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.