Gerry Black appears in the recurring role of Georger Barksdale, a good friend of Arthur's who also spends a lot of time with him at the Senior Center, on "The King of Queens".
|Birthplace||New York City, NY, U.S|
|Family and Personal|
|Appeared on:||The King of Queens|
|Episodes appeared in:||10 in Seasons 5-9|
|Appears as:||George Barksdale|
Veteran character actor Gerry Black appears in the recurring role of Georger Barksdale, a good friend of Arthur's who also spends a lot of time with him at the Senior Center, in Seasons 5 through 9 of The King of Queens. For over five decades, beginning with his acting debut on the New York stage, Gerry has carved a venerable career on stage, film and television.
A professional actor since 1976, when he got his first role in a N.Y. Shakespeare Festival stage production, Gerry, whom, before deciding to embark on an acting career, was a door-to-door salesman in his hometown NYC, has also graced both the big and small screens.  He is best known for his roles in various TV dramas and sitcoms, which include Hill Street Blues, All in the Family, FOX-TV's Living Single, the long-running NBC-TV medical drama series ER, and ABC-TV's Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper, and the movies Blankman with Damon Wayans and David Alan Grier, Captain Avenger, Tin Man and The Majestic starring Jim Carrey, for which Mr. Black received rave reviews.  As a live performer, lack has showcased his theatrical abilities at the New York Shakespeare Festival, The American Place Theatre, The Pocket Theatre in Detroit, the Playhouse in the Park in Philadelphia, the Westbury Playhouse, and Cherry Lane Theatre. He has also done major commercials for companies such as Kellogg’s, Staples, and Little Caesars Pizza. 
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Cambridge Who’s Who Turns the Spotlight on Gerry Black". Cambrige Who's Who (.com). May 4, 2011. Archived from the original on May 4, 2011. https://web.archive.org/web/20150422201039/http://gerryblack.me/pressrelease2.aspx.