August 6, 1950
|Occupation||Actor, voice-over artist|
|Awards||1994 - NAACP Image Award Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, Mini-Series or Television Movie|
(I'll Fly Away)
Harewood first attracted attention for his portrayal of Simon Haley (father of author Alex Haley) in the ABC miniseries Roots: The Next Generations. He is known for his roles in Full Metal Jacket, for starring as Jesse Owens in The Jesse Owens Story, and for his co-starring role in the ABC Television series Strike Force (starring Robert Stack). In 1994, he was awarded the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, Mini-Series or Television Movie, for his recurring role as jazz/blues saxophonist Clarence "Cool Papa" Charleston on the NBC drama series I'll Fly Away. In 2012, he is an announcer for NBC. He also played Dr. Julian Wilkes in the NBC (later syndicated) TV series Viper. He sang the national anthem at the 1994 Orange Bowl.
Harewood was born in Dayton, Ohio, the son of Emerson Macaulay (1915-1980) and Estelle Olivia Harewood (1924-1991). He has five siblings, Emerson M. Harewood, Jr. (deceased), Theolanda Harewood (deceased), Philip B. Harewood (deceased), Floranne E. Dunford and Lawanda G. Pitts. He graduated from the Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati in 1972.
He is married to actress Nancy Harewood, with whom he has two children, Olivia Ruth and John Dorian.
- Sparkle (1976) – Levi Brown
- Panic in Echo Park (1977) – Dr. Michael Stoner
- Gray Lady Down (1978) – Lieutenant Fowler
- Looker (1981) – Lieutenant Masters
- Against All Odds (1984) – Tommy
- Tank (1984) – Sergeant First Class Ed Tippet
- The Falcon and the Snowman (1985) – Gene
- Guilty of Innocence: The Lenell Geter Story (1987) – Lenell Geter
- Full Metal Jacket (1987) – 'Eightball'
- God Bless the Child (1988) – Calvin Reed
- Kiss Shot (1989) – Kevin Marick
- Pacific Heights (1990) – Dennis Reed
- Sudden Death (1995) – Agent Matthew Hallmark
- Hank Aaron: Chasing The Dream (1995) – Narrator (as Hank Aaron's voice)
- Space Jam (1996) – Monstar Bupkus (voice)
- 12 Angry Men (1997) – Juror #5
- Evasive Action (1998) – Luke Sinclair
- Glitter (2001) – Guy Richardson
- Gothika (2003) – Teddy Howard
- Levity (2003) – Mackie Whittaker
- Assault on Precinct 13 (2005) – Deputy Gil
- Billy & Mandy's Big Boogey Adventure (2007) – Older Irwin (voice)
- Kojak (1977) - Jake Riley
- Family (1977) – Gil
- Roots: The Next Generations (1979) – Simon Haley (episodes 3-7)
- An American Christmas Carol (1979 film) – Matt Reeves
- Beulah Land (1980) – Floyd
- High Ice (1980) – Lt. Zack Dawkins
- Strike Force (1981-1982) – Det. Sgt. Paul Strobber
- I, Desire (1982) (TV film) – Detective Jerry Van Ness
- Trauma Center (1983) – Dr. Nate 'Skate' Baylor
- The Jesse Owens Story (1984) – Jesse Owens
- Murder She Wrote (1986) – Sheriff Claudell Cox – S2E15: "Powder Keg"
- Amerika (1987) – Jeffrey Wyman
- Beauty and the Beast (1987) – Jason Walker – episode 2: "Terrible Savior"
- Polly (1989) – Dr. Shannon
- China Beach (1989-1990) – Major Otis (episodes 34-36)
- Polly: Comin' Home! (1990) – Dr. Shannon
- I'll Fly Away (1992) – Clarence "Cool Papa" Charleston
- Goof Troop (1992-1993) - Buster Vessel
- Sonic the Hedgehog (1993-1994) - Ari (voice)
- Biker Mice from Mars (1993-1996) - Modo (voice)
- Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1994) – Carver – episode: "Buffalo Soldier"
- Viper (1994) – Dr. Julian Wilkes
- 7th Heaven (1996-2003) – Rev. Morgan Hamilton (recurring role)
- The Last Debate (2000) – Brad Lily
- Stargate SG-1 (2002) – Councilor Thoran
- The Practice (2002) - Jerry Cochran / Dr. Cochran - season 6 episode 20: "Evil/Doers"
- The Christmas Shoes (2002) – Dalton Gregory
- Boomtown (2002-2003) – Capt. Ronald Hicks (recurring role)
- Private Practice (2007) – Duncan Stinson – episode: "In Which Sam Receives an Unexpected Visitor..."
- House of Payne (2007) – Larry Shelton
- The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy (2007) – Lionel Van Helsing
- Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008) – Boyd Sherman
- Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers – Toussaint Gervais
- Astro Boy – Dr. Tenma
- Lost Planet: Extreme Condition – Gale
- X-Men Legends – Shadow King
- Onimusha 3: Demon Siege – Spirit of Onimusha
- Diablo III – Barbarian (Male)
- Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance – N'mani
- Public service announcement for DJ Ra's Hip-Hop Literacy campaign, encouraging reading of books by Alex Haley
- "Show Me (One More Time)" (recorded in the 1980s)
- Love Will Stop Calling (1988) Emeric Records
- Owen, Rob (2012-03-02). "TV Q&A: 'Harry's Law,' 'Dancing with the Stars' and 'The Big Bang Theory'". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2012-03-02.
- Dorian Harewood Biography (1950-)
- Capcom (2004-04-27). Onimusha 3: Demon Siege. Scene: Closing credits, 0:45 in, cast.