Lou Myers (actor)

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Lou Myers
Born(1935-09-26)September 26, 1935
Chesapeake, West Virginia
DiedFebruary 19, 2013(2013-02-19) (aged 77)
Charleston, West Virginia
 
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This article is about the actor. for the cartoonist, see Lou Myers
Lou Myers
Born(1935-09-26)September 26, 1935
Chesapeake, West Virginia
DiedFebruary 19, 2013(2013-02-19) (aged 77)
Charleston, West Virginia

Lou Leabengula Myers (September 26, 1935 – February 19, 2013)[1] was an American actor. Myers was typically typecast as a grumpy old man, but he has appeared in many movies, stage plays television sitcoms, and dramas. He got his first break as an understudy in the Broadway play, The First Breeze of Summer as Reverend Mosley. He is perhaps best known as the feisty Mr. Vernon Gaines in the sitcom A Different World. Myers was also an accomplished pianist.

Myers was born in Chesapeake, West Virginia, the son of Dorothy Jeffries (née Brown).[2] Myers died at the Charleston Area Medical Center in West Virginia after battling pneumonia for several months.[3]

Filmography[edit]

YearFilmRoleOther notes
1991Missing PiecesAttendant
1994CobbWillie
1995The Piano LessonWining Boy
1995The Passion of Darkly NoonQuincy
1996Tin CupClint
1997VolcanoPastor Lake
1998Goodbye LoverPolice Captain
BulworthUncle Tyrone
How Stella Got Her Groove BackUncle Ollie
1999The Big ConfessionTommy
The Stand-InHalf-Step Wilson
2000Everything's JakeAbe
2001All About YouToomie
The Wedding PlannerBurt Weinberg
2003Nobody Knows Anything!Blue Smoke Jones
The Fighting TemptationsHomer T.
2004Team PlayerCoach Lou
2007Kings of the EveningCounter Man
2013DREAMS 2013"Mr. Harlan

Awards[edit]

Myers won an NAACP Image Award for his role as the Stool Pigeon in the August Wilson play, King Hedley II. He also won the Off-Broadway AUDELCO Award for his role in the play, Fat Tuesday.

In 2005 the Appalachian Education Initiative listed Myers as one of 50 "Outstanding Creative Artists" from the State of West Virginia and featured him in their coffeetable book "Art & Soul".

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