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Art Evans

1942-03-27 Berkeley, California, USA

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Arthur James “Art” Evans is an American actor who has made multiple film and television program appearances over the span of three decades. His acting career, spanning over 30 years, started with Frank Silvera's Theater of Being in Los Angeles. He took a starring role in The Amen Corner, which transferred to Broadway in 1965. His first uncredited acting performance in film was Claudine in 1974. His first credited role was in Chico and the Man as Bubba in the episode Too Many Crooks, which aired in 1976. He is probably best known for his role as Leslie Barnes in the action 1990s films Die Hard 2: Die Harder, in which he plays an air traffic control tower employee. Evans has also appeared in Fright Night and Fright Night II, as well as many appearances in a variety of television shows such as MAS*H and Hill Street Blues. In 1984, Evans co-starred in the all-star African-American drama A Soldier's Story as the memorable brown-nosing character Wilkie. His talents for many instruments came in handy when playing Blind Lemon Jefferson in the movie Leadbelly. Also starred in the music video for Stevie Wonder's Go Home.


You're So Cool, Brewster! The Story of Fright Night Himself 2016-12-02
iSteve Ol’ Mose 2013-04-14
Alien Rising General Tabor 2013-07-03
Machete Joe Sammy 2010-01-29
Anderson's Cross Grandfather 2010-05-20
Church: The Movie Pastor Jones 2010-04-01
House Under Siege Jack Miller 2010-03-14
Jada Howard 2008-10-13
Shades of Ray Tyler 2008-10-18
Young Cesar 2007-06-26
Gas Will 2004-01-01
Never Die Alone Mr. Waters 2004-03-26
The Watermelon Heist Mailman 2003-01-01
Super Spy: The Final Exit Willie Ray 2003-01-01
Interstate 60 Otis 2002-04-13
Rhapsody James Tanner 2001-03-15
Boys Klub Father Sal 2001-06-01
The Cheapest Movie Ever Made 2000-01-01
After All 1999-01-22
Always Outnumbered Markham Peale 1998-03-21
Metro Lt. Sam Baffett 1997-01-16
The Great White Hype Minister 1996-05-03
Tales from the Hood Eli 1995-05-24
CB4 Albert Sr. 1993-03-12
Bitter Harvest Earl Yates 1993-11-03
Trespass Bradlee 1992-12-25
The Finishing Touch Lieutenant Morman 1992-12-16
Mom Lt. Hendrix 1991-06-19
Downtown Henry Coleman 1990-01-12
Die Hard 2 Leslie Barnes 1990-07-02
The Mighty Quinn Jump Jones 1989-02-17
School Daze Cedar Cloud 1988-02-12
White of the Eye Detective Charles Mendoza 1987-06-19
Long Time Gone Neighbor #1 1986-05-23
Ruthless People Lt. Bender 1986-06-26
Native Son Doc 1986-12-24
Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling Arturo 1986-05-02
Into the Night Jimmy 1985-02-22
Fright Night Detective Lennox 1985-08-02
Tuff Turf Security Guard 1985-01-11
Seduced Cop #1 (uncredited) 1985-03-12
A Soldier's Story Private Wilkie 1984-09-14
Solomon Northup's Odyssey 1984-12-11
The Seduction of Gina Delivery Man 1984-01-17
Christine Auto Assembly Worker (uncredited) 1983-05-11
Wrong Is Right Warehouse Guard 1982-04-16
Class Reunion Carl Clapton 1982-10-29
Between Two Brothers Sanitation Worker 1982-03-09
First Family Longo's Right Hand Man 1980-12-25
The Boy Who Drank Too Much Intern 1980-02-06
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Principal 1979-04-28
Some Kind of Miracle Elvis 1979-01-03
The Cracker Factory Abdul 1979-03-16
The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again Baggage Master 1979-06-27
The Main Event Fighter 1979-06-22
The In-Laws Driver 1979-06-15
Youngblood Junkie 1978-05-24
Minstrel Man Tambo 1977-03-02
Fun with Dick and Jane Man At Bar 1977-03-18
Big Time Buzz Murdock 1977-07-31
Leadbelly Blind Lemon Jefferson 1976-05-28
The Orphan and the Dude Curtis 'The Dude' Brown 1975-07-18
Death Wish Police at Precinct 1974-07-24
Claudine Young Brother (uncredited) 1974-04-22