Reggie Rock Bythewood

Screenwriter, Director, Producer
An African-American writer for film and television who started out in the business as an actor, Reggie Rock Bythewood went from teen star on NBC's "Another World" (in a 1981-1983 role) to big screen success, penning the ... Read more »
Born: 07/07/1965 in Bronx, New York, USA

Filmography

Writer (7)

Notorious 2009 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biker Boyz 2003 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

Dancing in September 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Players 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Creator

A Different World 1991 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Writer

Living Single 1991 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Writer

Get on the Bus 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Actor (6)

Vampire's Kiss 1989 (Movie)

Church Bystander (Actor)

The Beat 1988 (Movie)

Danny (Actor)

Exterminator 2 1984 (Movie)

Spider (Actor)

The Brother From Another Planet 1984 (Movie)

Rickey (Actor)

Fight For Your Life 1976 (Movie)

Floyd Turner (Actor)

Another World (TV Show)

Actor
Director (4)

Gun Hill 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Director

30 for 30 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

Biker Boyz 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

Dancing in September 2001 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (4)

Beyond the Lights 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Dancing in September 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

New York Undercover 1991 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Producer

Get on the Bus 1996 (Movie)

funding (Producer)
Other (1)

Love & Basketball 2000 (Movie)

Hi-8 Footage (Archival Footage)

Biography

An African-American writer for film and television who started out in the business as an actor, Reggie Rock Bythewood went from teen star on NBC's "Another World" (in a 1981-1983 role) to big screen success, penning the screenplay for the Spike Lee-directed Million Man March dramatization "Get on the Bus" (1996). Racking up other acting roles before he switched to behind-the-scenes pursuits, Bythewood was featured in John Sayles' "The Brother From Another Planet" and "Exterminator 2" in 1984, acted in the youth-themed action drama "The Beat" in 1987 and had a cameo in the black comedy "Vampire's Kiss" in 1988.

Relationships

Carole Bythewood

Mother
Divorced from Bythewood's father c. 1979

Cassius Bythewood

Son
Born March 1, 2001 mother, Gina Prince-Bythewood

Regina Ellison

Sister
Older

Gina Prince-Bythewood Director

Wife
Married May 24, 1998

EDUCATION

The School of Performing Arts

New York , New York

Marymount Manhattan College

New York , New York 1989

Milestones

2009

Co-wrote the script for "Notorious," the biographical film about the life of hip hop star The Notorious B.I.G.

2003

Directed and co-wrote the motorcycle action flick "Biker Boyz"

2001

Wrote and directed the HBO movie, "Dancing in September"; also produced

2000

Contributed Hi-8 footage to wife Gina Prince-Bythewood's acclaimed film, "Love & Basketball"

1997

Created the short-lived NBC series, "Players"

1996

Feature screenwriting debut, Spike Lee's "Get on the Bus"

1994

Wrote and produced the FOX drama, "New York Undercover"

1992

Hired as writer and story editor for NBC's "A Different World"

1988

Had a cameo role in the comedy "Vampire's Kiss"

1987

Appeared in the action drama "The Beat"

1984

Featured in John Sayles' "The Brother From Another Planet"

1981

Appeared as a regular on "Another World" (NBC)

Wrote and directed two plays with The Tribe, "The Harlem Cowboy" and "The Arm Wrestle"

Bonus Trivia

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In 1990, became one of the first members of Walt Disney's prestigious Writers Fellowship Program.

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Bythewood on "Dancing in September" (2000): "I believe this film is relevant; it shows African-Americans in a place where they're not whining. It's an honest portrayal of this Hollywood world. It asks Hollywood and viewers and society to look at themselves in the mirror. I hope it challenges Hollywood's thinking as far as giving fair representation to African-Americans. If it doesn't do all that, I just hope it entertains." - from The Los Angeles Times, Feb. 3, 2001

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