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Ivan Dixon

Highest Rated:   96% Nothing But a Man (1963)
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Forceful African American leading man Ivan Dixon first commanded notice from theatergoers for his performance in the 1957 Broadway play The Cave Dwellers. He entered films as Sidney Poiter's double and stand-in with Something of Value (1957) and The Defiant Ones (1958), ultimately sharing scenes with Poitier in Porgy and Bess (1959) and Raisin in the Sun (1961). In 1964's Nothing But a Man, Dixon starred as Duff Anderson, an irresponsible Alabama railroad worker whose late-blooming maturity forms the nucleus of the film. Dixon's TV work includes the role of Kinchloe on the POW sitcom Hogan's Heroes and his Emmy-nominated starring role on the 1967 dramatic special The Private War of Olly Winter. In his later years, Ivan Dixon remained active as a director and a performer: he helmed the theatrical features Trouble Man (1972) and The Spook Who Sat By the Door (1992), such TV movies as Love is Not Enough and Percy and Thunder, and several episodes of the TV adventure series Hawaiian Heat (1984). Dixon died at age 76 in March 2008.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Percy and Thunder
  • Director
1993
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star
  • Judge
1986
88% Car Wash
  • Lonnie
1976
No Score Yet Fer-de-Lance
  • Joe Voit
1974
70% The Spook Who Sat by the Door
  • Director
  • Producer
1973
No Score Yet Trouble Man
  • Director
1972
No Score Yet Clay Pigeon
  • Simon
1971
No Score Yet Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came?
  • Sgt. Jones
1970
89% A Patch of Blue
  • Mark Ralfe
1965
96% Nothing But a Man
  • Duff Anderson
$9.7k 1963
No Score Yet Battle at Bloody Beach
  • Tiger Blair
1961
95% A Raisin in the Sun
  • Asagai
1961
86% Porgy and Bess
  • Jim
1959
50% Something of Value (Africa Ablaze)
  • Lathela
1957

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet In the Heat of the Night
1988-1995
  • Director
  • 1989
No Score Yet Quantum Leap
1989-1993
  • Director
  • 1989
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
1980-1988
  • Director
  • 1986
  • 1985
  • 1984
  • 1983
  • 1982
No Score Yet Airwolf
1984-1987
  • Director
  • 1984
No Score Yet Scarecrow and Mrs. King
1983-1987
  • Director
  • 1984
No Score Yet The A-Team
1983-1987
  • Director
  • 1984
No Score Yet The Greatest American Hero
1981-1983
  • Director
  • 1983
  • 1982
  • 1981
100% Wonder Woman (1976)
1975-1979
  • Director
  • 1979
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
1974-1980
  • Director
  • 1979
  • 1978
  • 1977
  • 1975
No Score Yet The Bionic Woman
1976-1978
  • Director
  • 1978
No Score Yet Quincy, M.E.
1976-1983
  • Director
  • 1977
No Score Yet The Waltons
1972-1981
  • Director
  • 1976
  • 1975
  • 1974
  • 1973
  • 1972
No Score Yet Starsky & Hutch
1975-1979
  • Actor
  • Director
  • 1975
No Score Yet Hogan's Heroes
1965-1971
  • Kinchloe Sgt. James Kinchloe
  • 1970
  • 1969
  • 1968
  • 1967
  • 1966
  • 1965
No Score Yet It Takes a Thief
1968-1970
  • General
  • 1968
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
  • Masterson
  • 1967
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
  • Towne Unawa
  • 1967
  • 1964
100% The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
1964-1968
  • Soumarun
  • 1964
82% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Bolie Jackson Rev. Anderson
  • 1964
  • 1960
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
  • Maurice Parness Caleb Stone alias John Brooks
  • 1963
  • 1962

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