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Melvin Van Peebles

Film Director / Novelist / Screenwriter / Actor / Film Producer / Composer / Playwright | * 08/21/1932 (89) | Chicago, Illinois (United States of America (USA))
Melvin Van Peebles (born Melvin Peebles; August 21, 1932) is an American actor, filmmaker, playwright, novelist and composer. He is most well known for creating and starring in the film Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song. He is the father of actor and director Mario Van Peebles. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Documentaries

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Movies with Melvin Van Peebles as Actor(29)

as Grandpa V.2018 Armed
as Grandpa Peeples2013 Peeples
as Elmo2011 Redemption Road
as Himself (voice)2011 The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
as himself2008 American Swing
as Sweetback2003 The Hebrew Hammer
as himself2002 BaadAsssss Cinema
as himself1998 Classified X
as Andre Speier1996 Gang in Blue
as Mr. Bucket1996 Calm at Sunset
as Noble1994 Terminal Velocity
as himself1993 Farewell, Babylon!
as Papa Joe1993 Posse
as Melvin Van Peebles1993 Last Action Hero
as Editor1992 Boomerang
as Taxi Driver1991 True Identity
as Mr. Witherspoon1987 Jaws: The Revenge
as Interviewed Man1986 America
as Wino Bob1985 O.C. and Stiggs
as himself1973 Wattstax
as Sign Painter1970 Watermelon Man

TV Shows/Series with Melvin Van Peebles as Actor(7)

Movies with Melvin Van Peebles as Crew(45)

Writing/Writer2004 Baadasssss!
Directing/Director2003 The Real Deal: What It is
Directing/Director2003 The Real Deal: What It Is
Directing/Director2000 Bellyful
Writing/Writer1998 Classified X
Directing/Director1996 Tales of Erotica
Directing/Director1996 Gang in Blue
Production/Producer1996 Gang in Blue
Writing/Writer1995 Panther
Production/Producer1995 Panther
Writing/Novel1995 Panther
Directing/Director1995 Vrooom Vroom Vrooom
Writing/Writer1995 Vrooom Vroom Vrooom
Editing/Editor1995 Vrooom Vroom Vrooom
Production/Producer1995 Vrooom Vroom Vrooom
Sound/Original Music Composer1995 Vrooom Vroom Vrooom
Directing/Director1989 976-STUD
Directing/Director1989 Identity Crisis
Writing/Writer1976 Just an Old Sweet Song
Directing/Director1973 Don't Play Us Cheap
Writing/Writer1973 Don't Play Us Cheap
Sound/Music1973 Don't Play Us Cheap
Writing/Screenplay1973 Don't Play Us Cheap
Editing/Editor1973 Don't Play Us Cheap
Writing/Theatre Play1973 Don't Play Us Cheap
Sound/Songs1973 Don't Play Us Cheap
Directing/Director1971 Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song
Production/Producer1971 Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song
Writing/Screenplay1971 Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song
Directing/Director1970 Watermelon Man
Sound/Original Music Composer1970 Watermelon Man
Writing/Writer1969 Slogan
Directing/Director1968 The Story of a Three-Day Pass
Directing/Director1961 Cinq cent balles
Sound/Original Music Composer1961 Cinq cent balles
Writing/Writer1961 Cinq cent balles
Directing/Director1957 Three Pick-Up Men for Herrick
Directing/Director1957 Sunlight

TV Shows/Series with Melvin Van Peebles as Crew(2)

Directing/Director1995 The Outer Limits
Writing/Writer1980 CBS Schoolbreak Special

Born: Sunday, 08/21 1932 (August) in Chicago, Illinois (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 89 years + 30 days)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Monkey)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Ohio Wesleyan University, Thornton Township High School
Record Label: Capitol Records
Melvin Van Peebles frequently works together with these people:
Mario Van Peebles (20x, Actor)
Göran Olsson (4x, Crew)
James Earl Jones (3x, Actor)
Rebecca De Mornay (3x, Actress)
Reed Diamond (3x, Actor)
Steven Weber (3x, Actor)
Barry Levinson (3x, Crew)
Mara Brock Akil (3x, Crew)
Tom Fontana (3x, Crew)
Kim Fields (3x, Actress)
Don Franklin (3x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:761446, Added: 11/03/2018, Last updated: 09/10/2021