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Brock Peters is a Actor and Producer American born on 2 july 1927 at New York City (USA)

Brock Peters

Brock Peters
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Birth name George Fisher
Nationality USA
Birth 2 july 1927 at New York City (USA)
Death 23 august 2005 (at 78 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Brock Peters or Brock G. Peters (born George Fisher; July 2, 1927 – August 23, 2005) was an American actor, best known for playing the role of Tom Robinson in the 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird and for his role as "Crown" in the 1959 film version of "Porgy and Bess", starring Sidney Poitier. In later years, he also gained recognition among Star Trek fans for his portrayals of Fleet Admiral Cartwright in two of the Star Trek feature films and Joseph Sisko, father of Benjamin Sisko, in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and was also notable for his role as Hatcher in Soylent Green.


Peters delivered Gregory Peck's eulogy at Peck's funeral in 2003. His character, Tom Robinson, was defended by Peck's Atticus Finch in 1962's To Kill a Mockingbird.

Usually with

Leonard Nimoy
Leonard Nimoy
(2 films)
Paula Kelly
Paula Kelly
(2 films)
Ralph Winter
Ralph Winter
(2 films)
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Filmography of Brock Peters (33 films)

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The Locket
The Locket (2002)
, 1h40
Directed by Karen Arthur
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Vanessa Redgrave, Marguerite Moreau, Chad Willett, Lori Heuring, Lourdes Benedicto, Terry O'Quinn
Roles Henry McCord
Rating69% 3.4860053.4860053.4860053.4860053.486005
Esther (Redgrave) is a disillusioned and bitter nursing home resident who shares much with her attendant, Michael (Willett), in terms of personal sacrifices that they have both made. Esther also hides a dark secret. Michael has spent the last several years of his life looking after his cancer-stricken late mother and now faces rejection from his fiancee's father. Michael makes it his mission to improve the last years of Esther's life.
The Wild Thornberrys Movie, 1h25
Origin USA
Genres Adventure, Animation
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Environmental films, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Political films, Children's films
Actors Lacey Chabert, Danielle Harris, Tim Curry, Jodi Benson, Jodi Carlisle, Michael Peter Balzary
Roles Jomo (voice)
Rating56% 2.806442.806442.806442.806442.80644
The film begins with 12-year-old Eliza Thornberry playing with a family of cheetahs in East Africa, where her parents Nigel and Marianne Thornberry work as roving wildlife photographers for a television nature show. Eliza has the magical ability to talk and communicate with wild animals. Eliza also rides on the back of a female elephant named Phaedra throughout the jungle. The cheetah mother, Akela, has left Eliza in charge of her cubs; however, Eliza strays beyond the security of the area, and one of the cheetah cubs, Tally, is kidnapped by poachers. Eliza's persistent efforts to rescue the cub lead her British grandmother Cordelia, who is visiting them, to send her off to an English boarding school, fearing that Eliza is constantly endangering herself in Africa and will be much safer in England much to Debbie's dismay that Eliza had to go instead of her. Darwin, Eliza's "pet" chimpanzee, smuggles himself into her luggage and travels to school with her. After a chaotic food fight at a dinner Darwin attends, he is discovered and gets Eliza in trouble. The headmistress tells Eliza that her grandmother will be disappointed in her. Eliza is still guilt ridden for causing Tally to be taken away by poachers.
10,000 Black Men Named George, 1h35
Directed by Robert Townsend
Genres Drama
Themes Films about racism
Actors Andre Braugher, Charles Dutton, Mario Van Peebles, Brock Peters, Ardon Bess, Ellen Holly
Roles Leon Frey
Rating68% 3.4305253.4305253.4305253.4305253.430525
The film follows union activist A. Philip Randolph's efforts to organize the black porters of the Pullman Rail Company in 1920s America, known as the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters.
Ghosts of Mississippi, 2h10
Directed by Rob Reiner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Documentary, Historical
Themes Films about racism
Actors Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg, James Woods, Virginia Madsen, Susanna Thompson, Craig T. Nelson
Roles Walter Williams
Rating66% 3.3493.3493.3493.3493.349
Medgar Evers was a black civil rights activist in Mississippi who was murdered by an assassin on June 12, 1963. It was suspected that Byron De La Beckwith, a white supremacist, was the murderer. He had been tried twice and both trials ended in hung juries. In 1989, Evers' widow Myrlie, who had been trying to bring De La Beckwith to justice for over 25 years, believed she had what it takes to bring him to trial again. Although most of the evidence from the old trial had disappeared, Bobby DeLaughter, an assistant District Attorney, decided to help her despite being warned that it might hurt his political aspirations and despite the strain that it caused in his marriage. DeLaughter becomes primarily involved with bringing De La Beckwith to trial for the third time 30 years later. In 1994, Byron De La Beckwith was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment, giving justice to the family of Medgar Evers.
The Secret
The Secret (1992)
, 2h
Directed by Karen Arthur
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Kirk Douglas, Bruce Boxleitner, Skipp Sudduth, Brock Peters, Anne Twomey, Laura Harrington
Roles Thurgood 'Uncle T.' Carver III
Rating60% 3.0491953.0491953.0491953.0491953.049195
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, 1h53
Directed by Steven-Charles Jaffe, Nicholas Meyer, Ralph Winter
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Dans l'espace, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors William Shatner, DeForest Kelley, Leonard Nimoy, James Doohan, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols
Roles Admiral Cartwright
Rating71% 3.598393.598393.598393.598393.59839
As a Klingon moon, Praxis, explodes without warning, the starship USS Excelsior, commanded by Captain Hikaru Sulu, is struck by the shock wave and its crew discovers that much of the moon has been obliterated. The loss of their key energy production facility and the destruction of the Klingon homeworld's ozone layer throws the Klingon Empire into turmoil. No longer able to maintain a hostile footing, the Klingons sue for peace with their longstanding enemy, the United Federation of Planets. Accepting the proposal before the Klingons revert to a more belligerent approach, Starfleet sends the USS Enterprise-A to meet with the Klingon Chancellor, Gorkon, and escort him to negotiations on Earth. Enterprise‍ '​s captain, James T. Kirk, whose son David was murdered by Klingons years earlier, opposes the negotiations and resents his assignment.
The Great Los Angeles Earthquake, 3h
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action
Themes Disaster films, American disaster films, Films about earthquakes
Actors Joanna Kerns, Dan Lauria, Bonnie Bartlett, Lindsay Frost, Joe Spano, Michael T. Weiss
Roles David Motubu
Rating59% 2.960142.960142.960142.960142.96014
The movie begins with a small tremor beginning in the hills outside of Los Angeles near a United States Geological Survey (USGS) research post which cuts to a scene of a teenage girl on a date with her boyfriend at the Earthquake Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood. The girl is later revealed to be Heather, daughter of Clare Winslow (Joanna Kerns), who is a seismologist with the U.S.G.S.
Polly (1989)
, 1h40
Directed by Debbie Allen
Origin USA
Genres Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Musical films, Children's films
Actors Keshia Knight Pulliam, Phylicia Rashād, Dorian Harewood, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Barbara Montgomery, T. K. Carter
Roles Mr. Pendergast
Rating79% 3.970733.970733.970733.970733.97073
The film is set in Alabama during the 1950s and features an all African-American cast (with the exception of Celeste Holm). Pulliam stars as Polly Whittier, an orphan who is sent to live with her aunt Polly Harrington, who is a descendant of the founding family of a small Southern town (also called Harrington) during the segregation era. A key point in dividing the town is a ravine which has an unrepaired bridge which burned down many years ago, and no one knows how it started and is suspicious of everyone else. Polly is able to convince people to look at the bright side of things, but tragedy strikes when Polly falls two stories from a tree, suffering a spinal injury.
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, 1h50
Directed by Leonard Nimoy
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about animals, Space adventure films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Time travel films, Dans l'espace, Cétacé, Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life, Mise en scène d'un cétacé
Actors William Shatner, DeForest Kelley, Leonard Nimoy, James Doohan, George Takei, Walter Koenig
Roles Admiral Cartwright
Rating72% 3.649113.649113.649113.649113.64911
In 2286, a large cylindrical probe moves through space, sending out an indecipherable signal and disabling the power of ships it passes. As it takes up orbit around Earth, its signal disables the global power grid and generates planetary storms, creating catastrophic, sun-blocking cloud cover. Starfleet Command sends out a planetary distress call and warns starships not to approach Earth.
A Caribbean Mystery, 1h28
Directed by Robert Michael Lewis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Helen Hayes, Barnard Hughes, Jameson Parker, Season Hubley, Zakes Mokae, Dr. Stephen Macht
Roles Dr. Graham
Rating62% 3.144823.144823.144823.144823.14482
Miss Marple est en vacances à la Barbade, dans une pension tenue depuis peu par Molly et Tim Kendal. Parmi les autres clients se trouve le major Palgrave, personnage bavard qui lui raconte pourquoi il porte un œil de verre. Il explique à miss Marple qu'un assassin se trouve probablement dans l'île, et s'apprête à en montrer la photographie, mais il s'abstient quand il voit arriver un groupe de quatre autres touristes. Le lendemain, le major Palgrave est retrouvé mort, d'une crise cardiaque semble-t-il. Une jeune employée antillaise de la pension remarque que dans la chambre du major se trouve un médicament qu'elle n'y avait jamais vu auparavant. Après l'exhumation du corps de Palgrave, il est établi qu'il a été empoisonné.
Alligator (1980)
, 1h32
Directed by Lewis Teague, Jon Hess
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Horror comedy, Action, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Natural horror films, Giant monster films, Comedy horror films, Disaster films
Actors Robert Forster, Joseph Bologna, Robin Riker, Michael Vincenzo Gazzo, Dee Wallace, Dean Jagger
Roles le chef Speed
Rating40% 2.0454952.0454952.0454952.0454952.045495
A teenage girl purchases a baby American alligator while on vacation with her family at a tourist trap in Florida. After the family returns home to Chicago, the alligator, named Ramón by the girl, is promptly flushed down the family's toilet by her surly, animal-phobic father and ends up in the city's sewers.
The Incredible Journey of Doctor Meg Laurel, 2h25
Directed by Guy Green
Genres Drama, Adventure
Actors Lindsay Wagner, Jane Wyman, Andrew Duggan, Gloria Stuart, Gary Lockwood, Brock Peters
Roles Joe
Rating65% 3.283293.283293.283293.283293.28329
Set in the 1930s, a female doctor returns to her birth town in the Blue Ridge Mountains after she had spent a certain period in the big city. She now has the intention of helping the poor residents after she had learned modern medical techniques in the big city. She becomes the rival of the local medicine woman, who is not pleased with her arrival and does not trust the modern science. She also helps the local sin-eater.
SST: Death Flight, 1h29
Directed by David Lowell Rich
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Aviation films, Musical films, Disaster films, American disaster films, Films about aviation accidents or incidents
Actors Barbara Anderson, Peter Graves, Bert Convy, Lorne Greene, Tina Louise, Season Hubley
Roles Dr. Ralph Therman
Rating41% 2.0740452.0740452.0740452.0740452.074045
On the flight of Maiden 1, the first American supersonic transport, Captain Jim Walsh (Robert Reed) is the assigned pilot on an attempt to set a world speed record from New York to Paris. The flight crew includes the navigator (Robert Ito), stewardess Mae (Tina Louise) and steward (Billy Crystal). The select group on the ceremonial first flight include passengers and executives. On board is Willy Basset (Burgess Meredith), the designer of the SST, Tim Vernon (Bert Convy), the Cutlass Airlines head of publicity who is having an affair with "Miss SST" Angela Garland (Misty Rowe), the model who is the public face of the new aircraft. Hank Fairbanks (Doug McClure), an ex-pilot who now works for an airline group in South America as an aircraft buyer, accompanies the other VIPs, and wants to renew an earlier romance with Mae.
Two-Minute Warning, 1h55
Directed by Larry Peerce
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Sports films, American football films
Actors Charlton Heston, John Cassavetes, Martin Balsam, Beau Bridges, David Janssen, Jack Klugman
Roles Paul
Rating61% 3.0988953.0988953.0988953.0988953.098895
An unknown sniper (Warren Miller) positions himself at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum prior to a professional football championship (dubbed as "Championship X") similar to The Super Bowl. He is spotted by a Goodyear Blimp camera. Police and SWAT team are immediately called in by the stadium manager Sam McKeever (Martin Balsam).
Framed (1975)
, 1h46
Directed by Phil Karlson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Actors Joe Don Baker, Conny Van Dyke, Gabriel Dell, John Marley, Brock Peters, John Larch
Roles Sam Perry
Rating63% 3.198733.198733.198733.198733.19873
Returning home to Tennessee from a trip to Texas, nightclub owner and gambler Ron Lewis happens across a shooting and is nearly shot himself. A deputy determines that Lewis is involved and roughs him up, resulting in a fight that ends up in the deputy being badly beaten and Lewis placed under arrest.