Ossie Davis

Highest Rated:
100% The Hill (1965)
Lowest Rated:
15% Her Alibi (1989)
Birthday:
Dec 18
Birthplace:
Not Available
Bio:
A performer widely regarded as one of the most distinguished and eloquent actors of his or any generation, Ossie Davis combined an overwhelming amount of dramatic talent and instinct (evident via both stage and film work) with an indomitable fervor for social crusade. A native of Cogdell, GA, and a…

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography


MOVIES   

Rating Title Credit Box Office Year
83% American Revolutionary: The Evolution Of Grace Lee Boggs
  • Actor
-- 2014
For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots
  • Actor
-- 2010
Please Stand Back! (zurrueckbleiben bitte)
  • Actor
-- 2008
King
  • Rev. Martin Luther King Sr.
$0.2M 2006
History Makers: Success
  • Actor
-- 2005
Apollo At 70: A Hot Night in Harlem
  • Actor
-- 2004
19% She Hate Me
  • Judge Buchanan
$81.4k 2004
Proud
  • Lorenzo DuFau
-- 2004
79% Bubba Ho-Tep
  • John "Jack" Fitzgerald Kennedy
-- 2003
Deacons for Defense
  • Rev. Gregory
-- 2003
91% Baadasssss!
  • Granddad
$0.3M 2003
The Peace!
  • Actor
-- 2003
J.C. Levendecker - The Great American Illustrator
  • Narrator
-- 2002
Why Can't We Be a Family Again?
  • Actor
-- 2002
Unchained Memories - Readings from the Slave Narratives
  • Actor
-- 2002
Unchained Memories: Slave Narratives
  • Actor
-- 2002
Hughes' Dream Harlem
  • Actor
-- 2002
The Feast of All Saints
  • Jean-Jacques
-- 2001
We Shall Not Be Moved
  • Narrator
-- 2001
Finding Buck McHenry
  • Buck McHenry
-- 2000
Here's to Life!
  • Actor
-- 2000
65% Dinosaur
  • Yar
$135.6M 2000
The Soul Collector
  • Mordecai
-- 1999
Scandalize My Name: Stories From the Blacklist
  • Actor
-- 1999
A Vow to Cherish
  • Actor
-- 1999
Snow Jam
  • Actor
-- 1999
Paul Robeson - Here I Stand
  • Actor
-- 1999
Chasing Secrets
  • Too Tall
-- 1999
43% Dr. Dolittle
  • Archer Dolittle
-- 1998
Tuskegee Airmen: American Heros!
  • Host
-- 1998
Doctor Dolittle
  • Actor
-- 1998
92% 12 Angry Men
  • Juror 2
-- 1997
Miss Evers' Boys
  • Actor
-- 1997
33% I'm Not Rappaport
  • Midge Carter
-- 1996
Thomas Jefferson
  • Narrator
-- 1996
88% Get on the Bus
  • Jeremiah
-- 1996
The Android Affair
  • Actor
-- 1995
Mississippi, America
  • Narrator
-- 1995
Arthur Ashe: Citizen of the World
  • Narrator
-- 1994
80% The Client
  • Harry Roosevelt
-- 1994
Arthur Ashe: Citizen of the World
  • Actor
-- 1994
Goin' Back to T-Town
  • Actor
-- 1993
65% Grumpy Old Men
  • Chuck
-- 1993
The Ernest Green Story
  • Grandfather
-- 1993
Michael Landon: Memories With Laughter and Love
  • Actor
-- 1993
Smithsonian's Great Battles of the Civil War - V. 1
  • Actor
-- 1992
Alex Haley's Queen
  • Actor
-- 1992
Smithsonian's Great Battles of the Civil War - V. 5
  • Actor
-- 1992
Lincoln - The Making of a President: 1860 - 1862
  • Frederick Douglas
-- 1992
Lincoln - The Pivotal Year: 1863
  • Frederick Douglas
-- 1992
91% Malcolm X
  • Eulogy Performer
-- 1992
Lincoln - "I Want to Finish This Job": 1864
  • Frederick Douglas
-- 1992
Lincoln - "Now He Belongs to the Ages": 1865
  • Frederick Douglas
-- 1992
25% Gladiator
  • Noah
-- 1992
86% Jungle Fever
  • The Good Reverend Doctor Purify
-- 1991
Hands Upon the Heart
  • Actor
-- 1991
58% Joe Versus the Volcano
  • Marshall the Chauffeur
-- 1990
96% Do the Right Thing
  • Da Mayor
-- 1989
15% Her Alibi
  • Actor
-- 1989
Freedom Man
  • Actor
-- 1989
58% School Daze
  • Coach Odom
-- 1988
Avenging Angel
  • Capt. Moradian
-- 1985
22% Harry & Son
  • Raymond
-- 1984
For Us, the Living: The Story of Medgar Evers
  • Screenwriter
-- 1983
Don't Look Back: The Story of Leroy "Satchel" Paige
  • Chuffy Russell
-- 1981
Death of a Prophet
  • Actor
-- 1981
All God's Children
  • Blaine Whitfield
-- 1980
Freedom Road
  • Narrator
-- 1979
Hot Stuff
  • Capt. Geibarger
-- 1979
King
  • Actor
-- 1978
83% Let's Do It Again
  • Elder Johnson
-- 1975
Gordon's War
  • Director
-- 1973
Malcolm X: His Own Story As It Really Happened
  • Narrator
-- 1972
Black Girl
  • Director
-- 1972
Malcolm X
  • Actor
-- 1972
Cotton Comes to Harlem
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
-- 1970
Sam Whiskey
  • Jedidiah Hooker
-- 1969
Slaves
  • Luke
-- 1969
Night Gallery
  • Actor
-- 1969
67% The Scalphunters
  • Joseph
-- 1968
A Man Called Adam
  • Nelson Davis
-- 1966
100% The Hill
  • Jacko King
-- 1965
60% The Cardinal
  • Father Gillis
-- 1963
Purlie Victorious
  • Purlie Victorious
-- 1963
The Joe Louis Story
  • Actor
-- 1953
100% 14 Hours
  • Actor
-- 1951
83% No Way Out
  • John Brooks
-- 1950
Ghetto Child
  • Actor
--


TV SERIES   

Rating Title Credit Year
The L Word
2004-2009
  • Melvin Porter
2004 - 2005

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Quotes from Ossie Davis's Characters

    1. Roy Foltrigg: Lyin' lips are an abomination to the Lord, so sayeth the Psalms!
    2. Harry Roosevelt: That's Proverbs 12:22.
    From The Client. Submitted by Alyssa B (8 months ago)
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