Delroy Lindo Biography

Birthday: 1952-11-18
Place of Birth: Eltham, London
Height: 6' 4" (1.93 m)
Wiki Biography: On the stage and on the big screen, Delroy Lindo projects a powerful presence that is almost impossible to ignore. Alhough it was not his first film role, his portrayal of the bipolar numbers boss West Indian Archie in Spike Lee's Malcolm X (1992) is what first attracted attention to Lindo's considerable talents. Since then, his star has slowly been on the rise. The son of Jamaican parents, Lindo was born and raised in Lewisham, England, United Kingdom, until his teens when he and his mother moved to Toronto, Ontario, Canada. A little later, they moved to the United States, where Lindo would graduate from the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. After graduation, Lindo landed his first film role, that of an Army sergeant in More American Graffiti (1979). However, he did not appear in another film for ten years. In the meantime, Lindo worked on stage and, in 1982, debuted on Broadway in "Master Harold and the Boys" directed by the play's author, Athol Fugard. In 1988, Lindo earned a Tony nomination for his portrayal of Harald Loomis in Joe Turner's Come and Gone. Though he was obviously a talented actor with a bright future, Lindo's career stalled. Wanting someone more aggressive and appreciative of his talents, Lindo changed agents (he'd had the same one through most of his early career). It was a smart move, but it was director Spike Lee who provided the boost Lindo's career needed. The director was impressed enough with Lindo to cast him as patriarch Woody Carmichael in Lee's semi-autobiographical comedy Crooklyn (1994). For Lindo, 1996 was a big year. He landed major supporting roles in six features, including a heavy in Barry Sonnenfeld's Get Shorty (1995), another villainous supporting role in Lee's Clockers (1995), and still another bad guy in Feeling Minnesota (1996). Lest one believe that Lindo is typecast into forever playing drug lords and gangsters, that year he also played baseball player Leroy "Satchel" Paige in the upbeat Soul of the Game (1996) (TV) (a.k.a. Baseball in Black and White), for which he won a NAACP Image Award nomination. Since then, the versatile Lindo has shown himself equally adept at playing characters on both sides of the law. In 1997, he played an angel opposite Holly Hunter in Danny Boyle's offbeat romantic fantasy A Life Less Ordinary (1997) and, in 2009, a vengeful cop in an episode of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (1999).

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Broken Arrow Colonel Max Wilkins 1996 Action
Pros and Cons Kyle 1999 Comedy
Heist Bobby 'Bob' Blane 2006 - 2007 Action
60 secondes chrono Det. Roland Castlebeck 2011 Family
The Chicago Code Alderman Ronin Gibbons 2011 Crime
The Castle Gen. Wheeler 2013 Drama
Believe Winter 2014 Action
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Sahara 1943 Romance, 0
Broken Arrow Colonel Max Wilkins 1950 Fantasy, 0
The Hard Way 1979 0
The Blood of Heroes 1989 0
Mountains of the Moon 1990 0, 0
Bright Angel Harley 1991 Drama, Thriller
Malcolm X 1992 0, 0, 0
Mr. Jones 1993 0
Blood In, Blood Out Bonafide 1993 Action, Crime, Drama
Get Shorty Bo Catlett 1995 0, Game Show
Clockers 1995 Drama, Crime, Mystery
L'exil du roi Behanzin Behanzin 1996 Drama, History
Soul of the Game Satchel Paige 1996 Drama, History, Sport
Feeling Minnesota 1996 Comedy, Crime, Drama
Ransom! Agent Lonnie Hawkins 1996 Crime, Thriller
Ransom Agent Lonnie Hawkins 1996 Crime, Thriller
A Life Less Ordinary 1997 Biography, 0, 0
Pros & Cons 1999
The Book of Stars Professor 1999 Drama
The Cider House Rules Arthur Rose 2000 Drama, Romance
Romeo Must Die Isaak O'Day 2000 Action, Crime, Thriller
Gone in Sixty Seconds Det. Roland Castlebeck 2000 Action, Crime, Thriller
Heist Bobby 'Bob' Blane 2001 0, Comedy, 0
The Heist Bobby Blane 2001
The Last Castle Gen. Wheeler 2001 Action, Drama, Thriller
The One MVA Agent Harry Roedecker / Gas Station Attendant 2001 Action, Thriller
The Core Dr. Ed 'Braz' Brazzleton 2003 Sport, 0
The Exonerated 2005 Drama
Lackawanna Blues 2005 Drama, Music
Domino Claremont Williams 2005 Action, Biography, Crime
This Christmas Joseph 'Joe' Black 2007 Biography, 0
Up Beta 2009 Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Up! Beta 2009 Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The Big Bang Skeres 2011 Action, Mystery, Thriller
Battlecreek Arthur 2015 Drama