Biography

Paul Edward Winfield (May 22, 1939 – March 7, 2004) was an American television, film, and stage actor. He was known for his portrayal of a Louisiana sharecropper who struggles to support his family during the Great Depression in the landmark film Sounder which earned him an Academy Award nomination. Winfield also portrayed Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the television miniseries King, for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award.

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Paul Edward Winfield (May 22, 1939 – March 7, 2004) was an American television, film, and stage actor. He was known for his portrayal of a Louisiana sharecropper who struggles to support his family during the Great Depression in the landmark film Sounder which earned him an Academy Award nomination. Winfield also portrayed Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the television miniseries King, for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 72

Birthday 1939-05-22

Day of Death 2004-03-07

Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2002 Second to Die as Detective Grady
2000 Catfish in Black Bean Sauce as Harold Williams
2000 Knockout as Ron Regent
1999 Strange Justice as Thurgood Marshall
1998 Assignment Berlin as Al Spector
1998 Relax... It's Just Sex as Auntie Mahalia
1997 Built to Last (8 episodes)
1997 Strategic Command as Rowan
1996 The Legend of Gator Face as Bob
1996 Original Gangstas as Reverend Dorsey
1996 Dead of Night as Vernon
1995 Tyson as Don King
1995 In The Kingdom Of The Blind, The Man With One Eye Is King as Papa Joe
1994 Spider-Man (3 episodes)
1994 Scarlett (4 episodes)
1994 Baseball (9 episodes) as Voice
1994 The Killing Jar as Judge
1994 Breathing Lessons as Daniel Otis
1994 Babylon 5 (1 episode) as Gen. Richard Franklin
1993 Dennis the Menace as Chief of Police
1993 Cliffhanger as Walter Wright
1993 Irresistible Force
1993 Alex Haley's Queen (3 episodes) as Cap'n Jack
1991 The Wish That Changed Christmas as Mr Smith
1990 83 hours 'til dawn as Doctor Dantley
1990 Presumed Innocent as Judge Larren Lyttle
1989 The Simpsons (2 episodes)
1988 The Serpent and the Rainbow as Lucien Celine
1987 Big Shots as Johnnie Red
1987 Star Trek: The Next Generation (1 episode) as Captain Dathon
1987 The Charmings (21 episodes)
1987 Death Before Dishonor as Ambassador
1987 The Mighty Pawns as Mr. Wright
1987 Guilty of Innocence: The Lenell Geter Story as George Hairston
1986 Blue City as Chief Luther Reynolds
1986 Under Siege as Andrew Simon
1985 227 (116 episodes) as Julian C. Barlow
1984 The Terminator as Lieutenant Ed Traxler
1984 Mike's Murder as Phillip Green
1984 Go Tell It On The Mountain as Gabriel Grimes
1982 White Dog as Keys
1982 Sister, Sister as Eddie Craven
1982 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan as Captain Clark Terrell
1982 Dreams Don't Die as Charlie Banks
1982 For Us, the Living: The Story of Medgar Evers
1981 The Sophisticated Gents (3 episodes) as Richard 'Bubbles' Wiggins
1981 Carbon Copy as Bob Garvey
1980 Angel City as Cy
1980 Only the Ball Was White as Narrator
1979 Roots: The Next Generations (7 episodes) as Dr. Horace Huguley
1979 Backstairs at the White House (4 episodes) as Emmett Rogers Sr.
1978 King (3 episodes) as Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
1978 A Hero Ain't Nothin But a Sandwich as Butler
1977 Damnation Alley as Keegan
1977 The Greatest as Draft Lawyer
1977 Twilight's Last Gleaming as Willis Powell
1977 Green Eyes as Lloyd Dubeck
1976 High Velocity
1975 Hustle as Louis Belgrave
1974 Huckleberry Finn as Jim
1974 Conrack as Mad Billy
1974 It's Good to Be Alive as Roy Campanella
1973 Gordon's War as Gordon Hudson
1973 The Horror at 37,000 Feet as Dr. Enkalla
1972 Trouble Man as Chalky Price
1972 Sounder as Nathan Lee Morgan
1971 Brother John as Henry Birkardt
1970 R.P.M. as Steve Dempsey
1970 King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis
1969 The Lost Man as Orville Turner
1968 Julia (86 episodes) as Paul Cameron
1968 The New Cinema as Himself / Narrator

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