Actor who also won an Emmy Honor for his portrayal of Dr. Martin Luther Ruler, Jr. in it miniseries Ruler. He also performed Captain Clark Terrell in Celebrity Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. He received his first main film part in The Shed Man opposite acting professional Sidney Poitier. His overall performance like a sharecropper in the 1972 film Sounder gained him an Academy Honor nomination for Greatest Acting professional. His partner of thirty years was architect Charles Gillan, Jr. He performed a supporting part to Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1984 sci-fi traditional The Terminator.