The black actor appeared in more than a dozen films, including roles in the 1998 film "How Stella Got Her Groove Back" and 2001's "The Wedding Planner."
Television roles included appearances on "ER," "JAG" and "NYPD Blue."
Myers sometimes returned to his home state as a motivational speaker and cheerleader for West Virginia and its residents. He gave the Black History Month convocation at West Virginia State in 2010, and helped present a Black History Celebration in 2011 with local songstress Doris "Lady D" Fields and poet Crystal Good.
In 2005, the Appalachian Education Initiative listed Myers as one of 50 "Outstanding Creative Artists" from West Virginia and featured him in their coffee table book Art & Soul.
Myers was the founder and director of the "Tshaka Ensemble Players." For eight years throughout Black History month, "Tshaka Ensemble Players" continually performed the historical and educational play "Foot Steps From Before," which was written and produced by Myers.
He even sang jazz and blues with the touring company of "Negro Music in Vogue."
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