Robert Townsend

Total Box Office:
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Highest Rated:
89% A Soldier's Story (1984)
Lowest Rated:
13% B.A.P.S. (1997)
Birthday:
Feb 6
Birthplace:
Not Available
Bio:
After seriously pursuing a baseball career, African American actor/writer/director Robert Townsend decided upon a life in show business. An alumnus of Illinois State University and Hunter College, Townsend worked as a stand-up comic, and with such organizations as Second City, the Negro Ensemble…

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Filmography


MOVIES   

Rating Title Credit Box Office Year
In The Hive
  • Director
-- 2012
For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots
  • Actor
-- 2010
Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy
  • Director
-- 2009
Phantom Punch
  • Director
-- 2008
11.04.08: The Day Of Change
  • Actor
-- 2008
Of Boys and Men
  • Producer
  • Holden Cole
-- 2007
Faizon Love's Tao of the Golden Mask
  • Actor
-- 2007
We Don't Die, We Multiply: The Robin Harris Story
  • Actor
-- 2004
Blacklisted
  • Alan Chambers
  • Director
-- 2003
Black Listed
  • Actor
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
-- 2002
Little Richard
  • Director
-- 2002
Book of Love: The Definitive Reason Why Men Are Dogs
  • Actor
-- 2002
10,000 Black Men Named George
  • Director
-- 2002
I Was a Teenage Faust
  • Mr. Five
-- 2001
Carmen - A Hip Hopera
  • Director
-- 2001
Natalie Cole - Livin' for Love - The Natalie Cole Story
  • Director
-- 2000
Little Richard
  • Director
-- 2000
Up, Up, and Away!
  • Jim (Bronze Eagle)
  • Director
-- 2000
Holiday Heart
  • Director
-- 2000
Jackie's Back
  • Director
-- 1999
Love Songs
  • Director
  • Actor
-- 1999
Joseph's Gift
  • Actor
-- 1999
Taxman
  • Actor
-- 1998
13% B.A.P.S.
  • Director
-- 1997
Mercenary II: Thick & Thin
  • Actor
-- 1997
29% The Meteor Man
  • Jefferson Reed
  • Director
-- 1993
38% The Five Heartbeats
  • Director
  • Duck
  • Screenwriter
-- 1991
88% The Mighty Quinn
  • Maubee
-- 1989
Uptown Comedy Express
  • Actor
-- 1989
That's Adequate
  • Actor
-- 1989
63% I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!
  • Actor
-- 1988
Rodney Dangerfield: It's Not Easy Being Me
  • Actor
-- 1987
80% Eddie Murphy Raw
  • Director
-- 1987
87% Hollywood Shuffle
  • Director
  • Bobby Taylor
  • Screenwriter
-- 1987
29% Ratboy
  • Manny
-- 1986
Odd Jobs (Summer Jobs)
  • Dwight
-- 1986
63% American Flyers
  • Jerome
-- 1985
62% Streets of Fire
  • Lester
-- 1984
89% A Soldier's Story
  • Cpl. Ellis
-- 1984
In Love With An Older Woman
  • Actor
-- 1982
Senior Trip
  • Randy
-- 1981
Willie & Phil
  • Actor
-- 1980
80% Cooley High
  • Uncredited
-- 1975
Great Drives - V. 2: Route 66
  • Actor
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