( b. Sep 26, 1945 Cabin Creek, West Virginia, USA - d. Feb 19, 2013 Charleston, West Virginia, USA ) Male
Myers was an actor who worked in film and theatre, but is best known for his regular role on the sitcom "A Different World."
Mr. Myers played the kindly Vernon Gaines in the college-set "Different World," which ran on NBC in the late 1980s and early 1990s. In that role, as in many others, the smooth-pated Mr. Myers communicated a warm, sometimes wily combination of country humor and wisdom.
Mr. Myers appeared on the Broadway stage in 2008's all-black revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and three years earlier, he was in the cast of the Broadway premiere of the musical The Color Purple.
He won an Audelco Award for his performance in Off-Broadway's Fat Tuesday and an NAACP Image Award for his portrayal of Stool Pigeon in the Signature Theatre Company's 2007 revival of August Wilson's King Hedley II.
On film, he appeared in "Tin Cup," "The Wedding Planner" and "How Stella Got Her Groove Back."