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Paul Winfield

Paul Winfield
Personal information
Birth namePaul Edward Winfield
Birth dateMay 22, 1941
Place of birthLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Date of deathMarch 7, 2004(age 62)
Death placeLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Other namesPaul E. Winfield
Years active1965 - 2004
PartnerCharles Gillan, Jr. (1970s-2002)

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Paul Edward Winfield (May 22, 1941 March 7, 2004) was an American television, film, and stage actor. He was known for his portrayal of a Louisiana sharecropper who struggles to support his family during the Great Depression in the landmark film Sounder which earned him an Academy Award nomination. Winfield also portrayed Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the television miniseries King, for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award.

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