Dick Gregory was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. During the early stages of his acting career, Gregory worked in films like "Sweet Love, Bitter" (1967). He appeared in a number of television specials, including "Comedy News II" (1972-73), "An All-Star Celebration Honoring Martin Luther King Jr." (NBC, 1985-86) and "Comic Relief II" (HBO, 1987-88). During these years, he also worked in film, earning a part in "Panther" (1995). He also contributed to a variety of television specials, including "Met Life Presents the Apollo Theatre Hall of Fame" (1994-95), "Race, Reality and the Simpson Trial" (BET, 1994-95) and "African-African American Summit: Coming Home" (PBS, 1994-95). Gregory continued to exercise his talent in the early 2000s, taking on a mix of projects like "Comedy Central Presents the New York Friars Club Roast of Hugh M. Hefner" (Comedy Central, 2001-02), "Jamie Foxx Presents Laffapalooza" (Showtime, 2002-03) and "The Hot Chick" (2002) starring Rob Schneider. His credits also expanded to "One Bright Shining Moment" (2005). Most recently, Gregory appeared on the documentary "Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary" (2013) with Cornel West.