Roger Guenveur Smith

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Born: 07/27/1959 in Berkeley, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (54)

The Birth of a Nation 2016 (Movie)

Isaiah (Actor)

Chi-raq 2015 (Movie)

Red, White, and Blue Insurance Salesman (Actor)

Dope 2015 (Movie)

Austin Jacoby (Actor)

Fatwa 2014 (Movie)

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God's Waiting List 2014 (Movie)

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I Believe in America 2014 (Movie)

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Toussaint 2014 (Movie)

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Better Mus' Come 2013 (Movie)

Prime Minister (Actor)

In The Hive 2012 (Movie)

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They Die By Dawn 2012 (Movie)

Jourdon Anderson (Actor)

Abduction 2011 (Movie)

Mr Miles (Actor)

Cornerstore 2011 (Movie)

Earl Jenkins (Actor)

Eagleheart 2011 (Tv Show)

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In Sickness and in Health 2011 (Movie)

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MVP 2011 (Movie)

Charles Blocker (Actor)

Mooz-lum 2011 (Movie)

Hassan (Actor)

The Son of No One 2011 (Movie)

Hanky (Actor)

Fighting 2009 (Movie)

Jack Dancing (Actor)

Cover 2008 (Movie)

Kevin Wilson (Actor)

The Take 2008 (Movie)

Peter Reese (Actor)

American Gangster 2007 (Movie)

Nate (Actor)

Mercenary for Justice 2006 (Movie)

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K Street 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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Shade 2004 (Movie)

Marlo (as Roger G. Smith) (Actor)

All About the Benjamins 2002 (Movie)

Julian (Actor)

The Guardian 2002 (Tv Show)

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A Huey P. Newton Story 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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City of Angels 1990 - 1991, 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Hamlet 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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New York Undercover 1990 - 1991, 1996 - 1998, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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The Warden 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Final Destination 2000 (Movie)

FBI Agent Schreck (Actor)

Incognito 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Love Letter to New York 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Summer of Sam 1999 (Movie)

Detective Curt Atwater (Actor)

The Color of Courage 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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He Got Game 1998 (Movie)

Big Time Willie (Actor)

Murphy Brown 1990 - 1991, 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Oz 1990 - 1991, 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Eve's Bayou 1997 (Movie)

Lenny Mereaux (Actor)

The 12th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Performer

Get on the Bus 1996 (Movie)

Gary (Actor)

Panther 1995 (Movie)

Pruitt (Actor)

Poetic Justice 1993 (Movie)

Heywood (Actor)

Deep Cover 1992 (Movie)

Eddie (Actor)

Malcolm X 1992 (Movie)

Rudy (Actor)

A Different World 1990 - 1991 (Tv Show)

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King of New York 1990 (Movie)

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Do the Right Thing 1989 (Movie)

Smiley (Actor)

Cosmic Slop (TV Show)

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Incognito (Movie)

Quinn Mathis (Actor)

Override (TV Show)

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EDUCATION

Yale School of Drama

Occidental College

1977

Milestones

2011

Created "Rodney King" one-man show

2003

Series regular on HBO's "K Street"

2001

Collaboratesd with Lee on the "Newton" film

1997

Took "Huey P. Newton" to New York

1989

Debuted "A Huey P. Newton Story"

1989

Screen debut in Spike Lee's "School Daze"

1989

Played Smiley in "Do the Right Thing"

Bonus Trivia

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Taught English at Hollywood High for a year after graduate school.

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Was inspired to write "Juan and John" after seeing the infamous 1965 incident in which Juan Marichel clubbed John Roseboro during a game at Candlestick Park.

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In 1972, a friend of Smith's was killed by gang members after attempting to come to the aid of a friend who was wearing a black leather jacker in the style favored by the Black Panthers. The incident would spur an interest in Newton and lead to "A Huey P. Newton Story."

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Won the Barrymore Award, an NAACP Award, Image Award and Obie for the stage and screen versions of "A Huey P. Newton Story."

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