Harry Belafonte

Actor · Producer · Executive Producer
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Harry Belafonte is a Jamaican-American singer, songwriter, activist, and actor. One of the most successful Jamaican-American pop stars in history, he was dubbed the "King of Calypso" for popularizing the Caribbean musical style with an international audience in the 1950s. His breakthrough album Calypso (1956) is the first million-selling LP by a single artist. read more

Harry Belafonte is a Jamaican-American singer, songwriter, activist, and actor. One of the most successful Jamaican-American pop stars in history, he was dubbed the "King of Calypso" for popularizing the Caribbean musical style with an international audience in the 1950s. His breakthrough album Calypso (1956) is the first million-selling LP by a single artist. Belafonte is known for his recording of "The Banana Boat Song", with its signature lyric "Day-O". He has recorded and performed in many genres, including blues, folk, gospel, show tunes, and American standards. He has also starred in several films, including Otto Preminger's hit musical Carmen Jones (1954), Island in the Sun (1957), and Robert Wise's Odds Against Tomorrow (1959).

Birth Name

Harold George Belafonte Jr.

Born

Tuesday, 01 March 1927

Actor Filmography

(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

The Orson Bean Show Self 2022
A Towering Task: The Story of the Peace Corps Self (voice) 2020
BlacKkKlansman Jerome Turner 2018
Bobby Kennedy for President Himself 2018
Mr. Soul! Himself 2018
King in the Wilderness 2018
Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart Himself 2017
I Am Not Your Negro Himself (archive footage) 2017
Marsha Hunt's Sweet Adversity Himself 2015
Sinatra: All or Nothing at All Himself 2015
Life's Essentials with Ruby Dee Himself 2014
Nat King Cole: Afraid of the Dark Himself 2014
The Sixties Himself - Petula Clark Special 2013
Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley Himself 2013
Zero Percent Himself 2013
Birth of the Living Dead Himself (archive footage) 2013
The March Himself 2013
The 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Himself - Presenter 2013
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us Himself 2013
JFK: The Private President Himself 2013
Austropop-Legenden Himself (archive footage) 2012
The Last White Knight Himself 2012
Hava Nagila: The Movie Himself 2012
Under African Skies Himself 2012
Tony Curtis: Driven to Stardom Himself 2012
Sing Your Song Herself 2012
Rise Like Lions Himself 2011
A Football Life Self (archive footage) 2011
Mama Africa Himself (archive footage) 2011
The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 Himself (voice) 2011
When I Rise Himself 2010
William Kunstler: Disturbing The Universe Himself 2009
Soundtrack For A Revolution Himself - Interviewee 2009
King Himself 2008
Ein Leben wie im Flug Himself (archive footage) 2007
Bobby Nelson 2006
When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts Himself 2006
Best Ever Muppet Moments Himself 2006
That's What I'm Talking About Himself 2006
The Colbert Report Himself - Guest 2005
The Peace! DVD Himself 2005
Voices Among Us Himself - Guest 2005
Tanner on Tanner Himself 2004
Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War On Journalism Himself (archive footage) 2004
Tavis Smiley Himself 2004
TV in Black: The First Fifty Years Himself (archive footage) 2004
Menschen bei Maischberger Himself 2003
A Century of Black Cinema Himself (archive footage) 2003
Real Time with Bill Maher Self 2003
XXI Century Himself - Actor & Singer 2003
Dorothy Dandridge: An American Beauty Mr. Williams (clip from Bright Road (1953)) (archive footage) 2003
Smothered: The Censorship Struggles Of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour Himself (uncredited) 2002
Power of Peace Himself - Host 2001
Fidel Himself 2001
History Archiv Footage 2000
Scandalize My Name: Stories from the Blacklist Himself 2000
Swing Vote Will Dunn 1999
Classified X Himself (archive footage) 1998
PB&J Otter Ice Moose 1998
Sabine Christiansen Himself 1998
Kansas City Seldom Seen 1996
White Man's Burden Thaddeus Thomas 1995
Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream Himself 1995
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Magician 1995
Ready to Wear Himself 1994
The Player Harry Belafonte 1992
The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson Himself 1990
Roots of Rhythm Himself - Host 1990
Live! Dick Clark Presents Himself 1988
Sidewalks Entertainment Himself - Guest 1994
Freedomfest: Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Celebratation Himself 1988
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour Himself 1988
Beetlejuice The Balladeer 1988
American Masters Himself, Self 1986
The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years Himself (archive footage) 1986
We Are The World: The Story Behind The Song Himself 1985
Grambling's White Tiger Coach Eddie Robinson 1981
Wetten, dass..? Interpret 1981
Live from Lincoln Center Self 1976
The Muppet Show Himself - Special Guest Star 1976
Uptown Saturday Night Geechie Dan Beauford 1974
Free to Be... You & Me Himself 1974
Great Performances Self - Narrator, Self 1972
The Julie Andrews Hour Himself 1972
The New Bill Cosby Show Himself 1972
Buck And The Preacher Preacher 1972
Flip Himself 1970
The Angel Levine Alexander Levine 1970
The Real Tom Kennedy Show Himself 1970
King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis Himself 1970
Sesame Street Self 1969
The David Frost Show Himself 1969
The Dick Cavett Show Himself 1968
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Himself 1967
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour Himself - Cameo, Himself 1967
ABC Stage 67 Himself 1966
The Danny Kaye Show Himself 1963
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself - Guest Host, Himself - Guest, Himself, Himself - Musical Guest 1962
The Mike Douglas Show Himself - Vocalist 1961
Odds Against Tomorrow Johnny Ingram 1959
The World, the Flesh and the Devil Ralph Burton 1959
The Bell Telephone Hour Himself - Singer 1959
Island In The Sun David Boyeur 1957
The Nat King Cole Show Himself - Singer 1954
Probe and Night Beat Himself 1956
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show Himself - Singer 1956
Carmen Jones Joe 1954
Person to Person Himself 1953
Bright Road Mr. Williams - School Principal 1953
General Electric Theater Vince 1953
The Colgate Comedy Hour Himself - Singer 1950
What's My Line? Himself - Mystery Guest, Himself - Panelist, Himself - Mystery Guest (as Harry Belafonté) 1950
Sugar Hill Times Himself (as Harry Bellafonte) 1949
Cavalcade of Stars Himself - Guest Vocalist 1949
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall Himself 1948
The Ed Sullivan Show Himself, Singer, Himself - Singer 1948
Front Row Center 1955

Producer Filmography

1961 Emmy Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Musical Program or Series Nominated
1960 Emmy Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Musical Program or Series Won
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