Martin L. King - Film Portrayals

Film Portrayals

Martin Luther King, Jr. has been portrayed in film and television through the years. He has been portrayed by:

  • Raymond St. Jacques in The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover (1977)
  • Paul Winfield in King (1978)
  • James Earl Jones in Freedom to Speak (1982)
  • Charles Brown in Kennedy (1983)
  • Fred Perron and Walter Franks in The Boy King (1986) which focuses on King's early life.
  • Leland Gantt in Hoover vs. the Kennedys: The Second Civil War (1987)
  • Larry Riley in Unconquered (1989)
  • Eric Ware in The Vernon Johns Story (1994)
  • Voiced by his son Dexter Scott King and Jaleel White in the animated biography Our Friend, Martin (1999)
  • Reuben Yabuku in Timequest (2000)
  • Jeffrey Wright in Boycott (2001)
  • LeVar Burton in Ali (2001)
  • Portrayed again by his son Dexter Scott King in The Rosa Parks Story (2002)

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