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Robin Harris (I) (1953–1990)

Best remembered for his raunchy humor, Robin Harris became famous in supporting roles in movies such as Do The Right Thing as Sweet Dick Willie and House Party. He has left a legacy that fans and actors will truly miss due to his career which was cut by a massive heart attack at the age of 36. Spike Lee dedicated Mo'Better Blues to Harris after his... See full bio »


(age 36) in Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Bébé's Kids
Bébé's Kids Writer
Do the Right Thing
Do the Right Thing Sweet Dick Willie
House Party
Mo' Better Blues
Mo' Better Blues Butterbean Jones


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 1990 Mo' Better Blues
Butterbean Jones
 1990 House Party
 1989 Harlem Nights
 1988 I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
Bartender at Sam's
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 1992 Bébé's Kids (characters)
 1991 The Best of Robert Townsend & His Partners in Crime (TV Special documentary) (writer)
 1990 One Night Stand (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Robin Harris (1990)
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 1991 House Party 2 (in memory of - as Robin 'Pop' Harris)
 1990 You're Right... I'm Sorry (TV Movie) (dedicated to the memory of)
 1990 In Living Color (TV Series) (in memory of - 1 episode)
- The Wrath of Farrakhan (1990) ... (in memory of)
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 1992 Bébé's Kids
 1991 The Best of Robert Townsend & His Partners in Crime (TV Special documentary)
 1990 One Night Stand (TV Series)
- Robin Harris (1990) ... Himself
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 2014 Unsung Hollywood (TV Series documentary)
- Robin Harris (2014) ... Himself
 2006 We Don't Die, We Multiply: The Robin Harris Story (Video documentary)
 2004 BET Comedy Awards (TV Special)
Himself (In Memory Of)
 1993 Mo' Funny: Black Comedy in America (TV Special documentary)

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Other Works:

Appeared in Full Force's music video "Friends B-4 Lovers" (1990) Appeared in The Jamaica Boys's music video "Shake It Up!" See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | See more »

Alternate Names:

Robin 'Pop' Harris

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Father of two sons. Robin never lived to see the birth of his second son Robin Harris Jr., who was born sometime after his death. See more »


Uses the line "Test Tube Baby" during his stand up comedy skits.

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