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Raymond St. Jacques

Highest Rated: 100% Madigan (1968)

Lowest Rated: 23% The Green Berets (1968)

Birthday: Mar 1, 1930

Birthplace: Not Available

One of the most dynamic of the '60s "new wave" of African-American actors, Raymond St. Jacques had originally intended to become a social worker. Thankfully, he did not allow his richly theatrical voice and imposing physique to go to waste, and decided upon an acting career, specializing in Shakespeare. Whenever "at liberty", which was often in the mid '50s, St. Jacques was obliged to take the menial jobs then open to black males; his theatrical career picked up momentum after he underwent training at New York's Actors Studios. His big break was in the ongoing off-Broadway production of Jean Genet's The Blacks, a play that boosted the careers of virtually all the major African-American actors of the early '60s. While roles were still comparatively scarce for non-white performers, St. Jacques did quite well for himself in feature films (Black Like Me [1964], The Pawnbroker [1965], The Green Berets [1967], Cotton Comes to Harlem [1970]) and as a TV guest star. In 1973, St. Jacques produced, directed and starred in The Book of Numbers, a minor but lively film about a pair of black confidence men in the South of the '30s. One of his last assignments was as Frederick Douglass in the 1989 historical drama Glory; his agent was unable to negotiate proper billing, so St. Jacques willingly played the role sans screen credit. Raymond St. Jacques died at age 60 of cancer of the lymph glands.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Timebomb Det. Sanchez 1991
No Score Yet The True Story of Glory Continues Actor 1991
No Score Yet Voodoo Dawn Claude 1990
93% Glory Frederick Douglass 1989
86% They Live Preacher 1988
No Score Yet The Wild Pair Ivory 1987
40% The Evil That Men Do Randolph 1984
No Score Yet The Sophisticated Gents Actor 1981
No Score Yet Cuba Crossing Bell 1980
No Score Yet The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover Martin Luther King Jr. 1978
No Score Yet The Baron Actor 1977
No Score Yet Search for the Gods Raymond Stryker 1975
No Score Yet Lost in the Stars John Kumalo 1974
No Score Yet Book of Numbers Blueboy Harris Producer Director 1973
No Score Yet The Final Comedown Imir 1972
No Score Yet Come Back, Charleston Blue Coffin Ed Johnson 1972
No Score Yet Cotton Comes to Harlem Johnson 1970
No Score Yet Up Tight! B. G. 1968
23% The Green Berets Doc McGee 1968
100% Madigan Dr. Taylor 1968
No Score Yet If He Hollers, Let Him Go! James Lake 1968
27% The Comedians Capt. Concasseur 1967
No Score Yet Mister Buddwing Hank 1966
85% The Pawnbroker Tangee 1965
No Score Yet Mister Moses Ubi 1965
No Score Yet Black like Me Actor 1964


No Score Yet MacGyver
President Dakra 1989
No Score Yet A Different World
Charles Moseley 1988
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
Insp. Rensselaer Doctor 1985
No Score Yet Airwolf
Seko Logana 1984
No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D.
Martin 1983
No Score Yet House Calls
Arlan Lewis 1981
No Score Yet Quincy, M.E.
Dr. Charles Martin 1979
100% Wonder Woman (1976)
Mayfield 1979
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
Manager L. Moody 1977
No Score Yet The Bionic Woman
Azzar 1977
No Score Yet Rawhide
Solomon King Simon Blake 1965
88% Roots
The Drummer


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