Nick LaTour

Broadway Vocals

Born: Montgomery, AL

Source: Alabama Music Hall of Fame

Nick LaTour, here singing "Amazing Grace" at a protest in Montgomery on Feb. 3, 2010, appeared in the television shows "Seinfeld" and "Married ... with Children." He died Monday night at 84.   Singer/actor LaTour, 84, dies in Los Angeles

Nick LaTour


Born Edgar Daniel Nixon, Jr. 1926 Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.

Died February 28, 2011 (aged 84) Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Other names Nick La Tour

Occupation Actor

Years active 1974–2011

Edgar Daniel Nixon, Jr. (1926 – February 28, 2011),[1] better known by his stage name Nick LaTour, was an American television, film, and stage actor. LaTour was the son of African American civil rights leader Edgar Nixon.[2] On February 28, 2011, LaTour died of cancer at the age of 84.[1]



Year Title Role Notes

1976 The Jeffersons Reverend Perry 1 episode

1976 Good Times Reverend Gordon 1 episode

1977 Quincy, M.E. Wilson 1 episode

1977 What's Happening!! Reverend Bailey 1 episode

1978 King Man #1 Miniseries

1978 Baby, I'm Back Justice of the Peace

Minister 2 episodes

1979 The White Shadow Skycap 1 episode

1985 Berrenger's Janitor 1 episode

1986 Highway to Heaven Bill/Janitor 1 episode

1987 Big Bad Mama II Doc Robey

1987-1990 227 New Guard

Reverend Pinckney 2 episodes

1988 Fatal Judgment Eddie Television movie

1989 In the Heat of the Night Travis Hawnwell 1 episode

1989 Homer and Eddie Bar Customer

1990 Beauty and the Beast Clarence 1 episode

1990 Tales from the Crypt Doctor 1 episode

1990 Good Grief 1 episode

1990 Cold Dog Soup The Bokor

1992 Deep Cover Republican Congressman

1993 Martin Man in Audience #1 1 episode

1994 Seinfeld Grandpa 1 episode

1994 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Ferris Wheel Operator 1 episode

1994 Don Juan DeMarco Nicholas, the Doorman

1995 Murder, She Wrote Charlie 1 episode

1996 ER Old Man at Fire 1 episode

1996 Hangin' with Mr. Cooper Milkbone 1 episode

1996 Married... with Children Old Man 1 episode

1996 Jingle All the Way Counterman Credited as Nick La Tour

1997 Sprung Dancing Older Man

1997 Living Single Church Man 1 episode

1997 NYPD Blue Lee 1 episode

1998 The Gregory Hines Show Junior 1 episode

1998 The Steve Harvey Show Mr. Austin 1 episode

1998 The Jamie Foxx Show Santa Claus 1 episode

1999 Clueless Reverend Mayo 1 episode

1999 The Parent 'Hood Old Man 1 episode

2000 Touched by an Angel Pepper 1 episode

2000 The District Baptist Minister 1 episode

2002 The Rosa Parks Story Old Boycott Man Television movie

2002 Any Day Now 1 episode

2003 A.U.S.A. Fitzie 1 episode

2004 The Tracy Morgan Show Mr. Rooney 1 episode

2008 The Sarah Silverman Program Mr. Ivy 1 episode

2010 Elevator Girl Harry Television movie

2011 Eagleheart Homeless Man 1 episode


1^ a b Okarmus, Matt (2011-03-02). "Singer/actor LaTour, 84, dies in Los Angeles" (in English). Retrieved 7 March 2011.

2^ "E.D. Nixon". Retrieved 06 December 2009.

Source: Nick LaTour - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia




Singer/actor LaTour, 84, dies in Los Angeles

BY MATT OKARMUS • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. • MARCH 2, 2011

Singer and actor E.D. Nixon Jr., better known by his stage name Nick LaTour, died Monday night due to complications from cancer, according to his godson Michael Eaddy.


Eaddy was by the side of LaTour, the son of famed civil rights activist E.D. Nixon, when he passed away at his Los Angeles home. He was 84.

"He was a great leader, artist and humanitarian," Eaddy said.

Democratic state Rep. Alvin Holmes said he was good friends with LaTour and knew him, and his father, well.

"I'm saddened about his loss," Holmes said.

Holmes described LaTour as a great entertainer who was "very talented."

LaTour has appeared in sitcoms such as "Seinfeld" and "Married with Children" as well as in several movies and on Broadway.

LaTour also narrated the Teaching Tolerance films "Mighty Times: The Legacy of Rosa Parks" and "Mighty Times: The Children's March," which won an Oscar for best documentary.

"Although he was in the entertainment field, he never abandoned the teachings of his father," Holmes said.

E.D. Nixon, who worked as a Pullman porter, helped lead the civil rights movement in Montgomery before the arrival of the Rev. Martin Luther King. He helped bail Rosa Parks out of jail when she refused to give up her seat to a white man, a move that helped spark the Montgomery Bus Boycott. There is an elementary school named after Nixon in Montgomery.

LaTour founded the E.D. Nixon Foundation and had a special relationship with the school named after his father.

Richard Bailey, a historian and the foundation's vice president, said all schools were important to LaTour, especially elementary schools.

"He would make it his business to come to Montgomery and visit the schools," Bailey said.

Bailey described LaTour as "very friendly with a quick smile" and said he also was good at bringing smiles to others.

He added that those who knew him personally knew he loved to tell jokes.

"He would keep you laughing, it would come natural for him," Bailey said. "His spirits were always high. We will miss him."

LaTour lived in California and Alabama, traveling between the two, so memorial services will be held in both states. One will be March 13 in Los Angeles and the other will be April 2 at the Hutchinson Missionary Baptist Church at 860 Grove St. in Montgomery.

Source: Singer/actor LaTour, 84, dies in Los Angeles | | Montgomery Advertiser





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