Lou Myers (actor)
- This article is about the actor. for the cartoonist, see Lou Myers
September 26, 1935|
Chesapeake, West Virginia
|Died||February 19, 2013
Charleston, West Virginia
Lou Leabengula Myers (September 26, 1935 – February 19, 2013) was an American actor. Myers was typically typecast as a grumpy old man, but he has appeared in many movies, stage plays television sitcoms, and dramas. He got his first break as an understudy in the Broadway play, The First Breeze of Summer as Reverend Mosley. He is perhaps best known as the feisty Mr. Vernon Gaines in the sitcom A Different World. Myers was also an accomplished pianist.
Myers was born in Chesapeake, West Virginia, the son of Dorothy Jeffries (née Brown). Myers died at the Charleston Area Medical Center in West Virginia after battling pneumonia for several months.
|1995||The Piano Lesson||Wining Boy|
|1995||The Passion of Darkly Noon||Quincy|
|1998||Goodbye Lover||Police Captain|
|Mama Flora's Family||Albie|
|How Stella Got Her Groove Back||Uncle Ollie|
|1999||The Big Confession||Tommy|
|The Stand-In||Half-Step Wilson|
|2001||All About You||Toomie|
|The Wedding Planner||Burt Weinberg|
|2003||Nobody Knows Anything!||Blue Smoke Jones|
|The Fighting Temptations||Homer T.|
|2004||Team Player||Coach Lou|
|2007||Kings of the Evening||Counter Man|
|2013||DREAMS 2013"||Mr. Harlan|
In 2005 the Appalachian Education Initiative listed Myers as one of 50 "Outstanding Creative Artists" from the State of West Virginia and featured him in their coffeetable book "Art & Soul".
- "Lou Myers Dead - Mr. Vernon Gaines From 'A Different World' Dies at 77". TMZ.com. 2013-02-20. Retrieved 2013-02-28.
- Lou Myers Biography (1945-2013)
- "Lou Myers, A Different World Actor, Dies". People Magazine. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
- Lou Myers at the Internet Movie Database
- Lou Myers at the Internet Broadway Database
- Interview with Lou Myers at mosaec.com
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