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Paul Winfield



Before he inaugurated his professional career, African-American actor Paul Winfield received a well-rounded education: He trained at the University of Portland, Los Angeles City College, Stanford, U.C.L.A., the University of Hawaii, and the University of Santa Barbara. After stage work, Winfield received his first major Hollywood break as Paul Cameron on the TV sitcom Julia (1968-1971). In films from 1969, he received an Academy Award nomination for his portrayal of a fiercely proud sharecropper in Sounder (1972). Back on the small screen, he earned Emmy nominations for his interpretation of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1978 miniseries King and his work as Dr. Huguley in 1979's Roots: The Next Generation. An indispensable purveyor of authoritative roles, he has played several judges, winning a 1994 Emmy for his performance in this capacity on TV's Picket Fences. Paul Winfield has also been seen on a regular basis in three television series, playing Julian C. Barlow in the 1989-1990 episodes of 227, Isaac Tuhle in Wiseguy (1987-1991), and a no-nonsense Magic Mirror (voice only) in the 1987 Cinderella spoof The Charmings. In 2004, not long after playing a small role in a remake of Sounder, Winfield suffered a heart attack and passed away at the age of 62.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet King
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
2006
No Score Yet Kids Ten Commandments: Life and Seth Situation
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Kids Ten Commandments: Toying with the Truth
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Sounder
  • The teacher
2003
No Score Yet Kids Ten Commandments: The Not So Golden Calf
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Second to Die
  • Det. Grady
2001
No Score Yet On the Edge
  • Actor
2000
43% Catfish in Black Bean Sauce
  • Harold
2000
56% Relax... It's Just Sex
  • Auntie Mahalia
1999
No Score Yet Strange Justice
  • Thurgood Marshall
1999
No Score Yet Strategic Command
  • Rowan
1997
52% Mars Attacks!
  • General Casey
1996
No Score Yet The Assassination File
  • Sen. Alan Laskey
1996
50% Original Gangstas
  • Rev. Marshall Dorsey
1996
No Score Yet The Legend of Gator Face
  • Bob
1996
No Score Yet El Reino de los Ciegos
  • Papa Joe
1995
No Score Yet White Dwarf
  • Akada
1995
No Score Yet Tyson
  • Don King
1995
No Score Yet Breathing Lessons
  • Mr. Otis
1994
No Score Yet Scarlett
  • Actor
1994
23% Dennis the Menace
  • Police Chief
1993
No Score Yet Trapped
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet Irresistible Force
  • Commander Toole
1993
No Score Yet Wish That Changed Christmas
  • Actor
1992
No Score Yet Queen
  • Cap'n Jack
1992
No Score Yet 83 Hours 'til Dawn
  • Doctor Dantley
1990
86% Presumed Innocent
  • Judge Larren Lyttle
1990
No Score Yet Back to Hannibal: The Return of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn
  • Jim Watson
1990
No Score Yet The Women of Brewster Place
  • Sam Michael
1989
No Score Yet Big Shots
  • Johnnie Red
1987
60% The Serpent and the Rainbow
  • Lucien Celine
1987
No Score Yet Guilty of Innocence: The Lenell Geter Story
  • Hairston
1987
No Score Yet Death Before Dishonor
  • Ambassador
  • Director
1987
No Score Yet Nowhere to Hide
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet Blue City
  • Chief Luther Reynolds
1986
No Score Yet Go Tell It on the Mountain
  • Gabriel Grimes
1985
100% The Terminator
  • Det. Ed Traxler
1984
No Score Yet Mike's Murder
  • Phillip
1984
No Score Yet For Us, the Living: The Story of Medgar Evers
  • Actor
1983
88% Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
  • Capt. Clark Terrell
1982
92% White Dog
  • Keys
1982
No Score Yet Carbon Copy
  • Bob
1981
No Score Yet Blue and the Gray
  • Actor
1981
No Score Yet The Sophisticated Gents
  • Actor
1981
No Score Yet Angel City
  • Cy
1980
No Score Yet Backstairs at the White House
  • Actor
1979
No Score Yet A Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich
  • Butler
1978
No Score Yet King
  • Actor
1978
50% Damnation Alley
  • Keegan
1977
88% Twilight's Last Gleaming
  • Powell
1977
No Score Yet Green Eyes
  • Lloyd Dubeck
1977
No Score Yet The Greatest
  • Lawyer
1977
No Score Yet High Velocity
  • Watson
1976
67% Hustle
  • Sergeant Louis Belgrave
1975
No Score Yet Huckleberry Finn
  • Jim
1974
73% Conrack
  • Mad Billy
1974
No Score Yet It's Good to Be Alive
  • Roy Campanella
1974
No Score Yet Gordon's War
  • Gordon Hudson
1973
88% Sounder
  • Nathan Lee Morgan
1972
No Score Yet Trouble Man
  • Chalky Price
1972
No Score Yet Brother John
  • Henry Birkhardt
1971
No Score Yet R.P.M.
  • Steve Dempsey
1970
No Score Yet King: A Filmed Record...Montgomery to Memphis
  • Actor
1970
No Score Yet The Lost Man
  • Orville
1969
No Score Yet Black History: The Classics
  • Actor
1951

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Star Trek: The Next Generation
1987-1994
  • Dathon
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
No Score Yet Babylon 5
1993-1998
  • Gen. Richard Franklin

Quotes from Paul Winfield's Characters