George Stanford is an actor and director who has appeared in numerous films and television shows. He is best known for his role as Captain Harris in the 1977 miniseries Roots, and his recurring role as Sgt. Dennis Becker on the 1980s sitcom C.H.i.P.s.
Early life and Career
George Stanford was born on June 24, 1943, in Havana, Cuba. His parents were American expatriates, and he moved to New York City with his family when he was a child. He studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and began his career in the theater.
Stanford made his Broadway debut in 1968, in the play “The Great White Hope.”. He went on to star in several other Broadway productions, including “The Poison Tree” (1976), “Macbeth” (1981), and “The Iceman Cometh” (1996).
Film and television roles
In addition to his work on stage, Stanford has also appeared in numerous films and television shows. His most famous film role is that of Captain Harris in the 1977 miniseries Roots. He has also appeared in the films Stir Crazy (1980), Bullitt (1968), and The Conversation (1971).
On television, Stanford has had recurring roles on the series C.H.i.P.s. (1980-1983), The A-Team (1983-1984), and The Cosby Show (1987-1992). He has also appeared as a guest star on numerous other shows, including Sanford and Son, The Jeffersons, and The Golden Girls.
Awards and Recognition
- In 1977, Stanford was nominated for an Emmy Award for his role in Roots.
- In 2014, he was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.
Stanford is married to actress Tyne Daly. He has one child from a previous marriage.
In recent years, Brown has been working on several new projects. He is currently filming a new film called The Last Days of Freddie Mercury. He is also directing a new stage play called The Color Purple.
Stanford has continued to act sporadically. He has also appeared in several stage productions. In 2014, he was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.
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