Alfonso Freeman Actor

Alfonso Rene Freeman, Sr. (born September 13, 1959) is an American actor. He has appeared in such films as The Shawshank Redemption, Seven, Nurse Betty, Ten 'til Noon and The Bucket List. Freeman was born in Los Angeles, California, USA, the son of actor Morgan Freeman and Loletha Adkins (neé Polk). He attended the Marion Anderson Elementary School, Ralph J. Bunche and Benjamin O. Davis Jr. High Schools and Compton High School, from which he graduated in 1977. He briefly attended California State University, Long Beach as an art major. The son of acclaimed actor Morgan Freeman, Alfonso Freeman used his imposing presence to great effect in character roles. He took his first onscreen bows in the mid-'90s, gracing the casts of many productions that starred his father, including The Shawshank Redemption, Seven, Nurse Betty, and The Bucket List. Making light of this, he voiced a lead character, Fred Redding, in the short parody The SharkTank Redemption. Alfonso also appeared in such films as Burn and Lord Help Us, as well as taking on guest roles on such popular TV series as The West Wing, ER, and The Practice.

Personal details

Date of birth
September 13th, 1959
Place of birth
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Nationality
United States of America

Family

Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children

Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Drama67.45
Crime36.73
Thriller46.57
Mystery27.15
Comedy36.23

1. The Retrieval (2013)

Drama, History, Western
played Isaac
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
92.0
Jacob Esquivel
,
Jason Wehling
Chris Eska
Chris Eska
1 Show list

The Retrieval is a 2013 historical drama film written and directed by Chris Eska.

Awards

Top cast

Burrell
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Matthew Wiedemann
,
Yellow6
Yasu Tanida
Caroline Karlen
,
Lily Walker
English
United States of America

2. Nerd Wars! (2011)

Short, Comedy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
30.0
Willie Pena
$10K

Nerd Wars! is a 2011 American short film written, directed and edited by Willie Peña and starring Michael M. Peña, Nathaniel A. Peña, Alfonso Freeman, and Lia Marie Johnson. The comedy tells the story of the rivalry between class nerd Alfonso, played by Michael M. Peña, and Marty Baboor, a newly arrived "super-nerd" student from India played by Nathaniel A. Peña. This short film, which was shot in High Definition Video, was produced under a SAG New Media Contract with a budget of less than 10,000 dollars. It has an anti-bullying theme.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

3. The Craigslist Killer (2011)

Crime, Drama, Thriller
played Prison Guard #1
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
87.0
Kyle A. Clark
,
Lina Wong
Stephen Tolkin
,
Donald Martin
10 Show list

The Craigslist Killer is a 2011 American crime drama television film directed by Stephen Kay, written by Donald Martin and Stephen Tolkin. It stars Jake McDorman, Agnes Bruckner, Kevin Kilner and William Baldwin. It follows the dark, mysterious life of Philip Markoff. The film made its debut on January 3, 2011 on Lifetime. It is based on the book A Date with Death: The Secret Life of the Accused "Craigslist Killer", written by Michele McPhee.

Awards

Top cast

Detective Bennett
Patricia Banks
David McAllister
Philip Markoff
Dr. Janeway
Detective Frye
Megan McAllister
Julissa Brisman
Trisha Leffler
Susan McAllister
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Tree Adams
Jamie Barber
Salvador Pérez Jr.
English
United States of America

4. The Invited (2010)

Horror, Thriller
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
Ryan McKinney
2 Show list $7M

The Invited is a 2010 horror film directed by Ryan McKinney.

Awards

Top cast

Zelda
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Dayna Pink
English
United States of America

5. Double Duty (2009)

Action, Comedy, Romance
played Carl
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
Mimi Lesseos
Mimi Lesseos
,
Wayne Bauer
6 Show list

Double Duty is a 2009 action-comedy television film starring Mimi Lesseos, Tom Sizemore, Susan Duerden, Alfonso Freeman, Karen Black, Ismael 'East' Carlo, Anthony De Longis, and Connie Stevens.

Awards

Top cast

Craig
Annabelle
General Sloan
Sophia
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Chris Anderson
Bodo Holst
Mary Beth Sterling
English
United States of America

6. The Bucket List (2007)

Adventure, Comedy, Drama
played Roger
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
97.0
, , ,
Alan Greisman
15 Show list $45M

The Bucket List is a 2007 American comedy-drama film directed by Rob Reiner, produced by Reiner, Alan Greisman, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, written by Justin Zackham, and starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. The main plot follows two terminally ill men on their road trip with a wish list of things to do before they "kick the bucket". The film premiered on December 15, 2007 in Hollywood. It opened in limited release in the United States and Canada on December 25, 2007 and was distributed by Warner Bros. The film opened in wide release in the United States and Canada on January 11, 2008 and was released in the United Kingdom on February 8, 2008, and in Australia on February 21, 2008. It received mixed reviews from film critics, but was a box office success, opening at the top of the box office and grossing a total of $175.3 million worldwide.

Awards

Top cast

Carter Chambers
Mechanic
Nurse Shing
Instructor
Tattoo Artist
Thomas
Virginia
Board Chairman
Dr. Hollins
Doctor #1
Richard
Sashi Olpadwala
Angelica
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Molly Maginnis
The Bucket List
English
United States of America

7. Ten 'til Noon (2006)

Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
88.0
Paul J. Alessi
Scott Storm
$750K

Ten 'Til Noon is a 2006 crime thriller movie that has won awards at multiple film festivals. It is a taut crime thriller in the vein of Memento and Pulp Fiction with a structural signature of witnessing the same ten minutes from the often tense perspective of ten different characters. Its official description is: Between 11:50 and 12:00 noon, a crime is committed. In the same ten minute period, we follow the lives of the ten people, all connected to this crime. As we see each person's point of view, we are propelled closer and closer to the truth of what exactly happened...and why. Directed by Scott Storm and produced by Michael Creighton Rogers, Michael Mannheim, Gavin Franks, and Brian Osborne, Ten 'til Noon stars Morgan Freeman's son Alphonso and was shot during separate months on a shoestring budget with the help of countless crew and friend favors. After a Los Angeles Premiere screening, Jon Voight's company, Crystal Sky, signed on to sell foreign and domestic distribution and the film opened theatrically in Los Angeles on March 30, 2007.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

8. Seven (1995)

Drama, Mystery, Thriller
played Fingerprint Technician
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
127.0
,
Phyllis Carlyle
24 Show list 4 Show list $33M

Seven is a 1995 American neo-noir thriller film written by Andrew Kevin Walker and directed by David Fincher. The film stars Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman, with Gwyneth Paltrow, R. Lee Ermey, John C. McGinley, and Kevin Spacey in supporting roles. The newly transferred David Mills and the soon-to-retire William Somerset are homicide detectives who become deeply involved in the case of a sadistic serial killer whose meticulously planned murders correspond to the seven deadly sins: gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, pride, lust and envy. The film was released in the United States on September 22, 1995. Grossing $327 million at the box office internationally, Seven was a commercial success and received positive reviews.

Awards

1996 MTV Movie Award for Best Villain
1996 MTV Movie Award for Best Movie
1996 London Film Critics' Circle Award for Actor of the Year
1996 MTV Movie Award for Most Desirable Male

Top cast

Detective Lt. William Somerset
John Doe
David Mills
Tracy Mills
Crazed Man in Massage Parlour
Cop on SWAT Team #1
Greasy FBI Man
Delivery Man
Mark Swarr
California
Policeman
Coroner
Dr. Beardsley
Paramedic #1
Man in Massage Parlour Booth
Officer Davis
Dist. Atty. Martin Talbot
Dr. O'Neill
TV News Reporter #2
911 Operator
Detective Taylor
Sweating Cop at Massage Parlour
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Zodiac Killer
Serial killer
Se7en (Score), Se7en Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
English
United States of America

9. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Crime, Drama
played Fresh Fish Con
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
142.0
21 Show list 2 Show list $25M

The Shawshank Redemption is a 1994 American drama film written and directed by Frank Darabont and starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. It is ranked #1 in IMDb's "Top 250" list based on over a million votes and is considered one of the best movies of all time. Adapted from the Stephen King novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, the film tells the story of Andy Dufresne, a banker who is sentenced to life in Shawshank State Prison for the murder of his wife and her lover despite his claims of innocence. During his time at the prison, he befriends a fellow inmate, Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding, and finds himself protected by the guards after the warden begins using him in his money laundering operation. Despite a lukewarm box office reception that barely recouped its budget, the film received multiple award nominations and outstanding reviews from critics for its acting, story, and realism. It has since been successful on cable television, VHS, DVD, and Blu-ray. It was included in the American Film Institute's 100 Years...100 Movies 10th Anniversary Edition.

Awards

1996 Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Foreign Language Film
1994 American Society of Cinematographers Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical Releases

Top cast

Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding
Andy Dufresne
Guard Youngblood
Heywood
Warden Norton
Bogs Diamond
Guard Mert
Captain Hadley
1946 D.A.
Guard Dekins
Con #1
Snooze
Brooks Hatlen
Guard Trout
Tommy
Bugle Editor
1946 Judge
Jigger
Elmo Blatch
Gilda Mundson Farrell
1954 Food-Way Manager
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Prison escape
Prison
Elizabeth McBride
The Shawshank Redemption
English
United States of America

Guest TV appearances

ER

Program genre

Drama

Official site

External resources

ER is an American medical drama television series created by novelist Michael Crichton that aired on NBC from September 19, 1994 to April 2, 2009. It was produced by Constant c Productions and Amblin Entertainment, in association with Warner Bros. Television. ER follows the inner life of the emergency room of fictional County General Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, and various critical issues faced by the room's physicians and staff. The show ran for 15 seasons with a total of 331 episodes, becoming the longest-running primetime medical drama in American television history. It won 23 Emmy Awards, including the 1996 Outstanding Drama Series award, and received 124 Emmy nominations, which makes it the most nominated drama program in history. ER won 116 awards in total, including the Peabody Award, while the cast earned four Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Ensemble Performance in a Drama Series.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S07-E22 May 17th, 2001 Brant

Ghost Whisperer

Program genre

Fantasy
Supernatural drama
Drama
Mystery
Thriller

Official site

External resources

Ghost Whisperer is an American television supernatural drama, which ran on CBS from September 23, 2005, to May 21, 2010.nThe series follows the life of Melinda Gordon, who has the ability to see and communicate with ghosts. While trying to live as normal a life as possible—she is married and owns an antique store—Melinda helps earthbound spirits resolve their problems and cross over into the light, or the spirit world. Her tasks are difficult and at times she struggles with people who push her away and disbelieve her ability. In addition, the ghosts are mysterious and sometimes menacing in the beginning and Melinda must use the clues available to her to understand the spirits' needs and help them. The show was created by John Gray and was produced by Sander/Moses Productions, executive producer, and Jennifer Love Hewitt in association with ABC Studios and CBS Television Studios.nOn May 18, 2010, CBS canceled the show after five seasons.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E23 May 15th, 2009 Minister

L.A. Heat

Program genre

Action/Adventure
Action
Crime Fiction

External resources

L.A. Heat is an American action series starring Wolf Larson and Steven Williams as Los Angeles police detectives, in the tradition of films like Lethal Weapon. The series aired on TNT from March 15, 1999.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E12 May 5th, 1999 Paul Sage

Providence

Program genre

Drama
Medical fiction

External resources

Providence is an American television drama series that aired on NBC starring Melina Kanakaredes. The show ran for five seasons from January 8, 1999 until December 20, 2002.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E12 January 11th, 2002

Southland

Program genre

Crime
Thriller
Police procedural
Drama

Official site

External resources

Southland is an American drama series created by writer Ann Biderman and produced by Warner Bros. Television. It originally aired on NBC for one season from April 9 to May 21, 2009, and then on TNT for four additional seasons from March 2, 2010, to April 17, 2013. On May 1, 2009, NBC announced that Southland had been renewed for a second season with an initial 13-episode order to begin airing on Friday, September 25, 2009, at 9:00 pm, one hour earlier than its original time slot. On August 27, 2009, shortly before its scheduled premiere, NBC moved the opening of its second season to October 23, 2009, citing the need to promote the show more fully. On October 8, 2009, NBC announced that the series had been canceled.nOn November 2, 2009, TNT announced it had purchased the rights to Southland's original seven episodes, as well as six completed episodes from its second season. Southland began airing on TNT on January 12, 2010. On April 26, 2010, TNT announced it had picked up Southland for a ten-episode third season to begin airing on January 4, 2011. TNT's renewal of the show included a substantial budget cut and corresponding cast reduction.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E05 May 7th, 2009 Desk Sergeant ,

The West Wing

Program genre

Political drama
Serial drama
Drama

Official site

External resources

The West Wing is an American serial political drama television series created by Aaron Sorkin that was originally broadcast on NBC from September 22, 1999, to May 14, 2006. The series is set primarily in the West Wing of the White House, where the Oval Office and offices of presidential senior staff are located, during the fictional Democratic administration of Josiah Bartlet.nThe West Wing was produced by Warner Bros. Television. For the first four seasons, there were three executive producers: Aaron Sorkin; Thomas Schlamme; and John Wells. After Sorkin left the series, Wells assumed the role of head writer, with later executive producers being directors Alex Graves and Christopher Misiano, and writers Lawrence O'Donnell Jr. and Peter Noah.nThe series first aired on NBC in 1999 and has been broadcast by many networks in several other countries. The series ended its seven-year run on May 14, 2006.nThe West Wing received positive reviews from critics, political science professors, and former White House staffers.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E03 October 18th, 2000

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