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Roosevelt Grier

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Biography

Linden, New Jersey, USA
Former star player with the Los Angeles Rams during the 1960s, this impressively built African-American athlete broke into acting via appearances in TV shows including The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964), The Wild Wild West (1965) and I Dream of Jeannie (1965).

Grier received positive reviews for his role in the TV movie The Desperate Mission (1969) and then landed a recurring role alongside Fess Parker in the hugely popular children's TV series Daniel Boone (1964). Read more...

Actor

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Character: Himself - Giants Defensive Tackle 1958

The Greatest Game Ever Played 2008

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Character: Himself / Host

Race, Religion and Racism 2002

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Character: Himself - Host

Kids Against Crime 1995

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Character: Rev. Jeremiah Knox

Reggie's Prayer 1996

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Character: Himself

The White Shadow 1978

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Character: Powerhouse Watson

The Jeffersons 1975

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Character: Big Slew Johnson

Roots: The Next Generations 1979

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Character: Himself

Chico and the Man 1974

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Character: Bobo Johnson

McMillan & Wife 1971

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Character: Tiny Jon

The Wild Wild West 1965

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Character: Rosey Robbins

Make Room for Granddaddy 1970

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Character: Himself

Captain Kangaroo 1955

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Character: Himself

The Kraft Music Hall 1967

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Character: Himself

The Green Girl 2014

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Character: Gabe Cooper from Daniel Boone

Pioneers of Television 2008

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Character: Himself

The Dick Cavett Show 1968

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Character: Cudjo Evers

The Sophisticated Gents 1981

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Character: Himself

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