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Ossie Davis  (December 18, 1917 – February 4, 2005) was an African-American film actor, director, poet, playwright, writer, and social activist.

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​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Ossie Davis  (December 18, 1917 – February 4, 2005) was an African-American film actor, director, poet, playwright, writer, and social activist.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Ossie Davis, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 98

Birthday 1917-12-18

Day of Death 2005-02-04

Place of Birth Miami Beach, Florida, USA

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

TV Revolution (2 episodes)
Theater Talk: A Raisin in the Sun as Interviewee
2005 The Peace! as Himself
2005 The History Makers: Success as Himself
2005 By Any Means Necessary: The Making of Malcolm X as Himself
2004 Baadasssss! as Granddad
2004 The L Word (4 episodes)
2003 Beah: A Black Woman Speaks as Himself
2003 Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property as Himself
2003 Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives
2003 Deacons for Defense as Reverend 'Rev' Gregory
2002 Bubba Ho-tep as Jack
2001 Feast of All Saints as Jean-Jacques
2000 Dinosaur as Yar (voice)
2000 Finding Buck McHenry as Buck McHenry
2000 Scandalize My Name: Stories from the Blacklist as Himself
1999 Trans-Siberian Orchestra - The Ghosts of Christmas Eve
1999 The Soul Collector as Mordecai
1999 Third Watch (3 episodes)
1999 The Secret Path as Too Tall
1999 A Vow To Cherish as Alexander Billman
1998 Christianity: The First 1000 Years (4 episodes) as Himself - Narrator
1998 Doctor Dolittle as Archer Dolittle
1997 12 Angry Men as Juror 2
1997 4 Little Girls as Himself - Actor and Playwright
1997 Jackie Robinson: Breaking Barriers as Narrator
1997 Miss Evers' Boys as Mr. Evers
1997 Thomas Jefferson (2 episodes) as Narrator (voice)
1996 I'm Not Rappaport as Midge Carter
1996 Get on the Bus as Jeremiah
1996 Promised Land (2 episodes) as Erasmus Jones (1 episode)
1996 The West (8 episodes)
1995 JAG (1 episode)
1995 The Client (21 episodes)
1995 The Android Affair as Dr. Winston
1994 Touched by an Angel (1 episode) as Erasmus Jones (2 episodes)
1994 Baseball (9 episodes) as Voice
1994 The Client as Harry Roosevelt
1994 The Stand (4 episodes) as Judge Richard Farris
1993 Grumpy Old Men as Chuck
1993 Alex Haley's Queen (3 episodes) as Parson Dick
1993 The Ernest Green Story as Grandfather
1992 Gladiator as Noah
1991 Preminger: Anatomy of a Filmmaker as Himself
1991 Jungle Fever as Reverend Purify
1990 Evening Shade (98 episodes) as Ponder Blue
1990 Joe Versus the Volcano as Marshall
1990 The Red Shoes
1989 Making 'Do the Right Thing' as Himself
1989 Do the Right Thing as Da Mayor
1989 B.L. Stryker (12 episodes)
1988 School Daze as Coach Odom
1985 Avenging Angel as Capt. Harry Moradian
1985 Tyler Texas Black Film Collection as Himself
1984 Harry & Son as Raymond
1984 The House of God as Dr. Sanders
1981 Death of a Prophet
1980 All God's Children as Blaine Whitfield
1979 Freedom Road as Narrator
1979 Hot Stuff as Captain John Geiberger
1979 Roots: The Next Generations (7 episodes) as Jones
1979 Freedom Man as Benjamin Banneker
1978 The Kennedy Center Honors (1 episode)
1978 King (3 episodes) as Rev. Martin Luther King Sr.
1977 Billy: Portrait of a Street Kid as Dr. Fredericks
1976 The Tenth Level as Reed
1976 Countdown at Kusini as Ernest Motapo
1975 Let's Do It Again as Elder Johnson
1972 Malcolm X as Eulogy (voice)
1971 The Sheriff
1969 Night Gallery as Osmond Portifoy
1969 Slaves as Luke
1969 Sam Whiskey as Jed Hooker
1969 Teacher, Teacher as Charles Carter
1969 The Fall
1968 Hawaii Five-O (1 episode)
1968 The Scalphunters as Joseph Lee
1968 Still a Brother as Narrator
1967 The Outsider as Lt. Wagner
1967 Black Liberation as Narrator
1966 A Man Called Adam as Nelson Davis
1965 Run for Your Life (3 episodes)
1965 The Sun... the Sand... the Hill as Jason King (archive footage) as Jason King (archival footage)
1965 The Hill as Jacko King
1963 The Cardinal as Father Gillis
1963 The Great Adventure (1 episode)
1963 The Fugitive (1 episode)
1963 Gone Are the Days! as Reverend Purlie Victorious Judson
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (1 episode)
1951 Fourteen Hours as Cab Driver (uncredited)
1950 No Way Out as John Brooks (uncredited)

Writing

1982 For Us, the Living: The Story of Medgar Evers Writer
1981 Purlie Writer
1970 Cotton Comes to Harlem Screenplay
1963 East Side/West Side (1 episode)Writer
1963 Gone Are the Days! Writer

Directing

1976 Countdown at Kusini Director
1973 Gordon's War Director
1972 Black Girl Director
1970 Cotton Comes to Harlem Director
1970 Kongi's Harvest Director

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