Brock Peters

Brock Peters

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Brock Peters

Brock Peters (born George Fisher; July 2, 1927 – August 23, 2005) was an American actor and singer, best known for playing the role of Tom Robinson in the 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird and for his role as the villainous "Crown" in the 1959 film version of Porgy and Bess. In later years, he gained recognition among Star Trek fans for his portrayals of Starfleet Admiral Cartwright in two of the Star Trek feature films and Joseph Sisko, father of Benjamin Sisko, in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. He also was known for his participation in the rival media franchise, Star Wars, for playing the role of Darth Vader in the original trilogy radio drama adaptations. He was also notable for his role as Hatcher in Soylent Green.

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Full name at birth
George Fisher
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Claim to fame
To Kill a Mockingbird
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Date of birth
2 July 1927
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Place of birth
Harlem, New York City, New York, USA
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Date of death
23 August 2005
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Age
78 (age at death)
Place of death
Los Angeles, California, USA
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Cause of death
Cancer - Pancreatic
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Resting place
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
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6' 2" (188 cm)
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High school
Music and Arts High School, New York City
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University
  • University of Chicago (1945-45, transferred)
  • Physical Education, City College of New York (1947)
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