In the late 1960s he performed with the Richmond Shepard Mime Troup.
His most famous film role was probably in 1979 as Chief Phillips in Apocalypso Now, directed by Francis Ford Coppola.
Albert P. Hall was born November 10, 1937 in the small town of Brighton, Alabama. He attended Columbia University, graduating in 1971.
Appeared in Spike Lee's Malcolm X (1992). He later appeared in Michael Mann's Ali (2001) as Elijah Muhammad, Malcolm X's mentor.