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      Joel Fluellen

      Joel Fluellen

      Highest Rated: 100% You're in the Navy Now (1951)

      Lowest Rated: 43% The Great White Hope (1970)

      Birthday: Dec 1, 1907

      Birthplace: Monroe, Louisiana, USA

      Joel Fluellen began his acting career appearing in various films, such as "White Pongo" (1945), the John Garfield crime adaptation "Force of Evil" (1948) and "His Kind of Woman" (1951) with Robert Mitchum. He also appeared in "Perils of the Jungle" (1953), "Jungle Gents" (1954) with Leo Gorcey and the crime feature "Riot in Cell Block 11" (1954) with Neville Brand. He kept working in film throughout the fifties, starring in the Dan Dailey comedic adaptation "Oh, Men! Oh, Women!" (1957), the horror feature "Monster From Green Hell" (1958) with Jim Davis and "Run Silent, Run Deep" (1958). He also appeared in the Sidney Poitier dramatic adaptation "Porgy and Bess" (1959). Film continued to be his passion as he played roles in "The Great White Hope" (1970), the crime flick "Thomasine & Bushrod" (1974) with Max Julien and the Peter O'Toole adaptation "Man Friday" (1975). He also appeared in the Walter Matthau adventure "Casey's Shadow" (1978) and the comedy "Butch and Sundance: The Early Days" (1979) with William Katt. Fluellen more recently appeared in "Freedom Road" (1979-1980). Fluellen passed away in February 1990 at the age of 82.

      Highest rated movies

      You're in the Navy Now
      The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings
      The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
      A Raisin in the Sun
      Casey's Shadow
      The Chase
      The Learning Tree
      Porgy and Bess

      Photos

      SITTING BULL, Dale Robertson (center, standing), Joel Fluellen (center, sitting), 1954 THE BINGO LONG TRAVELING ALL-STARS & MOTOR KINGS, from left: Leon Wagner, Joel Fluellen, Billy Dee Williams, James Earl Jones, 1976 THE GREAT WHITE HOPE, James Earl Jones, Joel Fluellen, 1970. TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved..

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      80% 72% Casey's Shadow Jimmy Judson (Character) - 1978
      90% 67% The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings Mr. J.C. Holland (Character) - 1976
      90% 86% The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman Unc Isom (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet 55% Thomasine & Bushrod Nathaniel (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Dream for Christmas Arthur Rogers (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet 56% Skin Game Abram (Character) - 1971
      43% 67% The Great White Hope Tick (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sheriff Charley Dobey (Character) - 1970
      76% 86% The Learning Tree Uncle Rob (Character) - 1969
      80% 73% The Chase Lester Johnson (Character) - 1966
      56% 57% Roustabout Cody Marsh (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet He Rides Tall Dr. Sam (Character) - 1964
      90% 86% A Raisin in the Sun Bobo (Character) - 1961
      72% 78% Porgy and Bess Robbins (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet 40% The Decks Ran Red Pete (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet 5% Monster From Green Hell Arobi (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lucy Gallant Summertime (uncredited) (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 26% Sitting Bull Sam (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Perils of the Jungle Kenny (Character) - 1953
      100% 35% You're in the Navy Now Officer's Club Waiter (Character) - 1951
      63% 49% The Jackie Robinson Story Mack Robinson (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet No Score Yet No Time for Romance Drums Miller (Character) - 1948

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Apple's Way Rev. Lowell (Guest Star) 1974
      No Score Yet 79% Columbo Charles (Guest Star) 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Boots (Guest Star) 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet My Three Sons Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Sam Bailey (Guest Star) 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Iron Horse Unknown (Guest Star) 1966 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tarzan Bwanichi (Guest Star) 1966-1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cimarron Strip Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gidget Officer (Guest Star) 1966
      No Score Yet 100% The Wild, Wild West Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show Roger Johnson (Guest Star) 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Charles Bennett Crane (Guest Star) 1963-1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet One Step Beyond Unknown (Character) 1959