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Full Name
Avery Franklin Brooks

October 2, 1948 (age 72) (

actor, director, singer

Vicki Lenora Brooks (m. 1976)

Asante Brooks, Ayana Brooks, Cabral Brooks

Samuel Brooks, Eva Lydia Crawford

Movies and TV shows

Terry Farrell (actress), Cirroc Lofton, Nana Visitor

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Avery Franklin Brooks (born October 2, 1948) is an American actor, director, and singer. He is best known for his television roles as Benjamin Sisko on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, as Hawk on Spenser: For Hire and its spinoff A Man Called Hawk, and as Dr. Bob Sweeney in the Academy Award-nominated film American History X.


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Early life

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Avery Brooks was born in Evansville, Indiana, the son of Eva Lydia (née Crawford), a choral conductor and music instructor, and Samuel Brooks, a union official and tool and die worker. His maternal grandfather, Samuel Travis Crawford, was also a singer. When Avery was aged eight, his family moved to Gary, Indiana, after his father had been laid off from International Harvester. Brooks has said: "I was born in Evansville... but it was Gary, Indiana that made me."

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The Brooks household was filled with music. His mother, who was among the first African-American women to earn a master's degree in music at Northwestern University, taught music wherever the family lived. His father was in the choir Wings over Jordan, performing on CBS radio from 1937 to 1947. His maternal uncle Samuel Travis Crawford was a member of the Delta Rhythm Boys. "Music is all around me and in me, as I am in it," Brooks has said.

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Brooks attended Indiana University and Oberlin College. He later completed his B.A., plus an M.F.A. from Rutgers University in 1976, becoming the first African American to receive an MFA in acting and directing from Rutgers.

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In 1985, Brooks assumed the role of 'Hawk' on the ABC television detective series Spenser: For Hire, based on the mystery series published by Robert Parker. Hawk became a popular character and, after three seasons, Brooks in 1989 received his own, short-lived spinoff series, A Man Called Hawk.

Brooks said of his role as Hawk: "I never thought of myself as the sidekick... I've never been the side of anything. I just assumed that I was equal."

Brooks returned to play Hawk in four Spenser television movies: Spenser: Ceremony, Spenser: Pale Kings and Princes, Spenser: The Judas Goat and Spenser: A Savage Place.

Star Trek: Benjamin Sisko

Brooks is best known in popular culture for his role as Commander—and later Captain—Benjamin Sisko on the syndicated science fiction television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, which ran for seven seasons from 1993 to 1999.

Brooks won the role of Commander Benjamin Sisko by beating 100 other actors from all racial backgrounds to become the first African-American captain to lead a Star Trek series. In landing the role, Brooks also became the first African-American male actor in a starring role in a first-run television drama since Clarence Williams III had starred as undercover police detective Linc Hayes in the iconic ABC "hippie" cop drama The Mod Squad from 1968 to 1973. Brooks was the second in American television history to do so since Bill Cosby co-starred with Robert Culp in the NBC spy series I Spy from 1965 to 1968. Brooks also directed nine episodes of the series, including "Far Beyond the Stars", an episode focusing on racial injustice.

Series producer Ronald D. Moore said of Brooks:

Other roles

In 1984, Brooks received critical praise for his featured role in PBS's American Playhouse production of Half Slave, Half Free: Solomon Northup's Odyssey, directed by Gordon Parks. The story chronicled the life of Solomon Northup, a free man from New York kidnapped and sold into slavery in 1841 and held until 1853, when he regained his freedom with the help of family and friends. It was adapted from Northrup's memoir, Twelve Years a Slave (1853).

Brooks appeared in the 1985 television movie adaptation of Finnegan Begin Again. In 1987 he starred in the role of Uncle Tom in the Showtime production of Uncle Tom's Cabin. A third project that allowed Brooks to highlight the history of African Americans was his performance in the 1988 television movie Roots: The Gift, which featured his fellow Star Trek actors LeVar Burton, Kate Mulgrew, and Tim Russ.

In 1998 he appeared in the motion picture American History X; which also stars another Star Trek actor, Jennifer Lien. He also played the role of Paris in the 1998 film The Big Hit.

In animated films, he supplied the voice of King Maximus in Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child, as well as Nokkar in an episode of Disney's Gargoyles.

In 2001, Brooks was the voice-over and appeared in a series of IBM commercials for its software business unit.

Teaching and cultural work

Brooks has taught at Oberlin College and Case Western Reserve University. A graduate of Livingston College and Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, he accepted an appointment in 1976 as an associate professor of theatre arts with tenure at Mason Gross, and has since been promoted to full professor.

From 1993 to 1996, Brooks was artistic director for the National Black Arts Festival in association with Rutgers University. Held annually since 1988 in Atlanta, Georgia, the internationally renowned festival celebrates African-American culture and people of African descent. In addition, Brooks has done extensive work with the Smithsonian Institution's Program in Black American Culture.


A deep baritone singer, Brooks has performed on stage with Butch Morris, Lester Bowie, and Jon Hendricks. He also recorded an album with saxophone player James Spaulding as a tribute to Duke Ellington. Brooks had the lead role in the 1985 Anthony Davis opera X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X. Also, he performed at the Paris Banlieues Bleues Festival in 2005. In his role as Captain Benjamin Sisko, he performed the Frank Sinatra tune "The Best Is Yet to Come" at the conclusion of the Deep Space Nine episode "Badda-Bing Badda-Bang" as a duet with James Darren.

In 2009, Brooks released his debut album, Here, an album of jazz and blues covers, as well as spoken word.


Brooks received critical acclaim in Phillip Hayes Dean's play Paul Robeson. Brooks portrayed the life of the famous singer, actor, and civil rights activist in a one-man, critically acclaimed biographical drama. He has performed the role since 1982 at the Westwood Playhouse in Los Angeles, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and the Longacre Theater on Broadway. He also portrayed Robeson in Are You Now Or Have You Ever Been?, both on and Off-Broadway.

Brooks' early theater credits include The Offering, A PHOTOGRAPH: A Study of Cruelty, and Are You Now or Have You Ever Been in the 1970s. He started to gain recognition after his appearance in Spell #7 at the Public/Anspache Theater in New York City in 1979. He subsequently starred in Othello at the Folger Shakespeare Festival (1985) and Fences at the Repertory Theater of St. Louis, Missouri (1990). He reprised the role of Othello at the Washington Shakespeare Theater in 1990-1991.

Brooks appeared in the title role of The Oedipus Plays, a production that traveled to the 2003 Athens Festival in Greece. He also appeared in the title role of King Lear at Yale's Repertory Theatre. In 2005, Brooks again starred as Othello, this time at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in a production directed by the renowned Michael Kahn. Brooks was one of 15 actors of the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington to be honored with the William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre in 2007. He returned to the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Fall 2007 to play the title role in Christopher Marlowe's Tamburlaine.

In 2008, Brooks returned to Oberlin College to play the lead in a mixed-race production of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman.

Once again, Brooks played the title role of Paul Robeson at the Shakespeare Theater from March 24–27 in 2011.


Brooks played Dr. Bob Sweeney in American History X alongside Edward Norton. He also played mob boss Paris in The Big Hit, co-starring Mark Wahlberg. His last feature film role was in 2001 as Detective Leon Jackson in 15 Minutes, which also starred Robert De Niro and Edward Burns.

Documentary work

Brooks has also hosted several documentaries and served as narrator in such features as the IMAX film Africa's Elephant Kingdom. His other documentary credits include narrating A Passion for Faith (the history of black Catholics in America), Eyes on the Prize (dedicated to legendary singer Marian Anderson), Walking with Dinosaurs, Jesus: The Complete Story, Land of the Mammoth: Ancient Evidence, The Ballad of Big Al, The Science of Big Al, Savage Sun, Engineering the Impossible (The Colosseum), Greatest Places and Echoes from the White House, God vs. Satan and Jewels of the Rift (about the life cycles of African cichlid fish in Lake Tanganyika).

In May 2007, Brooks recorded the narration for the documentary The Better Hour, which is about the life of William Wilberforce, the man who led the campaign for the end of slavery in the United Kingdom in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

Brooks also provided the narration for the BBC series Walking with Dinosaurs when it aired in North America on the Discovery Channel. His deep and authoritative voice commanded viewer attention; Brooks was able to draw on his years of training as an opera singer and his extensive stage experience with Shakespeare company actors to not only engage the viewer, but use his vocal abilities to emphasize the events as seen in the show.

In 2009, Brooks narrated a special documentary for the National Geographic channel, titled Drain the Ocean. Using CGI animation, National Geographic removed the water from the oceans and explored the ocean floor and its vast geography. In a similar mode, "The Bible's Greatest Secrets" (2013) attempted to reconcile the stories in the Bible with new found archeological advise. Brooks served as the series narrator.

In 2011, Brooks was interviewed by William Shatner in the feature-length documentary The Captains. The film was written and directed by Shatner and features the original Star Trek captain interviewing every other actor who had portrayed a prominently recurring captain, upon whom the science-fiction franchise had yet been based. Brooks also served as Musical Supervisor for the project.

In 2013, Brooks began to narrate the Christian series "The Bible's Greatest Secrets".

Later projects

Brooks was part of a directors panel at a festival celebrating the work of Ntozake Shange at the New Federal Theatre on February 11, 2007. Brooks has directed Shange's Boogie Woogie Landscapes at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and in London's West End.

In 2006, Trekweb and TrekToday announced that Avery Brooks would take a role in the film Rambo. Brooks himself later said this was not the case. He said "I've met Mr. Stallone, many years ago — I have great respect for Mr. Stallone, always did. However, Rambo is not in my future."

In March 2007, it was confirmed that Brooks would appear in a new production of Christopher Marlowe's play Tamburlaine.

As part of BBC Audiobooks America's entry into the US market, Brooks narrated an audiobook of Alex Haley's novel Roots: The Saga of an American Family. It is the first time the novel has received an audio adaptation. Brooks himself had starred in the 1988 television film based on the book, Roots: The Gift.

Brooks has also completed work on his long-awaited CD. It contains "a selection of ballads and love songs... I speak of my respect for my father, and for artists that I have listened to all my life."

In August 2008, it was announced that Brooks would play Willy Loman in a new production of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman.

Personal life

Since 1976, Brooks is married to Vicki Lenora Brooks, an assistant dean at Rutgers University. The couple have three adult children: Ayana, Cabral, and Asante; and live in Princeton, New Jersey.


Star Trek: Legacy (Video Game) as
Capt. Benjamin Sisko (voice)
Bible Mysteries (TV Series) as
- Joseph and his Coat of Many Colours (2004) - Narrator
God Lives Underwater: Fame (Short) as
Detective Leon Jackson
15 Minutes as
Detective Leon Jackson
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series) as
Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko / Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko / Benny Russell / ...
- What You Leave Behind (1999) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- The Dogs of War (1999) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Extreme Measures (1999) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Tacking into the Wind (1999) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- When It Rains- (1999) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- The Changing Face of Evil (1999) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Strange Bedfellows (1999) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- 'Til Death Do Us Part (1999) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Penumbra (1999) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges (1999) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang (1999) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Chimera (1999) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Field of Fire (1999) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- The Emperor's New Cloak (1999) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Prodigal Daughter (1999) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- It's Only a Paper Moon (1998) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Covenant (1998) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- The Siege of AR-558 (1998) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Once More Unto the Breach (1998) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Treachery, Faith and the Great River (1998) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Chrysalis (1998) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Take Me out to the Holosuite (1998) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Afterimage (1998) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Shadows and Symbols (1998) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko / Benny Russell
- Image in the Sand (1998) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko / Benny Russell
- Tears of the Prophets (1998) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- The Sound of Her Voice (1998) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Time's Orphan (1998) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Profit and Lace (1998) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Valiant (1998) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- The Reckoning (1998) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- His Way (1998) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- In the Pale Moonlight (1998) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Inquisition (1998) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Wrongs Darker than Death or Night (1998) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Change of Heart (1998) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Honor Among Thieves (1998) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- One Little Ship (1998) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Far Beyond the Stars (1998) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko / Benny Russell
- Who Mourns for Morn? (1998) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Waltz (1998) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- The Magnificent Ferengi (1998) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Statistical Probabilities (1997) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Resurrection (1997) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- You Are Cordially Invited (1997) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Sacrifice of Angels (1997) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Favor the Bold (1997) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Behind the Lines (1997) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Sons and Daughters (1997) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Rocks and Shoals (1997) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- A Time to Stand (1997) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Call to Arms (1997) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- In the Cards (1997) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Empok Nor (1997) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Blaze of Glory (1997) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Children of Time (1997) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Soldiers of the Empire (1997) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Ferengi Love Songs (1997) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Ties of Blood and Water (1997) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Business as Usual (1997) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- A Simple Investigation (1997) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Doctor Bashir, I Presume (1997) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- By Inferno's Light (1997) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- In Purgatory's Shadow (1997) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- For the Uniform (1997) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- The Begotten (1997) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- The Darkness and the Light (1997) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Rapture (1996) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- The Ascent (1996) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Things Past (1996) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Let He Who Is without Sin- (1996) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Trials and Tribble-ations (1996) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- The Assignment (1996) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Nor the Battle to the Strong (1996) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Looking for Par'Mach in All the Wrong Places (1996) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- The Ship (1996) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Apocalypse Rising (1996) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Broken Link (1996) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Body Parts (1996) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- The Quickening (1996) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- To the Death (1996) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- For the Cause (1996) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- The Muse (1996) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Shattered Mirror (1996) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Hard Time (1996) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Rules of Engagement (1996) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Accession (1996) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Bar Association (1996) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Sons of Mogh (1996) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Return to Grace (1996) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Crossfire (1996) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Paradise Lost (1996) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Homefront (1996) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Our Man Bashir (1995) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko / Dr. Noah
- The Sword of Kahless (1995) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Little Green Men (1995) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko / Gabriel Bell
- Starship Down (1995) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Rejoined (1995) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Indiscretion (1995) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Hippocratic Oath (1995) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- The Visitor (1995) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- The Way of the Warrior (1995) - Captain Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- The Adversary (1995) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Facets (1995) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko / Joran Dax
- Shakaar (1995) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Family Business (1995) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Explorers (1995) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- The Die Is Cast (1995) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Improbable Cause (1995) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Through the Looking Glass (1995) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Distant Voices (1995) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Visionary (1995) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Prophet Motive (1995) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Destiny (1995) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Heart of Stone (1995) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Life Support (1995) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Past Tense, Part II (1995) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko / Gabriel Bell
- Past Tense, Part I (1995) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko / Gabriel Bell
- Fascination (1994) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Defiant (1994) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Meridian (1994) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Civil Defense (1994) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- The Abandoned (1994) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Second Skin (1994) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Equilibrium (1994) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- The House of Quark (1994) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- The Search, Part II (1994) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- The Search, Part I (1994) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- The Jem'Hadar (1994) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Tribunal (1994) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- The Collaborator (1994) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Crossover (1994) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko / Captain Sisko
- The Wire (1994) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- The Maquis, Part II (1994) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- The Maquis, Part I (1994) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Blood Oath (1994) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Profit and Loss (1994) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Playing God (1994) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Shadowplay (1994) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Paradise (1994) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Whispers (1994) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Armageddon Game (1994) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- The Alternate (1994) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Rivals (1994) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Sanctuary (1993) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Second Sight (1993) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Necessary Evil (1993) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Rules of Acquisition (1993) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Melora (1993) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Cardassians (1993) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Invasive Procedures (1993) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- The Siege (1993) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- The Circle (1993) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- The Homecoming (1993) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- In the Hands of the Prophets (1993) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Duet (1993) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Dramatis Personae (1993) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- The Forsaken (1993) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- If Wishes Were Horses (1993) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Progress (1993) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- The Storyteller (1993) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Battle Lines (1993) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Vortex (1993) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- The Nagus (1993) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Move Along Home (1993) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- The Passenger (1993) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Dax (1993) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Q-Less (1993) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Captive Pursuit (1993) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Babel (1993) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- A Man Alone (1993) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Past Prologue (1993) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
- Emissary (1993) - Commander Benjamin 'Ben' Sisko
American History X as
The Big Hit as
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series) as
King Maximus
- The Golden Goose (1997) - King Maximus (voice)
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Harbinger (Video Game) as
Capt. Benjamin Sisko (voice)
Gargoyles (TV Series) as
- Sentinel (1996) - Nokkar (voice)
Spenser: A Savage Place (TV Movie) as
Spenser: The Judas Goat (TV Movie) as
Spenser: Pale Kings and Princes (TV Movie) as
Spenser: Ceremony (TV Movie) as
The Ernest Green Story (TV Movie) as
Rev. Lawson
A Man Called Hawk (TV Series) as
- Life After Death (1989) - Hawk
- Beautiful Are the Stars (1989) - Hawk
- If Memory Serves (1989) - Hawk
- Intensive Care (1989) - Hawk
- Never My Love (1989) - Hawk
- Poison (1989) - Hawk
- Choice of Chance (1989) - Hawk
- Vendetta (1989) - Hawk
- The Divided Child (1989) - Hawk
- Passing the Bar (1989) - Hawk
- Hear No Evil (1989) - Hawk
- A Time and a Place (1989) - Hawk
- The Master's Mirror (1989) - Hawk
Roots: The Gift (TV Movie) as
Cletus Moyer
Spenser: For Hire (TV Series) as
- Haunting (1988) - Hawk
- McAllister (1988) - Hawk
- Hawk's Eyes (1988) - Hawk
- Watercolors (1988) - Hawk
- Company Man (1988) - Hawk
- Substantial Justice (1988) - Hawk
- The Big Fight (1988) - Hawk
- Play It Again, Sammy (1988) - Hawk
- To the End of the Line (1988) - Hawk
- Arthur's Wake (1988) - Hawk
- The Siege (1988) - Hawk
- Skeletons in the Closet (1988) - Hawk
- Child's Play (1987) - Hawk
- Gone Fishin' (1987) - Hawk
- Thanksgiving (1987) - Hawk
- Consilum Abditum (1987) - Hawk
- Sleepless Dream (1987) - Hawk
- On the Night He Was Betrayed (1987) - Hawk
- Heart of the Matter (1987) - Hawk
- My Enemy, My Friend (1987) - Hawk
- Homecoming (1987) - Hawk
- The Song of Orpheus (1987) - Hawk
- The Man Who Wasn't There (1987) - Hawk
- If You Knew Sammy (1987) - Hawk
- The Road Back (1987) - Hawk
- My Brother's Keeper (1987) - Hawk
- One for My Daughter (1987) - Hawk
- Trial and Error (1987) - Hawk
- Mary Hamilton (1987) - Hawk
- Personal Demons (1987) - Hawk
- Murder and Acquisitions (1987) - Hawk
- I Confess (1987) - Hawk
- Among Friends (1987) - Hawk
- The Hopes and Fears (1986) - Hawk
- Shadowsight (1986) - Hawk
- One If by Land, Two If by Sea (1986) - Hawk
- Home Is the Hero (1986) - Hawk
- The Long Hunt (1986) - Hawk
- And Give Up Show Biz? (1986) - Hawk
- Rockabye Baby (1986) - Hawk
- White Knight (1986) - Hawk
- Widow's Walk (1986) - Hawk
- An Eye for an Eye (1986) - Hawk
- Hell Hath No Fury (1986) - Hawk
- Rage (1986) - Hawk
- At the River's Edge (1986) - Hawk
- She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not (1986) - Hawk
- Angel of Desolation (1986) - Hawk
- In a Safe Place (1986) - Hawk
- When Silence Speaks (1986) - Hawk
- Brother to Dragons (1986) - Hawk
- A Madness Most Discreet (1986) - Hawk
- A Day's Wages (1986) - Hawk
- Death by Design (1986) - Hawk
- Internal Affairs (1985) - Hawk
- Resurrection (1985) - Hawk
- Blood Money (1985) - Hawk
- Autumn Thieves (1985) - Hawk
- The Killer Within (1985) - Hawk
- Discord in a Minor (1985) - Hawk
- Original Sin (1985) - Hawk
- Children of a Tempest Storm (1985) - Hawk
- The Choice (1985) - Hawk
- No Room at the Inn (1985) - Hawk
- Promised Land/Pilot (1985) - Hawk
Uncle Tom's Cabin (TV Movie) as
Uncle Tom
Finnegan Begin Again (TV Movie) as
Dude on Bus
American Playhouse (TV Series) as
Solomon Northup
- Solomon Northup's Odyssey (1984) - Solomon Northup
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series) (9 episodes)
- The Dogs of War (1999)
- Far Beyond the Stars (1998)
- Ties of Blood and Water (1997)
- Body Parts (1996)
- Rejoined (1995)
- Improbable Cause (1995)
- Fascination (1994)
- The Abandoned (1994)
- Tribunal (1994)
Music Department
The Captains (Documentary) (music supervisor)
A Man Called Hawk (TV Series) (composer - 5 episodes)
- Poison (1989) - (composer: theme music)
- Vendetta (1989) - (composer: theme music)
- The Divided Child (1989) - (composer: theme music)
- Passing the Bar (1989) - (composer: theme music)
- The Master's Mirror (1989) - (composer: theme music)
What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (Documentary) (performer: "The Best Is Yet to Come")
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series) (performer - 4 episodes)
- Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang (1999) - (performer: "The Best is Yet to Come" - uncredited)
- His Way (1998) - (performer: "They Can't Take That Away From Me" - uncredited)
- Far Beyond the Stars (1998) - (performer: "Doo-wa, Doo-wa" (uncredited), "Beck & Call" (uncredited), "Everything I Have Is Yours")
- The Assignment (1996) - (performer: "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow" - uncredited)
A Man Called Hawk (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Life After Death (1989) - (music by)
- Beautiful Are the Stars (1989) - (music by)
The Captains (Documentary) (very special thanks)
Star Trek: Beyond the Final Frontier (TV Movie documentary) (special thanks)
Mysteries of Ancient China (Documentary short)
What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (Documentary) as
Self - Captain Sisko
The Captains Close Up (TV Mini Series) as
- Avery Brooks (2013) - Self
- William Shatner (2013) - Self
Captain's Table (Documentary) as
The Captains (Documentary) as
For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots (TV Movie documentary) as
Drain the Ocean (TV Movie documentary) as
Narrator (voice)
God v. Satan: The Final Battle (TV Movie documentary) as
Self - Narrator (voice)
The Better Hour (Documentary) as
FedCon XVI: Drone Heart (Documentary) as
Star Trek: Beyond the Final Frontier (TV Movie documentary) as
Self - Interviewee
Def Poetry (TV Series documentary) as
- Episode #5.1 (2005) - Self
Land of the Mammoth (TV Series documentary) as
- Part 2 (2005) - Narrator
- Part 1 (2003) - Narrator
Ancient Evidence (TV Series documentary) as
Jesus: The Complete Story (TV Movie documentary) as
Self - Narrator (voice)
Echoes from the White House (TV Movie documentary)
Jazz (TV Mini Series documentary)
- The True Welcome: 1929-1934 (2001) - (voice)
- Gumbo: Beginnings to 1917 (2001) - (voice)
Quest for Life (Short) as
Self - Narrator (voice)
Big Al Uncovered (TV Movie documentary) as
Narrator (USA version)
Allosaurus: A Walking with Dinosaurs Special (TV Mini Series documentary) as
Narrator (US version) (voice)
Assignment Discovery (TV Series documentary) as
- Savage Sun (2000) - Narrator
Walking with Dinosaurs (TV Mini Series documentary) as
Self - Narrator US
- Death of a Dynasty (1999) - Self - Narrator US (voice)
- Spirits of the Ice Forest (1999) - Self - Narrator US (voice)
- Giant of the Skies (1999) - Self - Narrator US (voice)
- Cruel Sea (1999) - Self - Narrator US (voice)
- Time of the Titans (1999) - Self - Narrator US (voice)
- New Blood (1999) - Self - Narrator US (voice)
Walking with Dinosaurs: The Making Of (TV Movie documentary) as
Narrator USA (voice)
1999 Essence Awards (TV Special) as
The Living Edens (TV Series documentary) as
- South Georgia Island: Paradise of Ice (1999) - Narrator
The Greatest Places (Documentary short) as
Narrator (voice)
Africa's Elephant Kingdom (Documentary short) as
Narrator (voice)
Frontline (TV Series documentary)
- The Two Nations of Black America (1998) - (voice)
Star Trek: Captain's Chair (Video Game documentary) as
Capt. Benjamin Sisko / Self
28th NAACP Image Awards (TV Special) as
Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond (TV Special documentary) as
Heart of Africa (TV Mini Series) as
Self - Narrator (voice)
The Science of Star Trek (TV Movie documentary) as
Larry King Live (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Star Trek Cast Members (1994) - Self - Guest
26th NAACP Image Awards (TV Special) as
E!'s Inside Star Trek Special (TV Special documentary) as
Self - Guest
Ebony/Jet Showcase (TV Series) as
- Episode dated 26 February 1993 (1993) - Self
- Episode dated 13 May 1988 (1988) - Self
Marian Anderson (TV Movie) as
Self - Narrator (voice)
Trackdown (TV Series) as
Self - Presenter
- Episode #1.2 (1991) - Self - Presenter
The Musical Legacy of Roland Hayes (TV Movie documentary) as
Self - Narrator
Nova (TV Series documentary) as
Self - Narrator
- Earthquake! (1990) - Self - Narrator
The 11th Annual Black Achievement Awards (TV Special) as
Moments Without Proper Names (Documentary)
Archive Footage
Diegesis (TV Series) as
Just Trust Ash (TV Series) as
- THIS WAS BRUTAL! American History X (1998) MOVIE REACTION!! (2022) - Self
The Homies (TV Series) as
- American History X (1998) REACTION (2021) - Self
Shan Watches Movies (TV Series) as
- American History X (1998) Reaction & Review! FIRST TIME WATCHING!! (2021) - Self
For the Love of Spock (Documentary) as
Benjamin Sisko (uncredited)
Star Trek Timelines (Video Game) as
Benjamin Sisko (uncredited)
American History X: Linkin Park - New Divide (Video short) as
How William Shatner Changed the World (TV Movie documentary) as
Capt. Benjamin Sisko
Half Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon Parks (TV Movie documentary) as
Solomon Northrup
American History X VHS and DVD Commercial (Video short) as
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion (Video Game) as
Capt. Benjamin Sisko
Ultimate Trek: Star Trek's Greatest Moments (TV Movie) as
Capt. Benjamin Sisko


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