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Bill Nunn

Highest Rated:   94% Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Lowest Rated:   0% Foolish (1999)
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Pittsburgh native Bill Nunn's prolific career earned him such a long list of roles, it's hard to believe the actor didn't set foot onscreen until he was 35 years old. The Morehouse College graduate had a degree in English and his career sights had always been set on writing. It wasn't until a fellow Morehouse graduate, Spike Lee, offered him a role in his 1988 film School Daze that Nunn decided to try his hand at professional acting. His power onscreen was undeniable, and so was his natural acting ability. He appeared in Lee's next film, the groundbreaking Do the Right Thing, and his iconic role as Radio Raheem cemented him as a career actor. Memorable parts soon followed in 1990's Cadillac Man and 1991's controversial Mario Van Peebles film New Jack City. Critics and audiences were amazed that Nunn hadn't been learning the craft all his life, as he proved to be a bankable actor with the capacity to be both moving and funny. Nunn loved his work, too; he would continue to participate in multiple projects a year, amassing a resumé 50 roles long over the course of 20 years. Nunn's kind but steady gaze earned him a reputation for playing police officers, but from the political satire Canadian Bacon to the comic-book hero Spider-man movies, He appeared in the TV movie version of Raisin in the Sun in 2008 and made his last on-screen appearance as a series regular in the USA series Sirens. Nunn died in 2016, at age 63.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
33% Won't Back Down
  • Principal Holland
$5.4M 2012
83% A Raisin in the Sun
  • Bobo
2008
No Score Yet Little Bear and the Master
  • Actor
2008
56% Randy and the Mob
  • Wardlowe
2007
63% Spider-Man 3
  • Joseph `Robbie' Robertson
$336.6M 2007
38% Firehouse Dog
  • Joe Musto
$13.9M 2007
48% Idlewild
  • GW
$12.6M 2006
No Score Yet Champions
  • Actor
2006
94% Spider-Man 2
  • Robbie Robertson
$373.4M 2004
No Score Yet Spider-Man 2.1 (Extended Cut)
  • Actor
2004
72% Runaway Jury
  • Lonnie Shaver
$49.3M 2003
42% People I Know
  • The Reverent Lyle Blunt
2003
No Score Yet Food for the Heart
  • Moses
2002
No Score Yet The Kudzu Christmas
  • Dr. Luke
2002
58% Lockdown
  • Charles
$0.4M 2002
89% Spider-Man
  • Joseph `Robbie' Robertson
$403.8M 2002
17% The Substitute 4: Failure Is Not an Option
  • Luther
2001
No Score Yet Groupies
  • Derrek Lassten
2001
No Score Yet Stolen from the Heart
  • Agent Russ
2000
No Score Yet The Price of a Broken Heart
  • Burke
1999
54% The Legend of 1900 (La leggenda del pianista sull'oceano)
  • Danny
1999
0% Foolish
  • Jimmy Beck
1999
No Score Yet Passing Glory
  • Howard Porter
1999
No Score Yet Food for the Heart
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Carriers (Virus X - Die tödliche Falle)
  • Capt. Arends
1998
No Score Yet Ambushed
  • Watts Fatboy
1998
75% The Tic Code
  • Kingston
1998
80% He Got Game
  • Uncle Bubba
1998
No Score Yet Always Outnumbered
  • Howard M'Shalla
1998
No Score Yet The Color of Courage
  • Chief Justice
1998
No Score Yet Ellen Foster
  • Arnold
1997
37% Mad City
  • Cliff
1997
29% Kiss The Girls
  • Sampson
1997
No Score Yet Quicksilver Highway
  • Len
1997
55% Extreme Measures
  • Det. Burke
1996
8% Bulletproof
  • Finch
1996
No Score Yet Mr. and Mrs. Loving
  • Leonard
1996
0% True Crime
  • Det. Jerry Guinn
1995
33% Things to Do in Denver...When You're Dead
  • Easy Wind
1995
22% Money Train
  • Crash Train Motorman
1995
No Score Yet The Affair
  • Sgt. Rivers
1995
14% Canadian Bacon
  • Kabral Jabar
1995
94% The Last Seduction
  • Harlan
1994
No Score Yet Dangerous Heart
  • Mulkey
1994
25% Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh
  • Rev. Ellis
1994
15% National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1
  • Police Photographer
1993
68% Save Me
  • Detective Vincent
1993
No Score Yet Save Me
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet Native Strangers
  • William Crawford
1993
73% Sister Act
  • Eddie Souther
$0.2M 1992
44% Regarding Henry
  • Bradley
1991
No Score Yet White Lie
  • Chief Adams
1991
76% New Jack City
  • Duh Duh Duh Man
1991
55% Cadillac Man
  • Grave Digger
1990
73% Mo' Better Blues
  • Bottom Hammer
1990
No Score Yet Def by Temptation
  • Dougy
1990
93% Do the Right Thing
  • Radio Raheem
1989
60% School Daze
  • Grady
1988
No Score Yet Vietnam War Story 1
  • Actor
1988

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
73% Sirens
2014-2015
  • Cash
  • 2015

Quotes from Bill Nunn's Characters