Paul Winfield Biography (1941-)

Full name, Paul Edward Winfield; born May 22, 1941, in Los Angeles, CA; son of Lois Beatrice (a union organizer in the garment industry; maiden name, Edwards) and stepson of Clarence (a construction worker) Winfield; companion of Charles Gillian, Jr. (died March 3, 2002). Addresses: Contact: 5693 Holly Oak Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90068.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor
Birth Details
May 22, 1941
Los Angeles, California, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • (Uncredited) Garbage man, Who's Minding the Mint? (also known as Guess Who's Minding the Mint?), 1967
  • Orville Turner, The Lost Man, Universal, 1969
  • King: A Filmed Record ... , Montegomery to Memphis, 1970
  • Steve Dempsey, R.P.M. (also known as Revolutions Per Minute), Columbia, 1970
  • Henry Birkhardt, Brother John, Columbia, 1971
  • Nathan Lee Morgan, Sounder, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1972
  • Chalky Price, Trouble Man, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1972
  • Gordon Hudson (title role), Gordon's War, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1973
  • Mad Billy, Conrack, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1974
  • Jim, Huckleberry Finn (also known as Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn: A Musical Adaptation), United Artists, 1974
  • Sergeant Louis Belgrave, Hustle, Paramount, 1975
  • Keegan, Damnation Alley (also known as Survival Run), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1977
  • Lawyer, The Greatest, Columbia, 1977
  • Butler, A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich, New World, 1977
  • Watson, High Velocity, First Asian, 1977
  • Willis Powell, Twilight's Last Gleaming (also known as NuclearCountdown and Das Ultimatum), Allied Artists, 1977
  • Bob Garvey, Carbon Copy, Avco Embassy, 1981
  • Captain Terrell, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (also known as Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan and Star Trek II: The Vengeance of Khan), Paramount, 1982
  • Keys, White Dog (also known as Trained to Kill), Paramount,1982
  • Harry, On the Run, Cineworld, 1983
  • Phillip, Mike's Murder, Warner Bros., 1984
  • Detective Lieutenant Edward "Ed" Traxler, The Terminator, Orion, 1984
  • Luther Reynolds, Blue City, Paramount, 1986
  • Ambassador, Death before Dishonor, New World, 1987
  • Johnnie Red, Big Shots, Lorimar, 1987
  • Lucien Celine, The Serpent and the Rainbow, Universal, 1988
  • Judge Larren Lyttle, Presumed Innocent, Warner Bros., 1990
  • Walter Wright, Treasury Agent, Cliffhanger (also known as Cliffhanger--l'ultima sfida and Cliffhanger, traque au sommet), TriStar, 1993
  • Chief of police, Dennis the Menace (also known as Dennis),Warner Bros., 1993
  • Judge, Trapped (also known as The Killing Jar), 1994
  • Papa Joe, In the Kingdom of the Blind, the Man with One Eye Is King (also known as In the Kingdom of the Blind), Arrow Video, 1995
  • William Stone, Im Sog des Boesen (also known as Desperate Measures, Undercurrent, In the Flesh, Nanny's Nightmare,and Desperate--Verzweifelt), 1995
  • Bob, The Legend of Gator Face, Hallmark Home Entertainment, 1996
  • Reverend Dorsey, Original Gangstas (also known as Hot City), Orion, 1996
  • General Casey, Mars Attacks!, Warner Bros., 1996
  • Vernon, Dead of Night (also known as Dark Hunger), 1996
  • Rowan, Strategic Command (also known as Executive Command),Command Productions, 1997
  • Ron Regent, Knockout, 1998
  • Auntie Miriam, Relax ... It's Just Sex, Atlas Entertainment, 1998
  • Al Spector, Assignment Berlin (also known as Babyhandel Berlin--Jenseits aller Skrupel), Hallmark Entertainment, 1998
  • Harold Williams, Catfish in Black Bean Sauce, Phaedra Cinema, 2000
  • Detective Grady, Second to Die, New Concorde Home Entertainment, 2001
  • Vegas City of Dreams, 2001
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Paul Cameron (some sources say Paul Carter), Julia (also known asMama's Man), NBC, 1968-1970
  • Host, Livin', 1975
  • The mirror, The Charmings, ABC, 1987-1988
  • Isaac Twine, Wiseguy, 1989
  • Julian C. Barlow, 227, NBC, 1989-1990
  • Darron Holloway, a recurring role, L.A. Law, NBC, 1990
  • Voice of Jeffrey Robbins, Gargoyles (animated), ABC, 1994
  • Voice of Mr. Ruhle, the school principal, The Magic School Bus (also known as Scholastic's The Magic School Bus), PBS, 1994
  • Russel Watkins, Built to Last, NBC, 1997
  • Teen Angel, ABC, 1997
  • Narrator, City Confidential, Arts and Entertainment, 1998
  • Miniseries
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. (title role), King, NBC, 1978
  • Emmett Rogers, Sr., Backstairs at the White House, NBC, 1979
  • Dr. Horace Huguley, Roots: The Next Generation, ABC, 1979
  • Jonathan Henry, The Blue and the Gray, CBS, 1982
  • Cap'n Jack, Alex Haley's "Queen" (also known as Queen), CBS, 1993
  • Voice, Baseball, PBS, 1994
  • Big Sam, Scarlett, 1994
  • Movies
  • Dr. Enkalla, The Horror at 37,000 Feet, CBS, 1973
  • Roy Campanella, It's Good to Be Alive, CBS, 1974
  • Lloyd Dubeck, Green Eyes, ABC, 1977
  • Cy, Angel City (also known as Field of Tears), CBS, 1980
  • Richard "Bubbles" Wiggins, The Sophisticated Gents, NBC, 1981
  • Charlie Banks, Dreams Don't Die (also known as Children of theStreets), ABC, 1982
  • Eddie Craven, Sister, Sister (also known as Sisters), NBC,1982
  • Andrew Simon, Under Siege, NBC, 1986
  • George Hairston, Guilty of Innocence: The Lenell Geter Story (alsoknown as Justice Delayed: The Lenell Geter Story), CBS, 1987
  • Sam Michael, The Women of Brewster Place, ABC, 1989
  • Dr. Dantley, 83 Hours 'til Dawn, CBS, 1990
  • Mastergate, Showtime, 1992
  • Commander Toole, Irresistible Force, 1993
  • Mr. Otis, "Breathing Lessons," Hallmark Hall of Fame, CBS, 1994
  • Don King, Tyson, HBO, 1995
  • Dr. Akada, White Dwarf, Fox, 1995
  • Horace, Stolen Memories: Secrets from the Rose Garden (also knownas Forbidden Memories), The Family Channel, 1995
  • Senator Alan Laskey, The Assassination File (also known as Outin the Cold), Starz!, 1996
  • Thurgood Marshall, Strange Justice, Showtime, 1999
  • Specials
  • Himself, The Making of "Terminator," 1984
  • Mr. Bateman, "The War between the Classes," CBS Schoolbreak Specials, CBS, 1985
  • Drug Free Kids: A Parent's Guide, PBS, 1988
  • Presenter, The Movie Awards, CBS, 1991
  • Host, The Streets, ABC, 1991
  • Narrator, At the River I Stand, PBS, 1993
  • Voice of the old man, Jirimpimbira: An African Folk Tale, ABC, 1995
  • Presenter, The 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Fox, 1995
  • The Magic School Bus Family Holiday Special, PBS, 1996
  • An African American Salute to the Academy Awards, syndicated, 1998
  • An Evening of Stars: A Celebration of Education Excellence Benefitingthe United Negro College Fund, syndicated and Black Entertainment Television, 1998
  • An Evening of Stars: A Celebration of Education Excellence Benefittingthe United Negro College Fund, syndicated, 1999
  • Narrator, Mahalia Jackson: The Power and the Glory, PBS, 200.
  • Pilots
  • Cyclone Williams, Key Tortuga, CBS, 1981
  • Episodic
  • Mitch, "The Case of the Runaway Racer," Perry Mason, CBS, 1965
  • "The Diamond Smugglers," Daktari, CBS, 1966
  • First M.P., "The Minus-X Affair," The Man from U.N.C.L.E., 1966
  • Prison guard Lincoln, "Anatomy of a Prison Break," The F.B.I., 1966
  • "What's an Elephant Mother to Do?," Cowboy in Africa, ABC, 1967
  • Klaus, "Trial by Fury," Mission: Impossible, CBS, 1968
  • Robert Phillips, "Robert Phillips vs. the Man," Ironside, NBC, 1968
  • Graham Jessup, "Sea of Enemies," High Chaparral, NBC, 1969
  • Walter Lucas, "The Odds against Donald," Mannix, CBS, 1969
  • "Arizona State Loves You," Room 222, ABC, 1969
  • "The Suntan Mob," The Name of the Game, 1969
  • "A Simple Thing Called Justice," The Young Lawyers, ABC, 1970
  • "Unbroken Chains," The Young Rebels, ABC, 1970
  • "Eddie Joe," Nichols, NBC, 1972
  • "To Find a Victim," Ironside, NBC, 1972
  • Reverend J. A. Delain, "With All Deliberate Speed," American Parade, CBS, 1976
  • "For Us the Living: The Story of Medgar Evers" (also known as "For Us theLiving: The Medgar Evers Story"), American Playhouse, PBS, 1983
  • Bert Perkins, "Old Heroes Never Die," The Fall Guy, ABC, 1984
  • Bill Griffin, "Final Chapters," Hotel, ABC, 1984
  • Lieutenant Starkey, "Tough Guys Don't Die," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1985
  • "Katherine Anne Porter: The Eye of Memory," American Masters, PBS,1986
  • "The Sing-Off," 227, NBC, 1988
  • Ned Wright, "The Mighty Pawns," WonderWorks, PBS, 1988
  • Gabriel Grimes, "Go Tell It on the Mountain," James Baldwin: The Priceof the Ticket (also known as American Masters), PBS, 1989
  • Jim Watson, "Back to Hannibal: The Return of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn," The Magical World of Disney, The Disney Channel, 1990
  • Hoke, "Driving Miss Garry," It's Garry Shandling's Show, 1990
  • Voice of Mr. Smith, "The Wish That Changed Christmas," Ronald McDonaldFamily Theatre, CBS, 1991
  • Captain Dathon, "Darmok," Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1991
  • Jimmy Baines, "Finding the Words," Family Matters, 1991
  • Voice of Earl Cooper, "The Mechanic," Batman: The Animated Series(animated), 1993
  • Storytime, PBS, 1994
  • Judge Harold Nance, "The Bus Stops Here," Picket Fences, CBS, 1994
  • Judge Harold Nance, "Enemy Lines," Picket Fences, CBS, 1994
  • General Richard Franklin, "GROPOS," Babylon 5, TNT, 1995
  • Ramses, "Ghost Story," Second Noah, ABC, 1996
  • Sam, "The Journalist," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1996
  • Voice of Lucius Sweet, "The Homer They Fall," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 1996
  • Sam, "Inherit the Wind," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1997
  • Voice of Omar Mosley, "Six Forgotten Warriors Chapter 3: Secrets of the Six," Spider-Man (animated), Fox, 1997
  • Sam, "Nothing But Net," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1997
  • Voice of Omar Mosley/Black Marvel, "Six Forgotten Warriors Chapter 4: TheSix Fight Again," Spider-Man (animated), Fox, 1997
  • Voice of Omar Mosley/Black Marvel, "Six Forgotten Warriors Chapter 5: ThePrice of Heroism," Spider-Man (animated), Fox, 1997
  • Voice of Lucius Sweet, "The Trouble with Trillions," The Simpsons(animated), Fox, 1998
  • Pastor Roscoe Jones, "The Soul of Winter," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 1998
  • Sam, "The Medium and the Message," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1999
  • Voice of Sam Young, "A Touch of Curare," Batman Beyond (animated),The WB, 1999
  • Voice of Sam Young, "Splicers," Batman Beyond (animated), The WB,1999
  • Voice of Sam Young, "Sneak Peek," Batman Beyond (animated), The WB, 1999
  • Dr. Phillip Sanders, "Four Fathers," Crossing Jordan, NBC, 2002
  • Also appeared in "The Dying of the Light," Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles (animated), ABC; as voice, "Beauty and the Beast," Happily EverAfter: Fairy Tales for Every Child; in The Pet Shop.
  • Stage Appearances
  • Title role, Coriolanus, Kennedy Theatre, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, 1971
  • Title role, Othello, Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, GA, 1979
  • Title role, Othello, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, 1981
  • Calvin, Happy Ending, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, 1981
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, 1981
  • A Lesson from Aloes, Dallas Theatre Center, Dallas, TX, 1982
  • Title role, Othello, Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA, 1985
  • Dorn, The Seagull, Eisenhower Theatre, Washington, DC, 1985
  • Checkmates, Westwood Playhouse, Los Angeles, 1987
  • Frank Cooper, Checkmates, 46th Street Theatre, New York City, 1988-1989
  • William Makepeace Ladd III, Love Letters, Old Globe Theatre, 1991
  • Sir John Falstaff, Merry Wives of Windsor, Folger Shakespeare Library summer outdoor theatre, Washington, DC, 1991
  • Title role, Othello, Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN, 1993
  • Also appeared in An Enemy of the People, Goodman Theatre, Chicago,IL; The Latent Heterosexual and Richard III, both Lincoln Center, New York City; and The Merry Wives of Windsor, Broadway production.
  • Major Tours
  • A Few Good Men, 1992
  • RECORDINGS
  • Taped Readings
  • Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting, L.A. Theatre Works, 1996
  • Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned by Walter Mosley, Dove Audio,1998
  • Walkin' the Dog by Walter Mosley, Time Warner Audio, 1999

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Contemporary Black Biography, Volume 2, Gale Research, 1992
    Periodicals
    • American Film, May, 1991, p. 46
    • Booklist, January 1, 1998, p. 831
    • Entertainment Weekly, April 28, 1995, p. 51; November 10, 1995, p.78
    • Jet, September 25, 1995, p. 53; March 12, 2001, p. 26
    • People Weekly, August 20, 1990, p. 61
    • Starlog, June, 1990, p. 59
    • Variety, February 23, 1998, p. 87

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