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Bernie Hamilton

Highest Rated:   100% The Swimmer (1968)
Lowest Rated:   29% Scream, Blacula, Scream (1973)
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One of the postwar "new breed" of African-American actors, Bernie Hamilton wasn't about to settle for subservient roles when he entered films. He started off well in the role of Ernie, one of several black ballplayers in The Jackie Robinson Story (1950), and managed to maintain his integrity thereafter in a motion-picture world that was not politely inclined to nonwhites. In 1964 Hamilton had his best film role, as the black husband of white Barbara Barrie in the groundbreaking One Potato, Two Potato (1964). As more opportunities availed themselves to African-American performers, Hamilton was able to take parts that didn't call attention to the race issue, though he still made his share of appearances in such black-oriented pictures as The Organization (1971) and Bucktown (1975). Fans of the '70s cop series Starsky and Hutch will remember Bernie Hamilton in the role of Captain Dobey, S. and H.'s superior officer.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Life of Jackie Robinson
  • Ernie
2003
No Score Yet Bucktown, USA
  • Harley
1975
29% Scream, Blacula, Scream
  • Ragman
1973
No Score Yet Hammer
  • Davis
1972
No Score Yet The Organization
  • Lt. Jessop
1971
No Score Yet The Losers
  • Capt. Jackson
1970
No Score Yet The Lost Man
  • Reggie Page
1969
100% The Swimmer
  • Chauffeur
1968
No Score Yet One Potato, Two Potato
  • Frank Richards
1964
No Score Yet Captain Sinbad
  • Quinius
1963
No Score Yet The Devil at 4 O'clock
  • Charlie
1961
No Score Yet Underworld, U.S.A.
  • Investigator
1961
100% The Young One
  • Traver
1960
74% Carmen Jones
  • Reporter
1954
No Score Yet Jungle Man-Eaters
  • Zuwaba
1954
No Score Yet Bright Victory
  • Black Soldier
1951
63% The Jackie Robinson Story
  • Ernie
1950

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Coley
  • 1961
  • 1960

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