fort Washington
  • Spits
-- 1993
91% Malcolm X
  • Toomer
-- 1992
Gordon Parks: Visions
  • Actor
-- 1991
80% Mississippi Masala
  • Williben
-- 1991
73% Mo' Better Blues
  • Big Stop's Friend
-- 1990
Tarzan In Manhattan
  • Actor
-- 1989
61% The Blob
  • Dr. Meddows
-- 1988
58% School Daze
  • President McPherson
-- 1988
A Gathering of Old Men (Murder on the Bayou)
  • Clatoo
-- 1987
Big Shots
  • Ferryman
-- 1987
79% Crossroads
  • Willie Brown
-- 1986
Samaritan - The Mitch Snyder Story
  • Reverend
-- 1986
76% Silverado
  • Ezra
$33.2M 1985
Solomon Northup's Odyssey
  • Actor
-- 1984
House of Dies Drear
  • Actor
-- 1984
The House of Dies Drear
  • Actor
-- 1984
40% The Evil That Men Do
  • Santiago
-- 1984
96% The Verdict
  • Dr. Thompson
-- 1982
Tenth Month
  • Actor
-- 1979
88% Kramer vs. Kramer
  • Partygoer
-- 1979
Wilma
  • Actor
-- 1977
100% The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
  • Police Sergeant
-- 1974


TV SERIES   

Rating Title Credit Year
60% Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Henry Jackson
1993

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Quotes from Joe Seneca's Characters

    1. Eugene Martone: Hey, Willie, look at this hat. All I need is a Mississippi string tie and I'm ready to roll!
    2. Willie Brown: Yeah, you need a lot more than THAT.
    From Crossroads. Submitted by Alyssa B (4 months ago)
    1. Willie Brown: You can't get enough mileage livin' at home with your momma wipin' your butt.
    2. Willie Brown: Where do you live?
    3. Eugene Martone: It's a school dormitory.
    4. Willie Brown: (sarcastically) Ooh, school dormitory. Oh, times are hard. Times are hard!
    From Crossroads. Submitted by Alyssa B (4 months ago)
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