Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee

Ossie Davis Film Credits

Films in red also feature Ruby Dee | • Award for Ossie Davis

Acting

No Way Out (1950) — John Brooks
Fourteen Hours (1951) — Cab Driver (uncredited)
The Joe Louis Story (1953) — uncredited
Gone Are the Days! (a.k.a. Purlie Victorious, 1963) — Purlie Victorious Judson
The Cardinal (1963) — Father Gillis
Shock Treatment (1964) — Capshaw
The Hill (1965) — Jacko King
A Man Called Adam (1966) — Nelson Davis
The Scalphunters (1968) — Joseph Lee
• 1969 Golden Globe Nomination, Best Supporting Actor
Sam Whiskey (1969) — Jed Hooker
Slaves (1969) — Luke
Let’s Do It Again (1975) — Elder Johnson
Countdown at Kusini (1976) — Ernest Motapo
Hot Stuff (1079) — Captain John Geiberger
Harry and Son (1984) — Raymond
The House of God (1984) — Dr. Sanders
Avenging Angel (1985) — Captain Harry Moradian
School Daze (1988) — Coach Odom
Do the Right Thing (1989) — Da Mayor
Joe Versus the Volcano (1990) — Marshall
Jungle Fever (1991) — The Good Reverend Doctor Purify
Gladiator (1992) — Noah
Malcolm X (1992) — Ossie Davis (Voice)
Grumpy Old Men (1993) — Chuck
The Client (1994) — Judge Harry Roosevelt
Get on the Bus (1996) — Jeremiah
• 1997 Image Award Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Motion Picture
I’m Not Rappaport (1996) — Midge Carter
Doctor Dolittle (1998) — Archer Dolittle
Alyson’s Closet (1998) — Postman Extraordinaire
Dinosaur (2000) — Yar (voice)
Here’s to Life! (2000) — Duncan Cox
Bubba Ho-Tep (2002) — Jack
Proud (2004) — Lorenzo DeFau
Baadasssss! (2004) — Granddad
She Hate Me (2004) — Judge Buchanan

Additional Film Credits

Gone Are the Days! (a.k.a. Purlie Victorious, 1963) — Writer
Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970) — Writer, Director
Kongi’s Harvest (1971) — Director
Black Girl (1972) — Writer, Director
Gordon’s War (1973) — Director
Countdown at Kusini (1976) — Writer, Director

Ossie and Ruby with director Spike Lee in 1989.

Did You Know?

Ossie in The Scalphunters, 1968..

The Cardinal DVD cover

"It is superlative drama, emotionally stirring, intellectually stimulating and scenically magnificent."—Variety