Raymond St. Jacques
60 (passed away Aug. 27th, 1990)
Mar. 1st, 1930
Raymond St. Jacques' Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles1989 - Glory
1988 - They Live
1968 - Madigan
1968 - The Green Berets
Guest TV Roles
Dr. Arthur Hooks
James A. Baxter
Lieutenant Ross Cutler
Raymond St. Jacques (March 1, 1930 – August 27, 1990) was an American actor.
Career St. Jacques was born James Arthur Johnson in Hartford, Connecticut, the son of Vivienne Johnson, a medical technician. He was known for playing the roles of Coffin Ed in the 1970 blaxploitation classic Cotton Comes to Harlem, The Green Berets, Rawhide, he had an early role in The Pawnbroker, the street preacher in They Live, the investigator Baxter in The Invaders episode The Vise (1968), and a two year stint as Judge Clayton C. Thomas on the syndicated TV show Superior Court from 1988 to 1989.
St. Jacques died from lymphoma in Los Angeles, California in 1990.
- Strong-looking classical stage actor who transferred his talents to black-oriented film roles in the late 60s and 70s.
- Father of 'Sterling St. Jacques' (qv)
- In 1974, Raymond formed his own film company, "St. Jacques Organization, Inc.", which produced and directed the film _Book of Numbers (1973)_ (qv).
- In 1969 St. Jacques received the NAACP Image Award for Best Motion Picture Actor.
- Became the first black actor to become a regular on a western series during the 1965-66 season of _"Rawhide" (1959)_ (qv) as cattle drover Solomon Blake.
- Son 'Sterling St. Jacques' (qv), a dancer and sometime actor, died of AIDS in 1984.
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