|Birth Day||October 17, 1950|
|Birth Place||Baltimore, MD|
|Age||70 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||Dec 8, 1996 (age 46)|
Played the role of Investigator Virgil Tibbs on TV's In the Heat of the Night and earned an Oscar nomination for his work in Ragtime.
He became passionate about acting after a friend convinced him to audition for a part in Of Mice and Men.
He also appeared on Roots.
He had three older siblings.
He starred in the drama, In the Heat of the Night with Carroll O'Connor.