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Shock Headed Peters

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Past Lemon Kittens leader Karl Blake started the Surprise Headed Peters in 1983 with Clive Glover, Ashley Wales, Tag Rowlatt, and David Knight. The band’s 1st solitary, 1984’s Stephen Street-produced “I, Bloodbrother Become,” caught a good amount of interest for its subject material which handled a romantic romantic relationship between two males. The full-length Not really Born Beautiful premiered in 1985 and, like its teaser solitary, came out within the Un label. Existence Extinguisher, a four-song EP, premiered by Beach Tradition the next yr. Concurrently, Burns started releasing material because the Underneath. In 1987, an Underneath recording preceded the half-studio/half-live Dread Engine on Item Korps. For any few years, the Surprise Going Peters went into dormancy while Blake busied himself on several projects with additional functions, including Sol Invictus, Pump, the higher Good, British Race Queen, Left Hands Right Hands, and ex-bandmate Danielle Dax. Many Headed Foe, the Shock Going Peters’ third recording, premiered in 1992. For the record, the lineup was pared right down to Blake and Knight. Blake continuing his participation with several outdoors projects for this period; he used Current 93, Spasm, Arkkon, Chrystal Belle Scrodd, Within the Nursery, and Bad Twin (with David Mellor). He also acquired a whimsical anthology of previously unreleased single material (Paper-Thin Religious beliefs: Single Archives 1977-1981) released through Globe Serpent. Shock Going Peters again proceeded to go into hibernation as Blake continuing to record and discharge solo materials; 1996’s Tendercide noticed the duo of Blake and Knight revitalized within a quieter, much less jarring style than before. Blake continued to use with Ian Reed as Fireplace and Glaciers. He also started focusing on a task known as Blake Sabbath, which most definitely takes the majority of its name in one of Blake’s early affects.

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Awards Critics' Circle Theatre Award, Laurence Olivier Award for Best Entertainment and Family
Music Songs I, Bloodbrother Be, The Kissing of Gods, Love Mechanics, Chalet D'Amour, Say No to Funk, Miserable Worm, Thumbs of a Murderer, Blue Rosebuds, Son of Thumbs of a Murderer, Evil Hearted You, Bookburner, Dirtday, Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret, The First Game Ever Played, Dog Eat Dog Eat Dog, Burn The Fun Guarantee, Heartbreak Hotel, Headstock Of Underframe, Oblivion Extract, Very Big Brother, Hate on Sight, Are You Happy Or Are You Real?, Re-Make/Re-Model, Slope-Topped Box, Wheel in the Bait, Always Be Waiting, Noyade Ocean, Mon Repos, Red Sea Burning Black, Not So Green as I'm Cabbage Looking, Complicated Life, Truncation Of Love
Albums Not Born Beautiful, Fear Engine, Tendercide, Fear Engine II: Almost as If It Had Never Happened, Several Headed Enemy, I, Bloodbrother Be (£4,000 Love Letter)


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1 According to Nicholas Meyer, director of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991), Peters found his character Admiral Cartwright's dialogue in the briefing scene regarding ending the war with the Klingon Empire so offensive that it took several takes for him to deliver it effectively.
2 Had provided the voice of Jack Johnson on the album "A Tribute to Jack Johnson" by Miles Davis.
3 Was friends with Charlton Heston, having worked with him in numerous plays through the 1940s and 1950s and films through the 1960s and 1970s. They were slated to star in a biracial cast of "Romeo and Juliet" in 1946 that would have had Peters playing Tybalt and Heston as Mercutio that was abandoned because of a lack of financial backing.
4 He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Live Theater at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on April 23, 1992.
5 His birth name was George Fisher. Appropriately, he shares his first name with Star Wars creator George Lucas and his last name with Carrie Fisher, who played Darth Vader's daughter, Princess Leia Organa.
6 Not counting Frank Welker's voice in Star Wars-related video games, he and Clive Revill are the only Star Trek actors who have also played characters from Star Wars, and they both played Sith Lords. Revill was the original voice of Darth Sidious in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Peters played Darth Vader in the NPR radio adaptation.
7 Buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills, California. Revelation Section Plot Number 3529 next to his wife DiDi. The cemetery is located at 6300 Forest Lawn Drive in Los Angeles, California, bordering Griffith Park.
8 Had provided the singing voice for the song "Whizzin' Away Along De Track" in Carmen Jones (1954), performed on screen by Roy Glenn.
9 Inducted into the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame in 1976.
10 Had a longtime companion: Marilyn Darby.
11 Was a member of the jury at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1993.
12 His accolades include the National Film Society Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild, and a nomination for Broadway's 1973 Tony Award as Best Actor (Musical) for "Lost in the Stars".
13 Read the eulogy at the funeral of Gregory Peck on June 16, 2003. Peters played Tom Robinson in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) - the black man accused of raping a white girl that Atticus Finch (Peck's character) defended in court.
14 Had played Darth Vader in the NPR radio dramatizations of "Star Wars" (1981), "The Empire Strikes Back" (1983) and "Return of the Jedi" (1996).
15 Sang background vocals on Harry Belafonte's hits "Banana Boat (Day-O)" and "Mama Look at Bubu".
16 Had one daughter: Lise Jo Fisher.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Producers' Showcase 1956 TV Series Alexander
Carmen Jones 1954 Sergeant Brown (as Broc Peters)
Borg War 2006 Video General Mi'Qoch (voice)
JAG 2005 TV Series Paul Revere
Static Shock 2003 TV Series Morris Grant / Soul Power
The Locket 2002 TV Movie Henry McCord
Star Trek: Starfleet Command III 2002 Video Game General Mi'Qogh (voice)
The Wild Thornberrys Movie 2002 Jomo (voice)
No Prom for Cindy 2002 Short Doctor
10,000 Black Men Named George 2002 TV Movie Leon Frey
The Last Place on Earth 2002 Jack Field
The Legend of Tarzan 2001 TV Series Usula
Samurai Jack 2001 TV Series Lazzor (Elder)
The Wild Thornberrys 1998-2000 TV Series Jomo / Dr. Jomo / Poacher
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1996-1998 TV Series Joseph Sisko / Preacher
Park Day 1998 Heseeit Turner
Two Weeks from Sunday 1997 Short
Spicy City 1997 TV Series Bird
Johnny Bravo 1997 TV Series Chronos / Squirrel
The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest 1996-1997 TV Series The Shaman / Masai
Adventures from the Book of Virtues 1997 TV Series King Ahasuerus Merchant
The Pretender 1997 TV Series Henry Cockran
Ghosts of Mississippi 1996 Walter Williams
Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm 1996 TV Series Ramath
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters 1995-1996 TV Series Snorch's Voicebox / Man / The Pool
Captain Planet and the Planeteers 1996 TV Series Mammoth
Believe 1996 Short
An Element of Truth 1995 TV Movie
Il barone 1995 TV Mini-Series Le roi Aschwinda
Cosmic Slop 1994 TV Movie Minister Coombs (segment "Space Traders")
Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron 1993-1994 TV Series Dark Kat
The Commish 1994 TV Series Abraham Wilkerson
Batman: The Animated Series 1992-1994 TV Series Lucius Fox / Reporter
The Pirates of Dark Water 1991-1993 TV Series Bloth
You Must Remember This 1992 TV Movie Gus
The Importance of Being Earnest 1992 Doctor Chasuble
The Secret 1992 TV Movie Thurgood 'Uncle T.' Carver III
Highway Heartbreaker 1992 TV Movie Bert Quinn
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country 1991 Admiral Cartwright
Pacific Station 1991 TV Series Ray Taylor
Alligator II: The Mutation 1991 Chief Speed
The Big One: The Great Los Angeles Earthquake 1990 TV Movie David Motubu
Gravedale High 1990 TV Series Boneyard
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1978-1989 TV Series Mr. Pendergast / Zechariah
The Karate Kid 1989 TV Series Additional Characters
To Heal a Nation 1988 TV Movie Paul Turner
Broken Angel 1988 TV Movie Sgt. Mercurio
DuckTales 1987 TV Series Druid
Cagney & Lacey 1987 TV Series Mr. Higgins
Wildfire 1986 TV Series Thunderbolt
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 1986 Admiral Cartwright
Murder, She Wrote 1986 TV Series Thornton Bentley
Samson and Delilah 1986 Video short voice
Galtar and the Golden Lance 1985 TV Series Tormack
Challenge of the GoBots 1984-1985 TV Series General Newcastle
Magnum, P.I. 1985 TV Series President Kole
Faerie Tale Theatre 1985 TV Series Ogre / Guest Interviewee
This Is the Life 1985 TV Series
The Young and the Restless 1984 TV Series Frank Lewis
A Caribbean Mystery 1983 TV Movie Dr. Graham
A House Divided: Denmark Vessey's Rebellion 1982 TV Movie
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 1981 TV Movie Jim
A Bond of Iron 1979 TV Movie
Roots: The Next Generations 1979 TV Mini-Series Ab Decker
Battlestar Galactica 1979 TV Series Chief Opposer Solon
The Incredible Journey of Doctor Meg Laurel 1979 TV Movie Joe
Abe Lincoln: Freedom Fighter 1978 Henry
Quincy M.E. 1978 TV Series Dr. Frank Matthews
The Bionic Woman 1978 TV Series Jack Stratton
The Million Dollar Dixie Deliverance 1978 TV Movie Zechariah
Black Beauty 1978 TV Mini-Series Mr. Carmichael
SST: Death Flight 1977 TV Movie Dr. Ralph Therman
Seventh Avenue 1977 TV Mini-Series Sgt. Rollins
Two-Minute Warning 1976 Paul
Jigsaw John 1976 TV Series Vic Boylin
Police Story 1976 TV Series Sergeant Bagney
Baretta 1975 TV Series Judson B. Taylor / John Shockley
Framed 1975 Sam Perry
Medical Center 1975 TV Series James Rosemont
McCloud 1974 TV Series DDT
The Streets of San Francisco 1974 TV Series Jacob Willis / Earl Barnes
Lost in the Stars 1974 Stephen Kumalo
The Wide World of Mystery 1974 TV Series Bill Evans
Pomroy's People 1973 TV Movie Rev. Pomroy
Slaughter's Big Rip-Off 1973 Reynolds
Soylent Green 1973 Chief Hatcher
Gunsmoke 1969-1973 TV Series Jesse Dillard / Cato
Black Girl 1972 Earl
O'Hara, U.S. Treasury 1972 TV Series Jess Florian
Welcome Home, Johnny Bristol 1972 TV Movie Berdahl
Norman Corwin Presents 1972 TV Series
Night Gallery 1971 TV Series Logoda (segment "Logoda's Heads")
Mod Squad 1971 TV Series Johnny Pell
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors 1971 TV Series John Goodman
Longstreet 1971 TV Series Danny
The Virginian 1970 TV Series Mace Ivers
Mannix 1970 TV Series Sonny Carter
The McMasters 1970 Benjie
The Outcasts 1969 TV Series Ben Pritchard
Judd for the Defense 1967-1969 TV Series Marcel Nburu / Jessie Aarons
The Felony Squad 1969 TV Series Marcel Nburu
It Takes a Thief 1968 TV Series Chak
Ace High 1968 Thomas
Daring Game 1968 Jonah
P.J. 1968 Waterpark
The Incident 1967 Arnold Robinson
Tarzan 1967 TV Series M'Kone
Mission: Impossible 1967 TV Series Walter DuBruis
The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. 1966 TV Series King M'Bala
Run for Your Life 1966 TV Series Lieutenant Wallace
The Trials of O'Brien 1966 TV Series Isadore Jaconey
The Loner 1965 TV Series Lemuel Stove
Rawhide 1965 TV Series Phinn Harper
Major Dundee 1965 Aesop
Daniel Boone 1964 TV Series Pompey
The Doctors and the Nurses 1964 TV Series Fox
The Pawnbroker 1964 Rodriguez
The Eleventh Hour 1964 TV Series Dennis Packsey
The Great Adventure 1963 TV Series Joe Bailey
Heavens Above! 1963 Matthew
Sam Benedict 1963 TV Series Frank Elton
To Kill a Mockingbird 1962 Tom Robinson
The L-Shaped Room 1962 Johnny
Buick-Electra Playhouse 1960 TV Series
The Snows of Kilimanjaro 1960 TV Movie
Adventures in Paradise 1960 TV Series Nicholas
Porgy and Bess 1959 Crown
As the World Turns 1956 TV Series Dr. Bellows #1 (1966)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Major Dundee 1965 performer: "Shall We Gather at the River?" - uncredited
Daniel Boone 1964 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Porgy and Bess 1959 performer: "What You Want With Bess?", "God and Me", "A Red Headed Woman"
Carmen Jones 1954 performer: "WHIZZIN' AWAY ALONG DE TRACK" - as Broc Peters

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Five on the Black Hand Side 1973 producer
Gone Are the Days! 1963 producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I Build the Tower 2006 Documentary and thanks to
Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson 2004 Documentary extra special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Black Line Documentary announced
Dorothy Dandridge: An American Beauty 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Journeys in Black 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Fearful Symmetry 1998 Video documentary Himself
20th NAACP Image Awards 1988 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Living the Dream: A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 1988 TV Special Himself
Passion and Memory 1986 TV Movie documentary Himself
Diggers 1984 TV Movie documentary Narrator (voice)
Mahalia 1975 Documentary Narrator
A Look at the World of SOYLENT GREEN 1973 Documentary short Himself
The 27th Annual Tony Awards 1973 TV Special Himself
Soul Train 1972 TV Series documentary Himself
The David Frost Show 1972 TV Series Himself
Jack Johnson 1970 Documentary Jack Johnson (voice)
Della 1970 TV Series Himself
Allen Ludden's Gallery 1969 TV Series Himself
The Joey Bishop Show 1968 TV Series Himself
The Merv Griffin Show 1965 TV Series Himself
That Regis Philbin Show 1964 TV Series Himself
The Garry Moore Show 1963 TV Series Himself
Showtime 1961 TV Series Himself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show 1960 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Strictly Courtroom 2008 TV Movie documentary Tom Robinson (uncredited)
The 78th Annual Academy Awards 2006 TV Special Himself - Memorial sequence
12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2006 TV Special Himself - In Memoriam
When It Was a Game 1991 TV Movie documentary Bass singer 'Play Ball, You All' (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1992 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Live Performance Awarded on April 23, 1992 at 7000 Hollywood Blvd.
1991 Life Achievement Award Screen Actors Guild Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1999 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Guest Actor in a Syndicated Series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993)
1964 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Male New Face 14th place.

TitleSalary
Carmen Jones (1954) $1,250


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