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Nick Stewart ACTOR


Nick Stewart was born on March 15th, 1910 in  New York City, New York with the birth name Horace Winfred Stewart, born to Joseph and Eva Stewart.  Nick Stewart became one of the first African-American character actors to be inducted in to the Academy of Television Arts and Science's new Archive of American Television. 

His career in the entertainment industry began working as a dancer at both the Cotton Club and Hoofers Club.

He later also began performing on Broadway appearing in such productions as, "Swingin' the Dream" and "Louisiana Purchase".  In addition to his early stage work he also broke into the film industry appearing on such films as, "Go West Young Man" (1936) starring Mae West, Warren William, Randolph Scott, Alice Brady and Lyle Talbot, "International Crime" (1938) starring Rod La Rocque, Astrid Allwyn and William Pawley, "Wall Street Cowboy" (1939) starring Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes and Raymond Hatton, "Cabin in the Sky" (1943) starring alongside Ethel Waters, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Lena Horne and Louis Armstrong, "My Son the Hero" (1943) starring Patsy Kelly, Roscoe Karns and Joan Blair, "Colonel Effingham's Raid" (1946) starring Charles Coburn, Joan Bennett, William Eythe, Allyn Joslyn, Thurston Hall and Elizabeth Patterson, and "No Holds Barred" (1952) starring The Bowery Boys, Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bennie Bartlett and Marjorie Reynolds.  Many of his film roles were un-credited, however that did not discourage Stewart from continuing to work in the industry.

In addition to his film work he also did voice over work on the 1946 Walt Disney classic film, "Song of the South" and the video game, "Splash Mountain".  He then lent his voice to Disneyland's amusement park providing the voice, Br'er Bear, for Splash Mountain.

Stewart also added a couple television credits to his resume over the course of his career as an actor such as, "Mister Ed", "The Amos 'n Andy Show", "Ben Casey", "Ramar of the Jungle", "Ironside" and "The Jack Benny Program".

He married once throughout his lifetime to Edna Stewart in 1941 and they had three children together.  Along with his wife they founded the Los Angeles' Ebony Showcase Theatre in 1950 which continued to grow and relocated to various areas of Los Angeles, sadly in 1992 they lost the theatre due to financial reasons.  The couple fought to keep the theatre going and remained married until he passed away on December 18th, 2000 in Los Angeles, California from natural causes. 


1989         Splash Mountain
1987         Hollywood Shuffle
1976         Silver Streak
1973         Big Daddy
1969         Ironside
1962-1965     Mister Ed
1963         It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
1963         Ben Casey
1958         Tarzan's Fight for Life
1958         St. Louis Blues
1956         The Jack Benny Program 
1956         Flame of the Islands
1954         Carmen Jones
1954         Return from the Sea
1953         Ramar of the Jungle
1951-1953     The Amos 'n Andy Show
1953         Ebony Showcase Presents
1952         No Holds Barred
1949         East Side, West Side
1947         The Voice of the Turtle
1947         Down to Earth
1947         The Perfect Marriage
1946         Song of the South
1946         Three Little Girls in Blue
1946         Night Train to Memphis
1946         Centennial Summer
1946         Night and Day
1946         Behind Green Lights
1946         Colonel Effingham's Raid
1946         One Way to Love
1945         Dakota
1945         She Wouldn't Say Yes
1945         Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood
1945         I Love a Bandleader
1945         Zombies on Broadway
1944         Gildersleeve's Ghost
1944         Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble
1944         Follow the Boys
1944         The Heavenly Body
1943         Hoosier Holiday
1943         Stormy Weather
1943         False Faces
1943         My Son, the Hero
1943         Cabin in the Sky
1943         Hit Parade of 1943
1943         The Meanest Man in the World
1941         West of Cimarron
1941         Dumbo
1941         Robin Hood of the Pecos
1939         Wall Street Cowboy
1938         International Crime
1937         Dark Manhattan
1936         Mind Your Own Business
1936         Go West Young Man
1932         Prosperity 

Matinee Classics - Cabin in the Sky starring Ethel Waters, Eddie ' Rochester' Anderson, Lena Horne, Louis Armstrong, Rex Ingram, Mantan Moreland, Willie Best, Butterfly McQueen, Nick Stewart and Duke Ellington
Matinee Classics - Ramar of the Jungle starring Jon Hall, Ray Montgomery, James Fairfax, Victor Millan and Nick Stewart
Matinee Classics - Song of the South starring James Baskett, Bobby Driscoll, Luana Patten, Glenn Leedy, Ruth Warrick, Lucile Watson, Hattie McDaniel, Erik Rolf, Olivier Urbain, Mary Field, Anita Brown, George Nokes, Gene Holland, Johnny Lee, Nick Stewart and Roy Glenn

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