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Arthur James "Art" Evans (born March 27, 1942) is an American actor who has made multiple film and television program appearances over the span of three decades. Evans was born in Berkeley, California. His acting career, spanning over 30 years, started with Frank Silvera's Theater of Being in Los Angeles. He took a starring role in The Amen Corner which transferred to Broadway in 1965. His first uncredited acting performance in film was Claudine in 1974. His first credited role was in Chico and the Man as Bubba in the episode "Too Many Crooks" which aired in 1976. He is probably best known for his role as Leslie Barnes in the action 1990s films Die Hard 2: Die Harder in which he plays an air traffic control tower employee at Dulles International Airport that helps LAPD detective John McClane, played by Bruce Willis, stop terrorists from crashing planes. Evans has also appeared in Fright Night and Fright Night II as well as many appearances in a variety of television shows such as MAS*H and Hill Street Blues. In 1984, Evans co-starred in the all-star African-American drama "A Soldier's Story" as the memorable brown-nosing character Wilkie. His talents for many instruments came in handy when playing Blind Lemon Jefferson in the movie Leadbelly. Also starred in the music video for Stevie Wonder's "Go Home". In 2010 Art Evans can be seen in Anderson's Cross playing the Grandfather of the lead character Nick Anderson.

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​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  

Arthur James "Art" Evans (born March 27, 1942) is an American actor who has made multiple film and television program appearances over the span of three decades. Evans was born in Berkeley, California. His acting career, spanning over 30 years, started with Frank Silvera's Theater of Being in Los Angeles. He took a starring role in The Amen Corner which transferred to Broadway in 1965. His first uncredited acting performance in film was Claudine in 1974. His first credited role was in Chico and the Man as Bubba in the episode "Too Many Crooks" which aired in 1976. He is probably best known for his role as Leslie Barnes in the action 1990s films Die Hard 2: Die Harder in which he plays an air traffic control tower employee at Dulles International Airport that helps LAPD detective John McClane, played by Bruce Willis, stop terrorists from crashing planes. Evans has also appeared in Fright Night and Fright Night II as well as many appearances in a variety of television shows such as MAS*H and Hill Street Blues. In 1984, Evans co-starred in the all-star African-American drama "A Soldier's Story" as the memorable brown-nosing character Wilkie. His talents for many instruments came in handy when playing Blind Lemon Jefferson in the movie Leadbelly. Also starred in the music video for Stevie Wonder's "Go Home". In 2010 Art Evans can be seen in Anderson's Cross playing the Grandfather of the lead character Nick Anderson.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 74

Birthday 1942-03-27

Place of Birth Berkeley, California, U.S.

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 You're So Cool Brewster! The Story of Fright Night as Himself
2013 Alien Rising as General Tabor
2013 iSteve as Ol’ Mose
2011 Last Man Standing(1 episode) as Mort
2010 Anderson's Cross as Grandfather
2010 Church: The Movie as Pastor Jones
2010 Casa bajo asedio as Jack Miller
2010 Machete Joe as Sammy
2008 Shades of Ray as Tyler
2007 Young Cesar
2007 Lincoln Heights(1 episode)
2004 Never Die Alone as Mr. Waters
2004 Gas as Will
2003 The Watermelon Heist as Mailman
2002 Monk(2 episodes)
2002 Interstate 60 as Otis
2001 Boys Klub as Father Sal
2001 Rhapsody as James Tanner
2000 The Cheapest Movie Ever Made
1999 L.A. Heat(1 episode)
1999 After All
1998 Always Outnumbered as Markham Peale
1997 Metro as Lt. Sam Baffett
1996 The Great White Hype as Minister
1995 The Cracker Factory as Abdul
1995 Tales from the Hood as Eli
1993 Bitter Harvest as Earl Yates
1993 The X-Files(1 episode)
1993 Walker, Texas Ranger(1 episode)
1993 CB4 as Albert Sr.
1992 Trespass as Bradlee
1992 The Finishing Touch as Lieutenant Morman
1992 Mad About You(2 episodes)
1991 Mom as Lt. Hendrix
1990 Die Hard 2 as Leslie Barnes
1990 Downtown as Henry Coleman
1989 Family Matters(1 episode)
1989 Doogie Howser, M.D.(1 episode)
1989 The Mighty Quinn as Jump Jones
1988 White of the Eye as Detective Charles Mendoza
1988 School Daze as Cedar Cloud
1987 A Different World(1 episode)
1986 Native Son as Doc
1986 Ruthless People as Lt. Bender
1986 Long Time Gone as Neighbor #1
1986 Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling as Arturo
1985 227(1 episode)
1985 Fright Night as Detective Lennox
1985 Seduced as Cop #1 (uncredited)
1985 Into the Night as Jimmy
1985 Tuff Turf as Security Guard
1984 A Soldier's Story as Private Wilkie
1982 Class Reunion as Carl Clapton
1982 Wrong Is Right as Warehouse Guard
1982 Between Two Brothers as Sanitation Worker
1982 World War III(2 episodes) as Buford
1981 Hill Street Blues(3 episodes)
1980 First Family as Longo's Right Hand Man
1980 The Boy Who Drank Too Much as Intern
1979 The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again as Baggage Master
1979 The Main Event as Fighter
1979 The In-Laws as Driver
1979 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings as Principal
1979 Some Kind of Miracle as Elvis
1978 Youngblood as Junkie
1977 Big Time as Buzz Murdock
1977 Fun with Dick and Jane as Man at Bar
1977 Minstrel Man as Tambo
1976 Leadbelly as Blind Lemon Jefferson
1975 The Orphan and the Dude as Curtis 'The Dude' Brown
1974 Police Woman(1 episode)
1974 Chico and the Man(1 episode)
1974 Death Wish as Police at Precinct
1972 M*A*S*H(1 episode)

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