Paul Winfield

Actor, Voice actor
A powerhouse black supporting player and occasional lead, Paul Winfield gained international recognition and a Best Actor Oscar nomination opposite Cicely Tyson in Martin Ritt's "Sounder" (1972).
Born: 05/21/1941 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (107)

Touched By an Angel 1994 - 1999, 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Batman Beyond 1998 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

City Confidential 1998 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Crossing Jordan 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Second to Die 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Catfish in Black Bean Sauce 2000 (Movie)

Harold Williams (Actor)

Knockout 2000 (Movie)

Ron Regent (Actor)

Mahalia Jackson: The Power and the Glory 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Vegas City of Dreams 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Babylon 5 1993 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

L.A. Law 1984 - 1985, 1990 - 1991, 1994 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1984 - 1985, 1994 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Relax...It's Just Sex 1999 (Movie)

Auntie Miriam (Actor)

Storytime 1993 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Pet Shop 1997 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Walker, Texas Ranger 1984 - 1985, 1994 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Built to Last 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Magic School Bus 1994 - 1998 (TV Show)

Voice

The Simpsons 1996, 1998 (Tv Show)

Voice

Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Voice

The Magic School Bus Family Holiday Special 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Deadly Measures 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mars Attacks! 1996 (Movie)

General Casey (Actor)

Original Gangstas 1996 (Movie)

Reverend Marshall Dorsey (Actor)

Picket Fences 1994 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Second Noah 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Legend of Gator Face 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Baseball 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Voice

Jirimpimbira: An African Folk Tale 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Voice

Tyson 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Irresistible Force 1994 (Movie)

Commander Tooley (Actor)

Cliffhanger 1993 (Movie)

Walter Wright (Actor)

Dennis the Menace 1993 (Movie)

Chief of Police (Actor)

In the Kingdom of the Blind 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mastergate 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Streets 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Trapped 1992 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Movie Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

White Dog 1991 (Movie)

Keys (Actor)

Presumed Innocent 1990 (Movie)

Judge Larren Lyttle (Actor)

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

Actor

Drug Free Kids: A Parent's Guide 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Hotel 1983 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Charmings 1986 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Serpent and the Rainbow 1988 (Movie)

Lucien Celine (Actor)

Big Shots 1987 (Movie)

Johnnie Red (Actor)

Death Before Dishonor 1987 (Movie)

Ambassador (Actor)

Blue City 1986 (Movie)

Luther Reynolds (Actor)

The War Between the Classes 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Under Siege 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Mike's Murder 1984 (Movie)

Phillip (Actor)

The Terminator 1984 (Movie)

Traxler (Actor)

Go Tell It on the Mountain 1983 (Movie)

Gabriel Grimes (Actor)

The Blue and the Gray 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Dreams Don't Die 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Key Tortuga 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Sister, Sister 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Star Trek II: the Wrath of Khan 1982 (Movie)

Terrell (Actor)

Carbon Copy 1981 (Movie)

Bob Garvey (Actor)

On the Run 1981 (Movie)

Harry (Actor)

Backstairs at the White House 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich 1977 (Movie)

Butler (Actor)

Damnation Alley 1977 (Movie)

Keegan (Actor)

Green Eyes 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

High Velocity 1977 (Movie)

Watson (Actor)

The Greatest 1976 (Movie)

Lawyer (Actor)

Twilight's Last Gleaming 1976 (Movie)

Willis Powell (Actor)

With All Deliberate Speed 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Hustle 1975 (Movie)

Sergeant Louis Belgrave (Actor)

Conrack 1974 (Movie)

Mad Billy (Actor)

Gordon's War 1973 (Movie)

Gordon (Actor)

Huckleberry Finn 1973 (Movie)

Jim (Actor)

The Horror at 37,000 Feet 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Sounder 1972 (Movie)

Nathan Lee Morgan (Actor)

Brother John 1971 (Movie)

Henry Birkahrdt (Actor)

Julia 1968 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Trouble Man 1971 (Movie)

Chalky (Actor)

R.P.M. 1969 (Movie)

Dempsey (Actor)

The Lost Man 1969 (Movie)

Orville (Actor)

83 Hours 'Til Dawn (TV Show)

Actor

Angel City (TV Show)

Actor

Assignment Berlin (TV Show)

Actor

At the River I Stand (TV Show)

Narrator

Breathing Lessons (TV Show)

Actor

Gargoyles (TV Show)

Voice

Green Eyes (Movie)

(Actor)

It's Good to Be Alive (TV Show)

Actor

King (TV Show)

Actor

Mighty Pawns (TV Show)

Actor

Queen (TV Show)

Actor

Roots: The Next Generations (TV Show)

Actor

Scarlett (TV Show)

Actor

Sounder (TV Show)

Actor

Strange Justice (TV Show)

Actor

The Assassination File (TV Show)

Actor

The Sophisticated Gents (TV Show)

Actor

The Women of Brewster Place (TV Show)

Actor

White Dwarf (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A powerhouse black supporting player and occasional lead, Paul Winfield gained international recognition and a Best Actor Oscar nomination opposite Cicely Tyson in Martin Ritt's "Sounder" (1972).

Relationships

Clarence Winfield

Father

Lois Beatrice Winfield

Mother

EDUCATION

Stanford University

Stanford , California 1959

University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California 1962 - 1964

Los Angeles City College

Los Angeles , California 1959 - 1963

University of Portland

Portland , Oregon 1957 - 1959

Milestones

1999

Played the adoptive father of two Vietnamese children in "Catfish and Black Bean Sauce"

1997

Returned to series TV as regular on the short-lived NBC sitcom "Built to Last"

1995

Portrayed boxing promoter Don King in the HBO biopic "Tyson"

1990

Had pivotal role in the feature "Presumed Innocent"

1989

Appeared as a record executive in a story arc of the CBS crime drama "Wiseguy"

1979

Had supporting role in "Roots: The Next Generation" (ABC); won second Emmy nomination

1978

Played title role in the NBC miniseries "King"; won first Emmy nomination

1973

Made TV-movie debut in "Horror at 37,000 Feet" (CBS)

1972

Breakthrough feature role, "Sounder"; earned Best Actor Oscar nomination

1968

Film acting debut in "The Lost Man"

1965

Worked as artist in residence at University of Hawaii

1965

Made TV debut in episode of "Perry Mason" (CBS)

Appeared in the Broadway play "Checkmates", co-starring Denzel Washington

Played romantic interest of Diahann Carroll's "Julia" on the NBC sitcom

Had regular role of building landlord on the NBC sitcom "227"

Voiced Mr Ruhle in "The Magic School Bus" (PBS)

Was artist in residence at Stanford University

Played a talking mirror on TV sitcom "The Charmings" (ABC)

Bonus Trivia

.

Winfield was inducted into the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame.

SIMILAR ARTICLES