Brock Peters

Brock Peters

  • Highest Rated: 97% Major Dundee (1965)
  • Lowest Rated: 43% Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
  • Birthday: Jul 2, 1927
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • African American actor Brock Peters was a stage performer as early as 1943, long before he was old enough to attend CCNY. Peters made his film bow as Sgt. Brown in Otto Preminger's Carmen Jones (1954). Five years later, he appeared in another Preminger-directed musical film, playing the menacing Crown in Porgy and Bess (1959); coincidentally, he'd made his earliest stage appearance in that same Gershwin opera. Specializing in roles of unquestioned authority, Peters was at home with the villainous Rodriguez in The Pawnbroker (1965) as he was with the kindly Reverend Kumalko in Lost in the Stars (1974). Conversely, one of Peters' most impressive screen performances was as a victim; in 1962's To Kill a Mockingbird, he played accused rapist Tom Robinson. His more recent movie assignments have included Admiral Cartwright in two of the Star Trek theatrical features (numbers IV and VI), and a brace of roles previously associated with white actors: reclusive Mr. Pendergast in Polly, the 1988 musical adaptation of Pollyanna, and the fatuous Reverend Chasuble in the all-black 1992 remake of The Importance of Being Earnest. Peters also produced the 1973 film Five on the Black Hand Side, and has from time to time pursued a nightclub singing career. On television, Peters was briefly a regular on the daytime drama Young and the Restless, and supplied the voice of Lucius Fox on 1992's Batman: The Animated Series. The recipient of numerous industry awards and honors, Brock Peters was inducted into the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame in 1976.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Dorothy Dandridge: An American Beauty Actor 2003
80% The Wild Thornberrys Movie Jomo $39.8M 2002
No Score Yet The Locket Henry McCord 2002
No Score Yet 10,000 Black Men Named George Leon Frey 2002
No Score Yet The Last Place on Earth Mr. Field 2002
No Score Yet Park Day Mr. Turner 1998
No Score Yet The Voyage of La Amistad: A Quest for Freedom Actor 1998
43% Ghosts of Mississippi Walter Williams 1996
No Score Yet Element of Truth Alex 1995
No Score Yet Cosmic Slop Actor 1995
No Score Yet You Must Remember This Gus 1992
No Score Yet The Secret Thurgood Carver III 1992
No Score Yet African Story Magic Actor 1992
81% Star Trek VI - The Undiscovered Country Adm. Cartwright 1991
No Score Yet The Great Los Angeles Earthquake David Matubu 1990
No Score Yet Alligator II: The Mutation Chief Clarence Speed 1990
No Score Yet Polly Mr. Pendergast 1989
No Score Yet To Heal a Nation Actor 1988
No Score Yet Broken Angel (Best Intentions) Sgt. Mercurio 1988
85% Star Trek IV - The Voyage Home Cartwright 1986
No Score Yet Joe Louis: For All Time Narrator 1984
No Score Yet A Caribbean Mystery Dr. Graham 1983
No Score Yet The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Jim 1981
No Score Yet The Incredible Journey of Doctor Meg Laurel Joe 1979
No Score Yet Billy Boy Actor 1979
No Score Yet Abe Lincoln: Freedom Fighter Actor 1978
No Score Yet SST: Death Flight (Flight of the Maiden) Actor 1977
No Score Yet Aces High Thomas 1976
No Score Yet Framed Sam 1975
No Score Yet Lost in the Stars Stephen Kumalo 1974
No Score Yet Five on the Black Hand Side Producer 1973
No Score Yet Slaughter's Big Rip-Off Reynolds 1973
71% Soylent Green Hatcher 1973
No Score Yet Black Girl Earl 1972
No Score Yet Welcome Home, Johnny Bristol Berdahl 1972
No Score Yet The McMasters Benjie 1970
No Score Yet Ace High Thomas 1969
No Score Yet Daring Game Jonah Hunt 1968
86% The Incident Arnold Robinson 1967
83% The Pawnbroker Rodriguez 1965
97% Major Dundee Aesop 1965
67% The L-Shaped Room Johnny 1963
No Score Yet Heavens Above! Matthew 1963
91% To Kill A Mockingbird Tom Robinson 1962
83% Porgy and Bess Crown 1959
80% Carmen Jones Sgt. Brown 1954

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Static Shock
2000-2004
Voice
  • 2003
90% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993-1999
Joseph/Preacher Joseph Sisko
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
No Score Yet The Commish
1991-1996
Abraham Wilkerson
  • 1994
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Thornton Bentley
  • 1986
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
1980-1988
President Kole
  • 1985
33% Battlestar Galactica
1978-1980
Chief Opposer Solon
  • 1979
No Score Yet Quincy, M.E.
1976-1983
Dr. Frank Mathews
  • 1978
No Score Yet The Bionic Woman
1976-1978
Stratton
  • 1978
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Cato Jesse
  • 1973
  • 1969
No Score Yet Night Gallery
1970-1973
Logoda
  • 1971
No Score Yet It Takes a Thief
1968-1970
Chak
  • 1969
  • 1968
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
1966-1973
Walter DeBruis
  • 1967
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
Phinn
  • 1965
40% Rick Moranis in Gravedale High
1990
Voice
100% The Pirates of Dark Water
1992
Voice

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