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William Marshall



Dynamic African American leading man and character actor William Marshall trained in both grand opera and Shakespeare. In films from 1952, the NYU-educated Marshall didn't really hit it big until the "blaxploitation" era of the 1970s. He starred in the better-than-you'd-think contemporary vampire melodrama Blacula (1972) and its just-as-bad-as-it-sounds sequel, Scream Blacula Scream (1973). From 1987 to 1989, William Marshall was seen as the King of Cartoons on the Saturday morning TV kiddie show Pee-wee's Playhouse, a job he accepted on behalf of his grandchildren, who weren't yet permitted to see the Blacula flicks.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Lydia Bailey
  • King Dick
2009
No Score Yet Dinosaur Valley Girls
  • Dr. Benjamin Michaels
1997
67% Maverick
  • Riverboat Poker Player
1994
No Score Yet Sorceress
  • John
1994
60% Amazon Women on the Moon
  • Pirate Captain
1987
60% Curtains
  • Attendant
1983
No Score Yet The Great Skycopter Rescue
  • Actor
1982
No Score Yet The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice (Othello)
  • Actor
1981
No Score Yet Abby
  • Bishop Garnet Williams
1974
29% Scream, Blacula, Scream
  • Manuwalde
1973
48% Blacula
  • Blacula
1972
No Score Yet Honky
  • Dr. Craig Smith
1971
92% The Boston Strangler
  • Edward W. Brooke
1968
No Score Yet The Phantom Planet
  • Director
1961
No Score Yet Something of Value (Africa Ablaze)
  • Leader
1957
80% Demetrius and the Gladiators
  • Glycon
1954
No Score Yet Adventures of Captain Fabian
  • Director
  • Producer
1951
No Score Yet Calendar Girl
  • Johnny Bennett
1947
No Score Yet That Brennan Girl
  • CPO Martin J. 'Mart' Neilson
1946
No Score Yet Earl Carroll Sketchbook
  • Tyler Brice
1946
80% State Fair
  • Marty
1945
No Score Yet Belle of the Yukon
  • Steve
1944
No Score Yet Tomorrow We Live
  • Lt. Bob Lord
1942
No Score Yet Flowing Gold
  • Joe
1940
No Score Yet Santa Fe Trail
  • George Pickett
1940
83% Knute Rockne---All American
  • Don Miller
1940

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Star Trek
1966-1969
  • Dr. Daystrom

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