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Overview (2)

Born in Wilton, Connecticut, USA
Birth NameJeremiah W. Black

Mini Bio (1)

He was born in Connecticut. Son of a Broadway director/writer/producer. One great film alone and one brilliant performance was enough to put Jeremy Black on the map for the delight of film-buffs around the globe, even though a part of us wanted to see more of him in the years to come. But Black loves the theatre and might not be that interesting in returning to Hollywood. Boyish, handsome, expressive yet frightening, somewhat menacing (one of those unforgettable faces) ...the duality of roles he displayed in the hit The Boys from Brazil (1978) could secure him a solid career in film business - either for similar roles in thrillers or horrors but other genres as well. He was unforgettable as the Hitler clones who was smart and mean enough to give a hard time to Laurence Oliver and Gregory Peck in Franklin J. Schaffner's solid thriller. Despite the film success, he simply vanished from view. Decided to move to New York to work in stage plays. We hope he'll return to the big screen someday.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Rodrigo Amaro

Trivia (4)

Played the cloned children of Adolf Hitler in The Boys from Brazil (1978) and in Germania 3 Ghosts at Dead Man (1978) by Heiner Müller. He also played Jesus in the Fred Newman's off-off Broadway play Sessions with Jesus.
Left Hollywood to make a career as a stage actor in New York, frequently as a member of the Castillo Theatre ensemble.
Son of Linda (Cabot) Black, a co-founder of the Opera New England and Opera Company of Boston, and David Goldmark Black (b. 1931), a Broadway producer/actor/teacher/writer/artistic director. Stepson of Anne Rivers, and brother of poet Sophie Cabot Black (b. 1958). His maternal great-grandfather was industrialist and philanthropist Godfrey Lowell Cabot.
His father is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family (from Germany, Poland, Russia, and Ukraine). His mother is from a New England family, of Colonial American descent.

Personal Quotes (2)

I grew up backstage. Film is a terrific medium but I love the true collaboration with other people that you get in the theater.
[about working with Laurence Olivier, Gregory Peck, James Mason and the rest of the star-studded cast of The Boys from Brazil (1978):] Now I know that when you work with good people it should be easy. They had such an appreciation of what they were doing as actors. I was watching clips (from the movie) the other day when the theater was preparing for some publicity, and I realized that they made me look good because they were so good.

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