Dorian Harewood

6 Aug 1950


Dorian Harewood (born August 6, 1950) is an African American actor. He first garnered attention for his portrayal of Simon Haley (father of author Alex Haley) in the ABC miniseries Roots: The Next Generations. He is also known for his roles in Full Metal Jacket and The Jesse Owens Story, and for his co-starring role in the ABC Television series Strike Force. In 1994, he was awarded the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, Mini-Series or Television Movie, for his recurring role as jazz/blues saxophonist Clarence "Cool Papa" Charleston on the NBC drama series I'll Fly Away.


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Filmography (25 titles)

(movie, 2011)
···Mayor Cupcake
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Role: Actor (as Albert Peach)
(movie, 2008)
···Grave Misconduct
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Baxter Kyle)
(movie, 2005)
···Assault on Precinct 13
Genre: Thriller
Role: Actor (as Gil)
(series, 2005)
···The Buzz on Maggie
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Judge)
(movie, 2001)
···The Triangle
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Captain Louis Morgan)
(movie, 2000)
Genre: Drama, Music, Biography
Role: Actor (as Al Hendrix)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Archibald Wright)
(movie, 1998)
···Evasive Action
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Luke Sinclair)
(movie, 1997)
···12 Angry Men
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Juror 5)
(movie, 1996)
···Space Jam
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Monstar Bupkus (voice))
(movie, 1995)
···Sudden Death
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Matthew Hallmark)
(movie, 1994)
···The Pagemaster
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Family
Role: Actor (as Jamaican Pirates (voice))
(movie, 1994)
···Shattered Image
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Hardy)
(movie, 1990)
···Pacific Heights
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Dennis)
(movie, 1990)
···Polly: Comin' Home!
Genre: Family, Musical
Role: Actor (as Doctor Shannon)
Genre: Animation
Role: Actor
(movie, 1989)
Genre: Family, Musical
Role: Actor (as Doctor Shannon)
(movie, 1987)
···Full Metal Jacket
Genre: Drama, War
Role: Actor (as Eightball)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Lenell Geter)
(movie, 1984)
···Against All Odds
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Romance
Role: Actor (as Tommy)
(movie, 1984)
···The Jesse Owens Story
Genre: Drama, Biography, History
Role: Actor (as Jesse Owens)
(movie, 1982)
···Desire, the Vampire
Genre: Horror, Romance
Role: Actor (as Detective Jerry Van Ness)
(movie, 1979)
···An American Christmas Carol
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Matt Reeves)
(movie, 1975)
···Foster and Laurie
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Gregory Foster)