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      Robert Townsend

      Robert Townsend

      Highest Rated: 92% A Soldier's Story (1984)

      Lowest Rated: 15% B.A.P.S (1997)

      Birthday: Feb 6, 1957

      Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

      Robert Townsend is known as a multi-talented figure who graduated from stand-up comedy to film, making his screen acting debut in Paul Mazursky's "Willie and Phil" (1980) and contributing a fine dramatic performance in "A Soldier's Story" (1984).

      Highest rated movies

      A Soldier's Story poster
      A Soldier's Story
      The Mighty Quinn poster
      The Mighty Quinn
      Hollywood Shuffle poster Hollywood Shuffle Streets of Fire poster
      Streets of Fire
      American Flyers poster
      American Flyers
      The Five Heartbeats poster
      The Five Heartbeats
      The Meteor Man poster
      The Meteor Man
      Ratboy poster
      Ratboy

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 100% Ms. Pat: Y'all Wanna Hear Something Crazy? Director - 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Making The Five Heartbeats Unknown (Character),
      Director,
      Writer,
      Producer
      - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadly Intent Producer - 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Playin' for Love Coach Banks (Character),
      Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      - 2013
      No Score Yet 77% In the Hive Director - 2011
      No Score Yet 67% Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy Director - 2009
      No Score Yet 64% Of Boys and Men Holden Cole (Character),
      Executive Producer
      - 2008
      No Score Yet 42% Phantom Punch Director - 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tao of the Golden Mask Lead (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Listed Alan Chambers (Character),
      Director,
      Writer
      - 2003
      No Score Yet 47% I Was a Teenage Faust Mr. Five (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet 76% 10,000 Black Men Named George Director - 2002
      No Score Yet 77% Book of Love Unknown (Character) - 2002
      50% 70% Carmen: A Hip Hopera Director - 2001
      No Score Yet 60% Little Richard Director - 2000
      No Score Yet 83% Livin' for Love: The Natalie Cole Story Director - 2000
      67% 92% Holiday Heart Director - 2000
      No Score Yet 38% Up, Up and Away Jim Marshall/Bronze Eagle (Character),
      Director
      - 2000
      No Score Yet 70% Love Songs Champ (Character),
      Director
      - 1999
      No Score Yet 38% The Taxman Peyton Cody (Character) $5.7K 1999
      No Score Yet 87% Jackie's Back! Director - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Joseph's Gift James Saunders (Character) - 1998
      15% 67% B.A.P.S Director $7.2M 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mercenary 2: Thick and Thin Charlie Love (Character) - 1997
      25% 36% The Meteor Man Jefferson Reed (Character),
      Director
      $8.0M 1993
      39% 95% The Five Heartbeats Duck (Character),
      Director,
      Producer,
      Screenwriter
      $7.3M 1991
      88% 48% The Mighty Quinn Maubee (Character) $4.0M 1989
      85% 80% Hollywood Shuffle Bobby Taylor/Jasper/Speed/Sam Ace/Rambro (Character),
      Director,
      Producer,
      Screenwriter
      $5.2M 1987
      77% 85% Eddie Murphy Raw Director,
      Writer
      $48.8M 1987
      25% 18% Ratboy Manny (Character) $1.9K 1986
      No Score Yet 26% Odd Jobs Dwight (Character) - 1986
      67% 75% American Flyers Jerome (Character) - 1985
      68% 70% Streets of Fire Lester (Character) - 1984
      92% 82% A Soldier's Story Corporal Ellis (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet In Love With an Older Woman James (Character) - 1982

      TV

      Credit
      96% 54% The Wonder Years Director 2021
      92% 49% Black Lightning Napier Frank (Guest Star),
      Director
      2018-2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Soul Food Director 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Parent 'Hood Robert Peterson (Character),
      Director
      1995-1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Unknown (Voice) 1995
      60% No Score Yet Townsend Television Unknown (Character) 1993
      No Score Yet 79% Amazing Stories Unknown (Character) 1987
      No Score Yet 90% M*A*S*H Patient (Guest Star) 1982