Anthony Chisholm, A Tony-nominated actor who has appeared in several films and TV series, has passed away. The news came with a post on The Katz Company’s Facebook, although the cause of death has not yet been revealed. He was 77.
“The Katz Company is saddened to announce the passage of our longtime friend and client, Tony-Nominee, Anthony Chisholm,” the post reads, including a photo of the veteran artist. “Affectionately called ‘Chiz’, he was nothing like an actor and storyteller who was a symbol of loyalty, devotion and compassion to his artistry. We lost a great man today.”
Chisholm was born on April 9, 1943 in Cleveland, Ohio. After serving the United States Army in the Vietnam War, Chisholm acted on stage, performing at the Karamu House in Cleveland. By 1968, he made his film debut in Jules Dassin Strong up, And were quick to follow more film and TV roles. This includes roles in classic films Cotton comes to harlem And SummerdogWith roles in Superb performance And American parade. His experiences from the Vietnam War were also used as inspiration for the HBO series Story of vietnam war In 1987.
On television, Chisholm will later be seen on shows like rented, The handler, And Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. Chisholm came up with one of the most recognizable TV roles when he joined the HBO prison drama Oz Partway through its fourth season. He played war veteran and prisoner Burr Redding, playing the lead in several major stories until the series ended after six seasons. His interactions with Harold Perrineau as the lead character of Agros Hill are particularly memorable.
A natural artist, Chisholm has also found great success with his stage work. It features the lead role of August Wilson Low class On Broadway in 1992, part of a year-long collaboration between the two. for Low class, Chisholm won both the Drama Desk Award and the OB Award. In 2007, he was nominated for a Tony Award for the role of Elder Joseph Barlow in Wilson Radio golf. He has also received the NAACP Theater Award, AUDELCO Award, Ovation Award and IRNE Award.
Chisholm has also performed internationally on stage. This includes playing in the Vietnam Play Tracer In prestigious theaters in Australia and England. Performing in Low class The actor will also receive another feat at the National Theater in London in South Bank, helping the production win the Olivier Award for Best New Play.
In recent years, Chisholm appeared in the film Spike Lee Chi-Raq , 2015, he also played recurring roles on the TV series Working randomly And Wu-Tang: An American Saga. He also acted in this year Dark end of the street And can be seen posthumously in the upcoming short film the breakthrough, Playing a character described as “intelligent and cynical old shrink”.
Survivors of Chisholm include his son, Alexander Chisholm; His daughter, Che Chisholm; His son-in-law, Peter Vitero-Hanum; And grandchildren, Ravi and Aviani Vitro. Our thoughts go to them at this time. may he rest in peace. We got this news from The Katz Company on Facebook.