Al Freeman Jr.

Actor, Director, Producer
Born: 03/20/1934 in San Antonio, Texas, USA

Filmography

other (29)

One Life to Live 1967 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Law & Order 1990, 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Little Nicky 2000 (Movie)

(Driver)

Down in the Delta 1998 (Movie)

Earl (Actor)

Homicide: Life on the Street 1994 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored 1996 (Movie)

Poppa (Actor)

Assault at West Point 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Malcolm X 1992 (Movie)

Elijah Muhammad (Actor)

James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Seven Hours to Judgment 1988 (Movie)

Danny Larwin (Actor)

The Cosby Show 1985 (Tv Show)

Actor

Countdown at Kusini 1976 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Hot l Baltimore 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

A Fable 1970 (Movie)

(Director)

A Fable 1970 (Movie)

Leader (Actor)

Castle Keep 1969 (Movie)

Private Benjamin (Actor)

The Lost Man 1969 (Movie)

Dennis Laurence (Actor)

Finian's Rainbow 1968 (Movie)

Howard (Actor)

The Detective 1968 (Movie)

Robbie (Actor)

The Dutchman 1967 (Movie)

Clay (Actor)

Black Like Me 1964 (Movie)

Tom Newcomb (Actor)

Ensign Pulver 1964 (Movie)

Taru (Actor)

The Troublemaker 1963 (Movie)

Intern (Actor)

This Rebel Breed 1959 (Movie)

Satchel (Actor)

King (TV Show)

Actor

My Sweet Charlie (TV Show)

Actor

Perry Mason Returns (TV Show)

Actor

Roots: The Next Generations (TV Show)

Actor

Relationships

Severa Clemon

Wife
Married January 1960 Separated c. 1986

Al Freeman

Father

Lottie Freeman

Mother

EDUCATION

University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Amherst , Massachusetts

Los Angeles City College

Los Angeles , California 1954 - 1957

Milestones

1998

Played the patriarch in "Down in the Delta," directed by Maya Angelou

1995

Landed recurring role as police commissioner James Harris on "Homicide: Life on the Street" (NBC)

1994

Co-starred in the Showtime movie " Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker"

1992

Served as chair of the theater department at Howard University

1992

Received sterling reviews for his portrayal of Elijah Muhammed in Spike Lee's biopic "Malcolm X"

1988

Returned to features in "Seven Hours to Judgment"

1979

Cast as Malcolm X in the ABC miniseries "Roots: The Next Generations"

1978

Starred as policeman Ed Hall on the popular ABC daytime drama "One Life to Live"; won Daytime Emmy in 1979 for the role

1970

Last film for over 15 years, "A Fable"; also produced and directed

1969

Starred in the short-lived musical "Look to the Lillies," based on the film "Lillies of the Field" (1963)

1969

Recieved Emmy nomination for starring role opposite Patty Duke in the NBC TV-movie "My Sweet Charlie"; released theatrically

1968

Appeared in "Finian's Rainbow"

1966

Reprised stage role of Clay in the film version of "Dutchman"

1965

Made London stage debut reprising role in "Blues for Mr. Charlie"

1964

Appeared in "Blues for Mr. Charlie"

1964

Co-starred in the musical version of "Golden Boy"

1960

Made Broadway debut in "The Long Dream"

1954

Stage acting debut, L.A. showcase production of "Detective Story"

1953

Made film acting debut in "The Clown"

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