Austin Stoker

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Birth Date: October 7, 1943

Death Date: October 7, 2022

Birth Place: Trinidad, West Indies

Austin Stoker was a film and television actor. Stoker's acting career has been primarily as a character actor, though he did star in John Carpenter's 1976 action-crime-thriller, "Assault on Precinct 13," a movie about a deadly street gang in Los Angeles. Stoker made his TV debut in 1969, on an episode of the hit crime drama "The Mod Squad." In 1973, Stoker had a main part in the sci-fi classic "Battle for the Planet of the Apes," the fifth and final chapter in the "Planet of the Apes" series. Stoker played Macdonald, a human assistant to one of the Apes. Also in 1975, Stoker played the love interest of Pam Grier in the Blaxploitation film "Sheba, Baby," about a woman who returns home to Louisville to deal with thugs assaulting her father's business. On television, Stoker made multi-episode appearances on such '70s classics as, the action series "The Six Million Dollar Man," the drama spinoff "Lou Grant," and the epic series "Roots." In the 1980s, Stoker earned roles on the medical drama "Trapper John, M.D.," and the soap. "Falcon Crest." Then in the 1990s, Stoker made another multiple-episode appearance, as the African Rabbi on the sports comedy "Arliss," from 1997-1998, and he periodically continued to land small film appearances through the 2000s. IN 2010, Stoker starred in the horror film "Machete Joe." Austin Stoker died on October 7, 2022 in Los Angeles, CA at the age of 79.

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