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The following information was found at his official fanclub site which is listed in my DS9 Links

Biographical Information


MFA (Rutgers)

Associate Professor of Theater Arts

Mason Gross School of the Arts

Rutgers: The State University of New Jersey


Date of Birth: April 18


First African-American to earn a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in acting and directing from the Mason Gross School of the Arts


Artistic Director of the National Black Arts Festival in Atlanta, Georgia


Inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Theater (April, 1994)


Given an Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts from Oberlin College (May, 1996)


Given an Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts from Buffalo State University (May, 1998)


Theater Credits

William Shakespeare's "Othello" [Othello]



William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" [Theseus and Oberon]


Anthony Davis' "The Life And Times of Malcom X" [Malcom X]


Ntozake Shange's "Boogie Woogie Landscapes"


Ntozake Shange's "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf"


Phillip Hayes Dean's "Paul Robeson"


"Are You Now or Have You Ever Been?" [Paul Robeson]


August Wilson's "Fences" [Troy Maxson]


Richard Wesley's "The Talented Tenth"


"The Offering" [Martin]


Ntozake Shange's "Spell #7"


Ntozake Shange's "A Photograph: A Study in Cruelty"


Derek Walcott's "Pantomime"




"The Big Hit" (April 24, 1998) (Feature Film) [Paris]


"American History X" (October 30, 1998) (Feature Film) [Dr.Bob Sweeney]


"Elephants of Africa" (1998) (IMAX) [narrator]


"Africans in America" (1998) (TV) [various voices]


"Frontline: The Two Nations of Black America" (1998) (TV) [Voice of W.E.B. DuBois]


HBO's "Happily Ever After: Tales for Every Child--The Golden Goose" (1997) (TV) [King Maximus]


"Ark of the Spirit" (1996) (TV) [Host]


"Heart of Africa" (1996) (TV) [Narrator]


"Spenser: A Savage Place" (1995) (TV) [Hawk]


"Spenser: Pale Kings and Princes" (1994) (TV) [Hawk]


"Spenser: The Judas Goat"(1995) (TV) [Hawk]


"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993 - 1999) (TV) [Captain Benjamin Sisko]


"Spenser: Ceremony" (1994) (TV) [Hawk]


"The Ernest Green Story" (1993) (TV)


"Gargoyles - 'Sentinel'" (1994) (TV) [Nokkar]


"A Man Called Hawk" (1989) (TV) [Hawk]


"Roots: The Gift (1988) (TV) [Cletus]


"Uncle Tom's Cabin" (1987) (TV) [Tom] - Nominated for an Ace Award


"Spenser: For Hire" (1985-1988) (TV) [Hawk]


"Finnegan Begin Again" (1985) (TV)


"Solomon Northrup's Odyssey" (1984) (TV) [Solomon]



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