August 24, 2005

Brock Peters 1927-2005

Actor Brock Peters died yesterday after a long bout with pancreatic cancer.

Peters was known to many for his role as the wrongly-accused Tom Robinson in To Kill A Mockingbird, though in more recent years he was more widely known as creole restaurant owner Joseph Sisko, the father of Captain Ben Sisko in episodes of Star Trek Deep Space Nine. Peters also played Admiral Cartwright in the motion pictures Star Trek IV and Star Trek VI.

Peters' film career began with a role in Otto Preminger's Carmen Jones, and was vast, with roles on the big screen as well as television. In recent years, Peters lent his voice to cartoons as well as the video game Starfleet Command III.

Peters was wonderful actor, and he will be sorely missed.

Posted by mhking at August 24, 2005 06:41 PM | TrackBack
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