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Paul Benjamin

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Paul Benjamin (born 1938) is an American actor. Benjamin was born in Pelion, South Carolina. He made his film debut in 1969 as a bartender in Midnight Cowboy. After a small role in Sidney Lumet's The Anderson Tapes, he did extensive television work in the 1970s. A few notable exceptions were a major role in Barry Shear's Across 110th Street, and smaller parts in Gordon Parks' biopic Leadbelly, Arthur Marks' Friday Foster, and Don Siegel's prison film Escape from Alcatraz. He gave exceptional performances in the TV adaptations of I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings and Gideon's Trumpet. He later starred in the HBO movie The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains, based on the novel by Robert E. Burns. On the big screen in the 1990s, Benjamin worked with some well known directors. He appeared in Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing, Robert Townsend's The Five Heartbeats, Bill Duke's Hoodlum, and John Singleton's Rosewood. On television, he appeared in the 1994 pilot episode of ER, which led to his recurring role of homeless man Al Ervin during the next few seasons. Benjamin also worked on the American Masters documentary of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ralph Ellison, which aired on PBS. After 2000, he appeared primarily in small independent films like Stanley's Gig, The Station Agent, Deacons For Defense, and James Hunter's 2004 drama Back in the Day. He recently made a special appearance in the independent film The Talk Man, directed by Gene Gallerano. Description above from the Wikipedia article Paul Benjamin, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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In Pelion, South Carolina, USA
Movie/TV Crediti:
Prime apparizioni:
nel series Hallmark Hall of Fame 1951-12-24
Ultimi progetti:
Film Straight Outta Tompkins 2015-03-06
Known For
Poster of The Shield
Poster of The Station Agent
Poster of Angel
Poster of Law & Order
Film Straight Outta Tompkins Perc Daddy 2015-03-06
Film Ascension Day Sam 2007-02-02
series The Shield Unknown 2004-09-03
Film The Station Agent Henry Styles 2003-01-26
series Angel Unknown 1999-10-05
Film Rosewood James Carrier 1997-02-21
Film Hoodlum Whispers 1997-08-27
series E.R. - Medici in prima linea Unknown 1994-09-19
series Law & Order Unknown 1990-09-13
Film Fa' la cosa giusta ML 1989-06-30
series The Atlanta Child Murders Unknown 1985-02-10
Film Deadly Force Lester 1983-07-08
Film I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Freeman 1979-04-28
Film Fuga da Alcatraz English 1979-06-22
series Knots Landing Unknown 1979-12-27
Film One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story John LeFlore 1978-09-26
Film Leadbelly Wes Ledbetter 1976-05-28
series Starsky & Hutch Unknown 1975-09-10
series Police Woman Unknown 1974-09-13
Film The Education of Sonny Carson Pops 1974-07-17
Film Mr. Inside/Mr. Outside 1973-01-01
series Police Story Unknown 1973-09-25
Film La rossa ombra di Riata Jacob 1973-12-21
series Kojak Unknown 1973-10-24
Film Rapina record a New York Jimmy 1971-06-17
Film Un uomo da marciapiede Bartender - New York 1969-05-25
series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24