Stack Pierce

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Stack Pierce
Born (1933-06-15) June 15, 1933 (age 81)
Occupation Film, stage, television actor
Years active 1970-2005

Stack Pierce (June 15, 1933) is an actor who prior to becoming an actor was once a boxer and then later on a pro baseball player[1]

Background[edit]

Before he was an actor he got into boxing and became state boxing champion. Later he played baseball, beginning with the Cleveland Indians. Later he was with the Milwaukee Braves.[2]

Acting career[edit]

His acting career mainly began in the early 1970s with TV and film roles such as the TV series, Arnie and Room 222 and films Night Call Nurses, Hammer and Cool Breeze as well as many acting roles in television shows such as Mannix and Mission Impossible etc.

He has had prominent and reoccurring roles in a number of Leo Fong exploitation films as well as a few of Fred Williamson films. Amongt he films he appeared with Williamson were, Hammer in 1972, No way Back in 1976, in which he played the part of Bernie. Others included, The Big Score in 1983, The Messenger in 1986, Transformed in 2005.[3]

He also has some good scenes with Wings Hauser and Beverly Todd in the early 80s cult classic grindhouse film Vice Squad. He plays a garage owner whom Hauser heads for after escaping the cops.

To television audiences he may be familiar as Jake the alien commander in the 1980s Sci-Fi series V.[4]

He was once nominated for an NAACP Image Award for his role in the television series Quincy, M.E.: Sweet Land of Liberty.[5]

Since the late 1990s, his acting career has been scaled down and his last acting work was in 2005, a role in the Leo Fong film Transformed[6] which also featured Fred Williamson, Ken Moreno and Tadashi Yamashita.[7] He had also directed some plays which included A Raisin in the Sun, My Brothers' Blood, In My Father's House and One Last Look.[8]

Recent activities[edit]

Since his acting career has been scaled down, recent years have seen him involved with youth and charity work. Some of the events in relation to this have included the Multicultural Golf Association of America in which he has been involved in the Youth Empowerment Program. He is also a member of Speakers International.[9]

On August 2011, along with basketball legend Lenny Wilkens, he was involved in the Lenny Wilkens Foundation fundraiser for the Odessa Brown Children's clinic.[10] In December 2011, along with Johnny Bench, Sam Boghosian, Billy Erickson, Patrick Evans, Ron Fairley, Barry Jaeckel, Tom Kennedy, UCPIE board member Kris Long, Dan McGrath, Ron Masak, Bill Marx, Nolan North, Frankie Randall, Stack Pierce was one of the celebrity golfers in the Dennis James Golf Classic's 16th annual tournament.[11]

Film list[edit]

2000s[edit]

  • Transformed .... The mayor (2005)

1990s[edit]

  • Moonbase .... Will (1997)
  • Human Desires .... Smokey (1997)
  • Out of Darkness (TV movie) .... Dr Brook (1994)
  • Weekend at Bernie's II .... Claudia's Dad (1939)
  • A Rage in Harlem .... Coffin Ed (1991)
  • Blood Street .... Solomon (1990)
  • No witnesses .... ? (1990)

1980s[edit]

  • Enemy Unseen .... Josh (1989)
  • It's Murphy's Fault .... Spider (1988)
  • I Saw What You Did (TV movie) .... Policeman (1988)
  • License to Kill .... ? (1988)
  • The Messenger .... Leroy (1986)
  • The Patriot .... Atkins (1986)
  • Low Blow (1986)
  • Born American .... The Admiral (voice) (uncredited) (1986)
  • 24 Hours to Midnight .... White Powder Chan (1985)
  • V: The Final Battle .... Visitor Captain Jake (1984)
  • Killpoint .... Nighthawk (1984)
  • The Big Score .... New (1983)
  • WarGames .... Airman (1983)
  • V .... Visitor Captain Jake (1983)
  • Sawyer and Finn .... Jim (TV movie) (1983)
  • Vice Squad .... Roscoe (1982)
  • Charlie and the Great Balloon Chase (TV movie) .... Lucas
  • Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story (TV movie) .... Presser (1980)
  • The Last Reunion .... Frank Washington (1980)

1970s[edit]

  • Flesh & Blood (TV movie) .... Big Moony (1979)
  • Good Guys Wear Black .... Holly Washington – The Black Tigers (1978)
  • Lucy Calls the President (TV movie) .... ? (1977)
  • The Greatest .... Johnson (1977)
  • No Way Back .... Bernie (1976)
  • Kiss Me, Kill Me (TV movie) .... Sergent (1976)
  • "Bionic Cop" (The Six Million Dollar Man) Officer Randolph

(1976)

  • Killer Force .... Emilio (1975)
  • Cornbread, Earl and Me .... Sam Hamilton (1975)
  • The Prisoner of Second Avenue .... Detective (1975)
  • A Cry for Help (TV movie) .... Sgt. Mike Reese (1975)
  • The Law (TV movie) .... Bright's Guard, County Jail (1974)
  • Newman's Law .... Baines (1974)
  • The Healers (TV movie) .... ? (1974)
  • Trader Horn .... Malugi (1973)
  • Jarrett (TV movie) .... Prison guard (1973)
  • Trouble Man ....Collie (1972)
  • Hammer .... Roughhouse (1972)
  • Night Call Nurses .... Sampson (1972)
  • Cool Breeze .... Tinker (1972)

References[edit]

  • NAACP Image Awards in the category Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Dramatic Series for Quincy: Sweet Land of Liberty