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Ben Vereen

Actor | Soundtrack | Director
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KNOWN FOR 
All That Jazz (1979) | Grey's Anatomy (2007) | Roots (1977)
AWARDS 
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations More »
BORN 
Oct 10, 1946 (age 71)
HEIGHT 
5' 8" (1.73m)

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Past Film & Video (19 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Past Television (66 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Making HistoryMaking History (TV Series) Dr. Theodore Anthony Cobell ( 3 episodes, 2017 )  Less 2017 3
    • Body Trouble (May 21, 2017) Dr. Theodore Anthony Cobell  Less
    • Night Cream (Apr 30, 2017) Dr. Theodore Anthony Cobell  Less
    • The Boyfriend Experience (Mar 19, 2017) Dr. Theodore Anthony Cobell  Less
  • Primary photo for Sneaky PeteSneaky Pete (TV Series) Porter ( 3 episodes, 2017 )  Less 2017 3
  • Primary photo for The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp AgainThe Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again (TV Movie) Dr. Scott  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Hot in ClevelandHot in Cleveland (TV Series) Mayor Deacon ( 1 episode, 2014 )  Less 2014 1
  • Primary photo for It's Never Just a Movie: Chris Rock and Top FiveIt's Never Just a Movie: Chris Rock and Top Five (TV Movie) Special Thanks  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for How I Met Your MotherHow I Met Your Mother (TV Series) Sam Gibbs / Sam ( 4 episodes, 2010–2014 ) , Performer ("Reunited Song (Version 2)") ( 1 episode, 2013 ) , Performer ("Stand By Me") ( 1 episode, 2010 )  Less 2010–2014 4
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  • Primary photo for Love That Girl!Love That Girl! (TV Series) Judge ( 1 episode, 2014 )  Less 2014 1
  • Primary photo for NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative ServiceNCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service (TV Series) Lamar Addison ( 1 episode, 2013 )  Less 2013 1
    • Homesick (Dec 17, 2013) Lamar Addison  Less
  • Primary photo for House of PayneHouse of Payne (TV Series) Clarence Sanderson ( 1 episode, 2010 )  Less 2010 1
  • Primary photo for So You Think You Can DanceSo You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) Performer ("Bye Bye Love") ( 1 episode, 2009 )  Less 2009 1
  • Primary photo for Wonder Pets!Wonder Pets! (TV Series) Actor ( 1 episode, 2009 )  Less 2009 1
  • Primary photo for Accidental FriendshipAccidental Friendship (TV Movie) Wes  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for Law & Order: Criminal IntentLaw & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series) Rev. Jeremiah Morris ( 1 episode, 2007 )  Less 2007 1
    • Senseless (Dec 13, 2007) Rev. Jeremiah Morris  Less
  • Primary photo for Grey's AnatomyGrey's Anatomy (TV Series) Archie Roche ( 1 episode, 2007 )  Less 2007 1
  • Primary photo for OzOz (TV Series) #02W424 A.R. Whitworth ( 1 episode, 2002 )  Less 2002 1
  • Primary photo for Great Performances: Dance in AmericaGreat Performances: Dance in America (TV Series) Performer ( 1 episode, 2001 ) , Performer ("Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries", "Fosse's World", "Bye Bye Blackbird", "Crunchy Granola Suite", "Dancing in the Dark", "Manson Trio", "Razzle Dazzle", "Mr. Bojangles", "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries" (Reprise)) ( 1 episode, 2001 )  Less 2001 1
    • From Broadway: Fosse (Feb 5, 2002) Performer, Performer ("Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries", "Fosse's World", "Bye Bye Blackbird", "Crunchy Granola Suite", "Dancing in the Dark", "Manson Trio", "Razzle Dazzle", "Mr. Bojangles", "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries" (Reprise))  Less
  • Primary photo for The Feast of All SaintsThe Feast of All Saints (TV Movie) Rudolphe Lermontant  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for Promised LandPromised Land (TV Series) Lawrence Taggert, Sr. ( 3 episodes, 1999 )  Less 1999 3
  • Primary photo for The Jamie Foxx ShowThe Jamie Foxx Show (TV Series) Royal ( 1 episode, 1999 )  Less 1999 1
  • Primary photo for Soldier of Fortune, Inc.Soldier of Fortune, Inc. (TV Series) Senator Stanford Parks ( 1 episode, 1998 )  Less 1998 1
    • Party Girl (Oct 17, 1998) Senator Stanford Parks  Less
  • Primary photo for American MastersAmerican Masters (TV Series) Narrator ( 1 episode, 1997 )  Less 1997 1
    • Vaudeville (Nov 26, 1997) Narrator (voice)  Less
  • Primary photo for Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every ChildHappily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series) Snake ( 1 episode, 1997 )  Less 1997 1
  • Primary photo for Second NoahSecond Noah (TV Series) Sweet Billy ( 1 episode, 1997 )  Less 1997 1
  • Primary photo for Touched by an AngelTouched by an Angel (TV Series) Ulysses Dodd ( 1 episode, 1996 )  Less 1996 1
  • Primary photo for New York UndercoverNew York Undercover (TV Series) Louie ( 1 episode, 1995 )  Less 1995 1
  • Primary photo for The NannyThe Nanny (TV Series) Ben Vereen ( 1 episode, 1994 )  Less 1994 1
  • Primary photo for The Fresh Prince of Bel-AirThe Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV Series) Lou Smith ( 1 episode, 1994 )  Less 1994 1
  • Primary photo for Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of SupermanLois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (TV Series) Dr. Andre Novak ( 1 episode, 1994 )  Less 1994 1
  • Primary photo for Star Trek: The Next GenerationStar Trek: The Next Generation (TV Series) Dr. Edward La Forge ( 1 episode, 1993 )  Less 1993 1
    • Interface (Oct 2, 1993) Dr. Edward La Forge  Less
  • Primary photo for Silk StalkingsSilk Stalkings (TV Series) Captain Ben Hutchinson ( 11 episodes, 1991–1993 )  Less 1991–1993 11
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  • Primary photo for IntrudersIntruders (TV Series) Gene Randall ( 2 episodes, 1992 )  Less 1992 2
  • Primary photo for BordertownBordertown (TV Series) Issac West ( 1 episode, 1991 )  Less 1991 1
  • Primary photo for Mother Goose Rock 'n' RhymeMother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme (TV Movie) Itsy Bitsy Spider  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for BookerBooker (TV Series) Carl McQueen ( 1 episode, 1990 )  Less 1990 1
  • Primary photo for The Kid Who Loved ChristmasThe Kid Who Loved Christmas (TV Movie) Actor  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for J.J. StarbuckJ.J. Starbuck (TV Series) E.L. 'Tenspeed' Turner ( 5 episodes, 1988 )  Less 1988 5
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  • Primary photo for Jenny's SongJenny's Song (TV Movie) Joe  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for CBS Summer PlayhouseCBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series) Pianist in Bar ( 1 episode, 1987 )  Less 1987 1
  • Primary photo for The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 YearsThe Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage), Performer ("Pure Imagination")  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for The 40th Annual Tony AwardsThe 40th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) Himself - Presenter & Performer, Performer ("Tradition", "Summer, Summer", "Magic to Do")  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for Zoobilee ZooZoobilee Zoo (TV Series) Mayor Ben ( 62 episodes, 1986 ) , Performer ("People Make Mistakes") ( 2 episodes, 1986 ) , Performer ("Rhyming Is Fun") ( 1 episode, 1986 ) , Performer ("Goodbye Old Shoes") ( 1 episode, 1986 )  Less 1986 62
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  • Primary photo for WebsterWebster (TV Series) Uncle Phillip Long / Ben Vereen ( 11 episodes, 1983–1985 )  Less 1983–1985 11
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  • Primary photo for Lost in LondonLost in London (TV Movie) Paul Williams  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for Faerie Tale TheatreFaerie Tale Theatre (TV Series) Puss in Boots ( 1 episode, 1985 )  Less 1985 1
  • Primary photo for The 39th Annual Tony AwardsThe 39th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) Himself - Presenter & Performer, Performer ("This Must Be the Place")  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for A.D.A.D. (TV Mini-series) Ethiopian ( 5 episodes, 1985 )  Less 1985 5
    • Part 5 (Apr 4, 1985) Ethiopian  Less
    • Part 4 (Apr 3, 1985) Ethiopian  Less
    • Part 3 (Apr 2, 1985) Ethiopian  Less
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  • Primary photo for Ellis IslandEllis Island (TV Mini-series) Roscoe Haines ( 3 episodes, 1984 )  Less 1984 3
  • Primary photo for The Jesse Owens StoryThe Jesse Owens Story (TV Movie) Herb Douglas  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for The Love BoatThe Love Boat (TV Series) Bennett Barton / Dr. John Hanson ( 3 episodes, 1982–1984 ) , Performer ("Genius", "Dreamboat") ( 2 episodes, 1984 )  Less 1982–1984 3
  • Primary photo for Body and SoulBody and Soul (TV Movie) Himself, Performer ("Chattanooga Choo Choo")  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for Breakin' ThroughBreakin' Through (TV Movie) Actor  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for The 37th Annual Tony AwardsThe 37th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) Himself - Performer, Performer ("Kicking the Clouds Away", "Stairway to Paradise", "Off Thee I Sing", "Sweet and Low-Down", "Mine", "I Got Plenty of Nothing", "Fascinatin' Rhythm")  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for The CharmkinsThe Charmkins (TV Short) Dragonweed (voice)  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for The 36th Annual Tony AwardsThe 36th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) Himself - Presenter & Performer, Performer ("By Myself", "Standing on the Corner", "If I Were a Rich Man")  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for The 35th Annual Tony AwardsThe 35th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) Himself - Performer, Performer ("There Is Nothing Like a Dame", "Rita", "Bloody Mary", "Bess, You Is My Woman Now", "Mame", "Hello, Dolly!")  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for De Mike Burstyn showDe Mike Burstyn show (TV Series) Performer ("Corner of the sky Medley", "Sittin' on the dock of the bay", "Hair/Jesus Christ Superstar") ( 1 episode, 1981 ) , Himself ( 1 episode, 1981 )  Less 1981 1
    • Episode #3.2 (Feb 14, 1981) Himself, Performer ("Corner of the sky Medley", "Sittin' on the dock of the bay", "Hair/Jesus Christ Superstar")  Less
  • Primary photo for Pippin: His Life and TimesPippin: His Life and Times (TV Movie) The Leading Player, Performer ("Magic to Do", "Glory", "Simple Joys", "On the Right Track", "Finale")  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for Tenspeed and Brown ShoeTenspeed and Brown Shoe (TV Series) E.L. 'Tenspeed' Turner ( 14 episodes, 1980 )  Less 1980 14
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  • Primary photo for The 49th Annual Academy AwardsThe 49th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Performer, Performer ("Gonna Fly Now")  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for RootsRoots (TV Mini-series) 'Chicken' George Moore / Chicken George Moore ( 4 episodes, 1977 )  Less 1977 4
    • Part VIII (Jan 30, 1977) 'Chicken' George Moore  Less
    • Part VI (Jan 28, 1977) Chicken George Moore  Less
    • Part V (Jan 27, 1977) Chicken George Moore  Less
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  • Primary photo for The Muppet ShowThe Muppet Show (TV Series) Himself - Special Guest Star ( 1 episode, 1976 ) , Performer ("Mr. Cellophane", "Pure Imagination") ( 1 episode, 1976 )  Less 1976 1
    • Ben Vereen (Jan 22, 1977) Himself - Special Guest Star, Performer ("Mr. Cellophane", "Pure Imagination")  Less
  • Primary photo for Ben Vereen: Showcase for a Man of Many TalentsBen Vereen: Showcase for a Man of Many Talents (TV Movie) Main, Director  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for Louis Armstrong - Chicago StyleLouis Armstrong - Chicago Style (TV Movie) Louis Armstrong  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for Mary's Incredible DreamMary's Incredible Dream (TV Movie) Devil / Noah / Man  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for Ben Vereen... Comin' at YaBen Vereen... Comin' at Ya (TV Series) Host  Less 1975– 
  • Primary photo for The 27th Annual Tony AwardsThe 27th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) Himself - Winner & Performer, Performer ("Magic to do")  Less 1973
Self (137 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Archive Footage (3 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for How I Met Your MotherHow I Met Your Mother (TV Series) Sam Gibbs ( 1 episode, 2013 )  Less 2013
    • Bass Player Wanted (Dec 16, 2013) Sam Gibbs (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for WebsterWebster (TV Series) Uncle Phillip Long ( 2 episodes, 1987 )  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for Muppet Video: Rock Music with the MuppetsMuppet Video: Rock Music with the Muppets (Video) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1985

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