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Al Freeman Jr.

Al Freeman Jr.

AL FREEMAN, JR. is a veteran of over 30 years on stage, screen and television.

Among Mr. Freeman's film credits are Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored, Conduct Unbecoming, Malcolm X, Seven Hours to Judgment, The Detective, Finian's Rainbow, Castle Keep, Black Like Me and Ensign Pulver.

For 17 years, Mr. Freeman was a regular on the daytime drama One Life to Live. His other television appearances include the mini-series Roots: The Next Generation, the tele-features Young, Gifted and Black, My Sweet Charlie and The Trial of the Chicago Seven. He has also made guest appearances on dozens of series, from The Bill Cosby Show and Law and Order to Kojak, Mannix and The Mod Squad.

After making his television debut on a production of G.E. Theatre (Displaced Persons), Mr. Freeman made his Broadway debut in the 1960 production of The Long Dream, ,adapted from a novel by Richard Wright. He followed this with Tiger, Tiger Burning Bright, directed by Joshua Logan. Mr. Freeman's other Broadway appearances include Golden Boy, Long Day's Journey Into Night and Blues for Mr. Charlie.

In addition to his busy acting career, Mr. Freeman has been chairman of the drama department at Howard University for the past six years.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

Al Freeman Jr. Facts

Birth Name Albert Cornelius Freeman Jr.
OccupationActor
BirthdayMarch 21, 1934 (83)
SignAries
BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas, USA

Selected Filmography

Captain America: Civil War
Malcolm X
Finian's Rainbow
Hot Shots!
Down in the Delta / Sarafina
King
The Detective
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