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Born: February 16, 1957 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Germany Profession: Cast ...


Director (feature film)

Reach for Me (2008)
Alvin simply wants some peace and quiet, but his young hospice roommate Kevin has decided to enjoy every moment to its fullest. Kevin's girlfriend Sarah is determined to make Kevin's final days fun and meaningful, in turn forcing Alvin to reflect on his own life and failed marriage.
Blizzard (2003) as Director
When a young girl has her love of skating taken away from her, she is cheered up by Blizzard, Santa's most magical reindeer.
Tiger Woods Story, The (1998) as Director
Examines the meteoric rise of golf phenomenon Tiger Woods, including his personal struggles with racism and issues of cultural identity.

Cast (feature film)

Rise of the Zombies (2012)
When zombies overrun San Francisco, a desperate group survives by locking themselves inside Alcatraz Prison. When the undead breach the island, our heroes are forced to return to the mainland overrun with the undead.
Jensen Project, The (2010)
Scrat's nutty pursuit of the cursed acorn that he has been after since the dawn of time, has world-changing consequences - a continental cataclysm that triggers the greatest adventure of all for Manny, Diego and Sid. In the wake of these upheavals, Sid reunites with his cantankerous granny, and the
Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)
After years of traveling the universe preserving tranquility and promoting goodwill towards humans and aliens alike, the intrepid Starship crew that Captain Jean-Luc Picard has long thought of as his family is breaking up. Officer William Riker has married Counselor Deanna Troi and now Riker will as
Ali (2001)
Boxer Muhammad Ali braves controversy and personal crises to become heavyweight champion.
Dancing in September (2000)
Tommy, an African-American TV writer, has always dreamed of putting on a show that represents African-Americans in a positive, realistic light. She gets a lucky break when she pitches a new idea to George, a rising African-American TV executive. George is young and hungry, too, and tells her he also
Our Friend, Martin (1999)
Fictional story focuses on two 12-year-old boys, one black and the other white, who travel in time with the help of a magical watch, interacting with Martin Luther King, Jr., at different moments in his life. Interspersed throughout the animation is actual film footage and photographs.
Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)
When Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the Enterprise gets word that Lt. Commander Data has run amok and taken a cultural survey team hostage, his first concern is to save Data--who will have to be destroyed if he cannot be repaired. But when Picard investigates, he finds something strange about the Ba''ku, the race the survey team was observing. The Enterprise command team also discovers that there is more to the supposed cultural survey than they had been told. Soon, Captain Picard is forced to choose between disobeying a direct order and violating the Prime Directive of the Federation.
Trekkies (1997)
A fun look at the fans of the Star Trek films and how far some of these people would go to catch a glimpse of their favorite stars and the conventions they would attend. The film chronicles the development of the Trekkie phenomenon.
Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
While on routine patrol, Captain Jean-Luc Picard gets word from Starfleet Headquarters that the Borg, an insidious race of half-machine, half-organic aliens, have entered Federation Space and are on a direct course for Earth. Violating direct orders to remain uninvolved, Picard leads the newly commi
Yesterday's Target (1996)
Three unique time travellers with advanced intelligence are sent back to the past to help rewrite a future gone wrong. They are beset with temporary amnesia when they arrive and are immediately hunted down by a government agency bent on annihilating them.
Parallel Lives (1994)
"Guided improvisation" about a group of people coming together at a fraternity/sorority reunion.
Star Trek: Generations (1994)
An astronomical phenomenon bridging different time frames brings face-to-face the two famous captains of the Enterprise, Jean-Luc Picard and Captain Kirk, in the 24th century. Operating as a united front, both captains attempt to destroy an alien who has been demolishing civilizations in search of a
Firestorm: 72 Hours in Oakland (1993) as Fire Chief J Allan Mather
A television movie based on true stories from the October 1991 Oakland Hills, California, fire.
Roots: The Gift (1988)
Continuing the stories of Kunta Kinte and Fiddler from the 1977 miniseries "Roots," the two slaves visit a nearby plantation with their master where the slaves are planning an escape on Christmas Eve.
Special Friendship, A (1987)
A movie set during the American Civil War, about two women-- a wealthy white woman and the black woman who was once her slave. They join forces to fight for freedom and the abolition of slavery.
Supernaturals, The (1986) as Private Michael Osgood
Midnight Hour, The (1985) as Vinnie Davis
A group of teenagers read a message scrawled on parchment, thus bringing the dead in a cemetery back to life. Film relates how fiendish types pursue the teens in a series of comic adventures.
Grambling's White Tiger (1981)
The true story of James Gregory, an outstanding high school quarterback from California who, hoping to get into pro football, becomes the lone white student at Grambling College in Louisiana. Harry Belafonte made his TV dramatic debut as the famed Grambling coach Eddie Robinson, and the part of Greg
Acorn People, The (1981) as Rodney
Inspiring drama about the relationship between an unemployed English instructor who takes a job as counselor at a summer camp for severely disabled children and his young charges, The Acorn People (the children affectionately refer to themselves as "nuts" and wear handmade acorn necklaces). Cloris L
Hunter, The (1980)
During his long career, bounty hunter Ralph "Papa" Thorson has caught over 5,000 criminals. While he is working on apprehending fugitives in Illinois, Texas and Nebraska, he himself is being hunted by a psychotic killer.
Dummy (1979) as Donald Lang
The real-life account of an illiterate black youth, a deaf mute from birth, who was accused of murdering a prostitute and the relationship that developed between him and his court-appointed attorney who is also deaf, and the events leading up to his precedent-setting trial where he was determined in
Battered (1978)
A drama interweaving the stories of three women of varied backgrounds and ages whose marriages are complicated by the tragedy of wife-beating.
One In A Million: The Ron Le Flore Story (1978) as Ron Leflore
The true story of baseball star Ron LeFlore from his days as a street-corner punk with no future to his days behind bars on a petty robbery conviction and his ultimate once-in-a-lifetime chance with the Detroit Tigers, where he became an outstanding player.
Billy: Portrait of a Street Kid (1977) as Billy Peoples
A drama about a ghetto youth's efforts to escape from his dismal existence and his chance at a future as a veterinarian's assistant.
Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977) as Captain Jackson
The singles scene takes its toll on a young teacher.

Cast (special)

Jensen Project, The (2010)
Banding together in 1988, a group of geniuses spends 20 years in the seclusion of the Allegheny Mountains working to solve the world's problems. When one genius gets fed up and decides to cash in, the others must race to stop him.
30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, The (2003)
Live coverage of the 30th Daytime Emmy Award presentation, honoring daytime television programming.
ABC 50th Anniversary Celebration (2003)
Special marking the 50th anniversary of the American Broadcasting Company includes cast reunions and great moments from news, sports, movies, dramas and comedies.
29th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, The (2002)
Coverage of the Daytime Emmy Awards presentation, honoring the best daytime television programs of the year.
Roots -- Celebrating 25 Years: The Saga of an American Classic (2002)
Documentary celebrating the 25th anniversary of the miniseries "Roots," Alex Haley's chronicle of his family history from his ancestors' life in tribal Africa to their emanicipation in the post-Civil War South. The program includes interviews with cast members and television viewers whose lives were
70th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade (2001)
Telecast of the 70th annual Christmas parade in Los Angeles.
2nd Annual Family Television Awards, The (2000)
Awards special that recognizes outstanding programming for family viewing. Eight awards are given to television shows and actors who represent family programming and values. The categories are: Actor; Actress; Drama Series; Comedy Series; Movie, Mini-Series or Special; Inspiring Stories/Pride in Our
SnowFest 2000 (2000)
Telecast of some of the events that form part of the celebrations surrounding "SnowFest 2000," including opening night ceremonies at Squaw Valley, the parade at Tahoe City, ice carving and snow sculpture exhibitions at River Ranch, and a celebrity alpine ski competition, snowmobile rally and SUV cha
30th NAACP Image Awards (1999)
Coverage of the 30th NAACP Image Awards presentation from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. The Image Awards honor the positive portrayals of African-Americans in film, television, literature and recording. This year's theme, "30 Years of Celebrating, 90 Years of Courage," also celebrates the 90th anni
29th NAACP Image Awards, The (1998)
Annual broadcast of the NAACP Image Awards, which honors positive portrayals of African-Americans in the areas of television, film and music.
28th NAACP Image Awards (1997)
The NAACP honors individuals who have contributed positive portrayals of African-Americans in film, television, literature and music.
Caribbean Music Awards (1997)
Awards ceremony honoring the best in Caribbean music.
Screen Actors Guild Awards, The (1997)
Live presentation of the 33rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, presented to actors by their peers for outstanding performances in motion pictures and television.
50 Years of Television: A Celebration of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Golden Anniversary (1997)
Documentary celebrating 50 years of television history. Featuring a large collection of television clips introduced by legendary and current television stars. The documentary, also shown at a Hollywood gala, launches the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences new Archive of American Television.
1996 Emmy Awards (1996)
Live telecast of the 48th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
27th Annual NAACP Image Awards, The (1996)
Prime-time debut of the NAACP Image Awards from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. The awards honor individuals who have contributed positive portrayals in film, television, literature and music.
It's a Wonderful Cyberlife: A Holiday Buying Guide (1996)
Guide to computer products for holiday shoppers. Features celebrities who try out various high-tech products and offer their advice and ratings on desktop computers and accessories from editors of computer publications.
Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond (1996)
A live tribute to the 30-year legacy of "Star Trek." It features appearances by many of the stars who have been part of "Star Trek" history, as well as personalities from the worlds of entertainment, politics and the performing arts.
American Television Awards, The (1993)
An awards special recognizing the top performances and programs seen on American television from April 13, 1992 to April 12, 1993, as determined by a survey of television critics, columnists and journalists.
19th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, The (1992)
A telecast of the 19th annual Emmy Awards for excellence in daytime television programming.
23rd Annual NAACP Image Awards, The (1991)
A presentation of the twenty-third annual NAACP "Image Awards" honoring those who have made a positive contribution to the image of African-Americans in the motion picture, television and recording industries.
18th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, The (1991)
A telecast of the eighteenth annual Emmy Awards for excellence in daytime television programming.
Star Trek 25th Anniversary Special, The (1991)
A special commemorating the 25th anniversary of the science fiction series "Star Trek." Included are series footage and interviews with the show's creator and several of the cast members.
Living the Dream: A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King (1988)
A tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The special features gospel performances and narrative highlights of Dr. King's life.
19th Annual NAACP Image Awards, The (1987)
The Awards Ceremony, taped on December 14, 1986, at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles, honors individuals and companies who contribute positively to the images of black people.
And the Children Shall Lead (1985)
A young black girl is greatly moved by the coming of the civil rights movement to her sleepy Mississippi town.
Booker (1984)
The story of young Booker T. Washington prior to the Civil War, whose greatest dream is to learn how to read in the South where reading is a crime for blacks.
I Love Liberty (1982)
A program of music, comedy skits, and dramatic vignettes that salutes America.
Celebrity Football Classic, The (1979)
Top-name celebrities compete in a game of flag football for charity.
Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes (1979)
A twice-yearly special in which celebrities compete in various athletic contests to determine which is the superior sex.
Battle of the Network Stars V (1978)
A twice-yearly event in which stars from ABC, CBS, and NBC compete against each other in a series of athletic events to determine which network is best on the athletic field.
Battle of the Network Stars II (1977)
A twice-yearly event in which stars from ABC, CBS, and NBC compete against each other in a series of athletic events to determine which network is best on the athletic field.
Paul Lynde Comedy Hour, The (1977)
An hour of music and comedy with Paul Lynde.
Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes (1977) as Male Team Member
A twice-yearly series of specials in which celebrities compete in various athletic contests to determine which is the better sex.

Director (TV Mini-Series)

Smart House (1999)

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Guyana Tragedy: Story of Jim Jones (1980)
Then-relatively unknown Powers Boothe's dynamic performance as the charismatic self-styled preacher who led the settlers of Jonestown, Guyana, to mass suicide in 1978, won him the Emmy Award as Outstanding Actor. His appearance at the presentation ceremony as the only performer to show up (an actors
Roots (1977)
The dramatization of Alex Haley's chronicle of his family history from his ancestors' life in tribal Africa of the eighteenth century to their emancipation in the post-Civil War South became an overnight phenomenon the subject of educational programs as well as newspaper editorials that attracted, a

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

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