Al Freeman Jr.

Al Freeman Jr.
Film director, Actor, Screenwriter
Principal country concerned : Column : Theater, Cinema/tv

Date of Birth
21 March 1934, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Birth Name
Albert Cornelius Freeman Jr.

Alternate Names:
Al Freeman
Jr. Albert C. Freeman

Sevara Clemon (1960 - ?)

Son of actor Al Freeman.

Played Sidney Poitier's Oscar-winning role in the musical stage version of Lilies of the Field (1963) entitled "Look to the Lilies" in 1970. Co-starring Shirley Booth, it ran only 25 performances at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

Where Are They Now
(August 1988) Al Freeman Jr. has taught at Howard University for the last 16 years. He teaches Speech for the Microphone, Junior Level Acting: Character/Scene study, and Senior Level: Acting for TV and Film. He lives on a boat on the Waterfront in Washington DC.

Awards:Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations

Daytime Emmy Awards
> 1987 Nominated Daytime Emmy Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for: "One Life to Live" (1968)
> 1986 Nominated Daytime Emmy Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for: "One Life to Live" (1968)
> 1983 Nominated Daytime Emmy Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role in a Daytime Drama Series for: "One Life to Live" (1968)
> 1979 Won Daytime Emmy Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series for: "One Life to Live" (1968)

Emmy Awards
> 1979 Nominated Emmy Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Special for: "Roots: The Next Generations" (1979) For episode VII.
> 1970 Nominated Emmy Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for: My Sweet Charlie (1970) (TV)

Image Awards
> 1995 Won Image Award Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for: Malcolm X (1992)



"Law & Order".... Reverend Thayer /... (2 episodes, 1990-2004)
... aka Law & Order Prime (USA: informal title)
- Evil Breeds (2004) TV episode.... Stan Wallace
- Poison Ivy (1990) TV episode.... Reverend Thayer

Down in the Delta (1998).... Earl Sinclair

"Homicide: Life on the Street".... Deputy Commissioner James Harris (3 episodes, 1995-1996)
... aka Homicide (USA: informal short title)
- Blood Wedding (1996) TV episode.... Deputy Commissioner James Harris
- Partners (1995) TV episode.... Deputy Commissioner James Harris
- Cradle to Grave (1995) TV episode.... Deputy Commissioner James Harris

Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored (1995).... Poppa

Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker (1994) (TV).... Old Johnson Whittaker
... aka Assault at Westpoint (USA: short title)

Boy Meets Girl (1993)

Malcolm X (1992).... Elijah Muhammad
... aka X (USA: poster title)

Seven Hours to Judgment (1988).... Danny Larwin

Perry Mason Returns (1985) (TV).... Lt. Cooper
... aka The Defense Never Rests (USA: video title)

"The Cosby Show".... Coach Ernie Scott (1 episode, 1985)
- Back to the Track, Jack (1985) TV episode.... Coach Ernie Scott

"Roots: The Next Generations" (1979) TV mini-series.... Malcolm X

"King" (1978) TV mini-series.... Damon Lockwood

"Kojak".... Federal Agent Donald Moshiah (1 episode, 1976)
- A Need to Know (1976) TV episode.... Federal Agent Donald Moshiah

"Hot L Baltimore".... Charles Bingham (3 episodes, 1975)
- Suzy's New Job (1975) TV episode.... Charles Bingham
- Millie's Beau (1975) TV episode.... Charles Bingham
- Suzy's Wedding (1975) TV episode.... Charles Bingham

"Maude".... Roy (1 episode, 1974)
- Speed Trap (1974) TV episode.... Roy

"One Life to Live" (1968) TV series.... Capt. Ed Hall #1 (1972-1975, 1975-1987, 1988, 2000) (unknown episodes)

"The Mod Squad" (1 episode, 1972)
- Kill Gently, Sweet Jessie (1972) TV episode

To Be Young, Gifted, and Black (1972) (TV)

A Fable (1971).... The Leader
... aka The Slave

My Sweet Charlie (1970) (TV).... Charles Roberts

Castle Keep (1969).... Pvt. Allistair Piersall Benjamin

The Lost Man (1969).... Dennis Lawrence

"Judd for the Defense".... Jones (1 episode, 1969)
- The View from the Ivory Tower (1969) TV episode.... Jones

"The F.B.I.".... Alan Harmon (1 episode, 1968)
- The Enemies (1968) TV episode.... Alan Harmon

Finian's Rainbow (1968).... Howard

The Detective (1968).... Robbie Loughlin

For Pete's Sake (1968)

"The Edge of Night" (1956) TV series.... Asst. Dist. Atty. Ben Lee (unknown episodes, 1967)
... aka Edge of Night (USA: last season title)

Dutchman (1967).... Clay

"The Trials of O'Brien" (1 episode, 1966)
- The Blue Steel Suite (1966) TV episode

"Slattery's People".... Arthur Courtney (1 episode, 1965)
- Question: What's a Swan Song for a Sparrow (1965) TV episode.... Arthur Courtney

"For the People".... Johnson (1 episode, 1965)
- The Right to Kill (1965) TV episode.... Johnson

"The Defenders".... Charlton White (1 episode, 1965)
- Nobody Asks What Side You're On (1965) TV episode.... Charlton White

Ensign Pulver (1964).... Taru

The Troublemaker (1964).... Intern

Black Like Me (1964).... Thomas Newcomb

Sniper's Ridge (1961) (as Albert C. Freeman, Jr.).... Medic Gwathney

"Adventures in Paradise".... Para (1 episode, 1961)
- The Good Killing (1961) TV episode.... Para

"The DuPont Show with June Allyson".... Taxi Man (1 episode, 1960)
... aka The June Allyson Show
- Dark Fear (1960) TV episode.... Taxi Man

This Rebel Breed (1960) (as Al Freeman).... Satchel
... aka The Black Rebels (USA)
... aka Three Shades of Love (USA: reissue title)

"Bourbon Street Beat".... Elevator Operator (1 episode, 1959)
- Mrs. Viner Vanishes (1959) TV episode.... Elevator Operator

Torpedo Run (1958) (uncredited).... Sam Baker

"The Millionaire".... Houseboy (1 episode, 1958)
... aka If You Had a Million
- The Rafe Peterson Story (1958) TV episode.... Houseboy

"Suspicion" (1 episode, 1958)
- A Touch of Evil (1958) TV episode


A Fable (1971)
... aka The Slave

"One Life to Live" (1968) TV series (unknown episodes)

Countdown at Kusini (1976) (writer)
... aka Cool Red (USA)

Finian's Rainbow (1968) (performer: "This Time of The Year")


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  • Rwanda : Positive Production
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  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
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