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Paul Winfield ACTOR

Paul Winfield was born on May 22nd, 1939 in Portland, Oregon with the middle name Edward.  His mother was, Lois Beatrice and his step father was Clarence Winfield.  His family relocated to Los Angeles, California when he was still young and he attended Manual Arts High School.  When he was still a senior in high school he got his first real acting job and then chose to move back to Portland, Oregon on a two year scholarship to study at the University of Portland.  He later excelled in his studies at Stanford and Los Angeles City College.  Prior to earning his bachelors degree he left college just six credits short to pursue acting fulltime.
He began working as a stage actor performing in the play, "The Dutchman and the Toilet" followed by a role in, "The Latent Heterosexual".  He continued working as a stage actor with the Stanford Repertory Theatre and the Inner Cultural Center Theatre in Los Angeles.
Winfield did not limit himself to stage acting although that was his first love.  He appeared on a number of films as well as television shows.  Some credits included, "Perry Mason", "Death Valley Days", "Mission: Impossible", "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.", "Julia" and such films as, "The Lost Man" (1969), "R.P.M." (1970), "Brother John" (1971), "Sounder" (1972) costarring Cicely Tyson, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award, "Backstairs at the White House" (1979) and "The Blue and the Gray" (1982).   

Paul also appeared on a variety of television movies such as, "The Sophisticated Gents" (1981), "Under Siege" (1986) and "The Women of Brewster Place" (1989).  More substantial film roles succeeded such as, "Damnation Alley" (1977), "Conrack" (1974) and "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" (1982).
In 1994 he won an Emmy Award for his role on the television series, "Picket Fences" and followed this by more films, "Catfish in Black Bean Sauce" (1999) and "Relax‚ĶIt's Just Sex" (1998).  He also had a recurring role on, "Touched By an Angel" (1995-2003).
He never neglected his love of the stage and towards the later part of his career he added such stage credits as, "Richard III", "Othello", "The Merry Wives of Windsor", "The Seagull", "A Few Good Men" and "Checkmates".
Paul Winfield was a homosexual and lived with his partner, Charles Gillan Jr. for thirty years.  On March 5th, 2002 his partner passed away from bone cancer and just two years later at the age of sixty four he passed away on March 7th, 2004 in Los Angeles, California after suffering from a heart attack.  His remains are interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, California. 

1995-2003  Touched by an Angel
2003   Sounder

2003   Kids' Ten Commandments: The Rest Is Yet to Come 

2003   Kids' Ten Commandments: A Life and Seth Situation

2003   Kids' Ten Commandments: Stolen Jewels, Stolen Hearts 

2003   Kids' Ten Commandments: Toying with the Truth 

2003   Kids' Ten Commandments: The Not So Golden Calf 

2002   Second to Die 

2002   Crossing Jordan

2001   Vegas, City of Dreams 

1999-2000  Batman Beyond

2000   Knockout 

1999   Strange Justice 

1999   Catfish in Black Bean Sauce 

1999   Frank in Five 

1998   Assignment Berlin 

1998   Relax... It's Just Sex 

1998   Walker, Texas Ranger 

1996-1998  The Simpsons 

1996-1997  The Magic School Bus 

1997   Spider-Man

1997   Built to Last 

1997   Teen Angel

1997   Strategic Command

1996   Mars Attacks! 

1996   The Assassination File

1996   Original Gangstas

1996   Second Noah 

1996   Stolen Memories: Secrets from the Rose Garden 

1996   The Legend of Gator Face 

1996   Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles

1996   Dead of Night

1995   Gargoyles

1995   White Dwarf 

1995   Tyson 

1995   In the Kingdom of the Blind, the Man with One Eye Is King 

1995   ABC Weekend Specials

1995   Babylon 5

1995   In the Flesh

1995   Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child 

1994   Scarlett

1994   Picket Fences

1994   The Killing Jar 

1994   Breathing Lessons

1993   Dennis the Menace

1993   Cliffhanger

1993   Irresistible Force

1993   Queen

1993   Batman 

1993   At the River I Stand

1991   The Wish That Changed Christmas

1991   Star Trek: The Next Generation 

1991   Family Matters 

1990   L.A. Law

1990   83 Hours 'Til Dawn 

1990   Back to Hannibal: The Return of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn 

1990   Presumed Innocent 

1990   It's Garry Shandling's Show

1988-1990  227 

1989   Wiseguy

1989   The Women of Brewster Place 

1988   The Serpent and the Rainbow 

1987-1988  The Charmings 

1987   Big Shots

1987   Death Before Dishonor 

1987   Mighty Pawns 

1987   Guilty of Innocence: The Lenell Geter Story

1986   Blue City 

1986   Under Siege 

1985   CBS Schoolbreak Special

1985   Murder, She Wrote

1983-1985  American Playhouse 

1984   Hotel

1984   The Terminator

1984   The Fall Guy

1984   Mike's Murder 

1984   Go Tell It on the Mountain

1983   On the Run

1982   The Blue and the Gray 

1982   White Dog

1982   Sister, Sister 

1982   Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 

1982   Dreams Don't Die 

1981   The Sophisticated Gents 

1981   Carbon Copy

1980   Angel City 

1979   Roots: The Next Generations 

1979   Backstairs at the White House 

1978   King

1978   A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich 

1977   Damnation Alley 

1977   The Greatest 

1977   Twilight's Last Gleaming

1977   Green Eyes

1976   High Velocity 

1975   Hustle 

1975   Livin' 

1974   Huckleberry Finn

1974   Conrack 

1974   It's Good to Be Alive 

1973   Gordon's War 

1973   The Horror at 37,000 Feet 

1972   Trouble Man 

1972   Sounder 

1968-1972  Ironside 

1972   Nichols

1971   Brother John 

1970   The Young Rebels 

1970   The Young Lawyers 

1970   R.P.M. 

1969-1970  Julia 

1969   Room 222

1969   The Lost Man 

1969   Mannix 

1969   The Name of the Game 

1969   The High Chaparral 

1968   Mission: Impossible

1968   Death Valley Days 

1967   Who's Minding the Mint? 

1967   The Perils of Pauline 

1966   Daktari 

1966   The F.B.I. 

1966   The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 

1965   Perry Mason

Matinee Classics - Breathing Lessons starring James Garner, Joanne Woodward, Kathryn Erbe, Joyce Van Patten, Eileen Heckart, Paul Winfield, Tim Guinee, Henry Jones, Stephi Lineburg, Debra Mooney, John Considine, Delphi Harrington, Jean Louisa, Kelly, Kevin Thigpen and Larry John Meyers
Matinee Classics - Cliffhanger starring Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow, Michael Rooker, Janine Turner, Rex Linn, Caroline Goodall, Leon, Paul Winfield, Ralph Waite, Craig Fairbrass, Michelle Joyner and Max Perlich
Matinee Classics - On The Run aka Nowhere to Hide starring Rod Taylor, Paul Winfield, Beau Cox, Brian McDermott, Ray Meagher, Danny Adcock, Lola Nixon, Alistair Duncan, Reg Midway, Barry Lovett, Tom Farley, Roger Carroll, Michael Bains and Don Beresford

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