Brock Peters (Performer) | Playbill

Brock Peters


A busy TV and film actor, his credits ranged from "Roots: The Next Generation" to "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home" and "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country." He played rough Sgt. Brown in the film "Carmen Jones" and villainous Crown in the film "Porgy and Bess," as well as the accused rapist, Tom Robinson, in 1962's "To Kill a Mockingbird." At the time, he felt he was in danger of being typecast as the brooding or violent black man.

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  • Born: Jul 02, 1927 in New York, New York
  • Death: Aug 23, 2005 in Los Angeles, California

Roles (6)

Lost in the Stars Playbill - April 1972 Lost in the Stars
Opened April 18, 1972
  • as Stephen Kumalo (Original)
Lost in the Stars Playbill - April 1972
Pb Listing Placeholder BROADWAY V4 The Caucasian Chalk Circle
Opened March 24, 1966
  • as Arkadi Tscheidse, storyteller (Original)
Kwamina Playbill - Oct 1961 Kwamina
Opened October 23, 1961
  • as Obitsebi (Original)
The Body Beautiful Playbill - Feb 1958 The Body Beautiful
Opened January 23, 1958
  • as Singer (Original)
  • as Harry (Understudy - Original)
Mister Johnson Playbill - March 1956 Mister Johnson
Opened March 29, 1956
  • as Ajali (Original)


Drama Desk Award
1972 Outstanding Performance Winner
Outer Critics Circle
1972 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Winner
Tony Award
1973 Best Actor in a Musical Nominee

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