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The Delroys

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Long Isle, NY-based doo wop quartet the Delroys formed within the city’s Queensbridge Tasks in 1956 — based on Marv Goldberg’s profile within the July 1989 problem of Record Enthusiasts’ Month to month, brothers Ronald (first tenor) and Robert Coleman (baritone) lured aside bass Reggie Walker from a competitor group, along with the next addition of lead John Blount, the lineup was complete. Called honoring the acrobatic troupe the Five Soaring Delroys, the teenagers were soon launched to supervisor Ernest Kelly, who in early 1957 guaranteed a cope with Apollo Information that also included another of his customers, soloist Milton Sparks. Therefore, the Delroys’ debut solitary, “Bermuda Pants,” presented Sparks’ “Period” on the other hand — once the Walker-penned tune started earning curiosity at radio, Apollo vice chief executive Charlie Merenstein partnered with channels over the U.S. to release contests encouraging winners copies from the record in addition to gift certificates for his or her own “Bermuda pants.” Even though Delroys scored a significant hit in marketplaces including Baltimore, Chicago, Pittsburgh, and NEW YORK, spotty distribution hampered the momentum of “Bermuda Pants” as well as the single didn’t crack the nationwide pop charts; furthermore, when Apollo withheld payment from your group, their parents balked at long term documenting sessions, getting their tenure using the label for an abrupt halt. The Delroys continuing touring, nevertheless, at each time executing in Bermuda pants of their very own — a disappointed Blount resigned from responsibility in 1958, prompting the enhancements of two brand-new people, lead Bobby Taylor and second tenor Junior Talbot. When Kelly and Sparks co-founded their very own Sparkell label in 1959, the Delroys inserted the studio room to lower their second one, “Smart Owl” — when it didn’t generate the eye of “Bermuda Pants,” the lineup begun to splinter, with many members needed military responsibility. In 1961, Ronald Coleman constructed a fresh Delroys lineup offering business lead Ray Paine, second tenor Norman Baquie, and baritone Cliff Davis, slicing “Like Me Tenderly” for the Carol label and credit scoring a minor strike in the brand new York market. Another Carol single continued to be on the shelf, nevertheless, and the brand new group dissolved aswell. Nevertheless, in 1964 Coleman reunited with Reggie Walker to create just one more iteration from the Delroys, that one with second tenor Walter Pope. Their lone documenting, “Alimony,” made an appearance around the compilation LP Al Browne Presents Dyno Seems. The Coleman brothers became a member of causes with Walker once again in 1970, implementing the name the very first Three for his or her lone Deep label work, “DO NOT GET Captured Faking.” After greater than a 10 years of inactivity, the trio re-formed because the Delroys in 1982, learning to be a staple from the oldies revue and corporate and business events circuits.

Quick Facts


Full Name The Delroys
Music Songs Bermuda Shorts, Love Me Tenderly, Time, Collegian, Bermuda
Movies Point Break, Gone in 60 Seconds, Clockers, Romeo Must Die, The Cider House Rules, Crooklyn, Get Shorty, Malcolm X, This Christmas, The Core, The Last Castle, A Life Less Ordinary, Broken Arrow, Ransom, Heist, Sahara, Domino, Feeling Minnesota, Mr. Jones, Up, The Blood of Heroes, Mountains of the Moon, Blood In Blood Out, The Hard Way, The One, Do You Believe?, Wondrous Oblivion, Soul of the Game, More American Graffiti, Cymbeline, Bright Angel, The Book of Stars, Lackawanna Blues, Pros & Cons, The Exonerated, The Big Bang, First Time Felon, Profoundly Normal, Find the Lady, Dug's Special Mission, Glory and Honor, Strange Justice, One Bad Cat: The Reverend Albert Wagner Story, Most Wanted, The Winner, Battlecreek, Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band, Newt
TV Shows Blood & Oil, Believe, The Chicago Code, Mercy, The Good Fight, Kidnapped


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#Fact
1 His last name Lindo means pretty in portuguese.
2 Rehearsing for his role in August Wilson's new play, "Gem of the Ocean," which is set to open at Huntington College in Boston. [September 2004]
3 Lives in Oakland, California.
4 Has played two characters named Isaac. Isaac Stubbs in Beauty and the Beast (1987) and, most noticeably, Isaak O'Day in Romeo Must Die (2000).
5 Went to stunt-driving school to prepare for his role in Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000).
6 Took an 8-day tour of South Africa with Danny Glover, Alfre Woodard, Angela Bassett, and Alexandra Paul to urge Black people there to participate in that country's first fully democratic national election in 1994.
7 The son of Jamaican parents (his mother was a nurse; his father held various jobs), Lindo was inspired to act after seeing the production of William Shakespeare's "The Taming of The Shrew" on PBS television.
8 Lives in San Francisco.
9 Before being able to fully support himself as an actor, he worked a variety of jobs that ranged from busing tables, driving cabs, and selling pesticides over the phone.
10 Still considers himself British, despite having lived in America since his late teens.
11 Was nominated for Broadway's 1988 Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play) for August Wilson's "Joe Turner's Come and Gone."
12 Is a fan of the London-based football (soccer) team Arsenal.
13 Has one son, Damiri.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Malicious 2017 post-production Dr. Clark
The Good Fight 2017 TV Series announced Robert Boseman
Battlecreek 2017 Arthur
Marvel's Most Wanted 2016 TV Movie Dominic Fortune
Blood & Oil 2015 TV Series Sheriff Tip Harrison
Point Break 2015 Instructor Hall
Do You Believe? 2015 Malachi
Cymbeline 2014 Belarius
Believe 2014 TV Series Dr. Milton Winter
Robot Chicken 2013 TV Series Dopey Smurf / Scorpion Cashier
The Chicago Code 2011 TV Series Alderman Ronin Gibbons
The Big Bang 2010 Skeres
City of God's Son 2009 voice
Dug's Special Mission 2009 Video short Beta (voice)
Mercy 2009 TV Series Dr. Alfred Parks
Up 2009 Beta (voice)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2009 TV Series Detective Victor Moran
This Christmas 2007 Joseph Black
Kidnapped 2006-2007 TV Series Latimer King
Domino 2005 Claremont Williams
Sahara 2005 Carl
The Exonerated 2005 TV Movie Delbert Tibbs
Lackawanna Blues 2005 TV Movie Mr. Lucious
Wondrous Oblivion 2003 Dennis Samuel
The Core 2003 Brazzelton
Profoundly Normal 2003 TV Movie Ricardo Thornton
The Simpsons 2002 TV Series Gabriel
The One 2001 MVA Agent Harry Roedecker / Gas Station Attendant
The Last Castle 2001 Gen. Wheeler
Heist 2001 Bobby 'Bob' Blane
Gone in Sixty Seconds 2000 Det. Roland Castlebeck
Romeo Must Die 2000 Isaak O'Day
Pros & Cons 1999 Kyle
The Cider House Rules 1999 Arthur Rose
Strange Justice 1999 TV Movie Clarence Thomas
The Book of Stars 1999 Professor
Glory & Honor 1998 TV Movie Mathew Henson
A Life Less Ordinary 1997 Jackson
The Devil's Advocate 1997 Phillipe Moyez (uncredited)
First Time Felon 1997 TV Movie Calhoun
Ransom 1996 Agent Lonnie Hawkins
Feeling Minnesota 1996 Red
The Winner 1996 Kingman
Soul of the Game 1996 TV Movie Satchel Paige
Broken Arrow 1996 Colonel Max Wilkins
Get Shorty 1995 Bo Catlett
Clockers 1995 Rodney Little
Congo 1995 Captain Wanta (uncredited)
Crooklyn 1994 Woody Carmichael
L'exil du roi Behanzin 1994 Behanzin
Mr. Jones 1993 Howard
Blood In, Blood Out 1993 Bonafide
Malcolm X 1992 West Indian Archie
The Hard Way 1991 Captain Brix
Against the Law 1991 TV Series Ben
Bright Angel 1990 Harley
Mountains of the Moon 1990 Mabruki
Perfect Witness 1989 TV Movie Berger
The Blood of Heroes 1989 Mbulu
A Man Called Hawk 1989 TV Series Mark Slater
Beauty and the Beast 1987 TV Series Issac Stubbs
More American Graffiti 1979 Army Sergeant
Voice of the Fugitive 1978 Short
Find the Lady 1976 Sam
Police Surgeon 1973-1974 TV Series Truck driver / Gaines / Julius

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Do You Believe? 2015 associate producer
This Christmas 2007 executive producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Simpsons 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band 2015 Documentary John Williams (voice)
The Mo'Nique Show 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots 2010 TV Movie documentary voice
Straight from the Horses Mouth 2009 Video Himself
San Quentin Film School 2009 TV Series documentary Guest Actor
Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures 2008 TV Series documentary Narrator
One Bad Cat: The Reverend Albert Wagner Story 2008 Documentary Narrator
Say It Loud 2008 TV Movie documentary Narration
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
Kidnapped: Ransom Notes 2007 Video short Himself
Dinner for Five 2004 TV Series Himself
To the Core and Back 2003 Video documentary short Himself - 'Brazzelton'
Hollywood High 2003 TV Special documentary Himself
Jet Li Is 'The One' 2002 Video documentary short Himself
HBO First Look 2000-2001 TV Series documentary Himself
Jazz 2001 TV Mini-Series documentary
Gone in 60 Seconds: Stars on the Move 2000 Video short Himself
The Howard Stern Radio Show 2000 TV Series Himself - Guest
2000 Essence Awards 2000 TV Special Himself
The Directors 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
The Cider House Rules: The Making of an American Classic 1999 Video documentary short Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1996 TV Series Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1996 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Making of 'Clockers' 1995 Documentary short Rodney Little
Baseball 1994 TV Mini-Series documentary Rube Foster / Various
The 42nd Annual Tony Awards 1988 TV Special Himself - Performer & Nominee: Best Featured Actor in a Play

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Welcome to the Basement 2014 TV Series Bobby Blane

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
1999 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television Glory & Honor (1998)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Best Voice Performance Up (2009)
2006 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Best Actor - Television The Exonerated (2005)
2000 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Theatrical - Best Supporting Actor The Cider House Rules (1999)
2000 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Network/Cable - Best Actor Strange Justice (1999)
2000 Sierra Award Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting Actor The Cider House Rules (1999)
2000 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television Strange Justice (1999)
2000 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Theatrical Motion Picture The Cider House Rules (1999) · Jane Alexander
· Erykah Badu
· Kathy Baker
· Michael Caine
· Kieran Culkin
· Tobey Maguire
· Kate Nelligan
· Paul Rudd
· Charlize Theron
1997 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Ransom (1996)
1997 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Television Movie or Mini-Series Soul of the Game (1996)
1996 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble Ransom (1996) · Mel Gibson
· Rene Russo
· Gary Sinise
· Brawley Nolte
· Evan Handler
· Donnie Wahlberg
1996 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Clockers (1995)
1996 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast Get Shorty (1995) · Danny DeVito
· Dennis Farina
· James Gandolfini
· Gene Hackman
· David Paymer
· Rene Russo
· John Travolta
1995 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Malcolm X (1992)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1996 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Supporting Actor Clockers (1995)
1993 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Supporting Actor Malcolm X (1992)


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#Quote
1 (2011 quote on The Simpsons) When I did The Simpsons, that got me instant cred with my nieces and nephews in Philly. That is when I became aware of the power of The Simpsons. They were like "Oh wow, Uncle Delroy did The Simpsons, oh wow, man." I was not on that Simpsons phenomenon. I had never really watched it, and it was not on my radar, so to say. After I did that voiceover, I was very aware of the power of The Simpsons, because in certain quarters, I got instant credibility. So there you go.
2 (2011 quote on landing Get Shorty) I think they couldn't work it out with Sam [Jackson]. I don't think I'm misremembering that. Sam and John [Travolta] had had that huge success on Pulp Fiction, and I think they tried to cast Sam in that part, but they couldn't work it out. They came to me. I guess, arguably, one could say that was my first all-out major studio venture. I didn't think of it in those kinds of terms; I think I'm thinking of it in those kinds of terms in retrospect. For me at the time, if I'm remembering, it was another really interesting job. I was thrilled to be there-great part. I remember reading the script, and thinking, "Damn, this is really well-written." When I read Elmore Leonard's book, Bo Catlett is actually written as a light-skinned black man. Thankfully, that was not a concern to the producers, and they hired me. I had a really, really good time, and the script was so well-written. I used the book as source material-just a well-constructed piece of storytelling. I was really happy to be there, and very much in my element.
3 (2011 quote on making Soul of the Game) One of my favorites! But let me say I'm hugely proud of that film, hugely proud. And I feel really, really... oh God. To use a hackneyed term-no, I'm not going to say "blessed," but I was blessed. It was just a fantastic opportunity, and I was really, really thrilled to get the opportunity to play Satchel Paige. The way it happened was the way these things always happen. I got a call from my representatives saying "There's a script, they're interested in you for this." At the time actually, there was word that some people from HBO were really interested in me for the part, some people thought I might be too old. I vaguely remember that. The script was sent to me, I read it, by the time it was sent to me, it was called Baseball In Black And White, and during the time we were shooting, that's what the title was. It was wonderful. I read the script and just fell in love with it. It was beautifully written, beautifully. There was a scene in the beginning which unfortunately we did not get to shoot which was just really, really rich. It was a scene between my character, Satchel Paige, and Josh Gibson. I said "Of course I want to do this." I had actually been offered something else at the same time that we had been negotiating, preliminarily negotiating, but Kevin Sullivan came to New York. Kevin and I met and we talked for some while. I remember being in Central Park, throwing the baseball, and I don't play baseball, I hadn't played baseball, but I threw as best as I could. At the end of the meeting, he said, "Yeah, I'd really like you to do this," and I said, "I'd love to do this, but the one thing, playing Satchel Paige, I want to be sure that I'm gonna have lots of time to get with a pitcher and work on that aspect." He assured me that it could happen, and that is what happened. Very shortly after having met Kevin, I got the official offer, and I was thrilled to do it. It was a difficult shoot because I would have loved to have had more time. But I'm really proud of it. What I could tell you that the biggest challenge for me going into that project, that I was aware of, is that Satchel Paige, based on everything that I read, and I read a lot of material about him, he was someone that used humor as a defense, as his weapon, as his coping mechanism. Humor was a great part of Satchel Paige's life, and that was very challenging. I was afraid of that. Humor doesn't function that way in my life personally. I think it's a brilliant tool to have, not only to have a sense of humor, but to be able to use humor to help one navigate life, and I tend not to be that type of person. I wish I were. But having said all that, I was aware of that about Satchel Paige, and I wanted very much to portray that element. A lightness of touch, a lightness of being, a humorous way of responding to things, even when one is feeling devastated. That was the aspect of his personality that I wanted very much to nail down.
4 (On Gone in 60 Seconds) Filming 20 minutes of a car chase took two months of work. And I did a lot of it myself because I went to stunt-driving school. It was great. They were teaching me how to do wheelies, 360s and 180s.
5 "I'm very proud of my roles. I enjoy the ability to touch millions of people and, in some way, connect with them in ways that I cannot connect with them in my normal, everyday life." - On his films.


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