Frederick O'Neal (1905–1992)

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African-American Frederick O'Neal was an actor and director of distinction, known for his exemplary work on stage and TV, but is hailed (and, arguably, better remembered) for his work behind the scenes as a revolutionary unionist and certifiable mover-and-shaker, earning major applause for his equally inspiring work and steadfast dedication to ... See full bio »

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Pinky Jake Walters
Anna Lucasta Frank
Playwrights '56 Boots / Bugs
Tarzan's Peril King Bulam


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 1980 The Edge of Night (TV Series)
Reverend Osgood
- Episode #1.6174 (1980) ... Reverend Osgood (credit only)
- Episode #1.6173 (1980) ... Reverend Osgood (uncredited)
 1970 Cotton Comes to Harlem (uncredited)
 1969 Strategy of Terror
Jacques Serac
 1967 Tarzan (TV Series)
Tribal Spokesman
- The Voice of the Elephant (1967) ... Tribal Spokesman
 1965 Profiles in Courage (TV Series)
- Frederick Douglass (1965) ... Haines
 1965 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Jacques Serac
- In Darkness, Waiting: Part 2 (1965) ... Jacques Serac
- In Darkness, Waiting: Part 1 (1965) ... Jacques Serac
 1964 Breaking Point (TV Series)
Matty Howard
 1963 The Patriots (TV Movie)
 1963 Free, White and 21
Ernie Jones
 1961-1962 Car 54, Where Are You? (TV Series)
Officer Wallace / Officer Wally Wallace
- 142 Tickets on the Aisle (1962) ... Officer Wallace (uncredited)
- Toody & Muldoon Sing Along with Mitch (1962) ... Officer Wally Wallace
- Schnauser's Last Ride (1962) ... Officer Wallace (uncredited)
- A Man Is Not an Ox (1962) ... Officer Wallace
- Hail to the Chief (1962) ... Officer Wallace (uncredited)
 1961 Route 66 (TV Series)
Horace Wilson - The Memphis Naturals
- Goodnight Sweet Blues (1961) ... Horace Wilson - The Memphis Naturals
 1961 The Sins of Rachel Cade
 1959 Play of the Week (TV Series)
- Simply Heavenly (1959) ... Boyd
 1959 Take a Giant Step
Lem Scott
 1959 Buick-Electra Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Killers (1959)
 1959 The Green Pastures (TV Movie)
 1958 Anna Lucasta
 1957 The Green Pastures (TV Movie)
 1957 Look Up and Live (TV Series)
 1957 Something of Value
Adam Marenga - Mau-Mau Leader
 1957 The Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
MSgt. Harry Berch
- Bilko Goes to Monte Carlo (1957) ... MSgt. Harry Berch
- Love That Guardhouse (1957) ... MSgt. Harry Berch (as Frederik O'Neal)
 1955-1956 Playwrights '56 (TV Series)
Boots / Bugs
- The Undiscovered Country (1956) ... Boots
- The Battler (1955) ... Bugs
 1951 Tarzan's Peril
King Bulam
 1950 No Way Out
Man (uncredited)
 1949 Pinky
Jake Walters
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Frederik O'Neal | Fred O'Neal

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At the American Negro Theatre in the 40s, director Frederick O'Neal gave Sidney Poitier free acting lessons in exchange for backstage chores. See more »

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