15 Facts About Adolph Caesar


Adolph Caesar was an American actor, theatre director, playwright, dancer, and choreographer.


Adolph Caesar earned widespread acclaim for his performance as Sgt.


Adolph Caesar was born Harlem, New York City in 1933 as the youngest of three sons born to a Dominican mother and a black indigenous father.


Adolph Caesar later worked with the Minnesota Theater Company, Inner City Repertory Company, and the American Shakespeare Theatre.


Adolph Caesar had a stint on the soap operas Guiding Light and General Hospital in 1964 and 1969, respectively.


Thanks to his voice, Adolph Caesar found frequent work as a voice-over artist for television and radio commercials, including theatrical previews and radio commercials for many blaxploitation films such as Cleopatra Jones, Superfly, Truck Turner and The Spook Who Sat by the Door.


Later in his career, Adolph Caesar lent his voice to the animated series Silverhawks, in which he voiced Hotwing, a magician and skilled illusionist.


Vernon C Waters in Charles Fuller's Pulitzer Prize-winning stage drama, A Soldier's Play, in which Caesar won Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play and an Obie Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Achievement.


Adolph Caesar subsequently reprised his role as Waters in Norman Jewison's 1984 film adaptation of Fuller's play, retitled A Soldier's Story.


Adolph Caesar's performance was similarly acclaimed and earned him numerous accolades, including Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor, and an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture.


Adolph Caesar won the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor.


Adolph Caesar appeared on an episode of The Twilight Zone and an ABC Afterschool Special.


Adolph Caesar had three children with his wife Diane, whom he was married to until his death.


Adolph Caesar was working on the Los Angeles set of the 1986 film Tough Guys when he suffered a heart attack and died a short time later.


Adolph Caesar was interred in the Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, New York.