Biography

Dorian Harewood (born August 6, 1950) is an African American actor. He first garnered attention for his portrayal of Simon Haley (father of author Alex Haley) in the ABC miniseries Roots: The Next Generations. He is also known for his roles in Full Metal Jacket and The Jesse Owens Story, and for his co-starring role in the ABC Television series Strike Force. In 1994, he was awarded the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, Mini-Series or Television Movie, for his recurring role as jazz/blues saxophonist Clarence "Cool Papa" Charleston on the NBC drama series I'll Fly Away.

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Dorian Harewood (born August 6, 1950) is an African American actor. He first garnered attention for his portrayal of Simon Haley (father of author Alex Haley) in the ABC miniseries Roots: The Next Generations. He is also known for his roles in Full Metal Jacket and The Jesse Owens Story, and for his co-starring role in the ABC Television series Strike Force. In 1994, he was awarded the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, Mini-Series or Television Movie, for his recurring role as jazz/blues saxophonist Clarence "Cool Papa" Charleston on the NBC drama series I'll Fly Away.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 102

Birthday 1950-08-06

Place of Birth Dayton, Ohio, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2015 The Making of the Wiz Live! as Himself/Narrator
2011 Mayor Cupcake as Albert Peach
2008 Grave Misconduct as Baxter Kyle
2008 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (3 episodes) as Dr. Boyd Sherman
2007 Private Practice (1 episode)
2007 Billy and Mandy's Big Boogey Adventure as Older Irwin (voice)
2006 Legion of Super Heroes (1 episode)
2006 Kyle XY (1 episode)
2006 Jane Doe: The Harder They Fall as Jim Monroe
2005 Little House on the Prairie (6 episodes) as Dr. Tan
2005 Jane Doe (1 episode)
2005 Assault on Precinct 13 as Gil
2004 Kangaroo Jack: G'Day, U.S.A.! as Lead Agent (voice)
2004 Kevin Hill (1 episode)
2004 The Batman (4 episodes)
2003 Gothika as Teddy Howard
2003 Hollywood Wives The New Generation as Claude St. Claire
2003 Las Vegas (3 episodes)
2002 Boomtown (6 episodes)
2002 Framed as George Adams
2002 The Christmas Shoes as Dalton Gregory
2001 The Triangle as Captain Louis Morgan
2001 Walter and Henry as Pete Horton
2000 Christianity: The Second Millennium (2 episodes) as Himself - Narrator
2000 The Last Debate as Brad Lily
2000 Static Shock (1 episode)
2000 Hendrix as Al Hendrix
1999 The Hoop Life (22 episodes)
1999 Batman Beyond (2 episodes)
1998 The Homefront as Archibald Wright
1998 Change of Heart as Dr. Lewis Franklin
1998 Evasive Action as Luke Sinclair
1997 Earth: Final Conflict (1 episode) as Herman Forrester
1997 The New Batman Adventures (1 episode)
1997 12 Angry Men as Juror 5
1997 Stargate SG-1 (2 episodes) as Thoran
1997 The Practice (1 episode)
1996 Space Jam as Monstar Bupkus (voice)
1996 Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm (13 episodes)
1996 The Incredible Hulk (1 episode)
1996 Superman: The Animated Series (4 episodes)
1996 7th Heaven (10 episodes) as Morgan Hamilton
1996 The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest (2 episodes)
1995 Sudden Death as Matthew Hallmark
1995 The Savage Dragon (26 episodes)
1995 Pinky and the Brain (1 episode)
1995 The Watcher (1 episode)
1994 The Pagemaster as Jamaican Pirates (voice)
1994 Spider-Man (4 episodes)
1994 Daredevil vs. Spider-Man as Tombstone (voice)
1994 Gargoyles (1 episode)
1994 Iron Man (1 episode)
1994 Aladdin (2 episodes)
1994 Duckman (1 episode)
1994 Shattered Image as Hardy
1994 Viper (78 episodes) as Julian Wilkes (2 episodes)
1993 Biker Mice from Mars (65 episodes)
1993 Sonic the Hedgehog (26 episodes) as Ari the Ram (voice)
1993 Bonkers (6 episodes)
1993 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1 episode)
1992 Capitol Critters (13 episodes)
1991 I'll Fly Away (1 episode)
1991 ProStars (13 episodes)
1991 Darkwing Duck (1 episode)
1990 Polly: Comin' Home! as Doctor Shannon
1990 Pacific Heights as Dennis
1990 The Trials of Rosie O'Neill (34 episodes) as Hank Mitchell
1990 Raisins Sold Out: The California Raisins II as Stretch
1990 Solar Crisis as Borg
1989 Polly as Doctor Shannon
1989 The California Raisin Show (14 episodes)
1989 Kiss Shot as Kevin Merrick
1988 China Beach (4 episodes)
1987 Beauty and the Beast (1 episode)
1987 Full Metal Jacket as Eightball
1987 Amerika (11 episodes) as Jeffrey Wyman
1987 Guilty of Innocence: The Lenell Geter Story as Lenell Geter
1986 Matlock (2 episodes)
1985 The Falcon and the Snowman as Gene
1984 Murder, She Wrote (1 episode)
1984 Glitter (14 episodes)
1984 The Jesse Owens Story as Jesse Owens
1984 Tank as SFC Ed Tippet, Provost Marshal's Office
1984 Against All Odds as Tommy
1983 Trauma Center (13 episodes)
1982 Desire: The Vampire as Detective Jerry Van Ness
1982 Matt Houston (1 episode)
1982 Hotel (1 episode)
1982 The Ambush Murders as Ray Ellsworth
1981 Strike Force (20 episodes)
1981 Looker as Lt. Masters
1981 God's Trombones as Himself - Narrator (segment "The Prodigal Son") (segment "Go Down Death")
1980 Beulah Land (3 episodes) as Floyd
1979 An American Christmas Carol as Matt Reeves
1979 Roots: The Next Generations (7 episodes) as Simon Haley
1978 Siege as Simon
1978 Gray Lady Down as Fowler
1977 Panic in Echo Park as Michael Stoner
1977 Eight Is Enough (1 episode)
1976 Sparkle as Levi
1975 The Swiss Family Robinson (1 episode)
1973 Kojak (1 episode)

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