Had pivotal role in the CBS miniseries "Chiefs"
Portrayed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr in the stage play "I Have a Dream"
Cast as Lando Calrissian in "The Empire Strikes Back"
Co-starred in the southern drama, "Constellation"
Co-starred with Lucky Vanous in The Nashville Network series "18 Wheels of Justice"
Had featured role as Dr. Jim Frazier on the CBS daytime drama "The Guiding Light"
Had first solo art exhibition
Had supporting role in "The Ladies Man"
Played title role of ragtime musician "Scott Joplin"
Reprised his role as Lando Calrissian in "The Return of the Jedi"
TV-movie debut in "Carter's Army" (ABC)
Film acting debut in "The Last Angry Man"
First adult stage role in "The Cool World"
Played recurring role of Brady Lloyd on "Dynasty" (ABC)
Primetime series debut as regular on the short-lived CBS series "Double Dare"
Stage acting debut opposite Lotte Lenya in "The Firebrand of Florence"
Starred opposite Diana Ross in "Lady Sings the Blues"
Was commerical spokesperson for Colt .45 malt liquor
Appeared on the NBC daytime "Another World" as an assisant D.A.
Broadway musical debut, replacing Robert Hooks in "Hallelujah, Baby!"
Co-starred in the indie feature "The Visit"; received a Best Supporting Actor nomination from the Independent Spirit Awards
Co-starred with James Caan in "Brian's Song" (ABC); earned Emmy nomination for his performance as football player Gale Sayers
Had small role in "Undercover Brother"
Lent his voice to the character Lando Calrissian for the video game "Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast"
Portrayed district attorney Harvey Dent in Tim Burton's "Batman"; was replaced by Tommy Lee Jones for the third installment, "Batman Forever" (1995)
Portrayed Motown Records founder Berry Gordy in the ABC miniseries "The Jacksons: An American Dream"
Raised in Harlem section of NYC
Reteamed with Diana Ross as her love interest in "Mahogany"
Starred in the TV-movie "Christmas Lillies of the Field" (NBC); played role originated by Sidney Poitier in the feature
Succeeded James Earl Jones in the role of Troy Maxon in the Broadway production of "Fences" by August Wilson