Sherman Hemsley (born February 1, 1938 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American character actor most famous for his roles as George Jefferson on the television shows All in the Family and The Jeffersons and as Deacon Ernest Frye on Amen. He also played Earl Sinclair's horrifying boss, a Triceratops named B.P. Richfield on the Jim Henson sitcom, Dinosaurs (TV series).
Hemsley, along with his TV wife, Isabel Sanford, were very popular as the Jeffersons, but were typecast by the roles and were mostly limited to guest TV appearances and cameo appearances in movies, appearing in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Designing Women, In Living Color, Family Matters, The Wayans Bros., Sister, Sister, Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and The Hughleys.
He is currently appearing on the sixth season of VH1's The Surreal Life.
He also made a cameo appearance in Family Guy as himself making a George Jefferson religion.