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Star Wars Actor Billy Dee Williams Filmography
  This is the Star Wars actor Billy Dee Williams filmography page, with pictures, video clips and dvd covers of movies TV shows and cameo appearances that he has acted in.
  Press on each title for a link to the plot summary, a thumbnail picture of that role, and links to pictures, videos, or DVD covers for that role also.
 
The Last Angry Man (1959) - As Josh Quincy
Plot Summary
- The journalist nephew of an aging doctor decides to profile his uncle's life on TV. Remember when doctors made house calls and were totally dedicated to their patients? Paul Muni sure was that and a lot more in "The Last Angry Man." Working and living in a depressed neighborhood, Muni was the embodiment of what medicine is supposed to be all about. When he took the Hippocratic Oath, he meant it. Muni as the crusty but beloved doctor turned in a truly memorable performance. He received an Oscar nomination. Too bad it was the same year as Charlton Heston's winning portrayal of Judah Ben-Hur.

The Defenders (1964) - As Private Austin George
Plot Summary
- The show was about recent law school graduate (Robert Reed) joining his father (E.G. Marshall) as the pair tackle challenging legal cases, often involving issues which were highly touchy for the times (abortion, euthanasia, "un-American" activities, movie censorship). In most the freshly minted lawyer has much to learn from his father's extensive legal experience.
- In "Survival"

Another World (1964) (TV) - As Assistant D.A.
Plot Summary
- The continuing story of life in the midwestern town of Bay City, and the love, loss, trials, and triumph of it's residents, who come from different backgrounds and social circles. Those who call Bay City home include the Matthews, Cory, Frame, Winthrop, Love, Hudson, Harrison, and Burrell families.

The Nurses (1965) - As Patrolman Cash
Plot Summary
- The story takes place in a large hospital and revolves around two nurses, Liz Thorpe (Shirl Conway), the older head nurse, and Gail Lucas, the naive student nurse. The two nurses were joined by doctors in 1964 and these doctors tried to help the nurses resolve moral and ethical problems.
- In "The Witnesses"

The Guiding Light (1966) (TV) - As Dr. Jim Frazier #1
Plot Summary
- Guiding Light takes place in the fictional Midwestern town of Springfield. In its early years the stories centered on the middle class Bauer family, but later the wealthy Spauldings, Chamberlains, and Lewises, along with the working class Reardons and others, took their own places of prominence, though the Bauers remained the heart of the show.

Coronet Blue (1967) - As The Second Technician
Plot Summary
- Mike is running from some men when he falls into the harbour. He climbs out remembering only that he was running and the phrase 'coronet blue'. As the show continues from week to week, Mike tries to piece together clues as to his identity as individuals he refers to as Greybeards seem to be intent on killing him.
- In "Six Months to Mars"

Premiere (TV) (2 episodes, 1968) - As David Arnold and Dan Gardner
Plot Summary
- A summer replacement series for "The Carol Burnett Show" in 1968, it featured pilots for proposed CBS series, including the pilot for what eventually became "Mission: Impossible"
- In "Higher and Higher"
- In "Crisis"

Lost Flight (1969) (TV) - As Merle Barnabyt
Plot Summary
- Steve Bannerman (Lloyd Bridges) is the captain of a downed airliner who must help his crew and passengers survive on a deserted jungle island in the midst of a power struggle - an adult version of "Lord of the Flies."

The New People (1969) (TV) - As Heath
Plot Summary
- A group of young people crash land on a deserted island that was a never used atomic bomb test site. With the world thinking that they were all killed, "The New People" set out to form a civilization free from the problems and mistakes that their parents made, a task that soon becomes much more challenging than they had anticipated.
- In "The Prisoner of Bomano"

Carter's Army (1970) (TV) aka Black Brigade - As Lewis
Plot Summary
- A redneck officer is put in charge of a squad of black troops charged with taking an important bridge from the Nazis.


Carter's Army
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The Out of Towners (1970) - As Clifford Robinson, the ticket agent
Plot Summary
- George (Jack Lemmon) and Gwendolyn (Sandy Dennis) Kellerman are a couple from Twin Oaks, Ohio who take a trip to New York City for a big meeting at a top company. It seems like the perfect getaway vacation, until it takes a turn for the worse. The plane gets rerouted, the entire City of New York is on strike, the hotel gives away their room, and they get mugged, twice. George freaks out and threatens to sue everybody involved.


The Out of Towners
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The F.B.I. (3 episodes, 1969-1970) (TV) - As James J. Borden and Nate Phelps and Edward Tobin
Plot Summary
- Cases, based on real FBI files, were handled by Inspector Lewis Erskine and several coworkers over the years. Erskine reported to Arthur Ward, assistant to the director of the FBI.
- In "The Architect", James J. Borden
- In "The Sanctuary", Nate Phelps
- In "Eye of the Storm", Edward Tobin

The Most Deadly Game (1970) (TV) - As Claude Miles
Plot Summary
- The "most deadly game" was murder, and Ethan Arcane - along with Jonathan Croft and Vanessa Smith - solved the most unusual murders every week for just 12 episodes.
- In "War Games"

Dan August (1971) (TV) - As Steve MacAdams
Plot Summary
- Lt. Dan August is a homicide detective in his hometown of Santa Luisa, California. While working cases with his partner Sgt. Wilentz, August frequently comes into contact with people he has known for many years. George Untermeyer is the Santa Luisa Chief of Police, Sgt. Rivera another detective, and Katy is the police dispatcher in this Quinn Martin production.
- In "The Manufactured Man"

Mission: Impossible (1971) (TV) - As Hank Benton
Plot Summary
- An elite covert operations unit carries out highly sensitive missions subject to official denial in the event of failure, death or capture.
- In "The Miracle"

Mission: Impossible
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Brian's Song (1971) (TV) - As Gale Sayers
Plot Summary
- Gale Sayers joins the Chicago Bears and is befriended by Brian Piccolo, an over-achieving running back. Although they compete for the same spot on the team, and despite the fact that Sayers is black and Piccolo white, they become roommates on the road and very close friends, especially when Sayers is injured and Piccolo helps his recovery. Later, they and their wives must both deal with the harsh reality of Piccolo's cancer.


Brian's Song
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The Glass House (1972) (TV) aka Truman Capote's the Glass House - As Lennox
Plot Summary
- Adapted from a story by Truman Capote, the world of the prison convict is open to the viewer. Three new convicts act as the catalyst for the events that follow; a college teacher, convicted of accidental manslaughter; a young man, sentenced for possession of marijuana; a new guard, interested in changing the system. The warden doesn't want to rock the boat, and a convict dictator controls activities among the inmates thanks to a control of the narcotics traffic. A leader of the black convicts seethes in his own world of racial tension when there is no difference between convicts and authorities. As the film follows the three newcomers, it records the grim, terrifying, sometimes fascinating events that occur.

The Final Comedown (1972) aka Blast! - As Johnny Johnson
Plot Summary
- Black revolutionaries take action in the white suburbs. Johnny Johnson is a young college age man who is hell-bent on making changes to this racist and hypocritical system we call America .As the reluctant leader of a courageous band of young Black and White students. The story begins during the late 60's riots in L.A. with our main character mortally wounded, so the story is told in a retrospect with all other characters reflecting on the situation up to the present.

The Final Comedown
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Lady Sings the Blues (1972) - Louis McKay
Plot Summary
- This musical drama chronicles the life of jazz singer Billie Holiday. Diana Ross portrays the singer and her various ups and downs of her career including her late childhood, stint as a prostitute, early tours, marriages and drug addiction.
- Louis McKay is the man who loves Billie Holiday unconditionally. He remains true to Billie and stays true to Billie through the ups and downs of her career.


Lady Sings the Blues
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Hit! (1973) - As Nick Allen
Plot Summary
- A federal agent whose daughter dies of a heroin overdose is determined to destroy the drug ring that supplied her. He recruits various people whose lives have been torn apart by the drug trade and trains them. Then they all leave for France to track down and destroy the ring.

The Take (1974) - As Sneed
Plot Summary
- In this action adventure, the trouble begins when a police lieutenant begins accepting bribes while simultaneously trying to impress his superiors by breaking up a big gang. Keep a sharp eye out for Frankie Avalon playing a sneaky crook.

Mahogany (1975) - As Brian
Plot Summary
- Tracy, a young ghetto woman, puts herself through fashion school in the hopes of becoming one of the world's top designers. Her ambition leads her into the lives of people who are determined to get a piece of her long before she can realize her dream.

The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (1976) - As Bingo Long (P)
Plot Summary
- Tired of the slave-like treatment of his team's owner, charismatic star Negro League pitcher Bingo Long takes to the road with his band of barnstormers through the small towns of the Midwest in the 1930's.


Traveling All-Stars
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Scott Joplin (1977) - As Scott Joplin
Plot Summary
- This movie details the life story of Scott Joplin and how he became the greatest ragtime composer of all time.

Christmas Lilies of the Field (1979) (TV) - As Homer Smith
Plot Summary
- Having finished a tour of duty in the army, Homer returns to the chapel which, years before, he helped to build. Once again, he is inspired by the nuns' faith and selfless devotion, and this time, he builds an orphanage and a little school for the children.

The Hostage Tower (1980) (TV) - As Clarence Whitlock
Plot Summary
- A criminal takes hostages on the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Also starring Peter Fonda as Mike Graham, and Maud Adams as Sabrina Carver.
- Clarence Whitlock who's the first recruit is one of the best cat burglars in the city.

Children of Divorce (1980) (TV) - As Walter Williams
Plot Summary
- The conflict and separation of their parents and the impact on four youngsters from three socially different families is the thrust of this drama written and directed by Joanna Lee. Starring Barbara Feldon and Stella Stevens among others.

Nighthawks (1981) - Detective Sgt. Matthew Fox
Plot Summary
- Deke DaSilva (Sylvester Stallone) and Matthew Fox are New York police officers specially assigned to a special multi-national team dedicated to tracking down terrorist Wulfgar (Rutger Hauer). He has extensive plastic surgery and resumes his activities aided by Shakka. Soon DaSilva and Wulfgar are engaged in a violent battle of wits as Wulfgar resumes his terrorist activities and threatens New York while he coolly decides which of the hostages will live or die.


Nighthawks
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Marvin & Tige (1983) aka Like Father and Son - As Richard Davis
Plot Summary
- Marvin, a heavy-drinking widower who has seen better days and now ekes out a living at odd jobs, meets Tige, an 11-year-old black boy about to kill himself because his mother has just died. With nowhere else to stay, Tige moves in with Marvin and they develop a close relationship which is good for both of them. Marvin wants to adopt Tige but knows that he is too poor to give him a good home. Then he discovers who Tige's father is: a rich suburbanite who doesn't even know that Tige exists. Should he, and can he, give up the boy he loves, and who loves him, in favor of a stranger with the right genes and bank balance but who doesn't care? .

 

Shooting Stars (1983) (TV) - As Douglas Hawk
Plot Summary
- Two television actors who play detectives are fired when the show's star gets upset that they are getting the better parts to play. So, they decide to try it for real.

 

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