Jester Hairston

Actor
IVA Star Rating : 59
Jester Joseph Hairston was an American composer, songwriter, arranger, choral conductor, and actor. He was regarded as a leading expert on Negro spirituals and choral music. His notable compositions include "Amen," a gospel-tinged theme from the film Lilies of the Field and a 1963 hit for The Impressions, and the Christmas song "Mary's Boy Child".

Jester Joseph Hairston was an American composer, songwriter, arranger, choral conductor, and actor. He was regarded as a leading expert on Negro spirituals and choral music. His notable compositions include "Amen," a gospel-tinged theme from the film Lilies of the Field and a 1963 hit for The Impressions, and the Christmas song "Mary's Boy Child".

Birth Name

Jester Joseph Hairston

Born

Tuesday, 09 July 1901

Died

Tuesday, 18 January 2000

Actor Filmography

Being John Malkovich Lester's Friend 1999
60 Minutes Wednesday Himself - Conductor 1999
Family Matters William 1989
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka Pop 1988
Amen Rolly Forbes 1986
The Last Tycoon Waiter in Stahr's Office 1976
The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings Furry Taylor 1976
That's My Mama Wildcat, Wildcat (credit only) 1974
Harry O Jefferson Johnson 1973
Lady Sings The Blues The Butler 1972
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Being John Malkovich Lester's Friend 1999
60 Minutes Wednesday Himself - Conductor 1999
Family Matters William 1989
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka Pop 1988
Amen Rolly Forbes 1986
The Last Tycoon Waiter in Stahr's Office 1976
The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings Furry Taylor 1976
That's My Mama Wildcat, Wildcat (credit only) 1974
Harry O Jefferson Johnson 1973
Lady Sings The Blues The Butler 1972
Nichols Melville 1971
Finian's Rainbow Passion Pilgrim Gospeleer 1968
The Outcasts Daniel 1968
In The Heat Of The Night Butler 1967
To Kill a Mockingbird Spence Robinson - Tom's Father (uncredited) 1963
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself - Guest, Himself 1962
The Virginian John Douglas 1962
Hazel Marvin 1961
The Alamo Jethro 1960
Thriller Papa Benjamin 1960
Raymie Ransom 1960
Rawhide Zachariah 1959
The Court of Last Resort Seth 1957
The Thin Man Murphy - Bellhop 1957
Have Gun - Will Travel Euclid, Old Man 1957
Tension at Table Rock Black Janitor 1956
The 20th Century-Fox Hour Jacob 1955
Gunsmoke Wellington 1955
Tarzan's Hidden Jungle Witch Doctor 1955
Studio 57 Thomas 1954
Gypsy Colt Carl 1954
So This Is Love Preacher 1953
You Are There Thornton 1953
Your Favorite Story 1953
We're Not Married! Lead Christmas Caroler 1952
Yes Sir, Mr. Bones Jester Hairston 1951
The Amos 'n Andy Show Henry Van Porter, Landlord, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Phillips 1951
Sullivan's Travels Charlie - Church Projectionist 1941
Sundown Native Boy 1941
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