Al Freeman, Jr.

Al Freeman, Jr.

  • Born on
    • March 21st, 1934
  • Died on
    • September 9th, 2012
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Al Freeman, Jr., M.Ed. (born Albert Cornelius Freeman, Jr. on March 21, 1934, in San Antonio, Texas) is an African-American actor and director. Freeman has made appearances in many films, such as My Sweet Charlie, Finian's Rainbow, and Malcolm X, and television series such as The Cosby Show, Law & Order, Homicide: Life on the Street and The Edge of Night. He is mostly recognized for his portrayal of Police Captain Ed Hall on the ABC soap opera, One Life to Live, a role he played from 1972 through 1985, with recurring roles in 1988 and 2000. He won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for that role, the first African-American actor to be so honored. He left the show briefly to appear in the network's controversial sitcom Hot L Baltimore. During that period, "Ed" was played by another actor, Arthur Pendleton. He was also a director of One Life to Live, and was one of the first, if not the first, African-Americans to direct a soap opera. After leaving One Life to Live, Freeman appeared in the motion picture Down in the Delta. His Broadway theatre credits include Look to the Lilies, Blues for Mister Charlie, and Medea. His portrayal of Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad in the motion picture Malcolm X earned him the 1995 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture. Coincidently, he had previously played Malcolm X in the 1979 miniseries, Roots: The Next Generations. Freeman currently teaches acting as a professor at Howard University in Washington, D.C.. Description above from the Wikipedia article Al Freeman, Jr., licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


Acting (13 Credits)

1998Down in the Delta as Earl Sinclair
1995Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored as Poppa
1994Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker as Old Johnson Whittaker
1992Malcolm X as Elijah Muhammad
1988Perry Mason Returns as Lt. Cooper
1985Perry Mason Returns as Lt. Cooper
1969Castle Keep as Pvt. Allistair Piersall Benjamin
1968Finian's Rainbow as Howard
1968The Detective as Robbie Loughlin
1968One Life to Live as Capt. Ed Hall
1964Black Like Me as Thomas Newcomb
1964Ensign Pulver as Taru
1958Torpedo Run

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