Caption: Brock Peters in "Roots: The Next Generations" 1979
Actor, Soundtrack, Producer
Born: July 2, 1927
Star sign: Cancer
Height: 6' (1.83 m)
Known for: To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), Soylent Green (1973), Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986), Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
Born of African and West Indian ancestry on July 2, 1927 in New York City, Brock Peters set his sights on a show business career early on, at age ten. A product of NYC's famed Music and Arts High School, Peters initially fielded more odd jobs than acting jobs as he worked his way up from Harlem poverty. Landing a stage role in "Porgy and Bess" in ...