UNDER ONE ROOF/CBS/1995
*(James Earl Jones) Neb Langston, a black widower who shared his Seattle home
with a few generations of his family. Cast included Monique Ridge as Ayesha,
Neb's grown daughter; Joe Morton as Ron Langston, Neb's son; Vanessa Bell
Calloway as Ron's wife, Maggie; Essence Atkins as Charlie, their 15-year-old
daughter; Ronald Joshua Scott as Derrick, their ten-year-old diabetic son;
Merlin Santana as Marcus, Neb's foster son; and Terence Knox as Siggy Sigelos,
Ron's partner at his hardware store.
**(Michael Beach) Desmond Beck, a black police detective working homicide on the
streets of Portland, Oregon.
**(Kasi Lemmons) Alex Robbins, a black female espionage trainee working for
United States National Intelligence Agency.
*(Jeffrey Anderson-Gunter/costar) Vince, a black restaurateur with a Jamaican
accent who runs a downtown Manhattan diner called Union Square.
UP AND COMING/PBS/1980
*(Yule Caise) Marcus Wilson, a black youngster who adjusted to living in an
integrated area of San Francisco with his family members who included Cindy
Herron as his sister, Valerie; L. Wolfe Perry, Jr. as his brother, Kevin; Robert
DoQui as their father, Frank; and Gamy L. Taylor as their mother, Joyce.
*(Willie Bryant) Willie Bryant, host of this short-lived all black variety
program later called SUGAR HILL TIME. Regulars included Harry Belafonte, Timmie
Rogers and The Jubileers.
*(Meshach Taylor) Meshach Taylor, black host of the gardening show that
highlights viewers how to grow flowers and vegetables on small spaces even in
the confines of city living
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