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Biography

Chicago, Illinois, USA
Robert Townsend transcends any medium he touches whether he's performing stand up, acting, writing, directing, producing, or running a television network. A Chicago native, Townsend is often referred to as one of the "Godfathers" of the Independent Film World." With over 30 years in the business, he has made an indelible mark in Hollywood with an extensive list of credits. Robert's genius first revealed itself in elementary school. As a kid Robert was always fascinated with television, watching and studying it tirelessly, he began to practice acting out scenes and impersonating famous characters. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Coach Banks

Playin' for Love 2015

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Character: Himself

BET Awards 2014 2014

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Character: Himself

BET Awards 2013 2013

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Character: Himself

BET Awards 2011 2011

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Character: Holden Cole

Of Boys and Men 2008

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Character: Mr. UB

Undercover Brother 2002

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Character: Charlie Love

Mercenary II: Thick & Thin 1999

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Character: Peyton Cody

Taxman 1999

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Character: Dr. Barry Sullivan

Bliss 1995

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Character: Jefferson Reed

The Meteor Man 1993

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Character: Himself - Host / Various Characters

The Best of Robert Townsend & His Partners in Crime 1991

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Character: Maubee

The Mighty Quinn 1989

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Character: Bobby Taylor / Jasper / Speed / Sam Ace / Rambro

Hollywood Shuffle 1987

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Character: Manny

Ratboy 1986

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Character: Lester - The Sorels

Streets of Fire 1984

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Character: Jim Marshall / Bronze Eagle

Up, Up, and Away! 2000

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Character: Billy Burliss

Amazing Stories 1985

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Character: Bum #3

One Night Stand 1989

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Character: Himself - Presenter

The 2nd Annual American Comedy Awards 1988

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Character: Himself

Comic Relief V 1992

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Character: Himself

The Wil Shriner Show 1987

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Character: Himself - Host

Soul Train 1971

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Character: Himself

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Character: Himself

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Character: Himself

Howard Hewett 0

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Character: Himself

You've Got Junk Mail 0

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Directing

Character: Coach Banks

Playin' for Love 2015

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Character: Jefferson Reed

The Meteor Man 1993

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Character: Himself - Host / Various Characters

The Best of Robert Townsend & His Partners in Crime 1991

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Character: Bobby Taylor / Jasper / Speed / Sam Ace / Rambro

Hollywood Shuffle 1987

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Character: Jim Marshall / Bronze Eagle

Up, Up, and Away! 2000

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Writing

Character: Coach Banks

Playin' for Love 2015

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Character: Jefferson Reed

The Meteor Man 1993

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Character: Himself - Host / Various Characters

The Best of Robert Townsend & His Partners in Crime 1991

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Character: Bobby Taylor / Jasper / Speed / Sam Ace / Rambro

Hollywood Shuffle 1987

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Character: Himself

Comic Relief V 1992

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