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 (67 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Sneaky PeteSneaky Pete (TV Series) Porter (6 episodes, 2017)  Less 2017–2018 6
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  • 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 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), 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)  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)  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 Secret World of the Very YoungThe Secret World of the Very Young (TV Movie) Performer ("Play Is the Work that Children Do"), Performer ("Play Is the Work that Children Do")  Less 1984
  • 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), 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 (3 episodes, 1977)  Less 1977 3
    • Part VIII (Jan 30, 1977) 'Chicken' George Moore  Less
    • Part VII (Jan 29, 1977) 'Chicken' George Moore  Less
    • Part VI (Jan 28, 1977) Chicken George Moore  Less
  • 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 The 27th Annual Tony AwardsThe 27th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) Himself - Winner & Performer, Performer ("Magic to do")  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) Himself - Musical Guest (1 episode, 1972), Performer ("Simple Joys", "On the Right Track") (1 episode, 1972)  Less 1972 1
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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