Art Evans

Art Evans

  • Born on
    • March 27th, 1942
Arthur James “Art” Evans is an American actor who has made multiple film and television program appearances over the span of three decades. His acting career, spanning over 30 years, started with Frank Silvera's Theater of Being in Los Angeles. He took a starring role in The Amen Corner, which transferred to Broadway in 1965. His first uncredited acting performance in film was Claudine in 1974. His first credited role was in Chico and the Man as Bubba in the episode Too Many Crooks, which aired in 1976. He is probably best known for his role as Leslie Barnes in the action 1990s films Die Hard 2: Die Harder, in which he plays an air traffic control tower employee. Evans has also appeared in Fright Night and Fright Night II, as well as many appearances in a variety of television shows such as MAS*H and Hill Street Blues. In 1984, Evans co-starred in the all-star African-American drama A Soldier's Story as the memorable brown-nosing character Wilkie. His talents for many instruments came in handy when playing Blind Lemon Jefferson in the movie Leadbelly. Also starred in the music video for Stevie Wonder's Go Home.

Starring Art Evans on Plex


Acting (35 Credits)

2013iSteve as Ol’ Mose
2008Shades of Ray as Tyler
2004Never Die Alone as Mr. Waters
2002Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road as OtisWatch Free
1998Always Outnumbered as Markham Peale
1997Metro as Lt. Sam Baffett
1996The Great White Hype as Minister
1995Tales from the Hood as Eli
1993Bitter Harvest as Earl Yates
1993CB4 as Albert Sr.
1992Trespass as Bradlee
1991Mom as Lt. Hendrix
1990Downtown as Henry Coleman
1990Die Hard 2 as Leslie Barnes
1989The Mighty Quinn as Jump Jones
1988School Daze as Cedar Cloud
1987White of the Eye as Detective Charles Mendoza
1986Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling as Arturo
1986Ruthless People as Lt. Bender
1986Native Son as Doc
1985Fright Night as Detective Lennox
1985Tuff Turf as Security Guard
1985Into the Night as Jimmy
1984A Soldier's Story as Private Wilkie
1982Class Reunion as Carl Clapton
1982Wrong Is Right as Warehouse Guard
1982World War III (1982) as Buford
1980First Family as Longo's Right Hand Man
1979The Main Event as Fighter
1979The In-Laws as Driver
1979The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again as Baggage Master
1977Fun with Dick and Jane as Man At Bar
1976Leadbelly as Blind Lemon Jefferson
1974Death Wish as Police at Precinct
1974Claudine as Young Brother (uncredited)

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