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Darwin Joston (Francis Darwin Solomon)

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Biography

Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA
"Got a smoke?" Darwin Joston secured himself a permanent place in cult movie history with that particular laconically witty line as laid-back Death Row-bound convict Napoleon Wilson in John Carpenter's outstanding urban action thriller classic Assault on Precinct 13 (1976). Wilson was undoubtedly Joston's best role, and he played it with exceptional skill: mellow, low-key and disarmingly casual with a cool sense of dry ironic humor and a wickedly funny way with a sardonic wisecrack. Joston's terrific portrayal of the acidic and fatalistic Wilson should have led to bigger and better things. Alas, it did not. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Drunken Trucker #2

Coast to Coast 1980

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Character: Burgers

Knight Rider 1982

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Character: Ed

Lassie 1954

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Character: Pvt. Peterson

The Rat Patrol 1966

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Character: Airport security officer

Airwolf 1984

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Character: Dog-Pound Attendant

ALF 1986

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