Lou Myers (actor)
Lou Myers (born on September 26, 1935 – died February 19, 2013) was an American actor.
Lewis Eddy Myers
September 26, 1935
Cabin Creek, West Virginia, US
|Died||February 19, 2013 (aged 77)|
Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston, West Virginia, U.S.
|Known for||role as Vernon Gaines on the NBC-TV series A Different World|
He was typically typecast as a grumpy old man, but he appeared in many movies, stage plays television sitcoms, and dramas. He got his first break as an understudy in the Broadway play, The First Breeze of Summer as Reverend Mosley. He is perhaps best known as the feisty Mr. Vernon Gaines in the sitcom A Different World. Myers was also an accomplished pianist.
|1995||The Piano Lesson||Wining Boy||TV Movie|
|1995||The Passion of Darkly Noon||Quincy|
|1998||Mama Flora's Family||Albie||TV Mini-Series|
|Goodbye Lover||Police Captain|
|How Stella Got Her Groove Back||Uncle Ollie|
|1999||The Big Confession||Tommy|
|The Stand-In||Half-Step Wilson|
|2001||The Wedding Planner||Burt Weinberg|
|All About You||Toomie|
|2003||The Fighting Temptations||Homer T.|
|Nobody Knows Anything!||Blue Smoke Jones|
|2004||Team Player||Coach Lou|
|2007||Kings of the Evening||Counter Man|
|2010||It's Kind of a Funny Story||Jimmy|
|2013||Dreams||Mr. Harlan||(final film role)|
Myers won an NAACP Image Award for his role as the Stool Pigeon in the August Wilson play, King Hedley II. He also won the Off-Broadway AUDELCO Award for his role in the play, Fat Tuesday.
In 2005 the Appalachian Education Initiative listed Myers as one of 50 "Outstanding Creative Artists" from the State of West Virginia and featured him in their coffeetable book Art & Soul.
- "Lou Myers Dead – Mr. Vernon Gaines From 'A Different World' Dies at 77". TMZ.com. February 20, 2013. Retrieved February 28, 2013.
- Lou Myers profile, filmreference.com; accessed February 19, 2016.
- "Lou Myers, A Different World Actor, Dies". People Magazine. Retrieved February 21, 2013.