Eugene Lee (actor)

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Eugene Lee
Eugene Lee 2015.jpg
Eugene Lee in 2015
Born Eugene Steven Lee
(1953-07-16) July 16, 1953 (age 63) [1]
United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 1978-present

For more people named Eugene Lee, see Eugene Lee (disambiguation).

Eugene Lee (born July 16, 1953) is an African American actor and playwright. He has appeared in work in Asia and in the United States. He has appeared in guest roles in numerous TV shows such as The White Shadow, Quantum Leap, NYPD Blue and Touched by an Angel.

His stage work includes A Soldier's Play with Denzel Washington and Samuel L. Jackson with the Negro Ensemble Company, a Broadway appearance in August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean, and as a company member for the Kennedy Center’s 10-play cycle tribute to Wilson. As a playwright, his works include East Texas Hot Links, Fear Itself, Somebody Called: A Tale of Two Preachers, and Killingsworth, and The Rest of Me.


Year Title Role Comments
2004 NYPD Blue Ernest Stallworth 2 episodes
Without a Trace Tim Hendrix in episode "Lost and Found"
2000-2004 The District Detetvive Hud Sanders Recurring - 4 episodes
2001 Philly A.D.A. Norm Swanson in episode "Blown Away"
2000 Touched by an Angel Charlie Guest Star in episode "Kife Before Daath"
Profiler Sheriff Cunningham in episode "Train Man"
1998 Becker Mr. Suthoff in episode "Tell Me Lies"
Frasier Officer Athanis in episode "The Seal Who Came to Dinner"
1997 Nothing Sacred Brendan in episode "Calling"
1997 The Good News Dr.Garner in episode "The Dinner Party"
1996 silk Stalkings Lt. Duralde in episode "Pre-Judgement Day"
1995 Martin Co-Star - Patron in episode "C.R.E.A.M."
The O.J. Simpson Story as Willie Mays TV movie
1993 Murphy Brown Co-Star - Man #2 in episode "Political Correctness"
1991 Quantum Leap Officer Shumway in episode "Raped"
1989 The Women of Brewster Place Basil, Mattie's son
1988 CBS Summer Playhouse Renoir LeLuge in episode "Dr. Paradise"
1987 Hooperman in episode "Hot Wired"
1986 Simon & Simon Shore Patrolman in episode "A.W.O.L."

Theater work (Partial list)[edit]

Year Title Job title Director Production company
1980 Home (Southern Tour) Lead role
2012 God of Carnage Lead - Alan Raleigh Matt Lenz ZACH Theater, Austin, TX
2011 The Book of Grace Lead role - Vet Suzan Lori-Parks ZACH Theater, Austin, TX
2010 Every Tongue Confess Lead - Elder/Jeremiah Kenny Leon Arena Stage, Washington DC
2009 Fences Lead - Troy Maxson Kenny Leon Huntington Theatre, Boston MA
2009 Miss Evers’ Boys Lead role Kenny Leon True Colors Theatre Company, Atlanta, GA
2004 Gem of the Ocean Lead role Walter Kerr Theatre-Broadway
2006 Radio Golf Lead - Sterling Johnson Kenny Leon Taper Theatre, LA, CA
2003 Fences Lead role Kenny Leon True Colors Theatre Co. Atlanta, GA
2001 The Piano Lesson Lead role San Jose Repertory, San Jose, CA
1992 Richard II Lead - Duke of Gloucester, Lord Ross... Robert Egan Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, CA
1990 Jonquil Lead role Negro Ensemble Company (NEC) NY, NY
1981 A Soldier’s Play (original cast) Lead - Corporal Bernard Cobb (NEC) Lucille Lortel Theatre, NYC
1982 Sons and Fathers of Sons Lead role Negro Ensemble Co. (NEC) NY, NY
1982 Manhattan Made Me Lead role Negro Ensemble Company (NEC) NY, NY
1985 Eyes of the American Lead role (NEC) Theatre Four - Off Broadway
1984 Ohio Tip Off Lead role James Yoshimura Center Stage, Baltimore, MD
1985 Split Second Lead role Hal Scott Mayfair Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
1980 One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show Lead role Crossroads Theatre, New Brunswick, NJ
1982 Back to Back Lead - Verville Douglas Johnson WPA Theatre, New York, NY


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