NEW! Now you can update the order and selection of the titles for your Known For list

Sidney Poitier

Actor | Director | Soundtrack
Visit on IMDb
In the Heat of the Night (1967) | The Jackal (1997) | Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)
Won 1 Oscar. Another 30 wins & 33 nominations More »
Sir Sidney Poitier
Feb 20, 1927 (age 89)
6' 2½" (1.89m)

Filmography Filter

Past Film & Video (49 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Past Television (13 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for The Watsons Go to BirminghamThe Watsons Go to Birmingham (TV Movie) Special Acknowledgement  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for The Last Brickmaker in AmericaThe Last Brickmaker in America (TV Movie) Henry Cobb  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for The Simple Life of Noah DearbornThe Simple Life of Noah Dearborn (TV Movie) Noah Dearborn  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for Free of EdenFree of Eden (TV Movie) Will Cleamons, Executive Producer  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for David and LisaDavid and Lisa (TV Movie) Dr. Jack Miller  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for Mandela and de KlerkMandela and de Klerk (TV Movie) Nelson Mandela  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for To Sir, with Love IITo Sir, with Love II (TV Movie) Mark Thackeray  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for Children of the DustChildren of the Dust (TV Mini-series) Gypsy Smith (2 episodes, 1995)  Less 1995 2
  • Primary photo for Separate But EqualSeparate But Equal (TV Mini-series) Thurgood Marshall  Less 1991– 
  • Primary photo for The 41st Annual Academy AwardsThe 41st Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Performer & Co-Presenter: Best Picture, Performer ("Chitty Chitty Bang Bang")  Less 1969
  • Primary photo for The Philco Television PlayhouseThe Philco Television Playhouse (TV Series) Tommy Tyler (2 episodes, 1952–1955)  Less 1952–1955 2
  • Primary photo for Kraft Television TheatreKraft Television Theatre (TV Series) Actor (1 episode, 1955)  Less 1955 1
  • Primary photo for CBS Television WorkshopCBS Television Workshop (TV Series) Actor (1 episode, 1952)  Less 1952 1
Self (115 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Archive Footage (29 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for And the Oscar Goes To...And the Oscar Goes To... (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for The 85th Annual Academy AwardsThe 85th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Presenter: Governors Awards (archive footage)  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for B.B. King: The Life of RileyB.B. King: The Life of Riley Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for Lulu: Something to Shout AboutLulu: Something to Shout About (TV Movie) Mark Thackeray (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for The Loving StoryThe Loving Story John Prentice - Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (archive footage)  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of HollywoodMoguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood (TV Mini-series) John Prentice / Virgil Tibbs (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010
    • Fade Out, Fade In (Dec 13, 2010) John Prentice / Virgil Tibbs (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Founding Fathers: Sir Stafford SandsFounding Fathers: Sir Stafford Sands Self (archive footage)  Less 2009 BSD 60K
  • Primary photo for Sidney Poitier, un outsider à HollywoodSidney Poitier, un outsider à Hollywood (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for The O'Reilly FactorThe O'Reilly Factor (TV Series) Det. Virgil Tibbs (scene from 'In the Heat of the Night') (1 episode, 2008)  Less 2008
    • Episode dated 14 March 2008 (Mar 14, 2008) Det. Virgil Tibbs (scene from 'In the Heat of the Night') (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Cámara negra. Teatro Victoria EugeniaCámara negra. Teatro Victoria Eugenia (TV Short) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Bicentennial NiggerBicentennial Nigger (Short) Aly Mansuh (archive footage)  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Budd Boetticher: A Man Can Do ThatBudd Boetticher: A Man Can Do That (TV Movie) Cpl. Andrew Robertson (archive footage)  Less 2005 $600K
  • Primary photo for TV in Black: The First Fifty YearsTV in Black: The First Fifty Years (Video) Self (archive footage)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Century of Black CinemaCentury of Black Cinema (Video) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for American DreamsAmerican Dreams (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2003)  Less 2003
    • The One (Mar 16, 2003) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Playboy: Inside the Playboy MansionPlayboy: Inside the Playboy Mansion (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for American MastersAmerican Masters (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 2000–2001)  Less 2000–2001
  • Primary photo for OmnibusOmnibus (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2000)  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for Playboy: The Party ContinuesPlayboy: The Party Continues (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for Classified XClassified X (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1998 $65
  • Primary photo for Small Steps, Big Strides: The Black Experience in HollywoodSmall Steps, Big Strides: The Black Experience in Hollywood (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for Scandalize My Name: Stories from the BlacklistScandalize My Name: Stories from the Blacklist Reverend Msimangu (archive footage)  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for 20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years (TV Movie) Actor 'No Way Out' (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for BiographyBiography (TV Series) Actor 'No Way Out' (1 episode, 1995)  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for 100 Years at the Movies100 Years at the Movies (TV Short) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for Black HollywoodBlack Hollywood (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for America at the MoviesAmerica at the Movies Walter Lee Younger (archive footage)  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for Film NightFilm Night (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1971)  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for Black History: Lost Stolen, or StrayedBlack History: Lost Stolen, or Strayed (TV Movie) Himself / Dr. John Wade Prentice (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1968

Filter by:

Select: All | None
Edit Page Submit additional information and/or report errors on this page. If it is approved by IMDb database managers, it will be added to the page in a future update.
Become an IMDbPro Member Today
Get access to the industry's most essential research tool
Get Connected Detailed contact & representation data
Stay Informed IMDb trends, shared credits & industry news
Discover New Opportunities In-Development projects & casting notices
Showcase Your Talent Enhanced profile control with photos, demo reels, & bio