5 December 1933|
New York City, New York, USA
|Died||6 March 1986
Los Angeles, California, USA
|Occupation||Actor, Voice-over artist, Theatre director, dancer, choreographer|
Adolph Caesar (December 5, 1933 – March 6, 1986) was an American actor.
Born in Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, he is best remembered for his role in director Norman Jewison's film, A Soldier's Story for which he received a nomination for "Best Actor in a Supporting Role" from both the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes. He also played the role of "Old Mister" in the Steven Spielberg film, The Color Purple. His acclaimed performance in Fist of Fear, Touch of Death is often considered overlooked.
In addition to his film career, Caesar did much voice-over work for television and radio commercials, including theatrical previews and radio commercials for many Soul Cinema Classic films such as Cleopatra Jones, Superfly, Truck Turner and The Spook Who Sat by the Door, as well the 1978 zombie classic Dawn of the Dead, according to the Internet Movie Database. Caesar also lent his voice to the popular 80s cartoon Silverhawks. He played Hotwing, a magician and skilled illusionist.
Caesar's last completed film was Club Paradise released posthumously. Caesar was working on the Los Angeles set of the 1986 film, Tough Guys (with Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas) when he suffered a heart attack and died a short time later. He was interred in the Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, New York. Caesar was survived by his wife, two daughters, and a son.
|1980||Fist of Fear, Touch of Death||TV Anchorman|
|1984||A Soldier's Story||Sergeant Waters||Nominated—Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture
|1985||The Color Purple||Old Mister|
|1986||Club Paradise||Solomon Gundy|
- "Adolph Caesar Biography". filmreference. 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-01.
- Adolph Caesar at the Internet Broadway Database
- Adolph Caesar at the Internet Movie Database
- Adoplph Caesar's Entry at the Grindhouse Database