Albert Popwell

Albert Popwell began his career as a professional dancer before switching his focus to acting. He did not receive his first work until he was almost 40, when he began appearing in episodes of numerous television shows ... Read more »
Born: 07/15/1926

Filmography

Actor (21)

Scissors 1991 (Movie)

Officer (Actor)

The Siege of Firebase Gloria 1989 (Movie)

Sergeant Jones (Actor)

Who's That Girl 1987 (Movie)

Parole Chairman (Actor)

Sudden Impact 1983 (Movie)

Horace King (Actor)

Sister, Sister 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

The Buddy Holly Story 1978 (Movie)

Eddie Foster (Actor)

The Enforcer 1976 (Movie)

Big Ed Mustapha (Actor)

Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold 1974 (Movie)

Matthew Johnson (Actor)

Charley Varrick 1973 (Movie)

Randolph Percy (Actor)

Cleopatra Jones 1973 (Movie)

Johnson's Boy (Actor)

Magnum Force 1973 (Movie)

Pimp (Actor)

Search 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Search 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Dirty Harry 1971 (Movie)

Robber (Actor)

Glass Houses 1970 (Movie)

(Actor)

McCloud: Who Killed Miss U.S.A.? 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

The Peace Killers 1970 (Movie)

Blackjack (Actor)

Coogan's Bluff 1968 (Movie)

Wonderful Digby (Actor)

Journey to Shiloh 1968 (Movie)

Samuel (Actor)

Steel Cowboy (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Albert Popwell began his career as a professional dancer before switching his focus to acting. He did not receive his first work until he was almost 40, when he began appearing in episodes of numerous television shows. Throughout the 1960s he appeared in programs like "Tarzan", "Gomer Pyle, United StatesM.C.", as well as movies like "Coogan's Bluff" in which he appeared alongside Clint Eastwood. Popwell went on to act frequently with Eastwood, and appeared in the first four "Dirty Harry" movies, playing a different character in each. In "Dirty Harry" he was the recipient of the famous "Do you feel lucky?" speech, and in "Sudden Impact" he played Eastwood's partner, Horace King. Throughout this period Popwell continued to act in smaller roles on television, including "Kojak", "Columbo", "Sanford and Son", and "The A-Team". In addition to his work with Eastwood, Popwell is perhaps best known for his appearances in the blaxploitation classic "Cleopatra Jones" and its sequel, "Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold". Popwell continued acting, predominantly on television, throughout the 1980s.

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