Bill Nunn

Bill Nunn

Highest Rated: 94% The Last Seduction (1994)

Lowest Rated: 0% Foolish (1999)

Birthday: Oct 20, 1953

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

The son of a prominent sports journalist, Bill Nunn grew up in Philadelphia, eventually working as a ball boy for the Pittsburgh Steelers with future team President Art Rooney II. During one adventurous evening, the two of them took defensive tackle "Mean" Joe Greene's car for a joyride, only telling him about the mischievous incident years later. Nunn eventually enrolled at Morehouse College where he aimed to study political science. But once he discovered his love of acting, Nunn's path was set. He graduated in 1976, soon setting off on a career in front of the camera. He made his first uncredited appearance in the Burt Reynolds action movie "Sharky's Machine" (1981), soon moving on to a role in former Morehouse classmate Spike Lee's "School Daze" (1988). He would work with Lee again on "Do The Right Thing" (1989) as the pivotal character Radio Raheem before his memorable appearance in Mario Van Peebles' "New Jack City" (1991) playing the stuttering enforcer known as Duh Duh Duh Man. More famous roles would come with "Blood Brothers" (1993), "Money Train" (1995), "He Got Game" (1998), and all three of Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man" (2002) movies. Nunn also appeared on Broadway, playing Walter Lee Younger in an acclaimed 2004 production of "A Raisin in the Sun." Nunn's final on-screen role was the part of Cash on the police comedy series "Sirens" (USA, 2014-15). Nunn died in September 2016. He was 66 years old.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
35% 61% Won't Back Down Principal Holland (Character) $5.2M 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet If It Ain't Broke, Break It Detective (Character) - 2009
86% 70% A Raisin in the Sun Bobo (Character) - 2008
63% 51% Spider-Man 3 Joseph "Robbie" Robertson (Character) $336.5M 2007
56% 39% Randy and the Mob Wardlowe Gone (Character) $45.1K 2007
38% 62% Firehouse Dog Joe Musto (Character) $13.9M 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Out There Desmond (Character) - 2006
93% 82% Spider-Man 2 Joseph "Robbie" Robertson (Character) $373.4M 2004
73% 75% Runaway Jury Lonnie Shaver (Character) $49.4M 2003
58% 78% Lockdown Charles (Character) $449.5K 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Kudzu Christmas Dr. Luke (Character) - 2002
90% 67% Spider-Man Joseph "Robbie" Robertson (Character) $403.7M 2002
44% 31% People I Know Rev. Lyle Blunt (Character) $122K 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Groupies Unknown (Character) - 2002
17% 35% The Substitute 4: Failure Is Not an Option Luther (Character) - 2000
0% 66% Foolish Jimmy Beck (Character) $6M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hungry Bachelors Club Moses Grady (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 79% Passing Glory Howard Porter (Character) - 1999
54% 91% The Legend of 1900 Danny Boodmann (Character) $259.1K 1998
No Score Yet 81% Always Outnumbered Howard M'Shalla (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 0% Carriers Capt. David Arends (Character) - 1998
75% 84% The Tic Code Kingston (Character) $203.8K 1998
No Score Yet 86% Ambushed Watts Fatboy (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 23% Quicksilver Highway Len (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 50% Ellen Foster Mr. Douglas (Character) - 1997
31% 62% Kiss the Girls Det. John Sampson (Character) $60.5M 1997
56% 40% Extreme Measures Det. Bob Burke (Character) $17.4M 1996
No Score Yet 83% Mr. and Mrs. Loving Leonard (Character) - 1996
8% 44% Bulletproof Steve Finch (Character) $21.3M 1996
14% 52% Canadian Bacon Kabral (Character) $133.7K 1995
33% 72% Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead Easy Wind (Character) $232.2K 1995
No Score Yet 60% The Affair Sgt. Rivers (Character) - 1995
27% 30% Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh Reverend Ellis (Character) $13.4M 1995
0% 43% True Crime Detective Jerry Guinn (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 40% Blood Brothers William Crawford (Character) - 1994
94% 76% The Last Seduction Harlan (Character) $1.8M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Silent Witness: What a Child Saw Unknown (Character) - 1994
23% 49% National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 Police Photographer (Character) $28M 1993
No Score Yet 10% Save Me Det. Vincent (Character) - 1993
74% 65% Sister Act Lt. Eddie Souther (Character) $139.6M 1992
43% 63% Regarding Henry Bradley (Character) $41M 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet White Lie Chief Adams (Character) - 1991
75% 40% Def by Temptation Dougy (Character) - 1990
71% 75% Mo' Better Blues Bottom Hammer (Bass) (Character) $15.9M 1990
93% 90% Do the Right Thing Radio Raheem (Character) $26M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Making 'Do the Right Thing' Himself (Character) - 1989

TV

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22% No Score Yet Sirens Cassius (Character) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet October Road: The Journey So Far Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet The District Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
100% No Score Yet The Job Det. Terrence "Pip" Phillips (Character) 2001-2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Early Edition Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Millennium Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
75% 85% The X-Files General John Steffan (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet New York Undercover Unknown (Guest Star) 1995

QUOTES FROM Bill Nunn CHARACTERS

Joseph "Robbie" Robertson says: Black-suit Spider-Man! Peter, these are incredible! We gotta have these, Jonah.

J. Jonah Jameson says: I'll pay you the usual rate.

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: If you want the shots, I'll take the staff job. Double the money.

Joseph "Robbie" Robertson says: The police say that Spider-Man was there.

J. Jonah Jameson says: (To Peter) Where were you, photographing squirrels? You're fired!

J. Jonah Jameson says: Where were you, photographing squirrels? You're fired!

Miss Brant says: Jonah, the Planetary Ball.

J. Jonah Jameson says: Oh, right. Parker, you're unfired!

Radio Raheem says: [while playing "Fight the Power" loudly in Sal's pizzeria] Two slices.

Radio Raheem says: [while playing 'Fight the Power' loudly in Sal's pizzeria] Two slices.

Sal says: NO service till you turn that shit off!

Radio Raheem says: [insistent] Two slices.

Pino says: Turn it off!

Radio Raheem says: The Story Of Life Is This: Static, One Hand Is Always Fighting The Other Hand, And The Left Hand Is Kicking Much A**.

Radio Raheem says: The story of life is this: static. One hand is always fighting the other hand, and the left hand is kicking much ass.

Radio Raheem says: Let Me Tell You The Story Of Right Hand-Left Hand, It's A Tale Of Good And Evil, Hate: It Was With This Hand That Cain Iced His Brother, Love: These Five Fingers, They Go Straight To The Soul Of Man, The Right Hand: The Hand Of Love.

Radio Raheem says: Let me tell you the story of Right Hand, Left Hand. It's a tale of good and evil. Hate: it was with this hand that Cane iced his brother. Love: these five fingers, they go straight to the soul of man. The right hand: the hand of love.

Radio Raheem says: And put some extra moozarella on that mofucker.