Brock Peters, best known for his role as Tom Robinson, the black man falsely convicted of raping a white woman in To Kill a Mockingbird,died yesterday, peacefully in bed, at 78.
I, being a Star Trek fan, will always better remember him for playing Admiral Cartwright in Star Trek IV and Star Trek VI, as well as Benjamin Sisko's father Joseph. I'll cry a small tear the next time I hear Joseph Sisko's line about dragging that alligator back up to the ceiling every night.
He definitely made an impression on a lot of people, and of course he was an important part of one of the most historically significant movies ever. He had a sincere quality to his performances, something that you can't teach.
Brock, you'll be missed! Thanks for the memories!
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Not really that funny, though the second one was better. The fake PSA's ("The More You Know") are definitely worth a look- especially Dwight's. It's just hard to sit through a 30 second ad before watching a 10 second clip.