Carl Gordon

Actor, Department store worker, Part-time postal worker
Black American character player who first gained national prominence as Andrew Emerson, the irascible, self-styled black Nationalist father of Charles S. Dutton, on the Fox sitcom "Roc" (1991-94). Gordon has appeared on ... Read more »
Born: 01/19/1932 in Richmond, Virginia, USA

Filmography

Actor (25)

Law & Order 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Whoopi 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

JAG 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Burke's Law 1990 - 1996, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Due South 1990 - 1996, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Felicity 1990 - 1996, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nash Bridges 1990 - 1996, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

ER 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Love Songs 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Wedding 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Can't Hurry Love 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Hangin' With Mr. Cooper 1990 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Malcolm and Eddie 1990 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

New York News 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Cul-de-sac 1995 (Movie)

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Roc 1990 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

Crossroads 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

No Mercy 1986 (Movie)

Lawrence (Actor)

The Brother From Another Planet 1984 (Movie)

Mr Price (Actor)

Violated 1983 (Movie)

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Gordon's War 1973 (Movie)

Luther (Actor)

Disaster on the Coastliner (TV Show)

Actor

The Murder of Mary Phagan (TV Show)

Actor

The Piano Lesson (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Black American character player who first gained national prominence as Andrew Emerson, the irascible, self-styled black Nationalist father of Charles S. Dutton, on the Fox sitcom "Roc" (1991-94). Gordon has appeared on stage in more than 30 productions of the Negro Ensemble Company, including "Zooman and the Sign" and "The River Niger", as well as "Ain't Suposed to Die a Natural Death", "Do Lord Remember Me", and the August Wilson dramas, "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" and "The Piano Lesson". (He was one of three "Roc" regulars--alongside Charles S. Dutton and Rocky Carroll--who came from "The Piano Lesson".) Gordon's feature credits include Ossie Davis' "Gordon's War" (1973), John Badham's "The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings" (1976) and John Sayles' "The Brother From Another Planet" (1984).

Milestones

1991

Cast as Andrew Emerson, the father of Charles S. Dutton on the Fox sitcom "Roc"

1973

First major film role in Ossie Davis's action thriller, "Gordon's War"

1968

Made Broadway debut in "The Great White North"

1967

Professional stage debut in Douglas Turner Ward's "Days of Absence/Happy Ending"

Appeared in August Wilson's play "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" where he first met Charles S. Dutton

Appeared in more than 30 productions of the Negro Ensemble Company

Appeared in August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, "The Piano Lesson"

Bonus Trivia

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"Gordon didn't begin acting until he was 33. At the time, he was working in a department store and overhead old-timers in the lunchroom talking about dreams never realized. Soon after, he sold his television, quit his bowling team, took a second job at the post office and immersed himself in acting classes and the pursuit of a professional career."(From Fox TV publicity materials for "Roc")

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