Ivan Dixon

Ivan Dixon

  • Highest Rated: 100% A Patch of Blue (2000)
  • Lowest Rated: 71% The Spook Who Sat by the Door (1973)
  • Birthday: Apr 6, 1931
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Forceful African American leading man Ivan Dixon first commanded notice from theatergoers for his performance in the 1957 Broadway play The Cave Dwellers. He entered films as Sidney Poiter's double and stand-in with Something of Value (1957) and The Defiant Ones (1958), ultimately sharing scenes with Poitier in Porgy and Bess (1959) and Raisin in the Sun (1961). In 1964's Nothing But a Man, Dixon starred as Duff Anderson, an irresponsible Alabama railroad worker whose late-blooming maturity forms the nucleus of the film. Dixon's TV work includes the role of Kinchloe on the POW sitcom Hogan's Heroes and his Emmy-nominated starring role on the 1967 dramatic special The Private War of Olly Winter. In his later years, Ivan Dixon remained active as a director and a performer: he helmed the theatrical features Trouble Man (1972) and The Spook Who Sat By the Door (1992), such TV movies as Love is Not Enough and Percy and Thunder, and several episodes of the TV adventure series Hawaiian Heat (1984). Dixon died at age 76 in March 2008.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

100% A Patch of Blue Mark Ralfe 2000
No Score Yet Percy and Thunder Director 1993
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star Judge 1986
86% Car Wash Lonnie 1976
No Score Yet Fer-de-Lance Joe Voit 1974
71% The Spook Who Sat by the Door Producer 1973
No Score Yet Trouble Man Director 1972
No Score Yet Clay Pigeon Simon 1971
No Score Yet Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came? Sgt. Jones 1970
95% Nothing But a Man Duff Anderson $9.7K 1963
No Score Yet Battle at Bloody Beach Tiger Blair 1961
94% A Raisin in the Sun Asagai 1961
83% Porgy and Bess Jim 1959
No Score Yet Something of Value (Africa Ablaze) Lathela 1957

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Quantum Leap
1989-1993
Director
  • 1989
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
1980-1988
Director
  • 1986
  • 1985
  • 1984
  • 1983
  • 1982
No Score Yet Airwolf
1984-1987
Director
  • 1984
No Score Yet Scarecrow and Mrs. King
1983-1987
Director
  • 1984
No Score Yet The A-Team
1983-1987
Director
  • 1984
No Score Yet The Greatest American Hero
1981-1983
Director
  • 1983
  • 1982
  • 1981
100% Wonder Woman (1976)
1975-1979
Director
  • 1979
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
1974-1980
Director
  • 1979
  • 1978
  • 1977
  • 1975
No Score Yet The Bionic Woman
1976-1978
Director
  • 1978
No Score Yet Quincy, M.E.
1976-1983
Director
  • 1977
No Score Yet Starsky & Hutch
1975-1979
Director
  • 1975
No Score Yet The Waltons
1972-1981
Director
  • 1975
  • 1974
  • 1973
  • 1972
No Score Yet Hogan's Heroes
1965-1971
Kinchloe Sgt. James Kinchloe
  • 1970
  • 1969
  • 1968
  • 1967
  • 1966
  • 1965
No Score Yet It Takes a Thief
1968-1970
General
  • 1968
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
Masterson
  • 1967
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
Towne Unawa
  • 1967
  • 1964
100% The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
1964-1968
Soumarun
  • 1966
  • 1964
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Bolie Jackson Rev. Anderson
  • 1964
  • 1960
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
Maurice Parness Caleb Stone alias John Brooks
  • 1963
  • 1962

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