Robert F Colesberry

After pursuing a degree in drama at New York University, Robert F. Colesberry hustled as a locations manager and first assistant director for an array of high-profile filmmakers that included Andy Warhol and Bernardo ... Read more »
Born: 03/07/1946

Filmography

Producer (25)

The Wire 2001 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Long Time Since 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

61* 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Producer

K-Pax 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

Peroxide Passion 2000 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Ride With the Devil 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Devil's Own 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Scarlet Letter 1995 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Being Human 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Road to Wellville 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

Billy Bathgate 1991 (Movie)

(Producer)

Come See the Paradise 1990 (Movie)

(Producer)

Mississippi Burning 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

The House on Carroll Street 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

Housekeeping 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

After Hours 1985 (Movie)

(Producer)

Falling in Love 1984 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Reckless 1984 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

The Natural 1984 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Baby It's You 1983 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

The King of Comedy 1983 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Tattoo 1981 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Death of a Salesman (TV Show)

Producer

Summer of My German Soldier (TV Show)

Associate Producer

The Corner (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Production Management (14)

K-Pax 2001 (Movie)

(Unit Production Manager)

Being Human 1994 (Movie)

(Morocco) (Assistant Director)

Falling in Love 1984 (Movie)

(Production Manager)

Reckless 1984 (Movie)

(Unit Production Manager)

The Natural 1984 (Movie)

(Unit Production Manager)

Baby It's You 1983 (Movie)

(Production Manager)

The King of Comedy 1983 (Movie)

(Production Manager)

Copkiller 1982 (Movie)

(Production Coordinator)

Tattoo 1981 (Movie)

(Production Manager)

Fame 1980 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Windows 1980 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Boardwalk 1979 (Movie)

(Production Supervisor)

Short Eyes 1978 (Movie)

(Production Manager)

Andy Warhol's Bad 1975 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)
Actor (4)

Billy Bathgate 1991 (Movie)

Jack Kelly (Actor)

Come See the Paradise 1990 (Movie)

Truck Driver (Actor)

Mississippi Burning 1988 (Movie)

Cameraman (Actor)

Reckless 1984 (Movie)

Marine Recruiter (Actor)

Biography

After pursuing a degree in drama at New York University, Robert F. Colesberry hustled as a locations manager and first assistant director for an array of high-profile filmmakers that included Andy Warhol and Bernardo Bertolucci. His gig as on associate producer on the 1977 erotic drama "Little Girl... Big Tease" marked the start of a prolific career in feature films, producing such critical gems and commercial hits as the baseball crowd-pleaser "The Natural" and the director Martin Scorsese's cult comedies "After Hours" and "The King of Comedy". Colesberry's work on the harrowing racial drama "Mississippi Burning" garnered him a nomination for Best Picture at the 1989 Academy Awards. Throughout the '90s, the producer collaborated with such superstars as Brad Pitt and Dustin Hoffman on projects such as "Billy Bathgate", "Being Human", and "The Devil's Own". Colesberry took a momentous leap into television with the 2000 urban-drama miniseries "The Corner", kick-starting a hugely successful partnership with the writer-producers David Mills and David Simon. In the years following, the team launched the crackerjack sociopolitical series "The Wire" to considerable critical acclaim. Shortly after reconnecting with his passions for acting and directing (he had a recurring cameo on "The Wire" and served as one of the show's second assistant directors), Colesberry died from cardiac-surgery-related complications. A scholarship for students attending N.Y.U. was instituted in his name.

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