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Joe Seneca

Joe Seneca

Black character actor Joe Seneca almost always brought a sense of dignity and social consciousness to his roles. Born and raised in Cleveland, OH, he began performing with the Three Riffs song and dance trio. Early in his career, he penned songs such as "Break It to Me Gently" (co-written with Diane Lampert) and "Talk to Me." In 1981, Seneca made his Broadway debut in The Little Foxes with Elizabeth Taylor. He made his feature film debut seven years prior in The Taking of Pelham 1, 2, 3 (1974). Seneca has also appeared frequently on television on programs like The Cosby Show and in dramatic specials such as A Gathering of Old Men (1987). Seneca died on August 15, 1996, during an asthma attack while in his Roosevelt Island, NY, home. ~ Sandra Brennan, All Movie Guide


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When was Joe Seneca born?
Joe Seneca was born on January 14, 1919

Who did Joe Seneca play in Crossroads?
Joe Seneca was Willie Brown in Crossroads

Who did Joe Seneca play in School Daze?
Joe Seneca was President McPherson in School Daze

Who did Joe Seneca play in Mississippi Masala?
Joe Seneca was Williben in Mississippi Masala

What role did Joe Seneca portray in The Blob?
Joe Seneca played Dr. Meddows in The Blob

What role did Joe Seneca play in The Road to Freedom: The Vernon Johns Story?
Joe Seneca played Deacon Wilkes in The Road to Freedom: The Vernon Johns Story

Who did Joe Seneca portray in Mo' Better Blues?
Joe Seneca was Big Stop's Friend in Mo' Better Blues

What role did Joe Seneca play in A Time to Kill?
Joe Seneca played Rev. Isaiah Street in A Time to Kill

What role did Joe Seneca portray in A Gathering of Old Men?
Joe Seneca played Clatoo in A Gathering of Old Men

Who did Joe Seneca portray in The Verdict?
Joe Seneca was Dr. Thompson in The Verdict

What role did Joe Seneca play in The Taking of Pelham One Two Three?
Joe Seneca played Police Sergeant in The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

What role did Joe Seneca play in Silverado?
Joe Seneca played Ezra in Silverado

Who did Joe Seneca play in Malcolm X?
Joe Seneca was Toomer in Malcolm X

Who did Joe Seneca play in Kramer vs. Kramer?
Joe Seneca was Partygoer in Kramer vs. Kramer

Who did Joe Seneca play in The Evil That Men Do?
Joe Seneca was Santiago in The Evil That Men Do


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