Bernie Hamilton

Bernie Hamilton

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Swimmer (1968)
  • Lowest Rated: 29% Scream, Blacula, Scream (1973)
  • Birthday: Jun 12, 1928
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • 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
40% 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
80% 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 Starsky & Hutch
1975-1979
Capt. Harold Dobey Captain Harold Dobey
  • 1979
  • 1978
  • 1977
  • 1976
  • 1975
No Score Yet All in the Family
1971-1979
Walter
  • 1973
No Score Yet Sanford and Son
1972-1977
Off. Jones
  • 1973
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
Adams
  • 1967
No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show
1961-1966
Nelson
  • 1963
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Coley
  • 1961
  • 1960
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Dawson the Butler
  • 1960

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