Cleavon Little

Cleavon Little

Highest Rated: 88% Blazing Saddles (1974)

Lowest Rated: 10% Once Bitten (1985)

Birthday: Jun 01, 1939

Birthplace: Chickasha, Oklahoma, USA

Stage-trained African-American comic actor who garnered international acclaim for his portrayal of Black Bart, the unlikely sheriff, in Mel Brooks' Western spoof "Blazing Saddles" (1974). Little's big break came with a turn in Peter Yates' "John and Mary" (1969), alongside Dustin Hoffman and Mia Farrow. In 1970, he starred on stage in Ossie Davis' musical "Purlie," for which he won a Tony and a Drama Desk Award, and appeared in Davis' landmark black independent film, "Cotton Comes to Harlem." Throughout his career, Little displayed a manic, live wire comic energy and a flamboyant, streetwise style of line delivery.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
83% 78% Separate But Equal Unknown (Character) - 1991
37% 54% Fletch Lives Calculus Entropy (Character) $32.9M 1989
10% 39% Once Bitten Sebastian (Character) $10.9M 1985
No Score Yet 78% The Gig Marshall Wilson (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 50% Toy Soldiers Buck (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy the Kid Herb (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet A House Divided: Denmark Vessey's Rebellion Unknown (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 4% Double Exposure Police Chief (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 40% The Salamander Major Carl Malinowski (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Don't Look Back: The Story of Leroy Satchel Paige Rabbit (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 50% High Risk Rockney (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sky Is Gray Monsieur Bayonne (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 74% Scavenger Hunt Jackson (Character) - 1979
20% 62% FM Prince (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 52% Greased Lightning Peewee (Character) - 1977
88% 91% Blazing Saddles Bart (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Day the Earth Moved Harley Copeland (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Money to Burn Calvin Baker (Character) - 1973
79% 81% Vanishing Point Super Soul (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 86% The Homecoming: A Christmas Story Hawthorne Dooley (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 67% Cotton Comes to Harlem Lo Boy (Character) - 1970
42% 53% John and Mary The Film Director (Character) - 1969

TV

Credit
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1992
33% No Score Yet True Colors Ronald Freeman (Character) 1991-1992
No Score Yet 93% MacGyver Unknown (Guest Star) 1991 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Separate but Equal Robert L. "Bob" Carter (Character) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet 227 Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dear John Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gore Vidal's Lincoln Unknown (Character) 1988
No Score Yet 87% ALF George Foley (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fall Guy Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Simon & Simon Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rockford Files Billy Merrihew (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rookies Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Bolo (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet 88% All in the Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Felony Squad Jesse Hawkins (Guest Star) 1968

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