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Anthony Chisholm, a stage, television and film actor, has died, The Katz Company revealed on Friday. He was 77.
His Broadway credits include Two Trains Running and Jitney, the latter of which won the Tony Award for best revival of a play in 2017. He also appeared as Burr Redding in HBO crime series Oz for three seasons.
Chisholm was born in 1943 in Cleveland, Ohio and served as a platoon leader in the U.S. Army before beginning his entertainment career in a performance of The Boys from Syracuse and The Threepenny Opera.
He made his film debut in Uptight, going on to appear regularly on screen. Chisholm’s additional stage credits include Gem of the Ocean, while his film and TV credits include Premium Rush, Coalition, Dream Street, Law and Order: SVU, High Maintenance, and Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq. He also appeared in Going in Style alongside Morgan Freeman, Christopher Lloyd and Michael Caine.
During his career, Chisholm received the NAACP Theatre Award in addition to numerous other accolades recognizing his stage performances. He received a Tony nomination for his portrayal of Elder Joseph Barlow in the final installment of August Wilson’s Pittsburgh Cycle play series, Radio Golf.
Chisholm is survived by his son, Alexander and his daughter Che, as well as son-in-law Peter and grandchildren Ravi and Avani.
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