Respected actor in 'Raisin in the Sun' and 'Roots'
He turned down the chance to play basketball for New York University to concentrate on theater.
The famous Richie Havens song 'Handsome Johnny' came from me
He is cousins with 'The Closer' actor, Robert Gossett.
Peter Benchley wrote the screenplay for The Deep, in which he starred as a druglord.