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Al Matthews

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Biography

Brooklyn, New York, USA
Folk singer and musical performer who worked professionally while living in England. He later turned to acting, but continues to write and sing. Matthews is noted for having made two significant historical firsts. While on combat duty during the Vietnam War, Matthews became the first black Marine to be meritoriously promoted to the rank of Sergeant (E-5). Williams was also the first "black voice" on England's national station, 'Radio 1. Read more...

Actor

Character: Himself

The Butterfly Ball 1977

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Character: General Tudor

The Fifth Element 1997

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Character: Master Sergeant 3

Tomorrow Never Dies 1997

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Character: Wesley Sorenson

The Apocalypse Watch 1997

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Character: First U.S. Controller

Defence of the Realm 1986

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Character: Black G.I. at dance

Yanks 1979

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Character: Oxford St. John

BBC2 Playhouse 1973

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