Brock Peters Biography (1927-)

Original name, George Fisher (some sources cite Brock Fisher); born July 2, 1927, in New York, NY; son of Sonnie (a sailor) and Alma A. (maiden name, Norford) Fisher; married Dolores "DiDi" Daniels (a television producer and publicrelations consultant), July 29, 1961 (died, 1989); children: Lise. Addresses: Agent: Paradigm Talent Agency, 10100 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 2500,Los Angeles, CA 90067.; Contact: c/o Joel S. Morse, Delbro Enterprises, Inc., 15910 Ventura Blvd., Suite 629, Encino, CA 91436.

Actor, singer, producer
Birth Details
July 2, 1927
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • (Film debut, as Broc Peters) Sergeant Brown, Carmen Jones, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1954
  • Crown, Porgy and Bess, Columbia, 1959
  • Johnny, The L-Shaped Room, Columbia, 1962
  • Tom Robinson, To Kill a Mockingbird, Universal, 1962
  • Matthew Robinson, Heavens Above!, British Lion/Janus, 1963
  • Rodriguez, The Pawnbroker, Allied Artists/American International Pictures, 1965
  • Aesop, Major Dundee, Columbia, 1965
  • Arnold Robinson, The Incident, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1967
  • Jonah Hunt, Daring Game, Paramount, 1968
  • Police Chief Waterpark, P. J. (also known as New Face in Hell), Universal, 1968
  • Thomas, Aces High (also known as Four Gunmen of Ave Maria,Revenge at El Paso, Revenge in El Paso, and I quattro dell'Ave Maria), Paramount, 1969
  • Benjie, The McMasters (also known as The Blood Crowd and The McMasters: Tougher than the West Itself), Chevron, 1970
  • Narrator, Jack Johnson (also known as Jack Johnson, the Big Fights), Big Fights, Inc., 1971
  • Earl, Black Girl, Cinerama, 1972
  • Reynolds, Slaughter's Big Rip-Off, Associated Producers, 1973
  • Lieutenant Hatcher, Chief of Detectives, Soylent Green, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1973
  • Stephen Kumalo, Lost in the Stars, American Film Theatre, 1974
  • Narrator, Joe Louis--For All Time, Big Fights, Inc., 1974
  • Sergeant Sam Perry, Framed, Paramount, 1975
  • Paul, Two-Minute Warning, Universal, 1976
  • Slaughter II, 1976
  • Million Dollar Dixie Deliverance, 1978
  • Narrator, From These Roots (short film), William Greaves, 1984
  • Admiral Cartwright, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (also known as The Voyage Home: Star Trek IV), Paramount, 1986
  • Admiral Cartwright, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, 1991
  • Chief Speed, Alligator II: The Mutation, 1991
  • Dr. Chausible, The Importance of Being Earnest, 1992
  • Walter Williams, Ghosts of Mississippi (also known as Ghosts from the Past), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1996
  • Two Weeks from Sunday, 1997
  • Heseeit Turner, Park Day, Urban Media, 1998
  • Mr. Field, The Last Place on Earth, 2000
  • Also appeared in Abe Lincoln: Freedom Fighter.
  • Film Work
  • Producer, Five on the Black Hand Side, United Artists, 1973
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Frank Lewis, The Young and the Restless, CBS, 1982-89
  • Also appeared in Eleventh Hour, CBS.
  • Miniseries
  • Sergeant Rollins, Seventh Avenue, NBC, 1977
  • Mr. Carmichael, Black Beauty, NBC, 1978
  • Ab Decker, Roots: The Next Generations, ABC, 1979
  • David Motubu, The Big One: The Great Los Angeles Earthquake (alsoknown as The Great Los Angeles Earthquake), NBC, 1990
  • Le roi Aschwinda, Le Baron, 1996
  • Movies
  • Dr. Berdahl, Welcome Home, Johnny Bristol, CBS, 1972
  • Dr. Ralph Therman, SST: Death Flight (also known as Death Flight, Flight of the Maiden, and SST: Disaster in the Sky), ABC, 1977
  • Joe, The Incredible Journey of Doctor Meg Laurel, CBS, 1979
  • Jim, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, NBC, 1981
  • Dr. Graham, Agatha Christie's "A Caribbean Mystery" (also known as A Caribbean Mystery), CBS, 1983
  • Paul Turner, "To Heal a Nation," G.E. Theatre, NBC, 1988
  • Sergeant Mercurio, Broken Angel (also known as Best Intentions), ABC, 1988
  • Mr. Pendergast, Polly, NBC, 1989
  • Bert Quinn, Highway Heartbreaker, CBS, 1992
  • Thurgood "Uncle T" Carver III, The Secret, CBS, 1992
  • Gus, You Must Remember This, PBS, 1992
  • An Element of Truth, HBO, 1995
  • Episodic
  • (Television debut) Singer, Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts, CBS, 1953
  • "Pompey," Daniel Boone, 1964
  • "The Homecoming of Leonard Stone," The Loner, CBS, 1965
  • Walter DuBruis, "The Money Machine," Mission: Impossible, CBS, 1967
  • "To Catch a Roaring Lion," It Takes a Thief, ABC, 1968
  • Cato, "The Good Samaritans," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1969
  • Sonny Charters, "Time out of Mind," Mannix, CBS, 1970
  • Ivers, "Crooked Corner," The Virginian, 1970
  • "Elegy in Brass," Longstreet, ABC, 1971
  • Logoda, "Logoda's Heads," Night Gallery, 1971
  • Jesse Dillard, "Jesse/II," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1973
  • Jacob Willis/Earl Barnes, "Jacob's Boy," The Streets of San Francisco, 1975
  • Jack Stratton, "Which One Is Jaime?" The Bionic Woman, 1978
  • Chief Opposer Solon, "Murder on the Rising Star," Battlestar Galactica, 1979
  • Ogree, "Puss in Boots," Faerie Tale Theatre, 1982
  • President Kole, "Old Acquaintance," Magnum, P.I., 1985
  • Thornton Bentley, "Trial by Error," Murder, She Wrote, 1986
  • Voice, Gravedale High (also known as Rick Moranis in GravedaleHigh), NBC, 1990
  • Voice, Captain Planet and the Planeteers, 1990
  • Voice of Bloth, Pirates of Darkwater (also known as Dark Water), ABC, 1991
  • Voice of Lucius Fox, Batman: The Animated Series (also known as The Adventures of Batman and Robin), Fox, 1992
  • Abraham, "Born in the USA," The Commish, ABC, 1994
  • Joseph Sisko, "Homefront," Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, syndicated,1995
  • Joseph Sisko, "Paradise Lost," Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, syndicated, 1996
  • Voice of Masai, "Ndovu's Last Journey," The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest, 1996
  • Henry Cockran, "Prison Story," The Pretender, NBC, 1997
  • Voice of the shaman, "Dark Sentinel," The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest, 1997
  • Voice of bird, "Raven's Revenge," Spicy City, 1997
  • Voice, Johnny Bravo (animated), Cartoon Network, 1997
  • Joseph Sisko, "A Time to Stand," Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, syndicated, 1997
  • Joseph Sisko/preacher, "Far beyond the Stars," Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, syndicated, 1998
  • Joseph Sisko, "Shadows and Symbols," Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, syndicated, 1998
  • Joseph Sisko, "Image in the Sand," Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, syndicated, 1999
  • Voice of Jomo, "Forget Me Not," The Wild Thornberrys, 2000
  • Also appeared in "The Snows of Kilimanjaro," Buick Playhouse, CBS;in episodes of Adventures in Paradise, ABC; Baretta; Doctors/Nurses, CBS; Felony Squad, ABC; The Garry Moore Morning Show, CBS; The Girl from U.N.C.L.E., NBC; Great Adventure, CBS;The Hit Parade, NBC; Hootenanny, ABC; Judd for the Defense, ABC; Mod Squad, ABC; Music for a Spring Night, ABC; Music for a Summer Night, NBC; Outcasts, ABC; Rawhide, CBS; Run for Your Life, NBC; Sam Benedict, NBC; Tarzan, NBC; The Tonight Show, NBC; and Trials of O'Brien, CBS.
  • Specials
  • Show Time, BBC, 1961
  • Voices of Our People, PBS, 1982
  • Voice of Unicom commander, Challenge of the GoBots (animated), syndicated, 1985
  • Voice of Tormack, Goltar and the Golden Lance (animated), syndicated, 1985
  • Narrator, Diggers, PBS, 1986
  • Living the Dream: A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, syndicated,1988
  • The 19th Annual Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame, 1992
  • "Space Traders," Cosmic Slop, HBO, 1994
  • Voice, Africans in America--America's Journey through Slavery,PBS, 1998
  • Appeared in Bloomer Girl, NBC; also appeared in two solo shows, BBC, 1961.
  • Television Work
  • Coproducer, This Far by Faith, 1975
  • Producer, Voices of Our People (special), PBS, 1982
  • Stage Appearances
  • (Broadway debut) Jim, Porgy and Bess, 44th Street Theatre, 1943
  • South Pacific, Cort Theatre, New York City, 1943
  • Lester and Rudolph, Anna Lucasta, Mansfield Theatre, New York City, then Civic Theatre, Chicago, IL, both 1944
  • Wheat, My Darlin' Aida, Winter Garden Theatre, New York City,1952
  • "Rhythm" Nelson, Head of a Family, Westport Country Playhouse, Westport, CT, 1950
  • Ajali, Mister Johnson, Martin Beck Theatre, New York City, 1956
  • Autumn, The Year Round, New York City, 1956
  • The king, King of the Dark Chamber, Jan Hus Playhouse, New York City, 1961
  • Obitsebi, Kwamina, 54th Street Theatre, New York City, 1961
  • Title role, Othello, Arena Stage, Washington, DC, 1963
  • The storyteller, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City, 1966
  • Stephen Kumalo, Lost in the Stars, Imperial Theatre, New York City, 1972
  • Father Carl Cruze, The Quartered Man, Los Angeles Theatre Center,Los Angeles, 1985
  • Driving Miss Daisy, 1988-89
  • Major Tours
  • Jim, Porgy and Bess, U.S. cities, 1943-44
  • Jack Jefferson, The Great White Hope, U.S. cities, 1969
  • Radio Appearances
  • Darth Vader, Star Wars, PBS, 1977
  • Darth Vader, Star Wars: Episode V-The Empire Strikes Back, PBS, 1980
  • Darth Vader, Star Wars: Episode VI-Return of the Jedi, PBS, 1983

Further Reference


    • Who's Who among African Americans, January, 1997, 12th edition, Gale (Detroit, MI), 1999.
    • Starlog, pp. 80-83.

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