Melvin Van Peebles

Melvin Van Peebles

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    • August 21st, 1932
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Melvin "Block" Van Peebles (born August 21, 1932) is an American actor, director, screenwriter, playwright, novelist and composer. He is most famous for creating the acclaimed film, Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song, which heralded a new era of African American focused films. He is the father of actor and director Mario Van Peebles. Description above from the Wikipedia article Melvin Van Peebles, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Starring Melvin Van Peebles on Plex


Acting (13 Credits)

2013Peeples as Grandpa Peeples
2003The Hebrew Hammer as SweetbackWatch Free
1997The Shining as Richard Hallorann
1995Fist of the North Star as Asher
1994Terminal Velocity as Noble
1993Posse as Papa Joe
1993Last Action Hero as Melvin Van Peebles
1992Boomerang as Editor
1991True Identity as Taxi Driver
1987Jaws: the Revenge as Mr. Witherspoon
1985O.C. and Stiggs as Wino Bob
1971Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song as Sweetback
1970Watermelon Man as Sign Painter

Writer (1 Credits)


Himself (4 Credits)

2011The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 as Self (voice)
2008American Swing as HimselfWatch Free
2002Baadasssss Cinema as Self
1973Wattstax as Himself


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