Actor remembered for his role as Lionel Jefferson on CBS's The Jeffersons. He also played the role of Alex Haley on ABC's Roots: The Next Generations.
He studied at the Boston Conservatory of Music.
He appeared in many Broadway productions, including The Me Nobody Knows and Lost in the Stars.
He was raised in Baltimore, Maryland.
He appeared in Trevor Nunn's production of Porgy and Bess.