Date of Birth : Nov 18th 1952
British-born American actor. Lindo has been nominated for the Tony and Screen Actors Guild awards, and has won a Satellite Award. He is perhaps best known for his roles as West Indian Archie in Spike Lee’s Malcolm X and Catlett in Get Shorty.
Lindo’s movie debut came in 1976 with the British comedy Find the Lady, followed by two other roles in films such as that of an Army sergeant in More American Graffiti (1979), when he quit acting for 10 years to concentrate on theatre production. In 1982, he debuted on Broadway in Master Harold and the Boys directed by the play’s author Athol Fugard and by 1988, Lindo earned a Tony nomination for his portrayal of Herald Loomis in Joe Turner’s Come and Gone.
It was director Spike Lee who provided the boost Lindo’s career needed, even though he had turned down a role in Do the Right Thing to act alongside Rutger Hauer and Joan Chen in the cult sci-fi movie Salute of the Jugger (1990), and cast him as Woody Carmichael in the drama Crooklyn (1994). Other films he has starred in are Barry Sonnenfeld’s Get Shorty, Clockers, Ransom, and as the baseball player Satchel Paige in Soul of the Game (1996). Much of the character actor’s work alternates between playing treacherous bad guys or trustworthy professionals. He continues to work on screen, most recently on the short lived NBC drama Kidnapped.