Oscar Actors: Poitier, Sidney–Filmography (Actor, Director, TV)

Sidney Poitier Filmography


1947 Sepia Cinderella Extra Uncredited
1949 From Whence Cometh My Help Himself Documentary
1950 No Way Out Dr. Luther Brooks
1951 Cry, the Beloved Country Reverend Msimangu
1952 Red Ball Express Cpl. Andrew Robertson
1954 Go Man Go Inman Jackson
1955 Blackboard Jungle Gregory W. Miller
1956 Good-bye, My Lady Gates Watson
1957 Edge of the City Tommy Tyler
1957 Something of Value Kimani Wa Karanja
1957 Band of Angels Rau-Ru Ponce de Leon
1957 The Mark of the Hawk Obam
1958 Virgin Island Marcus
1958 The Defiant Ones Noah Cullen
1959 Porgy and Bess Porgy
1960 All the Young Men Sgt. Eddie Towler
1961 A Raisin in the Sun Walter Lee Younger
1961 Paris Blues Eddie Cook
1962 Pressure Point Doctor (Chief Psychiatrist)
1963 The Long Ships Aly Mansuh
1963 Lilies of the Field Homer Smith
1965 The Bedford Incident Ben Munceford
1965 The Greatest Story Ever Told Simon of Cyrene
1965 A Patch of Blue Gordon Ralfe
1965 The Slender Thread Alan Newell
1966 Duel at Diablo Toller (contract horse dealer)
1967 To Sir, with Love Mark Thackeray
1967 In the Heat of the Night Det. Virgil Tibbs
1967 Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner Dr. John Wade Prentice
1968 For Love of Ivy Jack Parks
1969 The Lost Man Jason Higgs
1970 King: A Filmed Record.. Montgomery to Memphis (Narrator Documentary)
1970 They Call Me Mister Tibbs! Lt. Virgil Tibbs
1971 Brother John John Kane
1971 The Organization Lt. Virgil Tibbs
1972 Buck and the Preacher Buck
1973 A Warm December Matt Younger
1974 Uptown Saturday Night Steve Jackson
1975 The Wilby Conspiracy Shack Twala
1975 Let’s Do it Again Clyde Williams
1977 A Piece of the Action Manny Durrell
1979 Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist Narrator Short subject
1988 Shoot to Kill Warren Stantin
1988 Little Nikita Roy Parmenter
1991 Separate but Equal Thurgood Marshall
1992 Sneakers Donald Crease
1994 A Century of Cinema Himself Documentary
1996 Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick Himself Documentary
1997 The Jackal FBI Deputy Director Carter Preston
2001 Ralph Bunche: An American Odyssey (Narrator Documentary)
2004 Tell Them Who You Are Himself Documentary
2008 Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project Himself Documentary

Poitier as Director

1972 Buck and the Preacher
1973 A Warm December
1974 Uptown Saturday Night
1975 Let’s Do it Again
1977 A Piece of the Action
1980 Stir Crazy
1982 Hanky Panky
1985 Fast Forward
1990 Ghost Dad


1952 CBS TV Workshop Performer Episode: Careless Love
1952 Omnibus Performer Episode: The Trial of Anne Boleyn
1962 The Jack Paar Tonight Show Himself 1 episode
1969 The Mike Douglas Show Himself 1 episode
1972 The Dick Cavett Show Himself 1 episode
1972 The New Bill Cosby Show Himself 1 episode
1975 The Merv Griffin Show Himself 1 episode
1979 The Mike Douglas Show Himself 1 episode
1991 Separate but Equal Thurgood Marshall Television movie
1995 Children of the Dust Gypsy Smith 2 episodes
1996 To Sir, with Love II Mark Thackeray Television movie
1997 Mandela and de Klerk Nelson Mandela Television movie
1998 David and Lisa Dr. Jack Miller Television movie
1999 The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn, Noah Dearborn TV movie
1999 Free of Eden Will Cleamons TV movie
2000-07 The Oprah Winfrey Show Himself 5 episodes
2001 The Last Brickmaker in America Henry Cobb TV movie
2008 Larry King Live Himself 1 episode