Raymond St Jacques

Actor, Director, Fencing teacher
Tall, stage-trained actor with a resonant baritone voice who emerged as one of America's premier black performers of the mid-1960s. St. Jacques, who effectively portrayed heroic characters as well as villains, appeared ... Read more »
Born: 03/01/1930 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA

Filmography

Actor (34)

Time Bomb 1991 (Movie)

Detective Sanchez (Actor)

The True Story of 'Glory' Continues 1990 (Movie)

Frederick Douglas (Actor)

Voodoo Dawn 1990 (Movie)

Claude (Actor)

Superior Court 1986 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

A Different World 1987 - 1988 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1984 - 1988 (Tv Show)

Actor

They Live 1988 (Movie)

Street Preacher (Actor)

The Wild Pair 1987 (Movie)

Ivory (Actor)

The Evil That Men Do 1984 (Movie)

Randolph (Actor)

The 416th 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Born Again 1978 (Movie)

Jimmy Newsome (Actor)

Cuba Crossing 1978 (Movie)

Bell (Actor)

The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover 1977 (Movie)

Martin Luther King Jr (Actor)

Blast 1975 (Movie)

(Actor)

Lost in the Stars 1973 (Movie)

John Kumalo (Actor)

Come Back, Charleston Blue 1972 (Movie)

Coffin Ed Johnson (Actor)

Book of Numbers 1971 (Movie)

Blueboy Harris (Actor)

Cool Breeze 1971 (Movie)

Mercer (Actor)

Cotton Comes to Harlem 1970 (Movie)

Coffin Ed Johnson (Actor)

The Final Comedown 1970 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Monk 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

Madigan 1968 (Movie)

Dr Johnston (Actor)

The Green Berets 1968 (Movie)

Doc McGee (Actor)

Uptight 1968 (Movie)

B G (Actor)

The Comedians 1967 (Movie)

Captain Concasseur (Actor)

Mister Buddwing 1966 (Movie)

Hank (Actor)

Mister Moses 1965 (Movie)

Ubi (Actor)

The Pawnbroker 1965 (Movie)

Tangee (Actor)

Dark Mansions (TV Show)

Actor

Rawhide (TV Show)

Actor

Roots (TV Show)

Actor

Search For the Gods (TV Show)

Actor

The Sophisticated Gents (TV Show)

Actor
Director (1)

Book of Numbers 1971 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Tall, stage-trained actor with a resonant baritone voice who emerged as one of America's premier black performers of the mid-1960s. St. Jacques, who effectively portrayed heroic characters as well as villains, appeared in "The Pawnbroker" (1965) and "The Comedians" (1967) and starred as the cop Coffin Ed Johnson in the action-comedy "Cotton Comes to Harlem" (1970). He originated the first continuing black character on a TV Western as the cattle driver in the series "Rawhide." St. Jacques directed, produced and starred in the 1973 feature "Book of Numbers," a comic drama about racketeering in a small Arkansas town in the 1930s.

Relationships

Vivienne Johnson

Mother
medical technician

EDUCATION

Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut

Actors Studio

New York , New York

Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut

Milestones

1973

Directed, produced and starred in feature film, "Book of Numbers"

1964

Screen acting debut in "Black Like Me"

1961

First major stage role in Jean Genet's "The Blacks" (Off-Broadway)

1954

Off-Broadway debut, "High Name Today" (date approximate)

Began career as actor, assistant director and fencing director for American Shakespeare Festival, Stratford CT

Performed with Shakespeare festivals in San Diego and New York

Moved to New York where worked as dishwasher, houseboy, model and Bloomingdale's salesman while studying at Actors Studio

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