|Birth Name:||Paul Edward Winfield|
|Birth Date:||May 22, 1939|
|Birth Place:||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Death Date:||March 7, 2004|
|Character(s) Portrayed:||Earl Cooper|
Paul Winfield was an American television, film and stage actor. He is best known for his portrayal of a Louisiana sharecropper who struggles to support his family during the Great Depression in the landmark film Sounder, which earned him an Academy Award nomination. He portrayed Martin Luther King, Jr. in the 1978 television miniseries King, for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award. Winfield was also known to science fiction fans for his roles in The Terminator, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, and Star Trek: The Next Generation. He was also a voice actor and provided his voice for many animated series including Batman: The Animated Series.