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Ben Vereen
Birthday: October 10, 1946

Birth Place: Miami, Florida, USA
Height: 5' 8"

Below is a complete filmography (list of movies he's appeared in) for Ben Vereen. If you have any corrections or additions, please email us at corrections@actorsofhollywood.com. We'd also be interested in any trivia or other information you have.



Effervescent African-American entertainer Ben Vereen attended New York's High School of the Performing Arts and Emerson College. Vereen was 18 when he made his New York stage bow in Prodigal Son; shortly thereafter, he was cast in the touring company of Sweet Charity, eventually making his 1969 screen debut in the film version of that Cy Coleman-Dorothy Fields musical. He joined the cast of Hair in 1969, at various junctures playing both Claude and Berger. The following year, he won the Theatre World Award for his portrayal of Judas in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar. After a season with the National Shakespeare Company, Vereen was cast as "The Leading Player" in the Broadway musical Pippin, a performance that earned him a Tony Award. While he seemed destined to appear in naught but film musicfests like Funny Lady (1975) and All That Jazz (1979), Vereen proved his dramatic mettle with his unforgettable portrayal of Chicken George in the landmark miniseries Roots. While he didn't win the Emmy for this role (as many expected), his 1978 TV special Ben Vereen...His Roots copped the gold statuette. Vereen has also been honored with the American Guild of Variety Artists' George M. Cohan award, and with the NAACP's Image Award. In 1980, he co-starred with Jeff Goldblum in the Steven Cannell-produced TV series Tenspeed and Brownshoe. Though the series failed, Vereen reserved a warm place in his heart for his wheeler-dealer "Tenspeed Turner" character, reprising the role on the 1987 TV weekly J. J. Starbuck. His additional TV credits include the 1975 summer series Ben Vereen...Comin' at Ya, the recurring role of Uncle Phillip on Webster (1986), and the hosting chores for the syndicated talent contest You Write the Songs (1986) At the height of his fame, Vereen ebulliently attributed his success to "Jesus." His faith was sorely tested in the late 1980s; enduring the death of his son, Vereen began contemplating suicide, at one point deliberately standing in the middle of a busy Los Angeles street, allowing himself to be struck down by a passing car. Happily, Vereen recovered both emotionally and professionally; his recent credits include the Broadway musical Jelly's Last Jam and the recurring role of Captain Hutchinson in the TV cop series Silk Stalkings (1991- ).

Movie Credits
Who Needs 'Em? (2007)
Tapioca (2007)
Idlewild (2006)
[ Ving Rhames ][ Terrence Howard ][ Faizon Love ][ Bill Nunn ][ Bobb'e J. Thompson ]
Feast of All Saints (2001)
[ James Earl Jones ][ Peter Gallagher ][ Forest Whitaker ][ Ossie Davis ][ Daniel Sunjata ]
The Painting (2001)
[ Charles Shaughnessy ]
Fosse (2001)
I'll Take You There (1999)
Wounded Hearts (1999)
The Visitor (1999)
Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998)
[ Larenz Tate ][ Diana Ross ][ J. August Richards ][ Clifton Powell ][ Lane Smith ]
Once Upon a Forest (1993)
[ Will Estes ][ Robert David Hall ]
Was It Good for You Too? (1993)
Lady Luck (1992)
Intruders (1992)
[ Richard Crenna ][ Steven Berkoff ][ Glenn Morshower ][ Jason Beghe ]
The Kid Who Loved Christmas (1990)
[ Sammy Davis Jr. ][ Charles Q. Murphy ][ Jason Weaver ]
Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme (1990)
[ Woody Harrelson ][ Cheech Marin ][ Howie Mandel ][ Garry Shandling ][ Dweezil Zappa ]
Buy & Cell (1989)
[ Malcolm McDowell ][ Robert Carradine ][ Michael Winslow ]
Jenny's Song (1988)
The Saint in Manhattan (1987)
Lost in London (1985)
The Zoo Gang (1985)
[ Jason Gedrick ][ Jackie Earle Haley ]
The Jesse Owens Story (1984)
[ LeVar Burton ][ George Kennedy ][ Barry Corbin ][ Tom Bosley ][ Norman Fell ]
Breakin' Through (1984)
The Charmkins (1983)
Sabine (1982)
Pippin: His Life and Times (1981)
[ William Katt ]
Uptown: A Tribute to the Apollo Theatre (1980)
[ Jack Albertson ]
All That Jazz (1979)
[ John Lithgow ][ Wallace Shawn ][ Roy Scheider ][ Keith Gordon ][ Cliff Gorman ]
The Cheryl Ladd Special (1979)
Louis Armstrong - Chicago Style (1976)
[ Red Buttons ]
Mary's Incredible Dream (1976)
Funny Lady (1975)
[ James Caan ][ Omar Sharif ][ Roddy McDowall ]
Gas-s-s-s (1971)
[ Bud Cort ]
Sweet Charity (1969)
[ Federico Fellini ][ Bud Cort ][ Ricardo Montalban ][ Sammy Davis Jr. ]


  • Tony Award winner for "Pippin"
  • He was understudy for Sammy Davis Jr. in the 1964 Broadway musical "Golden Boy".
  • Was named as "King of Brooklyn" at the Welcome Back to Brooklyn Festival in 1985
  • In 1987 his daughter, Naja, was killed in a car accident at the age of 16.
  • Is the godfather of singer/dancer/actor Usher Raymond.
  • 1 son, Ben, with first wife. 4 daughters (Kabara, Malaika, Naja and Karon) with current wife.
  • Won Broadway's 1973 Tony Award as Best Actor (Musical) for "Pippin." Was nominated the year before, in 1972, as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Musical) for "Jesus Christ, Superstar."
  • Played both Madge Sinclair's husband and LeVar Burton's father in two different productions: "Roots" (1977) (mini) and "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987).
  • In June of 1992, he suffered a stroke following a minor car accident in which he hit his head on the steering wheel earlier that day. He recovered and after extensive physical and occupational therapy, was able to dance again.
  • Is a vegan.
  • Graduated from the New York's High School of the Performing Arts
  • Of modest beginnings, his father James was a factory worker and mother Pauline a maid and wardrobe mistress.
  • Played the character of E.L. "Tenspeed" Turner in the unrelated television shows "Tenspeed and Brown Shoe" (1980) and "J.J. Starbuck" (1987).

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