Carl on Film, Stage and Television

Carl Anderson was more than the consummate singer. He was an accomplished painter, and his stage persona translated well in front of a camera, as evidenced by the list of appearances below.

F I L M

Carl's appearances on the Big Screen include:

  • Mello's Kaleidoscope (2002) — Dr. Klip
  • Jesus Christ Superstar — 1973 — Judas Iscariot. In 1974, Carl was nominated for 2 Golden Globes for his work in JCS: categories: Best Motion Picture Actor, and Most Promising Newcomer — Male
  • The Black Pearl — 1978
  • The Color Purple — 1985 — Rev. Samuel
  • Danspak 3: Future Pop — (Documentary) — 1985
  • Nancy Wilson at Carnegie Hall — (Performance Documentary) — 1989
  • Children of a Lesser God — Carl sang the title song from the movie (uncredited) — 1986
  • T E L E V I S I O N

  • Another World TV series — King Monroe (multiple episodes, 1997-1998).
  • Cop Rock — Judge Walter Flynn (1 episode, 1990).
  • Magnum, P.I. — Guest Vocalist (3 episodes, 1986-1987) - Out of Synch (1987) — Guest Vocalist. - L.A.: Part 1 (1986) — Guest Vocalist. - L.A.: Part 2 (1986) —Guest Vocalist
  • Hotel — Nelson Hayes (1 episode, Hidden Talents, 1986).
  • The Color Purple (1985) — Reverend Samuel.
  • Hill Street Blues — Eldridge (2 episodes 1983: Death by Kiki — Eldridge. The Long Law of the Arm — Eldridge.
  • Family — (1 episode, Such a Fine Line, 1980) — Weedge.
  • Mind Over Murder (1979) — Baker (aka: Deadly Vision (USA: video title).
  • The Incredible Hulk — Oscar (1 episode, Like a Brother, 1979).
  • The Rockford Files — Tony Malavida (1 episode, A Fast Count, 1978).
  • Starsky and Hutch (2 episodes, 1978) - Strange Justice — Marsellus Cobb. Class in Crime — Ralph.
  • The Black Pearl (1977) (aka: La Perla Negra, Spain)
  • La Hora de..., (1 Episode dated 19 November 1975.)
  • Mind Over Murder (a.k.a. "Deadly Vision")
  • Hill Street Blues (Series)
  • Hotel (Series)
  • Cop Rock (Series)
  • Days of Our Lives (Daytime Drama)
  • emmy

  • Onstage L.A. (Special) Carl Anderson won an "Emmy" Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for his performance on the Television Special, "Onstage L.A."
  • It's Black Entertainment (2002)
  • Intimate PortraitLaila Ali (2001) TV episode .... Himself
  • Goodwill Games Opening Celebration (1998)
  • Showbiz Today (1 episode, 1996)
  • The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Carl sings "Superstar."
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  • Playbill—The Civil War

    T H E     S T A G E

  • Jesus Christ Superstar ("Judas Iscariot")
  • Play On! ("The Duke")
  • The Civil War (Carl also appeared on the pre-Broadway Soundtrack of "The Civil War — An American Musical" a Frank Wildhorn offering released on Atlantic Records (1997) alongside Patti LaBelle, Linda Eder, Maya Angelou, Bebe Winans, Dr. John, Hootie And The Blowfish, Travis Tritt, Betty Buckley, James Garner, Danny Glover, Trisha Yearwood and other stars from a diversity of genres. The musical opened on Broadway 22 April 1999.)