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Brock Peters Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Jul 2, 1927
  • Died: Aug 23, 2005
  • Birth Name: Brock Fisher

African American actor Brock Peters was a stage performer as early as 1943, long before he was old enough to attend CCNY. Peters made his film bow as Sgt. Brown in Otto Preminger's [[Feature~V8293~Carmen Jones~carmenjones]] (1954). Five years later, he appeared in another Preminger-directed musical film, playing the menacing Crown in [[Feature~V106384~Porgy and Bess~porgyandbess]] (1959); coincidentally, he'd made his earliest stage appearance in that same Gershwin opera. Specializing in roles of unquestioned authority, Peters was at home with the villainous Rodriguez in [[Feature~V37529~The Pawnbroker~thepawnbroker]] (1965) as he was with the kindly Reverend Kumalko in [[Feature~V100217~Lost in the Stars~lostinthestars]] (1974). Conversely, one of Peters' most impressive screen performances was as a victim; in 1962's [[Feature~V50165~To Kill a Mockingbird~tokillamockingbird]], he played accused rapist Tom Robinson. His more recent movie assignments have included Admiral Cartwright in two of the [[Feature~V149682~Star Trek~startheatre]] theatrical features (numbers IV and VI), and a brace of roles previously associated with white actors: reclusive Mr. Pendergast in [[Feature~V128251~Polly~polly]], the 1988 musical adaptation of Pollyanna, and the fatuous Reverend Chasuble in the all-black 1992 remake of [[Feature~V119216~The Importance of Being Earnest~theimportanceofbeingearnest]]. Peters also produced the 1973 film [[Feature~V91601~Five on the Black Hand Side~fiveontheblackhandside]], and has from time to time pursued a nightclub singing career. On television, Peters was briefly a regular on the daytime drama [[Feature~V118049~Young and the Restless~youngandthecool]], and supplied the voice of Lucius Fox on 1992's [[Feature~V122085~Batman: The Animated Series~batman:maskofthephantasm]]. The recipient of numerous industry awards and honors, Brock Peters was inducted into the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame in 1976. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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