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Roots: The Next Generations (TV Mini-Series 1979) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Series Directed by 

John Erman ... (3 episodes, 1979)
Charles S. Dubin ... (2 episodes, 1979)
Georg Stanford Brown ... (1 episode, 1979)
Lloyd Richards ... (1 episode, 1979)

Series Writing Credits  

Alex Haley ... (7 episodes, 1979)
Ernest Kinoy ... (developed for television by) (7 episodes, 1979)
Sydney A. Glass ... (1 episode, 1979)
John McGreevey ... (1 episode, 1979)
Thad Mumford ... (1 episode, 1979)
Dan Wilcox ... (1 episode, 1979)

Series Cast  

Debbi Morgan ...  Elizabeth Harvey / ... 6 episodes, 1979
Dorian Harewood ...  Simon Haley 5 episodes, 1979
Paul Koslo ...  Earl Crowther 4 episodes, 1979
Stan Shaw ...  Will Palmer 4 episodes, 1979
Marc Singer ...  Andy Warner 4 episodes, 1979
Lynn Hamilton ...  Cousin Georgia Anderson 4 episodes, 1979
Fay Hauser ...  Carrie Warner / ... 4 episodes, 1979
Irene Cara ...  Bertha Palmer Haley 3 episodes, 1979
Ruby Dee ...  Queen Haley 3 episodes, 1979
Henry Fonda ...  Colonel Frederick Warner 3 episodes, 1979
Richard Thomas ...  Jim Warner 3 episodes, 1979
Bever-Leigh Banfield ...  Cynthia Palmer 3 episodes, 1979
Georg Stanford Brown ...  Tom Harvey 2 episodes, 1979
Olivia de Havilland ...  Mrs. Warner 2 episodes, 1979
Lynne Moody ...  Irene Harvey 2 episodes, 1979
Beah Richards ...  Cynthia Palmer 2 episodes, 1979
Kathleen Doyle ...  Lucy Damson 2 episodes, 1979
Don Keefer ...  Hapgood / ... 2 episodes, 1979
Royce Wallace Royce Wallace ...  Minnie 2 episodes, 1979
Damu King Damu King ...  Corporal / ... 2 episodes, 1979
Marcus Chong ...  Frankie Warner 2 episodes, 1979
Debbie Allen ...  Nan Branch Haley 1 episode, 1979
Barbara Barrie ...  Dodie Brattle 1 episode, 1979
Marlon Brando ...  George Lincoln Rockwell 1 episode, 1979
Diahann Carroll ...  Zenitha Haley 1 episode, 1979
Bernie Casey ...  Bubba Haywood 1 episode, 1979
Robert Culp ...  Lyle Pettijohn 1 episode, 1979
James Daly ...  RSM Boyce 1 episode, 1979
James Broderick ...  Dr. Lewis 1 episode, 1979
Ossie Davis ...  Dad Jones 1 episode, 1979
Lee Chamberlin ...  Odile Richards 1 episode, 1979
Damon Evans ...  Alex Haley, ages 17-25 1 episode, 1979
Slim Gaillard ...  Sam Wesley 1 episode, 1979
Pam Grier ...  Francey 1 episode, 1979
Dina Merrill ...  Mrs. Hickinger 1 episode, 1979
Michael Constantine ...  Dr. Vansina 1 episode, 1979
Roosevelt Grier ...  Big Slew Johnson 1 episode, 1979
Andy Griffith ...  Commander Robert Munroe 1 episode, 1979
Avon Long ...  Chicken George Moore 1 episode, 1979
Brock Peters ...  Ab Decker 1 episode, 1979
Norman Fell ...  Bernie Raymond 1 episode, 1979
Al Freeman Jr. ...  Malcolm X 1 episode, 1979
Kene Holiday ...  Detroit 1 episode, 1979
Rafer Johnson ...  Nelson 1 episode, 1979
Harry Morgan ...  Bob Campbell 1 episode, 1979
Greg Morris ...  Beeman Jones 1 episode, 1979
Carmen McRae ...  Lila 1 episode, 1979
Roger E. Mosley ...  Lee Garnet 1 episode, 1979
Gerald S. O'Loughlin ...  Captain Bowker 1 episode, 1979
Paul Winfield ...  Dr. Horace Huguley 1 episode, 1979
Dennis Fimple ...  Sheriff Duffy 1 episode, 1979
James Earl Jones ...  Alex Haley 1 episode, 1979
Percy Rodrigues ...  Boyd Moffatt 1 episode, 1979
John Hancock ...  Scotty 1 episode, 1979
Claudia McNeil ...  Sister Will Ada Barnett 1 episode, 1979
John Rubinstein ...  Lieutenant Hamilton Ten Eyck 1 episode, 1979
Mary Betten Mary Betten ...  Proprietress 1 episode, 1979
Linda Hopkins ...  Singer 1 episode, 1979
Les Lannom ...  Jake 1 episode, 1979
Brian Stokes Mitchell ...  John Dolan 1 episode, 1979
Ted Gehring ...  Road Boss 1 episode, 1979
Bobby Short ...  Pianist 1 episode, 1979
George Voskovec ...  Mr. Goldstein 1 episode, 1979
John Carter ...  T.J. Calloway 1 episode, 1979
Albert Hall ...  Vernon 1 episode, 1979
Logan Ramsey ...  D.L. Lewis 1 episode, 1979
Charles Weldon ...  Doxey Walker 1 episode, 1979
Hal Williams ...  Aleck Haley 1 episode, 1979
Michael Alldredge ...  Mr. Davidson 1 episode, 1979
Patrick Cronin ...  Prison Boss 1 episode, 1979
Ja'net DuBois ...  Sally Harvey 1 episode, 1979
Zakes Mokae ...  African Minister 1 episode, 1979
Timothy Scott ...  Alvin Peacock 1 episode, 1979
Diana Douglas ...  Mrs. Andy Warner 1 episode, 1979
Lou Frizzell Lou Frizzell ...  Conductor 1 episode, 1979
Telma Hopkins ...  Daisy 1 episode, 1979
Howard E. Rollins Jr. ...  George Haley 1 episode, 1979
Mel Stewart ...  Dr. Crawford 1 episode, 1979
Joel Fluellen Joel Fluellen ...  State Man 1 episode, 1979
Bruce French ...  Calloway 1 episode, 1979
Milt Kogan ...  Mel Klein 1 episode, 1979
Jane Rose Jane Rose ...  Mrs. Bulfinch 1 episode, 1979
Kristoff St. John ...  Alex Haley, Age 12 1 episode, 1979
Jerry Hardin ...  State Man 1 episode, 1979
James Keane ...  Night Dispatcher 1 episode, 1979
Johnny Sekka ...  Ebou 1 episode, 1979
Cynthia Sye Cynthia Sye ...  Cynthia 1 episode, 1979
Wendell Wright Wendell Wright ...  Ernest Faison 1 episode, 1979
Charles Lampkin Charles Lampkin ...  Loman 1 episode, 1979
Patricia Smith ...  Mrs. Randall 1 episode, 1979
W.K. Stratton W.K. Stratton ...  Dunne 1 episode, 1979
Fred Stuthman ...  Leroy Selby 1 episode, 1979
Wendy Glass Wendy Glass ...  Patience 1 episode, 1979
Bill Henderson ...  Champ Sugrue 1 episode, 1979
Ebou Manga Ebou Manga ...  The Griot 1 episode, 1979
William Mims William Mims ...  Willett 1 episode, 1979
Don Ross Don Ross ...  Turnkey 1 episode, 1979
Vernon Washington ...  Rev. Mills 1 episode, 1979
Fran Bennett Fran Bennett ...  Trixie 1 episode, 1979
Frederick Combs Frederick Combs ...  Reporter 1 episode, 1979
Luise Heath ...  Mrs. Jones 1 episode, 1979
Michael Morgan Michael Morgan ...  Teenage Deputy 1 episode, 1979
Bill Borsella Bill Borsella ...  Clerk 1 episode, 1979
Stefan Crutchfield Stefan Crutchfield ...  George Haley 1 episode, 1979
J. Patrick McNamara ...  Holmes 1 episode, 1979
Abdoulaye NGom ...  Mandinkan Minister 1 episode, 1979
Maidie Norman ...  Sister Scrap Scott 1 episode, 1979
Fred Pinkard Fred Pinkard ...  Ginger 1 episode, 1979
Albert Reed Albert Reed ...  J. W. Boyd 1 episode, 1979
Woody Eney Woody Eney ...  Officer 1 episode, 1979
Ernie Hudson ...  Muslim at Door 1 episode, 1979
Gerald McRaney ...  Harry Owens 1 episode, 1979
Albert Popwell ...  Fader 1 episode, 1979
Charles Robinson ...  Luke Bettiger 1 episode, 1979
Essex Smith Essex Smith ...  Servant 1 episode, 1979
Ticker Thompson Ticker Thompson ...  Julius Haley 1 episode, 1979
Earl Billings ...  Henning Preacher 1 episode, 1979
Jon Cedar ...  Assistant 1 episode, 1979
Ray Hemphill Ray Hemphill ...  Engineer 1 episode, 1979
J.A. Preston ...  President Harper 1 episode, 1979
Jason Wingreen ...  Judge Quartermain 1 episode, 1979
Larry Golden Larry Golden ...  Morrison 1 episode, 1979
James Ray James Ray ...  Mr. Perry 1 episode, 1979
Morgan Roberts Morgan Roberts ...  Mourner 1 episode, 1979
Le Tari ...  U.N. African 1 episode, 1979
Roberta Jean Williams Roberta Jean Williams ...  Rosie 1 episode, 1979
Tamu Blackwell Tamu Blackwell ...  Bessie 1 episode, 1979
Kieu Chinh ...  U.N. Receptionist 1 episode, 1979
Anthony Davis Anthony Davis ...  Third Man 1 episode, 1979
Yula Gavala Yula Gavala ...  French Girl 1 episode, 1979
Frances E. Nealy Frances E. Nealy ...  Mourner 1 episode, 1979
F. William Parker ...  VFW Manager 1 episode, 1979
Al Fann ...  Boy 1 episode, 1979
Charles Lucia ...  Crewman #3 1 episode, 1979
Bill Quinn ...  Taxi Driver 1 episode, 1979
Jessica St. John Jessica St. John ...  Nurse 1 episode, 1979
Philip Michael Thomas ...  Eddie 1 episode, 1979
Patrick Tovatt Patrick Tovatt ...  Registrar 1 episode, 1979
Joel Leon d'Anjou Joel Leon d'Anjou ...  Kinte 1 episode, 1979
Gordon Hurst Gordon Hurst ...  Walt 1 episode, 1979
Ernestine Jackson Ernestine Jackson ...  Lady 1 episode, 1979
Hap Lawrence ...  Mr. Weaver 1 episode, 1979
Opelene Bartley Opelene Bartley ...  Calloway cook 1 episode, 1979
Doria Cook-Nelson Doria Cook-Nelson ...  Stewardess 1 episode, 1979
Joel Herd Joel Herd ...  Bill Haley 1 episode, 1979
E. Lamont Johnson E. Lamont Johnson ...  Frank Warner 1 episode, 1979
Ebou Manga Ebou Manga ...  Senegalese Soldier 1 episode, 1979
Kim Fields ...  Lydia Haley 1 episode, 1979
Nancy Harewood Nancy Harewood ...  Woman at Party 1 episode, 1979
Robert Kya-Hill ...  Minister 1 episode, 1979
Bianca Taylor Bianca Taylor ...  Sophia 1 episode, 1979
Michael Eugene Anderson Michael Eugene Anderson ...  Heckler 1 episode, 1979
John Lafayette ...  Nate Atkins 1 episode, 1979
Shane Mooney Shane Mooney ...  Julius Haley 1 episode, 1979
Sterling Swanson Sterling Swanson ...  Chaplain 1 episode, 1979
John Andersonjo John Andersonjo ...  Muslim at Meeting 1 episode, 1979
Don Furneaux Don Furneaux ...  Major 1 episode, 1979
Sue Ann Gilfillan Sue Ann Gilfillan ...  Mrs. Parton 1 episode, 1979
Jarrod Johnson Jarrod Johnson ...  George Haley 1 episode, 1979
Curtis Griffin Curtis Griffin ...  Letter Writer 1 episode, 1979
Melvin Jones Melvin Jones ...  Muslim #2 1 episode, 1979
Marguerite Ray ...  Mrs. Loman 1 episode, 1979
Luce Rains ...  Nazi Guard 1 episode, 1979
Richard Sanders ...  Captain 1 episode, 1979
Fumilayo Fumilayo ...  Gambian Mother 1 episode, 1979
Theodore Lehmann Theodore Lehmann ...  Walker 1 episode, 1979
Fuddle Bagley Fuddle Bagley ...  Porter #1 1 episode, 1979
Anne Haley Anne Haley ...  Student 1 episode, 1979
Claire Denise Ford Claire Denise Ford ...  Clarie 1 episode, 1979
Sean Michael Rice Sean Michael Rice ...  Sergeant 1 episode, 1979
Alex Haley ...  Himself (uncredited) 1 episode, 1979
Arnold Roberts Arnold Roberts ...  Townsman (uncredited) 1 episode, 1979
Eddie Smith ...  Mourner (uncredited) 1 episode, 1979
Arthur Tovey Arthur Tovey ...  Townsman (uncredited) 1 episode, 1979

Series Produced by 

Stan Margulies ... producer (7 episodes, 1979)
David L. Wolper ... executive producer (7 episodes, 1979)

Series Music by 

Gerald Fried ... (7 episodes, 1979)

Series Cinematography by 

Joseph M. Wilcots ... (7 episodes, 1979)

Series Film Editing by 

Robbe Roberts ... (2 episodes, 1979)
Neil Travis ... (2 episodes, 1979)
John W. Wheeler ... (2 episodes, 1979)
David Saxon ... (1 episode, 1979)

Series Casting By 

Reuben Cannon ... (7 episodes, 1979)

Series Art Direction by 

Robert MacKichan ... (7 episodes, 1979)

Series Set Decoration by 

Bill Webb ... (5 episodes, 1979)
R. Chris Westlund ... (2 episodes, 1979)

Series Costume Design by 

Tom Dawson ... (7 episodes, 1979)

Series Makeup Department 

Ken Chase ... makeup designer (7 episodes, 1979)
Joe DiBella ... makeup artist (7 episodes, 1979)
Leonard Drake ... hair style designer (7 episodes, 1979)
Zoltan Elek ... makeup artist (7 episodes, 1979)
David Dittmar ... lab technician / makeup artist (3 episodes, 1979)
Tom Miller ... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1979)
Craig Reardon ... lab technician (2 episodes, 1979)

Series Production Management 

Terence Nelson ... unit production manager (7 episodes, 1979)
George Taylor ... post-production supervisor (7 episodes, 1979)

Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Carol Smetana ... second assistant director (7 episodes, 1979)
Scott U. Adam ... assistant director (4 episodes, 1979)
Charles Ziarko ... assistant director (2 episodes, 1979)
Larry Powell ... assistant director (1 episode, 1979)

Series Art Department 

Ron Frazier ... carpenter foreman (7 episodes, 1979)
Michael Milgrom ... property (7 episodes, 1979)

Series Sound Department 

Willie D. Burton ... sound recording (6 episodes, 1979)
Richard I. Birnbaum ... sound recording (1 episode, 1979)

Series Special Effects by 

Russel Hessey ... special effects (7 episodes, 1979)

Series Stunts 

Loren Janes ... stunt coordinator (1 episode, 1979)

Series Camera and Electrical Department 

Joseph W. Calloway ... key assistant camera (7 episodes, 1979)

Series Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Donna Roberts ... wardrobe: women (7 episodes, 1979)
Richard Butz ... wardrobe: men (5 episodes, 1979)
Jorge J. González ... wardrobe: men (1 episode, 1979)
Kathleen McGregor ... wardrobe: men (1 episode, 1979)

Series Editorial Department 

Hubert de La Bouillerie ... first assistant editor (2 episodes, 1979)
John Carter ... additional editing (1 episode, 1979)
Edilberto Cruz ... additional editing (1 episode, 1979)
David Saxon ... additional editing (1 episode, 1979)

Series Music Department 

Eugene Marks ... music editor (6 episodes, 1979)
Jay Alfred Smith ... music editor (1 episode, 1979)
Tommy Morgan ... musician: harmonica (uncredited) (7 episodes, 1979)

Series Other crew 

Alex Haley ... consultant (7 episodes, 1979)
My Lewis ... research (7 episodes, 1979)
Barry Wexler ... crab dolly operator (7 episodes, 1979)
George Sims ... research (6 episodes, 1979)
Kathy Thomas ... script supervisor (3 episodes, 1979)
Jill Freeman ... script supervisor (1 episode, 1979)
Alvin Greenman ... script supervisor (1 episode, 1979)
Joyce King ... script supervisor (1 episode, 1979)
Lloyd Nelson ... script supervisor (1 episode, 1979)
Sheryl Levine ... research assistant: Mr. Haley (uncredited) (7 episodes, 1979)

See also

Release Dates | Official Sites | Company Credits | Filming & Production | Technical Specs

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