Originally studied to become a civil engineer at Cooper Union in NYC.
Was the first black actor to play leads with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Turned down the lead role in the popular series Room 222 (1969) that eventually went to Lloyd Haynes.
After his death on 29 March, 2007, Lockhart's family announced plans to establish a scholarship fund in his name for Bahamian students who are interested in acting and filmmaking.
Has three children two sons, Michael and John and one daughter Shari.