By Carey Purcell
19 Jun 2013
Warner’s theatre credits include Three Ways Home, Cryinʼ Shame (NAACP Theater Award for Best Supporting Actor) and Freefall at Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago; A Midsummer Night's Dream at the La Jolla Playhouse in California; and the West Coast debut of his one-man theatrical production of Love and Other Social Issues.
Along with "The Cosby Show," his TV work includes "Malcolm & Eddie," which he starred in and produced, "Community," "Hawthorne," "The Cleaner," "Dexter" and "Reed Between the Lines." Film credits include "Drop Zone," "Pictures Fools Gold," "Restaurant," "A Fare to Remember" and "The List."
Warner's work as a director includes "Malcolm & Eddie," "The Cosby Show," "All That," "Keenan & Kel," "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," "Sesame Street," "Reed Between the Lines" and the AIDS awareness video "Timeout: The Truth about HIV, AIDS, and YOU" (NAACP Key of Life Image Award).
Family and culture are explored in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, when a progressive white couple's liberal ideals are put to the test after meeting their daughter's African-American fiancé. The 1967 Academy Award-winning film starred Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy and Sidney Poitier.
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