Paul Winfield was an American Actor who started his career in 1965 and it was ended in 2004 by his death.
A lifetime member of The Actors Studio, he carved out a diverse career in film, television, theater and voiceovers by taking groundbreaking roles at a time when black actors were rarely even cast.
His first major feature film role was in the 1969 film The Lost Man starring Sidney Poitier.
Paul first became well known to television audiences when he appeared for several years opposite Diahann Carroll on the groundbreaking television series Julia.
He also took on roles as homosexual characters in the films Mike's Murder in 1984 and again in 1998 in the film Relax...It's Just Sex.
He found success off-camera due to his unique voice. He provided voices on the cartoons Spider-Man, The Magic School Bus, Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child, Batman Beyond, Gargoyles, K10C, and The Simpsons, on the latter voicing the Don King parody Lucius Sweet.
Paul Winfield's net worth was $3 million at time of his death.
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Paul Winfield’s father is Clarence Winfield.
Paul Winfield’s mother is Lois Beatrice Edwards.
Siblings: Paul Winfield has a sister named Patricia Winfield.
"Since I am not particularly pretty and I can't sing or dance, I started off in television with a lot of bit parts either as a black activist or some type of psychopathic heavy."
"My whole philosophy is if you're going to do something enjoy it -- even if it's a part that's serious. I guess it's the irrepressible comedian in me. Although I must say I don't enjoy watching my work. I have tapes and tapes of things I've done that I keep meaning to watch, but I never seem to get around to them. It's just not something I do, sitting around watching my old movies and saying, "Gee, look at how thin I was then."."
"[on Sounder (1972)] The love and devotion the Lee family expresses is what it is all about. This is the real black experience. In most black films, those cats don't show any humor or emotions. They just get in and out of bed."