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Evans, Art (1942–)

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EVANS, ART (1942–). Actor. This native of Berkeley, California, has amassed a long list of credits on stage, television, and film. His first notable film role was a Blind Lemon Jefferson in the film Leadbelly , 1976. He portrayed the character of Private Wilkie in the stage and screen versions of A Soldier’s Story , 1984, and portrayed A. D. King in the TV miniseries King , 1978. His television work includes appearances in the series Hill Street Blues, In the Heat of the Night, A Different World, Mad About You, Walker: Texas Ranger, City of Angels , and The X Files . He teaches acting classes and is an acting coach in Los Angeles, California.

Filmography: Amazing Grace , 1974; Claudine , 1974; Leadbelly , 1976; Fun with Dick and Jane , 1977; Big Time , 1977; Youngblood , 1978; I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings , 1979; The In-Laws , 1979; The Main Event , 1979; The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again , 1979; Wright is Wrong , 1982; Class Reunion , 1982; A Soldier’s Story , 1984; Tuff Turf , 1985; Into the Night , 1985; Fright Night , 1985; Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling , 1986; Ruthless People , 1986; Native Son , 1986; School Daze , 1988; The Mighty Quinn , 1989; Downtown , 1990; Die Hard 2 , 1990; Mom , 1990; Moe’s World , 1990; Trespass , 1992; CB4 , 1993; Bitter Harvest , 1993; Tales from the Hood , 1995; The Great White Hype , 1996; Metro , 1997; Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned , 1998; The Breaks , 1999; Deadly Rhapsody , 2001; Sonny Listening , 2002; Interstate 60 , 2002; Gas , 2004; Anderson’s Cross , 2004; The Black Man’s Guide to Understanding Black Women , 2005.

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