Austin Stoker

Austin Stoker

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Austin Stoker (October 7, 1930 – October 7, 2022) was a Trinidadian-American actor known for his role as Lt. Ethan Bishop, the police officer in charge of the besieged Precinct 9, Division 13, in John Carpenter's Howard Hawks-inspired 1976 film, Assault on Precinct 13. This was one of the few heroic starring roles for a black actor in an action film of the 1970s outside of the blaxploitation genre. Stoker was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago on October 7, 1930. He started his career on stage, including the 1954 Broadway production of Truman Capote's House of Flowers, where he met his future wife, Enid Mosier (acting name Vivian Bonnell). Prior to his role as Lt. Bishop, Stoker appeared in several blaxploitation films, often playing police detectives. Among these films were Abby (1974), Combat Cops (1974), and Sheba, Baby (1975), in which he played Pam Grier's love interest. Some of Stoker's other notable acting roles were in Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973), Horror High (1974), Airport 1975 (1974), Victory at Entebbe (1976), and the 1977 television mini-series Roots. Stoker is known to Mystery Science Theater 3000 fans for his role as Dr. Ken Melrose in the 1982 B-movie, Time Walker, in which he appeared with Darwin Joston, his co-star from Assault on Precinct 13. Stoker died of renal failure at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California on October 7, 2022, his 92nd birthday. Description above from the Wikipedia article Austin Stoker, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    Trinidad, West Indies
    Birthday
    10/7/1943
Assault on Precinct 13
Assault on Precinct 13
7.3
The Zebra Killer
The Zebra Killer
4.8
Sheba, Baby
Sheba, Baby
5.7
Horror High
Horror High
5.8
Battle for the Planet of the Apes
Battle for the Planet of the Apes
5.7
Abby
Abby
5.5
Big John
Big John
7.8
Shhhh
Shhhh
4.2
Time Walker
Time Walker
4.1
Uninvited
Uninvited
5
The Aquarians
The Aquarians
6
Machete Joe
Machete Joe
1.5
Another Time, Another Place
Another Time, Another Place
10
Riding with Death
Riding with Death
2.7
Time Warp Vol. 1: Midnight Madness
Time Warp Vol. 1: Midnight Madness
6.8
Two Shades of Blue
Two Shades of Blue
3.4
Terror Among Us
Terror Among Us
5.6
Mach 2
Mach 2
4.7
3 from Hell
3 from Hell
5.8
Victory at Entebbe
Victory at Entebbe
5.2
Airport 1975
Airport 1975
5.7
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