Oz, Chi-Raq actor Anthony Chisholm dead at 77

 kiro7.com  10/18/2020 01:29:09 

Anthony Chisholm, a veteran stage, film and television actor, died Friday, according to his talent agency. He was 77.

No cause of death was given.

The Katz Company is saddened to announce the passing of our longtime friend and client, Tony nominee, Anthony Chisholm," the Katz Company said in a statement. Affectionately called Chiz, he was an actor and storyteller like none other, embodying loyalty, devotion, and compassion to his artistry.

Chisholm played Burr Redding in the HBO series Oz for three seasons and had a role in Spike Lees film Chi-Raq, the Los Angeles Times reported. He also appeared in the Tony-winning revival of August Wilsons Jitney, the newspaper reported.

Chisholm also appeared on Broadway in Two Trains Running.

Chisholm was born April 9, 1943, in Cleveland and served as a platoon leader in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war, Entertainment Weekly reported.

He made his screen debut in Uptight in 1968 and also appeared in Beloved, Putney Swope and Lees Chi-Raq," according to The Hollywood Reporter. Chisholms television credits include Law & Order: SVU, High Maintenance" and Wu-Tang: An American Saga, the magazine reported.

Born April 9, 1943, in Cleveland, Ohio, Chisholm served as a platoon leader in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War before embarking on his acting career. He made his screen debut in Uptight in 1968, later appearing in such films as the cult classic Putney Swope, Jonathan Demmes Beloved, Spike Lees Chi-Raq, and more. On TV, Chisholm appeared on Law & Order: SVUHigh Maintenance, and last years Wu-Tang: An American Saga, among other shows, and played Burr Redding on HBOs Oz for three seasons.

During his career, Chisholm received the NAACP Theatre Award, UDELCO Award, Ovation Award, and IRNE Award, according to Variety. He received a Tony Award nomination for his portrayal of Elder Joseph Barlow in the final installment of Radio Golf, the Times reported.

Chisholm continued to perform in Jitney on its national tour, which ran from September 2019 through February 2020, Entertainment Weekly reported.

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