Paul Winfield ~ Born Paul Edward Winfield May 22, 1939 in Los Angeles, California. Died March 7, 2004 (aged 64) in Los Angeles, California.American television, film and stage actor. He was known for his portrayal of a Louisiana sharecropper in the landmark film Sounder. He portrayed Martin Luther King, Jr. in the 1978 tv series King, for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award. Also known for his roles in The Terminator, Star Trek II, and Star Trek: The Next Generation.