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Brock Peters

Highest Rated:   100% The Pawnbroker (1965)
Lowest Rated:   45% Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
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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
45% 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
84% 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
83% The Incident
  • Arnold Robinson
1967
100% The Pawnbroker
  • Rodriguez
1965
97% Major Dundee
  • Aesop
1965
No Score Yet 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
74% Carmen Jones
  • Sgt. Brown
1954

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993-1999
  • Joseph/Preacher Joseph Sisko
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996

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