Brock Peters Biography

Birthday: 1927-07-02
Place of Birth: New York City, New York
Height: 6' 2" (1.88 m)
Wiki Biography: Born of African and West Indian parentage in New York City, Brock Peters set his sights on a show business career early on, at age ten. A product of NYC's famed Music and Arts High School, Peters initially fielded more odd jobs than acting jobs as he worked his way up from Harlem poverty. Landing a stage role in "Porgy and Bess" in 1949, he quit physical education studies at CCNY and went on tour with the acclaimed musical. His film debut came in Carmen Jones (1954), but he really began to make a name for himself - having dropped his real name, George Fisher, in 1953 - in such films as To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) and The L-Shaped Room (1962). He received a Tony nomination for his starring stint in Broadway's "Lost in the Stars". Brock Peters died at age 78 of pancreatic cancer on August 23, 2005.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Gravedale High 1990 Animation
The Pirates of Dark Water Bloth 1991 Animation
Kinderfluisteraar, De Admiral Cartwright 2011
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Carmen Jones 1954 Drama, Musical, Romance
Porgy and Bess Crown 1959 Drama, Musical, Romance
The L-Shaped Room 1962 Drama
Heavens Above! 1963
To Kill a Mockingbird Tom Robinson 1963 Crime, Drama, Mystery
Major Dundee 1965 Adventure
The Incident 1967
Soylent Green Chief Hatcher 1973 Drama, Mystery, Sci Fi
Two-Minute Warning 1976 Drama, Thriller
SST: Death Flight Dr. Ralph Therman 1977 Drama
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Admiral Cartwright 1986 0, Sport, 0
Alligator II: The Mutation Chief Speed 1991 Horror
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Admiral Cartwright 1991 Action, Mystery, Sci Fi
The Importance of Being Earnest Doctor Chasuble 1992 Comedy
Park Day Heseeit Turner 1998
The Last Place on Earth Jack Field 2002 Comedy, Drama
The Wild Thornberrys Movie Jomo 2002 Adventure, Animation, Family