Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
Nicholas Selby to Marc Singer
Joe Seneca Biography ((?)-1996)
Born in Cleveland, OH; died of coronary arrest following an asthma attack, August 15, 1996, on Roosevelt Island, NY; married; wife's name, Betty. Addresses: Agent--Dulcina Eisen Associates, 154 East 61st St., New York, NY 10021.
- Death Details
- August 15, 1996
- Roosevelt Island, New York, United States
Credits; Stage Appearances
- Crooks, Of Mice and Men, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1974.
- Sizwe Banzi Is Dead, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA, then Studio Arena Theatre, Buffalo, NY, both 1976.
- Sizwe Banzi Is Dead and Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act (double-bill), George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, NJ, 1978.
- Peter, Les Blancs, AMDA Studio One, New York City, 1980.
- Cal, The Little Foxes, Martin Beck Theatre, New York City, then Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, both 1981.
- Dodd's father and headwaiter, Rhinestone, Richard Allen Center, New YorkCity, 1982.
- Cutler, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT,then Cort Theatre, New York City, both 1984.
Credits; Film Appearances
- Partygoer, Kramer vs. Kramer, Columbia, 1979.
- Dr. Thompson, The Verdict, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1982.
- Santiago, The Evil That Men Do, TriStar, 1984.
- Ezra, Silverado, Columbia, 1985.
- Nimrod, Heart of the Garden, Roland, 1985.
- Willie Brown, Crossroads, Columbia, 1986.
- Ferryman, Big Shots, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1987.
- Dr. Meddows, The Blob, TriStar, 1988.
- President McPherson, School Daze, Columbia, 1988.
- Big Stop's friend, Mo' Better Blues, Universal, 1990.
- Toomer, Malcolm X, Warner Bros., 1992.
- Williben, Mississippi Masala, Samuel Goldwyn, 1992.
- Spits, The Saint of Fort Washington, Warner Bros., 1993.
- Birdland, 1994.
- Reverend Isaiah Street, A Time to Kill, Warner Bros., 1996.
Credits; Television Appearances; Series
- Titus Franklin, Birdland, ABC, 1994.
Credits; Television Appearances; Episodic
- Joe Adams, Spenser: For Hire, ABC, 1985.
- "Solomon Northup's Odyssey," American Playhouse, PBS, 1985.
- Ben Dumfy, "Dorothy and Son," Amazing Stories, NBC, 1986.
- Alvin, The Golden Girls, NBC, 1987.
- Dr. Haynes, The Cosby Show, NBC, 1987.
- Victor, Mr. President, Fox, 1987.
- "17 Zebra," The Equalizer, CBS, 1988.
- Wailing Eddie "T" Thompson, 227, NBC, 1988.
- "Skylark," China Beach, ABC, 1989.
- Eddie "Cougar" Haynes, Matlock, NBC, 1989.
- Fossil, The Equalizer, CBS, 1989.
- Portrait voice, A Man Called Hawk, ABC, 1989.
- "Profile," Law and Order, NBC, 1993.
Credits; Television Appearances; Movies
- Ed Rudolph, Wilma (also known as The Wilma Rudolph Story), NBC, 1977.
- Doorman, The Tenth Month, CBS, 1979.
- The Gentleman Bandit, 1981.
- Boxer, Terrible Joe Moran, CBS, 1984.
- Reverend Keys, Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story, CBS, 1986.
- Clatoo, A Gathering of Old Men, CBS, 1987.
- Joseph, Tarzan in Manhattan (also known as Tarzan in New York and Tarzanof Manhattan), CBS, 1989.
- Deacon Wilkes, The Road to Freedom: The Vernon Johns Story, syndicated, 1994.
- The Longest Memory, [England], forthcoming.
- Also appeared in The House of Dies Drear.
Credits; Television Appearances; Specials
- Levi Pearson, With All Deliberate Speed, CBS, 1976.
- Gordon Parks: Moments without Proper Names, PBS, 1988.
Credits; Television Appearances; Awards Presentations
- The 19th Annual NAACP Image Awards, NBC, 1987.
- (With Ry Cooder) Composer, "Willie Brown Blues" (song), Crossroads, Columbia, 1986.
Writings; For Television Series
- (With others) Sesame Street, PBS, 1970-73.
- Chicago Tribune, August 18, 1996, section 4, p. 6.
- New York Times, August 17, 1996, p. 26.
- Washington Post, August 18, 1996, p. B4.
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