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|Born||December 13, 1950|
Petersburg, Virginia, U.S.
Afemo Omilami (born December 13, 1950) is an American actor.
He has appeared in many films such as Trading Places (1983), Glory (1989), The Firm (1993), Gordy (1995), Remember the Titans (2000), Ray (2004), Hounddog (2007), The Blind Side (2009), and Terminator Genisys (2015). He is perhaps best known for his role as the Drill Sergeant in Forrest Gump (1994). He had a recurring role as the streetwise Jimmy Dawes in In the Heat of the Night (TV series) from 1989 to 1993. He was nominated for "Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special" in the 2013 NAACP Image Awards for his performance in Lifetime's Steel Magnolias as Drum Eatenton.
|2012||Steel Magnolias||Drum Eatenton|
|2014||The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1||District 11 Mayor|
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