Paul Winfield

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Paul Winfield

Born

5/22/1941, Los Angeles, California

Died

3/7/2004

Birth Name

Paul Edward Winfield

Gender

Male
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A native of Los Angeles's Watts district, Paul Winfield first gained attention while attending Manual Arts High School, where he became the first black actor to win Best Actor in the annual Speech and Drama Teachers Association Drama Festival and the first person of any color to win…more

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    • Paul was given the Lifetime Achievement award at the St. Louis International Film Festival in 1999.

    • Paul also starred in a 2003 remake of Sounder (1972), this time playing the Teacher.

    • Paul collected ceramic and bronze statues of dogs, including a 600-year old Chinese artifact.

    • Paul raised and bred championship black Pug breed dogs.

    • Paul was a musician and played the cello.

    • Paul produced a Broadway play "Checkmates," in 1988. It co-starred Ruby Dee and Denzel Washington.

    • Paul was awarded the Image Award in 1982 for Best Performance by an Actor in a Dramatic Series or Miniseries or Television Movie in The Sophisticated Gents (1981).

    • Paul appeared twice in the "Star Trek" franchise, as doomed Captain Terrell in Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan (1982) and in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Darmok" as an alien in 1991.

    • Paul won the Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for Picket Fences in 1995. He was nominated twice before in 1978 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series for his portrayal of Martin Luther King in King (1978) and for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Special in Roots: The Next Generations (1979).

    • Paul was nominated for the Best Actor in a Leading Role Oscar for Sounder (1973).

    • Paul was 6 feet 1 1/2 inches tall.

    • Winfield is the cousin of the late William Marshall, with both guest staring in the Star Trek franchise.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • I was saddened to recently learn of Paul Winfields death. I only found out who he was after listening to his narration of one of my favorite shows, City Confidential. His voice was distinct and melodious. He had a great gift for narration.moreless

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    I was saddened to recently learn of Paul Winfields death. I only found out who he was after listening to his narration of one of my favorite shows, City Confidential. His voice was distinct and melodious. He had a great gift for narration. I saw him the other night in The Wrath of Khan and realized who he was - I put a face to a voice! Then I found out he passed away. How sad to lose such a great, unique and beautiful talent.moreless
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