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Anthony Chisholm, Tony-Nominated Veteran Actor, Dies at 77

Anthony Chisholm, a Tony-nominated actor who was a veteran presence on stage, TV and movie, has died on the age of 77.

His expertise company confirmed his dying to TheWrap early on Saturday.

“The Katz Company is saddened to announce the passing of our longtime friend and client, Tony-Nominee, Anthony Chisholm,” the agency mentioned in an announcement. “Affectionately called ‘Chiz,’ he was an actor and storyteller like none-other, embodying loyalty, devotion, and compassion to his artistry.”

Chisholm, greatest remembered by many for his three seasons portraying Burr Redding on HBO’s “Oz,” earned his Tony nomination in 2007 for his portrayal of Elder Joseph Balow in playwright August Wilson’s “Radio Golf.” Chisholm and Wilson had been frequent collaborators courting again to 1990 when he was solid within the latter’s play “Two Trains Running.”

His prolonged resume additionally included an off-Broadway run in “Jitney” in 2000, and he later rejoined the manufacturing for its 2017 Broadway revival, which earned a Tony for greatest revival. His TV credit embody appearances on “Law and Order: SVU,” “Chi-Raq” and “High Maintenance.”

Chisholm was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1943. Before coming into the leisure enterprise, he served as a platoon chief within the U.S. Army. Years later, he acquired an NAACP Theatre Award, to associate with quite a lot of different performing awards. He was survived by his son Alexander, his daughter, Che, son-in-law Peter Vietro-Hannum and his grandchildren Avani and Ravi Vietro.

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