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List of Ossie Davis Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Hill (1965)
12
2
The Hill
TV-14
12
2

Sergeant Major Roberts along with four more British soldiers are sent to a detention camp. The brutal Staff Sergeant Williams orders the convicts to keep on climbing a man-made hill in the scorching desert heat as their punishment. The new detainees have full sympathy of Staff Sergeant Harris, but he can only be a silent spectator of the sadistic extremes that William adopts.

Role:
Jacko King
Starring:
Sean Connery, Harry Andrews, Ian Bannen, Alfred Lynch
Directed By:
Sidney Lumet
3. Do the Right Thing (1989)
11
3
Do the Right Thing
R
11
3

Sal Fragione, owner of a pizzeria in Brooklyn, thinks of his eatery as a part of the community. Local customer Buggin’ Out objects that pictures of only Italian-Americans are displayed on pizzeria’s wall of fame, but being an African-American neighborhood, the wall should have black celebrities. As Sal differs, tensions over racism escalate and on one hot summer day, the frustrations explode.

Role:
Da Mayor
Directed By:
5. Malcolm X (1992)
10
3
Malcolm X
PG-13
10
3

The movie is a dramatization of different events of the life of controversial African-American icon, Malcolm X. The film focuses on his early criminal endeavors, his imprisonment, his conversion to Islam, his joining and leaving the Nation of Islam, his marriage, his experiences with racial violence against blacks, his fight for racial unity and his assassination.

Directed By:
6. Black Girl (1972)
11
2
Black Girl
PG
11
2
Starring:
Claudia McNeil, Brock Peters, Leslie Uggams, Louise Stubbs, Peggy Pettit
Directed By:
Ossie Davis
9. Shock Treatment (1964)
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2
Shock Treatment
11
2

An actor is hired to locate one million dollars in stolen loot which is hidden in an insane asylum. Therefore he fakes an insanity to enter the asylum and look for it.  

Starring:
Lauren Bacall, Roddy McDowall, Olive Deering, Stuart Whitman, Carol Lynley
Directed By:
Denis Sanders
10. Gone Are the Days! (1963)
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2
Gone Are the Days!
11
2

Gone are the Days! is a comedy drama film which tells the story of a self-ordained Reverend Judson, who returns to his hometown to build an integrated church. However, he is short of funds. Therefore, he asks his fiancée to masquerade as his dead cousin, hoping to gain access to her unclaimed inheritance.

Role:
Reverend Purlie Victorious Judson
Starring:
Alan Alda, Sorrell Booke, Ruby Dee, Godfrey Cambridge, Hilda Haynes
Directed By:
Nicholas Webster
11. How to Get the Man's Foot Outta Your Ass (2003)
10
3
How to Get the Man's Foot Outta Your Ass
R
10
3

In this documentary film, Mario Van Peebles pays homage to his father Melvin Van Peeble’s 1971 film "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song."

Role:
Granddad
Starring:
Adam West, Rainn Wilson, Mario Van Peebles, Joy Bryant, T.K. Carter, Terry Crews
Directed By:
Mario Van Peebles
12. The Cardinal (1963)
11
2
The Cardinal
TV-14
11
2
Starring:
Romy Schneider, John Huston, Dorothy Gish, Cecil Kellaway, Maggie McNamara, Tom Tryon
Directed By:
13. Gordon's War (1973)
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2
Gordon's War
R
11
2

A Vietnam veteran finds out that drug dealers and pimps have invaded his once-peaceful neighborhood. It turns out that his wife is also one of the victims, as she died from an overdose. Therefore, along with some of his former comrades, he wages a guerilla war against the criminals.

Starring:
Paul Winfield, Tony King, Gilbert Lewis, Carl Lee, David Downing
Directed By:
Ossie Davis
14. Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970)
11
2
Cotton Comes to Harlem
R
11
2
Starring:
Redd Foxx, Godfrey Cambridge, Raymond St. Jacques, Calvin Lockhart, Judy Pace
Directed By:
Ossie Davis
15. Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)
10
3
Bubba Ho-Tep
R
10
3

The film revolves around Elvis Presley and a black John F Kennedy, who are staying in a nursing home, where suddenly an Egyptian mummy appears and begin draining out the souls of old people. The two unite and decide to fight back. 

Role:
Jack
Starring:
Bruce Campbell, Ella Joyce, Heidi Marnhout, Bob Ivy
Directed By:
Don Coscarelli
16. Hot Stuff (1979)
10
2
Hot Stuff
PG
10
2

With an aim to apprehend criminals, three Miami cops set up a fencing operation and try to record the details from the burglars as they bring in the stolen stuff. As their superiors don’t support their idea, the cops try to run their business by re-selling the stolen goods. Before long, the local kingpin finds out and sends his goons after them.  

Role:
Captain John Geiberger
Starring:
Jerry Reed, Suzanne Pleshette, Dom DeLuise, Luis Avalos
Directed By:
Dom DeLuise
17. Grumpy Old Men (1993)
10
2
Grumpy Old Men
PG-13
10
2

Two former best friends, Max and John, who are now rivals, live in the same neighborhood. Their rivalry escalates even further, when a woman moves into the house across the street and they both start to like her. 

Starring:
Walter Matthau, Daryl Hannah, Jack Lemmon, Ann-Margret, Kevin Pollak, Burgess Meredith
Directed By:
Donald Petrie
18. A Man Called Adam (1966)
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2
A Man Called Adam
10
2

A Man Called Adam is a musical drama film, which tells the story of Adam Johnson, a talented jazz musician. However, he is suffering from alcoholism and guilt, due to the fact that his family died in a car accident, for which he blames himself.

Role:
Nelson Davis
Starring:
Cicely Tyson, Morgan Freeman, Lola Falana, Sammy Davis Jr., Louis Armstrong
Directed By:
Leo Penn
19. The Client (1994)
10
2
The Client
PG-13
10
2

The Client is a 1994 legal thriller film, which tells the story of a young boy who witnesses the suicide of a lawyer, and also has information regarding the disappearance of a politician. He hires a lawyer for protection when the District Attorney tries to use him to take down the mobsters. 

Starring:
Tommy Lee Jones, Susan Sarandon, Mary-Louise Parker, Anthony Edwards, Kim Coates, Brad Renfro, James Thomas Patrick Walsh
Directed By:
20. Get on the Bus (1996)
9
3
Get on the Bus
R
9
3

A group of African-American men on the way Washington DC develop a unique bond on the bus, after sharing their stories and experiences.

Starring:
Richard Belzer, Bernie Mac, Andre Braugher, Randy Quaid, De'aundre Bonds, Thomas Jefferson Byrd
Directed By:
21. Cool Red (1976)
10
2
Cool Red
PG
10
2
Role:
Ernest Motapo
Starring:
Ruby Dee, Greg Morris, Tom Aldredge, Michael Ebert
Directed By:
Ossie Davis
22. The Joe Louis Story (1953)
10
2
The Joe Louis Story
10
2

The Joe Louis Story is a biographical sports drama film which tells the story of a young boy Joe, who gives up on the violin, and begins boxing. Within a few years, he manages to become the Golden Gloves Champion. Over the years, he finds success and gains a string of victories. However, due to racial tensions, he begins to face struggles.  

Starring:
Paul Stewart, James Edwards, John Marley, Hilda Simms
Directed By:
Robert Gordon
23. I'm Not Rappaport (1996)
10
2
I'm Not Rappaport
PG-13
10
2
Role:
Midge Carter
Starring:
Bobby Cannavale, Amy Irving, Marin Hinkle, Craig T. Nelson, Walter Matthau, Boyd Gaines
Directed By:
Herb Gardner
24. Gladiator (1992)
9
2
Gladiator
R
9
2

Gladiator is an action sports drama film which tells the story of Tommy, a young boy, who moves to Chicago, along with his father. He soon steps into the world of underground boxing, in order to pay off gambling debts accumulated by his father. He soon meets another boy who is also fighting in order to get money to move out of the ghetto. The two boys become friends, as they are both being exploited by a boxing promoter.

Starring:
Cuba Gooding Jr., Brian Dennehy, James Marshall, Richard Lexsee
Directed By:
Rowdy Herrington
25. Sam Whiskey (1969)
10
2
Sam Whiskey
M
10
2

Seduced by the charming young widow Laura Breckenridge and her money, former gambler Sam Whiskey, agrees to take on a dangerous mission with his two companions. They are to dive to the bottom of Colorado's Platte River to recover gold bars stolen by her dead husband and return those discreetly to the Denver Mint without raising suspicion.

Role:
Jed Hooker
Starring:
Burt Reynolds, Angie Dickinson, William Schallert, Clint Walker
Directed By:
Arnold Laven
26. Jungle Fever (1991)
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3
Jungle Fever
R
9
3

Jungle Fever is a romantic drama film which tells the story of Flipper, an African American lawyer who begins an affair with his secretary. His wife throws him out of the house, when she comes to know about this. Soon he decides to begin courting his mistress, although other people don’t approve of this.

Role:
The Good Reverend Doctor Purify
Starring:
Wesley Snipes, Halle Berry, Queen Latifah, Charlie Murphy, Timothy Francis Robbins, Samuel L. Jackson, Spike Lee
Directed By:
27. The House of God (1984)
10
2
The House of God
R
10
2

After the chief resident of a teaching hospital suffers a breakdown, the young doctors are guided by a senior resident, who is a cynic.

Starring:
Gilbert Gottfried, James Cromwell, Tim Matheson, Michael Sacks, Charles Haid
Directed By:
Donald Wrye
28. Harry & Son (1984)
9
2
Harry & Son
PG
9
2
Starring:
Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Morgan Freeman, Ellen Barkin, Judith Ivey
Directed By:
29. School Daze (1988)
8
3
School Daze
R
8
3

School Daze is a musical comedy drama film which takes us to a college in the South of the United States, and revolves around two groups of students having different ideas and beliefs, which lead to various conflicts among them.

Starring:
Laurence Fishburne, Samuel L. Jackson, Spike Lee, Giancarlo Esposito, Tisha Campbell-Martin
Directed By:
30. Joe Versus the Volcano (1990)
9
2
Joe Versus the Volcano
PG
9
2

Joe Banks, a hypochondriac tired of his dreary job, learns that he has only few days to live. Quitting his job, he accepts an offer to jump in a Pacific Island volcano as per the superstition of the natives. Traveling aboard a yacht, he falls for Captain Patricia as they survive adversities together. But can he forget his commitment to the volcano?

Starring:
Meg Ryan, Tom Hanks, Abe Vigoda, Amanda Plummer, Lloyd Bridges, Nathan Lane, Robert Stack
Directed By:
John Patrick Shanley
31. Doctor Dolittle (1998)
8
1
Doctor Dolittle
PG-13
8
1

Dr. Doolittle, a noted surgeon, hits his head on the windshield while swerving his car to avoid running over a dog. It triggers in him a long dormant gift, enabling him to understand what animals and birds are saying and communicate with them. Although initially skeptical, he finally learns to appreciate his gifts and starts treating both animals and humans. 

Role:
Archer Dolittle
Starring:
Eddie Murphy, John Leguizamo, Chris Rock, Norm MacDonald, Jeffrey Tambor, Brian Doyle-Murray, Garry Shandling
Directed By:
Betty Thomas
32. Slaves (1969)
8
1
Slaves
8
1

Cassy and Luke are two black slaves who are sold to a sadistic plantation owner named MacKay. They soon decide to fight for their freedom, and MacKay’s mistress eventually decide to join them.  

Role:
Luke
Starring:
Dionne Warwick, Gale Sondergaard, Stephen Boyd, Marilyn Clark
Directed By:
Herbert J. Biberman
33. She Hate Me (2004)
7
2
She Hate Me
R
7
2

John Henry is a biotech executive who is terminated from his job for exposing corruption in the business practices. He soon agrees to impregnate his ex-fiancée along with few other wealthy lesbian women for money.

Starring:
Kerry Washington, Anthony Mackie, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jim Brown, Monica Bellucci, Woody Harrelson, Brian Dennehy
Directed By:
34. Cop & ½ (1993)
6
1
Cop & ½
PG
6
1

This comedy crime film tells the story of an eight year old boy named Devon, who dreams of becoming a cop, as he has watched a lot of detective and police procedural shows. One day, he witnesses a murder. The cops want more information from him, but he refuses, unless they agree to make him a cop.

Starring:
Burt Reynolds, Ray Sharkey, Ruby Dee, Holland Taylor, Norman D. Golden II
Directed By:
Henry Winkler
35. Beah: A Black Woman Speaks (2003)
12
2
Beah: A Black Woman Speaks
12
2
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Ruby Dee, Beah Richards, Bill Cobbs, LisaGay Hamilton
Directed By:
LisaGay Hamilton
36. Alyson's Closet (1998)
10
2
Alyson's Closet
10
2
Starring:
Suzzanne Douglas, Eddie Karr, Tobijah Tyler, Melinda Renee
Directed By:
Rick Page
37. Here's to Life! (2000)
9
2
Here's to Life!
9
2
Role:
Duncan Cox
Starring:
James Whitmore, Kim Hunter, Eric McCormack, Marya Delver
Directed By:
Arne Olsen
38. Proud (2004)
8
2
Proud
PG
8
2
Role:
Lorenzo DuFau
Starring:
Aidan Quinn, Vernel Bagneris, Janet Hubert, Reggie Austin
Directed By:
Mary Pat Kelly
39. The Unfinished Journey (1999)
7
1
The Unfinished Journey
7
1
Role:
Narration (voice)
Starring:
Edward James Olmos, Sam Waterston, Ruby Dee, Maya Angelou
Directed By:
Steven Spielberg
40. Avenging Angel (1985)
8
1
Avenging Angel
R
8
1
Role:
Captain Harry Moradian
Starring:
Rory Calhoun, Robert F. Lyons, Susan Tyrrell, Betsy Russell
Directed By:
Robert Vincent O'Neill

TV Movie(s)

1. Purlie (1981)
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3
Purlie
15
3
Starring:
Sherman Hemsley, Melba Moore, Robert Guillaume, Rhetta Hughes, Clarice Taylor
Directed By:
Rudi Goldman
2. Teacher, Teacher (1969)
13
2
Teacher, Teacher
13
2
Role:
Charles Carter
Starring:
David McCallum, George Grizzard, Billy Schulman, Sally Chamberlin
Directed By:
Fielder Cook
3. The Outsider (1967)
12
2
The Outsider
12
2
Starring:
Ann Sothern, Edmond O'Brien, Darren McGavin, Nancy Malone, Shirley Knight
Directed By:
Michael Ritchie
4. 12 Angry Men (1997)
12
2
12 Angry Men
PG-13
12
2
Role:
Juror #2
Starring:
Courtney B. Vance, Tony Danza, James Gandolfini, Hume Cronyn, George C. Scott, Edward James Olmos, Jack Lemmon
Directed By:
William Friedkin
5. The Sheriff (1971)
13
2
The Sheriff
13
2
Role:
James Lucas
Starring:
Edward Binns, Kaz Garas, Lynda Day George, Kyle Johnson
Directed By:
David Lowell Rich
6. Don't Look Back: The Story of Leroy 'Satchel' Paige (1981)
11
2
Don't Look Back: The Story of Leroy 'Satchel' Paige
11
2
Starring:
Louis Gossett Jr., Cleavon Little, Beverly Todd, Clifton Davis
Directed By:
Richard A. Colla
7. All God's Children (1980)
11
2
All God's Children
11
2
Role:
Blaine Whitfield
Starring:
Richard Widmark, Ruby Dee, Mariclare Costello, Ned Beatty
Directed By:
Jerry Thorpe
8. The Tenth Level (1976)
11
2
The Tenth Level
11
2
Role:
Reed
Starring:
William Shatner, John Travolta, Lindsay Crouse, Lynn Carlin
Directed By:
Charles S. Dubin
9. Billy: Portrait of a Street Kid (1977)
10
2
Billy: Portrait of a Street Kid
10
2
Role:
Dr. Fredericks
Starring:
Dolph Sweet, Tina Andrews, Roxie Roker, Chick Vennera
Directed By:
Steve Gethers
10. Freedom Road (1979)
9
2
Freedom Road
9
2
Starring:
Kris Kristofferson, Edward Herrmann, Ron O'Neal, John McLiam, Muhammad Ali
Directed By:
Ján Kadár
11. John Brown's Raid (1960)
8
2
John Brown's Raid
8
2
Role:
Dangerfield Newby
Starring:
Robert Duvall, James Mason, Wesley Addy, Roberts Blossom
Directed By:
Sidney Lumet
12. The Emperor Jones (1955)
13
2
The Emperor Jones
13
2
Role:
Brutus Jones
13. The Ghosts of Christmas Eve (1999)
12
2
The Ghosts of Christmas Eve
12
2
Role:
The Caretaker
Starring:
Michael Crawford, Jewel Kilcher, Allie Sheridan
Directed By:
Hart Perry
14. The Secret Path (1999)
12
2
The Secret Path
12
2
Starring:
Della Reese, Crystal Bernard, Ron White, Yvonne Zima
Directed By:
Bruce Pittman
15. Home of the Brave (1996)
11
2
Home of the Brave
11
2
Role:
Erasmus Jones
Starring:
Celeste Holm, Gerald McRaney, Austin O'Brien, Eddie Karr
16. The Ernest Green Story (1993)
11
2
The Ernest Green Story
11
2
Starring:
Robert Alexander, Morris Chestnut, Steven Allen, Katherine Bernhardt
Directed By:
Eric Laneuville
17. Miss Evers' Boys (1997)
11
2
Miss Evers' Boys
PG
11
2
Starring:
Laurence Fishburne, Alfre Woodard, Craig Sheffer, Joe Morton, Obba Babatundé
Directed By:
Joseph Sargent
18. Lincoln (1992)
11
2
Lincoln
11
2
Starring:
Richard Dreyfuss, Jill Clayburgh, Rod Steiger, Frank Langella, Cliff Robertson, Blythe Danner, Eli Wallach
Directed By:
Peter W. Kunhardt, James A. Edgar
19. Deacons for Defense (2003)
10
2
Deacons for Defense
R
10
2
Role:
Reverend 'Rev' Gregory
Starring:
Forest Whitaker, Chris Britton, Jonathan Silverman, Gene Mack
Directed By:
Bill Duke
20. The Feast of All Saints (2001)
10
2
The Feast of All Saints
R
10
2
Role:
Jean-Jacques
Starring:
Bianca Lawson, Jennifer Beals, Ben Vereen, James Earl Jones, Pam Grier, Forest Whitaker, Robert Ri'chard
Directed By:
Peter Medak
21. The Soul Collector (1999)
10
2
The Soul Collector
10
2
Role:
Mordecai
Starring:
Melissa Gilbert, Bruce Greenwood, Hilary Duff, Scotty Leavenworth
Directed By:
Michael Scott
22. A Vow to Cherish (1999)
10
2
A Vow to Cherish
10
2
Role:
Alexander Billman
Starring:
Ken Howard, Barbara Babcock, Donna Bullock, D. David Morin
Directed By:
John Schmidt
23. Ray Alexander: A Menu for Murder (1995)
9
2
Ray Alexander: A Menu for Murder
9
2
Role:
Uncle Phil
Starring:
James Coburn, Louis Gossett Jr., Beverly Johnson, Tracy Nelson
Directed By:
Gary Nelson
24. Finding Buck McHenry (2000)
9
2
Finding Buck McHenry
9
2
Role:
Buck McHenry
Starring:
Ruby Dee, Ernie Banks, Michael Schiffman, Duane McLaughlin
Directed By:
Charles Burnett
25. J.C. Leyendecker: The Great American Illustrator (2000)
8
1
J.C. Leyendecker: The Great American Illustrator
8
1
Role:
Narrator
Directed By:
Amy Stone
26. Ray Alexander: A Taste for Justice (1994)
8
1
Ray Alexander: A Taste for Justice
8
1
Role:
Uncle Phil
Starring:
James Coburn, Louis Gossett Jr., Tracy Nelson, Willie Garson
Directed By:
Gary Nelson
27. The Android Affair (1995)
7
1
The Android Affair
PG-13
7
1
Role:
Dr. Winston
Starring:
Saul Rubinek, Griffin Dunne, Harley Jane Kozak, Peter Outerbridge
Directed By:
Richard Kletter

Animation(s)

Dinosaur (2000)
Dinosaur
PG
Plot:

Dinosaur is an animated comedy film, which tells the story of a family of lemurs who raise an orphaned dinosaur. However, meteors ruin their green paradise, after which along with other herbivores, they try to find a home. 

Role:
Yar (voice)
Starring:
Billy West, Hayden Panettiere, Della Reese, Julianna Margulies
Directed By:
Eric Leighton, Ralph Zondag
The Red Shoes (1990)
The Red Shoes
Role:
Narrator / Alphonse (voice)
Starring:
Diana Cherkas, Devon Collins, Meghan Duffy, Hilda Correa
Directed By:
Michael Sporn
Legend of the Candy Cane (2001)
Legend of the Candy Cane
Starring:
Tom Bosley, Florence Henderson, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Paige O'Hara
Directed By:
John Schmidt

TV Shows and Videos

The Great Adventure (1963)
The Great Adventure
Starring:
Jim Nabors, Ron Howard, Jack Klugman, Jackie Cooper, Katharine Ross, Marion Ross, Diane Ladd
Directed By:
Philip Leacock, Paul Stanley, Buzz Kulik, Bernard Girard, Joseph Sargent
East Side/West Side (1963)
East Side/West Side
Starring:
Bert Convy, Charles Durning, Martin Sheen, David Carradine, Alan Arkin, Gene Hackman, Barbara Feldon
Directed By:
Tom Gries, Daniel Petrie, Herschel Daugherty, Marc Daniels, Jack Smight
Slattery's People (1964)
Slattery's People
Starring:
Elsa Lanchester, Gavin MacLeod, Claude Akins, Ed Asner, Lee Grant, Denver Pyle, Barbara Eden
Directed By:
Leo Penn, Allen Reisner, Marc Daniels, Gerald Mayer, Richard C. Sarafian
Kraft Television Theatre (1947)
Kraft Television Theatre
Starring:
Inger Stevens, Cloris Leachman, Ben Gazzara, Bea Arthur, Elaine Stritch, Sal Mineo, Dick Van Patten
Directed By:
William A. Graham, Stanley Quinn, Paul Bogart, Harry Herrmann, Richard Dunlap
Trans-Siberian Orchestra: Ghost of Christmas Eve (2001)
Trans-Siberian Orchestra: Ghost of Christmas Eve
Starring:
Jewel Kilcher, Allie Sheridan, Michael Crawford
Directed By:
Hart Perry
Playhouse 90 (1956)
Playhouse 90
Starring:
Vincent Price, Buster Keaton, Charlton Heston, Charles Bronson, Leslie Nielsen, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Andy Griffith
Directed By:
John Frankenheimer, Franklin J. Schaffner, Ralph Nelson, Vincent J. Donehue, Arthur Hiller
12 O'Clock High (1964)
12 O'Clock High
Starring:
James Brolin, Jon Voight, Tom Skerritt, Patrick Wayne, Bruce Dern, Claudine Longet, William Christopher
Directed By:
Robert Douglas, Don Medford, William A. Graham, Laslo Benedek, Joseph Lejtes
The Defenders (1961)
The Defenders
Role:
District Attorney Daniel Jackson / ... (8 episodes, 1961-1965)
Starring:
Robert Redford, Milton Berle, Gene Wilder, Robert Reed, Martin Landau, Lillian Gish, Doris Roberts
Directed By:
Alex March, Philip Leacock, Paul Stanley, Charles S. Dubin, Leonard Horn
The Fugitive (1963)
The Fugitive
Starring:
Donald Pleasence, Wayne Rogers, James Doohan, Harry Dean Stanton, Gus Trikonis, Kurt Russell, George Harris Kennedy, Jr
Directed By:
Walter Grauman, Alexander Singer, James Sheldon, Richard Donner, Christian Nyby
Night Gallery (1969)
Night Gallery
TV-PG
Starring:
Buddy Ebsen, Carl Reiner, Geraldine Page, Mel Blanc, Pat Boone, Werner Klemperer, Leonard Nimoy
Directed By:
Jeannot Szwarc, Jeff Corey, Gene R. Kearney, Jerrold Freedman, John Badham
Ossie and Ruby! (1980)
Ossie and Ruby!
Starring:
Robert Hooks, Cleavon Little, Kevin Hooks, Donald Bogle
American Playhouse (1981)
American Playhouse
Starring:
Cynthia Nixon, Eric Stoltz, Flip Wilson, Stephen Baldwin, Jane Kaczmarek, Dorothy McGuire, Megan Mullally
Directed By:
Kirk Browning, Jack O'Brien, Jeff Bleckner, Bill Duke, Michael Roemer
The Name of the Game (1968)
The Name of the Game
Starring:
O. J. Simpson, Broderick Crawford, Peter Falk, Anne Baxter, Mickey Rooney, Carolyn Jones, Ray Milland
Directed By:
Steven Spielberg, Barry Shear, Nicholas Colasanto, Seymour Robbie, John Llewellyn Moxey
King (1978)
King
Starring:
Paul Winfield, Cicely Tyson, Roscoe Lee Browne, Tony Bennett, Lonny Chapman
Directed By:
Abby Mann
Run for Your Life (1965)
Run for Your Life
Starring:
Peter Graves, John Forsythe, Mary Ann Mobley, Eric Braeden, Bobby Darin, Don Rickles, Rita Moreno
Directed By:
Leo Penn, Alexander Singer, Leslie H. Martinson, Richard Benedict, Alf Kjellin
Roots: The Next Generations (1979)
Roots: The Next Generations
Starring:
Marlon Brando, Kim Fields, Olivia de Havilland, Dina Merrill, Rosey Grier, Diahann Carroll, Henry Fonda
Directed By:
John Erman, Charles S. Dubin
NBC Special Treat (1975)
NBC Special Treat
Starring:
Adam Baldwin, Scatman Crothers, Brian Blessed, Scott Baio, Barbara Eden, Joanne Woodward, Cynthia Nixon
Directed By:
Sid Smith, Richard Marquand, Bert Salzman, J. Philip Miller
The Nurses (1962)
The Nurses
Starring:
Jean Stapleton, Dustin Hoffman, Linda Lavin, Keenan Wynn, Sorrell Booke, Martin Sheen, Tom Bosley
Directed By:
Alex March, Charles S. Dubin, Marvin J. Chomsky, Leonard Horn, Ralph Senensky
Car 54, Where Are You? (1961)
Car 54, Where Are You?
Starring:
Nipsey Russell, Alice Ghostley, Charles Nelson Reilly, Hal Linden, Tom Bosley, Sorrell Booke, Jean Stapleton
N.Y.P.D. (1967)
N.Y.P.D.
Starring:
Roy Scheider, John Cazale, Harvey Keitel, Al Pacino, Laurence Luckinbill, Charles Grodin, Sam Waterston
Directed By:
John Llewellyn Moxey, Alex March, Robert Butler, Daniel Petrie, David Pressman
Third Watch (1999)
Third Watch
Starring:
Helen Mirren, Michael K. Williams, Viola Davis, Haylie Duff, Elizabeth Banks, Adam Beach, Sarah Rafferty
Directed By:
Félix Enríquez Alcalá, Christopher Chulack, Guy Norman Bee, Nelson McCormick, Brooke Kennedy
Hawaii Five-O (1968)
Hawaii Five-O
Starring:
Slim Pickens, George Lazenby, Helen Hayes, Sam Elliott, Mako Iwamatsu, George Takei, Cindy Williams
Directed By:
Michael O'Herlihy, Charles S. Dubin, Paul Stanley, Allen Reisner, Richard Benedict
Bonanza (1959)
Bonanza
TV-PG
Starring:
Dennis Hopper, Lorne Greene, Bonnie Bedelia, Mary Wickes, Dawn Wells, Majel Barrett, Gena Rowlands
Directed By:
William F. Claxton, Lewis Allen, Leon Benson, Don McDougall, William Witney
Thomas Jefferson (1997)
Thomas Jefferson
Role:
Narrator (2 episodes, 1997)
Starring:
Gwyneth Paltrow, Sam Waterston, Gore Vidal, Michael Potts
Directed By:
Ken Burns
The CBS Festival of Lively Arts for Young People (1973)
The CBS Festival of Lively Arts for Young People
Starring:
Valerie Bertinelli, Kevin Kline, Harry Belafonte, Michael Tilson Thomas
Directed By:
Jeff Bleckner, Sheldon Larry, Roger Englander, David Saperstein, Jerome Schnur
Queen (1993)
Queen
Role:
Parson Dick (3 episodes, 1993)
Starring:
Jane Krakowski, Victor Garber, Danny Glover, Jussie Smollett, Ann-Margret, Halle Berry, Paul Winfield
Directed By:
John Erman
Ripper (1996)
Ripper
M
Starring:
Paul Giamatti, Christopher Walken, John Rhys-Davies, Burgess Meredith, Karen Allen, David Patrick Kelly, Scott Cohen
Directed By:
Phil Parmet
The L Word (2004)
The L Word
TV-MA
Starring:
Sarah Shahi, Eric Roberts, Alan Cumming, Jessica Capshaw, Jane Lynch, Janina Gavankar, Lucy Lawless
Directed By:
Rose Troche, Angela Robinson, Ilene Chaiken, Lynne Stopkewich, Tricia Brock
Love, American Style (1969)
Love, American Style
Starring:
Joyce Bulifant, Sandra Dee, Ray Walston, Fred Willard, Maud Adams, Anne Meara, Connie Stevens
Directed By:
Charles R. Rondeau, Bruce Bilson, Leslie H. Martinson, Gary Nelson, Richard Michaels
Play of the Week (1959)
Play of the Week
Starring:
Jason Robards, Larry Hagman, Paul Lynde, Jane Wyatt, Patricia Neal, Lee Grant, Joyce Bulifant
Directed By:
Marc Daniels, Henry Kaplan, Ralph Nelson, Don Richardson, Paul Bogart
The Stand (1994)
The Stand
Starring:
Kathy Bates, Jeff Goldblum, Rob Lowe, Molly Ringwald, Sam Raimi, Mike Lookinland, Miguel Ferrer
Directed By:
Mick Garris
Philly (2001)
Philly
Starring:
Page Kennedy, Missi Pyle, Pauley Perrette, Kim Delaney, Tom Everett Scott, Rick Hoffman
Directed By:
Rick Wallace, Kevin Hooks, Joe Ann Fogle, Michael Switzer
Promised Land (1996)
Promised Land
Starring:
Emile Davenport Hirsch, Joe Walsh, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Selma Blair, Esther Rolle, Milo Ventimiglia, Lee Majors
Directed By:
Victor Lobl, Stuart Margolin, Burt Brinckerhoff, Alan J. Levi, Jim Johnston
Evening Shade (1990)
Evening Shade
Role:
Ponder Blue (98 episodes, 1990-1994)
Starring:
Debra Jo Rupp, Hilary Swank, Seth Green, Robert Urich, Alexa Vega, Leah Remini, Billy Bob Thornton
Directed By:
Burt Reynolds, Harry Thomason, James Hampton, David Steinberg, Robby Benson
City of Angels (2000)
City of Angels
Starring:
Vivica A. Fox, Maya Rudolph, Viola Davis, Blair Underwood, Michael Warren, Hill Harper
Directed By:
Paris Barclay, Greg Beeman, Joe Ann Fogle, Dianne Houston, Rick Wallace
JAG (1995)
JAG
TV-14
Starring:
Jay Leno, Trisha Yearwood, Mark Harmon, Ernest Borgnine, Sam Worthington, Stana Katic, Sarah Silverman
Directed By:
Bradford May, Tony Wharmby, Alan J. Levi, Jeannot Szwarc, Terrence O'Hara
Cosby (1996)
Cosby
Starring:
Busta Rhymes, Kevin James, Wood Harris, Michael B. Jordan, Taylor Momsen, Ray Romano, Tom Conti
Directed By:
Don Scardino, John Whitesell, John Bowab, Tim Ryder
B.L. Stryker (1989)
B.L. Stryker
Role:
Oz Jackson (12 episodes, 1989-1990)
Starring:
Julianne Moore, Neil Patrick Harris, Rita Moreno, Alice Ghostley, Charles Nelson Reilly, Jerry Reed, Burt Reynolds
Directed By:
Burt Reynolds, Tony Wharmby
Presidio Med (2002)
Presidio Med
Starring:
Christine Baranski, Richard Lewis, Michael York, Blythe Danner, Jack Klugman, Melissa Gilbert, Dana Delany
Directed By:
Christopher Chulack, Nelson McCormick
The Client (1995)
The Client
Role:
Judge Harry Roosevelt (14 episodes, 1995-1996)
Starring:
Scarlett Johansson, James Cromwell, Alice Ghostley, Polly Holliday, David Barry Gray, John Heard
Directed By:
James Quinn, Michael W. Watkins, Vern Gillum, Steven Robman, Michael Pavone
Touched by an Angel (1994)
Touched by an Angel
TV-G
Starring:
Celine Dion, Bryan Cranston, Joel Grey, Patrick Duffy, Gary Cole, Carrie Snodgress, Mandy Patinkin
Directed By:
Peter H. Hunt, Timothy Van Patten, Victor Lobl, Bethany Rooney, Stuart Margolin
The Great Battles of the Civil War (1994)
The Great Battles of the Civil War
Role:
W. H. Carney (unknown episodes)
Starring:
Charlton Heston, Burt Reynolds, Richard Dreyfuss
Directed By:
Jay Wertz

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Grammy Awards
Winner Best Spoken Word Album 2007