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Robert Guillaume

Robert Guillaume was born on November 30, 1927 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Robert Peter Williams. He is an actor, known for Benson (1979), The Lion King (1994) and Big Fish (2003). He has been married to Donna Brown Guillaume since 1986. They have one child. He was previously married to Marlene Williams. See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 5 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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The Lion King
The Lion King Rafiki
Benson Benson DuBois
Big Fish
Big Fish Dr. Bennett - Senior
Half-Life 2
Half-Life 2 Dr. Eli Vance


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 2013 Off the Beach (Short)
Dr. Black
 2013 Wanda Sykes Presents Herlarious (TV Series)
 2012 Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom (Video Game)
Rafiki (voice)
 2011 Satin
Doc Bishop
 2008 Storyline Online (TV Series)
- Guji Guji (2008)
 2007 Half-Life 2: Episode Two (Video Game)
Dr. Eli Vance (voice)
 2007 The Orange Box (Video Game)
Dr. Eli Vance (voice)
 2007 Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ (Video Game)
Rafiki (English version, voice)
 2006 Half-Life 2: Episode One (Video Game)
Dr. Eli Vance (voice)
 2005 Kingdom Hearts II (Video Game)
Rafiki (English version, voice)
 2004 Half-Life 2 (Video Game)
Dr. Eli Vance (voice)
 2004 Century City (TV Series)
- To Know Her (2004) ... Judge
 2004 The Lion King 1 1/2 (Video)
Rafiki (voice)
 2003 Extreme Skate Adventure (Video Game)
Rafiki (voice)
 2002 The Proud Family (TV Series)
Dr. Parker
- Behind Family Lines (2002) ... Dr. Parker (voice)
 2002 13th Child
 2002 The Adventures of Tom Thumb & Thumbelina (Video)
Ben (voice)
 2000 The Lion King: Simba's Mighty Adventure (Video Game)
Rafiki (voice)
 2000 Moesha (TV Series)
- All This, and Turkey Too (2000) ... Arthur
 1995-2000 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
- Aesop's Fables: A Whodunnit Musical (2000) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Steadfast Tin Soldier (2000) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Snow Queen (2000) ... Narrator (voice)
- Robinita Hood (2000) ... Narrator (voice)
- Rip Van Winkle (2000) ... Narrator (voice)
 1999 Closeups (TV Series)
 1995-1999 Timon & Pumbaa (TV Series)
- Timon in Love/Kahuna Potato (1999) ... Rafiki (voice)
- Timoncchio/Ghost Boosters (1999) ... Rafiki (voice)
- Once Upon a Timon (1996) ... Rafiki (voice)
 1998 The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride (Video)
Rafiki (voice)
 1998 His Bodyguard (TV Movie)
 1998 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Mr. Brown
- Monster (1998) ... Mr. Brown
 1998 The Easter Story Keepers (Video) (singing voice)
 1997 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Judge Dawes
- Jones vs. God (1997) ... Judge Dawes
 1997 Goode Behavior (TV Series)
Dr. Baxter
- Goode Daddy (1997) ... Dr. Baxter
 1996 Alchemy (TV Movie)
 1996 Crystal Cave (TV Movie)
 1996 Promised Land (TV Series)
Martin Woolridge
 1996 Sparks (TV Series)
- Porky's Revenge (1996)
 1996 Panic in the Skies! (TV Movie)
Rob Barnes
 1996 First Kid
 1995 Children of the Dust (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1995) ... Mossburger
- Episode #1.1 (1995) ... Mossburger
 1994 Cosmic Slop (TV Movie)
Gleason Golightly (segment "Space Traders")
 1994 Animated StoryBook: The Lion King (Video Game)
Rafiki (voice)
 1994 Greyhounds (TV Movie)
Robert Smith
 1994 The Lion King
Rafiki (voice)
 1994 Captain Planet and the Planeteers (TV Series)
- Bug Off (1994) ... Citizen (voice)
 1993 The Addams Family (TV Series)
Mr. Corblarb
- Color Me Addams (1993) ... Mr. Corblarb (voice)
 1992 Mastergate (TV Movie)
Sydley Sellers
 1992 Driving Miss Daisy (TV Movie)
Hoke Colburn
 1992 Murder Without Motive: The Edmund Perry Story (TV Movie)
Police Commissioner (uncredited)
 1992 Fish Police (TV Series)
Det. Catfish
- The Two Gils (1992) ... Det. Catfish (voice)
- The Codfather (1992) ... Det. Catfish (voice)
- Beauty's Only Fin Deep (1992) ... Det. Catfish (voice)
- A Fish Out of Water (1992) ... Det. Catfish (voice)
 1989 Fire and Rain (TV Movie)
 1989 The Penthouse (TV Movie)
Eugene St. Clair
 1987 Wanted: Dead or Alive
Philmore Walker
 1986 Hotel (TV Series)
Frank Stoner
- Shadow Play (1986) ... Frank Stoner
 1986 John Grin's Christmas (TV Movie)
John Grin
 1985 North and South (TV Mini-Series)
Frederick Douglass
- Episode #1.6 (1985) ... Frederick Douglass (credit only)
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... Frederick Douglass (credit only)
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Frederick Douglass (credit only)
 1982 The Kid with the Broken Halo (TV Movie)
 1981 Purlie (TV Movie)
Purlie Victorious Judson
 1980 Bob Hope in the Starmakers (TV Movie)
The Singer
 1979 The Kid from Left Field (TV Movie)
Larry Cooper
 1975 All in the Family (TV Series)
Dr. Franklin
- Chain Letter (1975) ... Dr. Franklin
 1973 Super Fly T.N.T.
Jordan Gaines
 1970 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Aaron Carothers
- The Soft Phrase of Peace (1970) ... Aaron Carothers (as Bob Guillaume)
 1969 Julia (TV Series)
Robert Barron
 1966 Porgy in Wien (TV Movie)
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Other Works:

He acted in Ossie Davis, Philip Rose, and Peter Udell's play, "Purlie," at the Hanna Theater in Cleveland, Ohio. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Bob Guillaume


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He was nominated for a 1977 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Principal Role in a Play for his performance in "Don Juan" at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. See more »


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