May. 15th, 1953
Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Cleavant Derricks' Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles1998 - Carnival of Souls
1986 - Off Beat
1984 - Moscow on the Hudson
1981 - Fort Apache the Bronx
Guest TV Roles
born May 15, 1953 , American actor and singer-songwriter.Derricks was born in Knoxville, Tennessee to a pianist mother and Baptist preacher/composer Cleavant Derricks,His twin brother is actor and musician Clinton Derricks-Carroll.Derricks went to New York City to study acting at the Urban Arts Theatre,He also won a Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for creating the role of James "Thunder"Derricks is the only original Sliders actor to appear throughout the entire series.
- Won Broadway's 1982 Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role - Musical) for "Dreamgirls." In 1986, he received a Best Actor (Musical) Tony nomination for "Big Deal."
- Was the only _"Sliders" (1995)_ (qv) cast member to stay with the series throughout its entire run.
- Twin brother of 'Clinton Derricks-Carroll' (qv)
- His father, Cleavant Derricks, Sr. co-wrote Christian hymn "Just a Closer Walk with Thee" in 1938.
- Won a Tony in 1982 for "Dreamgirls"
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