Samm-Art Williams Biography (1946-)

Full name, Samuel Arthur Williams; born January 20, 1946, in Burgaw, NC; sonof Samuel and Valdosia (a school teacher) Williams.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Birth Details
January 20, 1946
Burgaw, North Carolina, United States

Famous Works

  • Credits; STAGE APPEARANCES
  • (As Samm Williams) Chester Pearce, Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide, Season-Within-a-Season, Negro Ensemble Company, St. Mark's Playhouse, New York City, 1974.
  • (as Samm Williams) Boatswain Mate First Class John Wilheart, Liberty Calland (as Samm-Art Williams) Argus and klansman, Waiting for Mongo, both Season-Within-a-Season, Negro Ensemble Company, St.
  • Mark's Playhouse, 1975.
  • Harper Edwards, The First Breeze of Summer, Palace Theatre, New York City, 1975.
  • Eustace, Eden, Negro Ensemble Company, St. Mark's Playhouse, 1976.
  • Corporal Clifford Adair, The Brownsville Raid, Negro Ensemble Company, Theatre de Lys, New York City, 1976-77.
  • the Window Washer, Night Shift, Playhouse Theatre, New York City, 1977.
  • Arthur, Black Body Blues, Negro Ensemble Company, St. Mark's Playhouse, 1978.
  • Boise McCanles, Nevis Mountain Dew, Negro Ensemble Company, St.
  • Mark's Playhouse, 1978-79, then Arena Stage, Washington, DC, 1979.
  • James, Old Phantoms, Negro Ensemble Company, St. Mark's Playhouse, 1979.
  • Cephus Miles, Home, Virginia Museum Theatre, Richmond, VA, and Stagewest,West Springfield, MA, both 1982-83.
  • Also appeared in Black Jesus, New York City, 1973; Plays from Africa, Negro Ensemble Company, St. Mark's Playhouse, 1979; Night and Day, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC, 1979; Ajax and The Bob Hope War Zone Special (double-bill), both Terrace Theatre, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 1986.
  • Credits; FILM APPEARANCES
  • Roger, The Wanderers, Orion, 1979.
  • cop, Dressed to Kill, Filmways, 1980.
  • Maurice, Blood Simple, Circle, 1984.
  • Bill Martin, Hot Resort, Cannon Releasing, 1985.
  • Also appeared in Night of the Juggler, Columbia, 1980.
  • Credits; TELEVISION APPEARANCES; EPISODIC
  • Title role, "Denmark Vesey," American Playhouse, PBS, 1985.
  • Jim, "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," American Playhouse, PBS, 1986.
  • Bubba Crown, The New Mike Hammer, CBS, 1986.
  • Jim Manning, 227, NBC, 1987.
  • Sheriff, Frank's Place, CBS, 1987.
  • Also "My Man Bovanne," Ossie and Ruby, PBS, 1987; All My Children, ABC; Search for Tomorrow, CBS.
  • Credits; MOVIES
  • Matthew Henson, Cook and Peary: The Race to the Pole, CBS, 1983.
  • Credits; TELEVISION WORK; SERIES
  • Story editor, Frank's Place, CBS, 1987-88.
  • Writings;STAGE
  • (As Samm Williams) Welcome to Black River, Season-Within-a-Season, NegroEnsemble Company, St. Mark's Playhouse, New York City, 1975.
  • The Coming and Do Unto Others, both Billie Holiday Theatre, Brooklyn, NY,1976.
  • A Love Play, Negro Ensemble Company, St. Mark's Playhouse, 1976.
  • The Last Caravan, 1977.
  • Brass Birds Don't Sing, Stage 73, New York City, 1978.
  • Home, Negro Ensemble Company, St. Mark's Playhouse, 1979-80, then Cort Theatre, New York City, 1980, published by Dramatists Play Service, 1980.
  • The Sixteenth Round, Negro Ensemble Company, Theatre Four, New York City,1980.
  • (contributor) Sophisticated Ladies, Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, New York City,1981.
  • Friends, Billie Holiday Theatre, 1983.
  • (book for musical) Bojangles, first produced in New York City, 1985.
  • Eyes of the American, Negro Ensemble Company, Theatre Four, New York City, 1985, then Los Angeles Theatre Center, Los Angeles, 1986.
  • "Eve of the Trial" in Orchards, the Acting Company, Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York City, 1986.
  • Cork, Courtyard Theatre, New York City, 1986.
  • Also The Frost of Renaissance, Theatre of Riverside Church, New York City; and Kamilla, Sometime from Now, and Break of Day Arising, all unproduced.
  • Writings;TELEVISION; PILOTS
  • Lenny's Neighborhood, CBS.
  • Writings;EPISODIC
  • "Kneeslappers," With Ossie and Ruby, PBS, 1980.
  • Writings; "Solomon Northup's Odyssey" and "Charlotte Forten's Mission
  • Experiment in Freedom," American Playhouse, PBS, 1985.
  • Cagney and Lacey, CBS, 1987.
  • Frank's Place, CBS, 1987.
  • The New Mike Hammer, CBS, 1987.
  • "John Henry," Shelley Duvall's Tall Tales and Legends, Showtime, 1987.
  • Writings;SPECIALS
  • Motown Returns to the Apollo, NBC, 1986.
  • (with others) The Debbie Allen Special, ABC, 1989.
  • Also Mackron, 1975.

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