Al Matthews

Al Matthews

  • Born on
    • November 21st, 1942
  • Died on
    • September 22nd, 2018
Al Matthews (6' | 1.83 m) born on November 21, 1942 (Scorpio) in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA is a Folk singer and musical performer who worked professionally while living in England. He later turned to acting, but continues to write and sing. Matthews is noted for having made two significant historical firsts. While on combat duty during the Vietnam War, Matthews became the first black Marine to be meritoriously promoted to the rank of Sergeant (E-5). Williams was also the first "black voice" on England's national station, 'Radio 1.' Al Matthews passed away on September 22, 2018 in Alicante, Spain, two months away from what would have been his 76th birthday on November 21. He never married and left no survivors.

Starring Al Matthews on Plex


Acting (11 Credits)

1997The Fifth Element as General Tudor
1997Tomorrow Never Dies as Master Sergeant 3
1988Stormy Monday as Radio DJ
1986Aliens as Sgt. Al Apone
1985Defense of the Realm as First US Controller
1983Superman III as Fire Chief
1982The Sender as Vietnam Veteran
1981The Final Conflict as Workman
1981Ragtime as Maitre D'
1980Rough Cut as FergusonWatch Free
1979Yanks as Black GI at dance

Himself (2 Credits)

2003Superior Firepower: The Making of 'Aliens' as Self (archive footage)
1977The Butterfly Ball as Himself


Take Plex everywhere.

Watch free anytime, anywhere, on almost any device.

  • Roku
  • Samsung
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Android
  • Apple TV
  • Apple iOS
  • Chomecast
  • XBOX
  • nVidia
  • Vizio
  • PlayStation
  • LG

See the full list of supported devices