Tiger Haynes

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Tiger Haynes
Born
George Haynes

(1914-12-13)December 13, 1914
DiedFebruary 14, 1994(1994-02-14) (aged 79)
Occupation(s) Stage, film, television actor

George "Tiger" Haynes (December 13, 1914 - February 14, 1994), sometimes billed as Colonel Tiger Haynes, was an American actor of musical theatre, television and film and jazz musician.

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He was born in Frederiksted, St. Croix, and moved to New York when he was a boy. [1] An ex-boxer, Haynes played guitar with The Three Flames from 1945 to 1956, a group which had its own NBC radio show in the mid-1940s [2] and a television show on NBC television in 1949, [1] and which incorporated Sammy Benskin in 1954.

He made his mainstream Broadway debut in Leonard Sillman's musical revue New Faces of 1956. [3] He is best known for his portrayal of the Tin Man in the original Broadway cast of The Wiz (a role assumed by Nipsey Russell in the 1978 film adaptation). [2] He also made several television appearances on programs such as The Cosby Show (1989), In the Heat of the Night (1989), and Law & Order (1994), as well as numerous minor film appearances in films such as All That Jazz (1979) and Ratboy (1986).

Musicals

Films

YearTitleRoleNotes
1979 All That Jazz Porter
1980 Times Square Andy
1984 Moscow on the Hudson Lionel's Grandfather
1984 Nothing Lasts Forever Mr. Brown
1986 Ratboy Derelict Ralph
1986 The Mosquito Coast Mr. Semper
1987 Enemy Territory Barton
1988 Apprentice to Murder Rufus
1989 Dead Bang Edwin Gates
1990 Awakenings Janitor
1991 Jungle Fever

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