Person Details

Birthday: 1942-03-27 09:09:52

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Berkeley, California, U.S.

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Movie Involvements: 32

TV Involvements: 1


Most Famous Work

Biography

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Arthur James "Art" Evans (born March 27, 1942) is an American actor who has made multiple film and television program appearances over the span of three decades. Evans was born in Berkeley, California. His acting career, spanning over 30 years, started with Frank Silvera's Theater of Being in Los Angeles. He took a starring role in The Amen Corner which transferred to Broadway in 1965. His first uncredited acting performance in film was Claudine in 1974. His first credited role was in Chico and the Man as Bubba in the episode "Too Many Crooks" which aired in 1976. He is probably best known for his role as Leslie Barnes in the action 1990s films Die Hard 2: Die Harder in which he plays an air traffic control tower employee at Dulles International Airport that helps LAPD detective John McClane, played by Bruce Willis, stop terrorists from crashing planes. Evans has also appeared in Fright Night and Fright Night II as well as many appearances in a variety of television shows such as MAS*H and Hill Street Blues. In 1984, Evans co-starred in the all-star African-American drama "A Soldier's Story" as the memorable brown-nosing character Wilkie. His talents for many instruments came in handy when playing Blind Lemon Jefferson in the movie Leadbelly. Also starred in the music video for Stevie Wonder's "Go Home". In 2010 Art Evans can be seen in Anderson's Cross playing the Grandfather of the lead character Nick Anderson. Description above from the Wikipedia article Art Evans, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Most Famous Work

Die Hard 2
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7

Die Hard 2

(1990) Leslie Barnes
Fright Night
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7

Fright Night

(1985) Detective Lennox
Death Wish
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7

Death Wish

(1974) Police at Precinct
Tales from the Hood
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6

Tales from the Hood

(1995) Eli
Trespass
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6

Trespass

(1992) Bradlee
The Mighty Quinn
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6

The Mighty Quinn

(1989) Jump Jones
Never Die Alone
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6

Never Die Alone

(2004) Mr. Waters
A Soldier's Story
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7

A Soldier's Story

(1984) Private Wilkie

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2016 Himself
2013 General Tabor
Ol’ Mose
2011 Mort
2010 Grandfather
Pastor Jones
Jack Miller
Sammy
2008 Tyler
Howard
2007 N/A
N/A
2004 Mr. Waters
Will
2003 Mailman
Willie Ray
2002 N/A
Otis
2001 Father Sal
James Tanner
2000 N/A
1999 N/A
N/A
1998 Markham Peale
1997 Lt. Sam Baffett
1996 Minister
1995 Eli
1993 Earl Yates
N/A
N/A
Albert Sr.
1992 Bradlee
Lieutenant Morman
N/A
1991 Lt. Hendrix
1990 Leslie Barnes
Henry Coleman
1989 N/A
N/A
Jump Jones
1988 Detective Charles Mendoza
Cedar Cloud
1987 N/A
1986 Doc
Lt. Bender
Neighbor #1
Arturo
1985 N/A
Detective Lennox
Cop #1 (uncredited)
Jimmy
Security Guard
1984 N/A
Private Wilkie
Delivery Man
1982 Carl Clapton
Warehouse Guard
Sanitation Worker
Buford
1981 N/A
1980 Longo's Right Hand Man
Intern
1979 Baggage Master
Fighter
Driver
Principal
Abdul
Elvis
1978 Junkie
1977 Buzz Murdock
Man At Bar
Tambo
1976 Blind Lemon Jefferson
1975 Curtis 'The Dude' Brown
1974 N/A
N/A
Police at Precinct
1972 N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

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