24 Facts About Brock Peters


Brock Peters received the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award in 1991 and a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1992.


Brock Peters made his Broadway debut in the 1965 Norman Rosten play Mister Johnson.


Brock Peters was nominated for a Tony Award and won a Drama Desk Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award for his lead role as Rev Stephen Kumalo in the 1972 Broadway revival of the musical Lost in the Stars.


Brock Peters often joked that he "grew up" in the chorus, because his vocal range changed from baritone to bass baritone during his years with them.


Brock Peters made his film debut in Carmen Jones in 1954, but began to make a name for himself in such films as To Kill a Mockingbird and The L-Shaped Room.


Brock Peters received a Tony nomination for his starring stint in Broadway's Lost in the Stars.


Brock Peters sang background vocals on the 1956 hit "Day-O" by Harry Belafonte, as well as on Belafonte's 1957 hit, "Mama Look at Bubu".


Brock Peters led the chorus at recording sessions for Belafonte's iconic 1956 album Calypso.


Brock Peters sang on the song "Where" from Randy Weston's 1959 album Live at the Five Spot and shared vocal duties with Martha Flowers on Weston's album of the following year, Uhuru Afrika.


Brock Peters played a supporting role as the gangster Rodriguez in the 1964 film, The Pawnbroker, one of the first confirmed homosexual characters in an American film.


Brock Peters was a special guest star in the third season of The Streets of San Francisco, playing the character "Jacob" in the episode called "Jacob's Boy".


Between 1981 and 1996, Brock Peters lent his bass voice of Darth Vader for the radio adaptations of the first three Star Wars films for National Public Radio.


Brock Peters played the role of a Colonial prosecutor trying to make a murder case against Starbuck in an episode of the original Battlestar Galactica.


Brock Peters appeared in the films Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country as Fleet Admiral Cartwright of Starfleet Command.


Brock Peters portrayed Joseph Sisko, father of Deep Space Nine's commanding officer, Benjamin Sisko, on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.


In early 2005, six months before his death, Brock Peters guest-starred in an episode of JAG during its final season, "Bridging the Gulf", season 10 episode 15.


Brock Peters worked with Charlton Heston on several theater productions in the 1940s and 1950s.


Brock Peters was involved in many community projects, including being chairman and a co-founder of the Dance Theatre of Harlem.


Brock Peters was awarded the 26th Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award in 1990 for his acting career and humanitarian contributions.


Brock Peters was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the live theater category in 1992.


Brock Peters was married to Dolores 'DiDi' Daniels from 1961 until her death in 1989.


Brock Peters delivered the eulogy at Gregory Peck's funeral in 2003.


Brock Peters died in Los Angeles from complications from pancreatic cancer on August 23,2005, at the age of 78.


Brock Peters is buried in the Revelation section at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Cemetery, in Los Angeles, CA.