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Robert Townsend

Robert Townsend

Born: 6 / 2 / 1957 , Chicago , Usa –


In 1974, Townsend auditioned for parts at Chicago’s Experimental Black Actors’ Guild and performed in local plays studying at the famed Second City comedy workshop for improvisation. Townsend enrolled at Illinois State University, studied a year and later moved to New York to study at the Negro Ensemble Company.

Townsend’s mother believed that he should complete his college education, but he felt that college took time away from his passion for acting, and he soon dropped out of school to pursue his acting career full-time. He wrote, directed and produced Hollywood Shuffle, a satire based on the hardships and obstacles that black actors undergo in film industry. The success of his first project helped him establish credit in the industry.

One of his films was the musical The Five Heartbeats based on 1960s R&B male groups and the tribulations of the music industry. Townsend has worked with Halle Berry, Morgan Freeman, Chris Tucker, Beyonce and Denzel Washington.


MORE MOVIE WITH: Robert Townsend

Black Listed
Play: Alan Chambers

Undercover Brother
Play: Mr. UB

Little Richard
Play: Realisateur

Love Songs
Play: Champ

Play: Ralisateur

The Meteor Man
Play: Jefferson Reed

The Five Heartbeats
Play: Donald ‘Duck’ Matthews

The Mighty Quinn
Play: Maubee

I’m Gonna Git You Sucka

Hollywood Shuffle
Play: Bobby Taylor

A Soldier’s Story
Play: Cpl. Ellis

Cooley High
Play: Joueur de Basket

SERIES TV WITH: Robert Townsend

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