LOS ANGELES -- Raymond St. Jacques, 60, an actor who was known for his roles in such movies as "Black Like Me," "Cotton Comes to Harlem," "The Evil That Men Do" and "Glory," as well as the television miniseries, "Roots," died of cancer Aug. 27 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

In addition to his role as the drummer in the 1977 miniseries "Roots," the character actor appeared in the TV films, "Search for the Gods" in 1975 and "Secrets of Three Hungry Wives" in 1978.

He was also a familiar face on a variety of television shows, and most recently portrayed the judge on the syndicated TV show, "Superior Court."

Mr. St. Jacques also appeared on "MacGyver," "Fantasy Island," "Love Boat," "Cagney & Lacey," "Hunter" and "Starman," among others.

He was fluent in French and Italian, and appeared in stage performances of "Othello," "Romeo and Juliet," "Raisin in the Sun" and "Julius Caesar."

His motion picture credits included "Black Like Me" and "The Pawnbroker" in 1964, "Mister Moses" in 1965, "Mister Buddwing" in 1966, "The Comedians" in 1967 and "The Green Berets" in 1968.

He was also in "Uptight" and "If He Hollers, Let Him Go" in 1968, "Change of Mind" in 1970, "Cool Breeze" in 1972, "The Book of Numbers" in 1973, "Born Again," "Eyes of Laura Mars" and "The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover" in 1978, "Sweet Dirty Tony" in 1981, "The Evil That Men Do" in 1984 and "Glory" in 1989.

Mr. St. Jacques is survived by his mother, Vivienne, and a sister, Barbara Birt, both of New Haven, Conn.