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.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, singer, producer
Birth Details
July 2, 1927
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • 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

OTHER SOURCES

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

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