Roger Robinson

Tony Award-winning actor Roger Robinson made his Broadway debut in 1969 in "Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?" opposite Al Pacino. Just two years later, he made his foray into film with a supporting role in the medical drama ... Read more »
Born: 05/02/1940

Filmography

Actor (26)

H. 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Elementary 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Foreclosure 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Rubicon 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Spirit of the Marathon 2008 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Brother to Brother 2004 (Movie)

Bruce Nugent (Actor)

NYPD Blue 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Kate Brasher 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Vig 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

ER 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Homicide: Life on the Street 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order 1990 - 1991, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Who's the Man? 1993 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

The Lonely Guy 1984 (Movie)

Greeting Card Supervisor (Actor)

Eischied 1979 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

It's My Turn 1980 (Movie)

Flicker (Actor)

Friends 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Mallory: Circumstantial Evidence 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Newman's Law 1974 (Movie)

Garry (Actor)

Willie Dynamite 1974 (Movie)

Bell (Actor)

Believe in Me 1971 (Movie)

Angel (Actor)

Captains and the Kings (TV Show)

Actor

King (TV Show)

Actor

Money, Power, Murder (TV Show)

Actor

The Marcus-Nelson Murders (TV Show)

Actor

This Is the West That Was (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Tony Award-winning actor Roger Robinson made his Broadway debut in 1969 in "Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?" opposite Al Pacino. Just two years later, he made his foray into film with a supporting role in the medical drama "Believe in Me". He'd go on to balance work on stage and screen and earn acclaim in both fields. In 1996, he snagged his first Tony nomination for his performance in August Wilson's "Seven Guitars", the 1940s installment of his Century Cycle. Robinson would ultimately appear in six of Wilson's 10 plays, which chronicled the experiences of African-Americans in 20th-century America. In 2009, Robinson took home the Tony for his work in the revival of Wilson's "Joe Turner's Come and Gone", the second play in the series. The skilled performer was also awarded the Richard Seff Award, which honors an actor over the age of 50 who has excelled in a Broadway role; he is the first African-American to have achieved this distinction. Robinson has garnered honors for his film work as well. In the urban drama "Brother to Brother", he played a gay homeless man who was once a part of the Harlem Renaissance. His earnest and gripping portrayal earned him a nod from the Independent Spirit Awards and a Grand Jury Award from L.A. Outfest.

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