Cast as a regular on "The Bay City Blues", a short-lived NBC drama about a minor-league baseball team
Had a small-but-memorable role in "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure"
Appeared on an episode of "Murder, She Wrote"
Cast in "48 Hrs." sequel "Another 48 Hrs."
Returned to the "Nerds" franchise for "Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation"
Co-starred in the action hit "Under Siege."
Had a guest role on "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine"
Reprised U.N. Jefferson role yet again for "Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love"
Voiced Tyrus Block on an episode of "Batman Beyond"
Co-starred with Ice T and Gary Busey in action flick "On the Edge"
Co-starred in the Fred Williamson directed horror film "Vegas Vampires."
Appeared as an actor in the taut thriller "...tick...tick...tick.."
Appeared in the blaxploitation classic "Cleopatra Jones."
Made TV-movie acting debut in "Brian's Song"
Played Von Morton in the Martin Scorsese film "Boxcar Bertha."
Starred in the comedy-drama "Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde" in the dual roles of Dr. Pride and Mr. Hyde
Made TV series debut as assembly line worker Mike Harris on "Harris and Company", one of TV's first black family drama series (aired for only a month)
Had first starring role in "Hit Man," opposite Pam Grier
Retired from professional football after having set receiving records for both the San Francisco 49ers and the Los Angeles Rams
Made screen-acting debut in "The Guns of the Magnificent Seven"
Played U.N. Jefferson, president of the Lamba Lamba Lamba fraternity in the massively successful "Revenge of the Nerds."
Cast as Colonel Rhumbus in "Spies Like Us"
Played John Slade in "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka."
Reprised John Slade role in "Hammer, Slammer, & Slade"
Cast as Mr. Walter in the drama "Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored"
Was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers, who he would play with for six NFL seasons, followed by two more with the Los Angeles Rams.
Co-starred with David Bowie in "The Man Who Fell to Earth."
Played American agent Felix Leiter in the disputed James Bond film, "Never Say Never Again."
Wrote, produced, and directed the film "The Dinner," which featured African American men discussing issues of racism in American society.