Paul Winfield

227 | Naiquan Greene | 07/31/2013 | 12:30 PM EDT

The Academy Award and Emmy nominated actor was known for his portrayal of a Louisiana sharecropper who struggles to support his family during the Great Depression in the landmark film "Sounder," and his portrayl of Martin Luther King, Jr. in the 1978 television miniseries "King."

Paul Winfield personifies eloquence and quiet intensity. A native of Portland, Oregon, Winfield showed early promise as an entertainer. In 227 he played Julian C. Barlow. The world would later take notice of Winfield’s strength and charisma as an actor bringing roles to life on both the small screen and silver screen in L.A. Law, Family Matters, Gargoyles, The Magic School Bus, The Simpsons, Batman: Beyond, Crossing Jordan and Touched by an Angel.

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