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      Al Freeman Jr.

      Al Freeman Jr.

      Highest Rated: 100% The Detective (1968)

      Lowest Rated: 44% Castle Keep (1969)

      Birthday: Mar 21, 1934

      Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, USA

      Al Freeman Jr., son of actor Al Freeman, began his own acting career in 1958. He worked on several television shows before appearing in the 1964 film "Black Like Me," an adaptation of John Howard Griffin's classic nonfiction account of racial attitudes in the late '50s. Several years later, Freeman played the role of Howard in Francis Ford Coppola's Oscar-nominated film "Finian's Rainbow" starring Fred Astaire. Freeman landed his first major part in 1970, with the title role in "My Sweet Charlie" costarring Patty Duke; he earned his first Emmy nomination for his performance. He received his second Emmy nom in 1979, playing Malcolm X on the acclaimed miniseries "Roots: The Next Generations." Freeman played other important characters in the Civil Rights struggle as well, in the miniseries "King" and in Spike Lee's film "Malcolm X," where he portrayed Malcolm X's spiritual teacher, Elijah Muhammad. In addition to his acting work, Freeman has directed episodes of the long-running soap opera "One Life to Live," and teaches acting at Howard University.

      Highest rated movies

      The Detective
      Malcolm X
      Down in the Delta
      Once Upon A Time... When We Were Colored
      Finian's Rainbow
      Castle Keep


      LOST MAN, THE, Sidney Poitier, Al Freeman Jr., Joanna Shimkus, 1969 THIS REBEL BREED, Richard Rust, Al Freeman Jr., Dyan Cannon, 1960 THIS REBEL BREED, Richard Rust, Al Freeman Jr, 1960 DUTCHMAN, Shirley Knight, Al Freeman Jr., 1967 THIS REBEL BREED, Al Freeman Jr, Richard Rust, 1960 DETECTIVE, THE, Frank Sinatra, Al Freeman, Jr., 1968" TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. DUTCHMAN, Shirley Knight (left), Al Freeman Jr. (second from left), 1967 LOST MAN, THE, Sidney Poitier, Joanna Shimkus, Al Freeman, Jr., 1969 DUTCHMAN, Al Freeman Jr., Shirley Knight, 1967 BLACK LIKE ME, James Whitmore, Al Freeman Jr., 1964 MALCOLM X, Al Freeman, Jr., Denzel Washington, 1992 DOWN IN THE DELTA, Alfre Woodard, Al Freeman Jr., 1998, (c)Miramax DOWN IN THE DELTA, Al Freeman Jr., Wesley Snipes, Alfre Woodard, 1998 MALCOLM X, Denzel Washington, Al Freeman Jr. (in photograph), 1992, (c) Warner Brothers DOWN IN THE DELTA, Wesley Snipes, 1998, (c)Miramax ONCE UPON A TIME...WHEN WE WERE COLORED, Charles Earl Taylor Jr., Al Freeman Jr., 1995, (c)BET Pictures



      76% 71% Down in the Delta Earl Sinclair (Character) $5.7M 1998
      71% 87% Once Upon A Time... When We Were Colored Poppa (Character) $65.1K 1995
      No Score Yet 27% Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker Old Johnson Whittaker (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet 26% Boy Meets Girl Unknown (Character) - 1993
      89% 91% Malcolm X Elijah Muhammad (Character) $47.1M 1992
      No Score Yet 20% Seven Hours to Judgment Danny Larwin (Character) - 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet My Sweet Charlie Charles Roberts (Character) - 1970
      44% 48% Castle Keep Pvt. Allistair Piersall Benjamin (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet 50% The Lost Man Dennis Lawrence (Character) - 1969
      100% 48% The Detective Robbie (Character) - 1968
      53% 52% Finian's Rainbow Howard (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet For Pete's Sake! Unknown (Character) - 1966
      No Score Yet 72% Dutchman Clay (Character) - 1966
      No Score Yet 47% Ensign Pulver Taru (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tell It Like It Is Narrator - 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sniper's Ridge Medic Gwathney (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Broken Mask George (Character) - 1958


      No Score Yet 82% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1990 2004
      91% 89% Homicide: Life on the Street Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet King Unknown (Character) 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Donald Mosher (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hot L Baltimore Charles Bingham (Character) 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Maude Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Jessie Cook (Guest Star) 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Judd for the Defense Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Novak Unknown (Guest Star) 1965