In 1964 he starred in the independent film Nothing But a Man, which was written and directed by Michael Roemer. He was practically unrecognizable as Lonnie in the cult classic Car Wash (1976).
Dixon spent many years (1970-1993) behind the camera directing television shows and movies such as Trouble Man and The A-Team.
He played a doctor and leader of a guerrilla movement in the controversial 1989 ABC miniseries Amerika, set in post-Soviet invasion Nebraska. Perhaps his most memorable scene was his dramatic rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner, which had been banned by the puppet government led by Robert Urich.
Ivan Dixon Facts
|April 6, 1931
|New York, New York, USA
|Date of death
|March 16, 2008 (age 76)