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Moses Gunn

Actor | * 10/02/1929 († 64, 12/16/1993) | St. Louis, Missouri (United States of America (USA))
Moses Gunn (October 2, 1929 – December 16, 1993) was an American actor of stage and screen. An Obie Award-winning stage player, he is an alumnus of the Negro Ensemble Company. His 1962 off-Broadway debut was in Jean Genet's The Blacks, and his Broadway debut was in A Hand is on the Gate, an evening of African-American poetry. He was nominated for the 1976 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his performance in The Poison Tree, and he also played Othello on Broadway in 1970. For his screen performances, Gunn is best known for his roles as Clotho in WUSA (1970), Bumpy Jonas in Shaft (1971) and Joe on Little House on the Prairie (1977-1981). ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Crime

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Awards & Nominations for Moses Gunn

Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play

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Movies with Moses Gunn as Actor(35)

as Zeke1991 Perfect Harmony
as Sam Paxton1990 Murder Times Seven
as Isaac1988 Dixie Lanes
as Giorgio Francozzi1987 Leonard Part 6
as Henry Watson1987 Bates Motel
as Staff Sergeant Webster1986 Heartbreak Ridge
as Dr. Freeman1985 Certain Fury
as Doctor Pynchot1984 Firestarter
as Heavy Williams1984 The Killing Floor
as Cairon - Empress' Servant1984 The NeverEnding Story
as Detective Turner1982 Amityville II: The Possession
as Booker T. Washington1981 Ragtime
as Maj. Nammack1980 The Ninth Configuration
as Pike1978 Remember My Name
as Milton Edwards1976 The First Breeze of Summer
as Jacob1976 Law of the Land
as Cletus1975 Rollerball
as Benjamin Blackwell1975 Cornbread, Earl and Me
as Welton J Waters1974 Amazing Grace
as Joe Mott1973 The Iceman Cometh
as Bumpy Jonas1972 Shaft's Big Score!
as Seacrist1972 Haunts of the Very Rich
as General Gourgaud1972 Eagle in a Cage
as Dr. Amusa1972 The Hot Rock
as Bumpy Jonas1971 Shaft
as Ben1971 Wild Rovers
as Clotho1970 WUSA
as Scipio1970 The Great White Hope
as Doc Hayes1970 Carter's Army
as Mill Hand1964 Nothing But a Man

TV Shows/Series with Moses Gunn as Actor(23)

as Uncle Ezra Thornberry1989 Tales from the Crypt
1986 Amen
1982 Hotel
as George Beifus1980 The Contender
1978 Vega$
as Kintango1977 Roots
1975 Switch
1972 Maude
1972 Kung Fu
1970 McCloud

Full Name: Moses Gunn
Born: Wednesday, 10/02 1929 (October) in St. Louis, Missouri (United States of America (USA))
Died: Thursday, 12/16 1993 (December) in Guilford (aged: 64)
Zodiac sign: Libra (Chinese zodiac sign: Snake)
Educated at: University of Kansas, Tennessee State University
Moses Gunn frequently works together with these people:
Michael Landon (15x, Actor)
Jack Kruschen (8x, Actor)
Glen A. Larson (8x, Crew)
Milton Selzer (8x, Actor)
Burr DeBenning (8x, Actor)
Lloyd Bochner (7x, Actor)
George Murdock (7x, Actor)
Lew Ayres (7x, Actor)
Woodrow Parfrey (7x, Actor)
Lynda Day George (7x, Actress)
Ray Danton (7x, Actor)
Ernest Tidyman (6x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:9826, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 12/01/2021