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Bill Nunn (1953–2016)

Commanding performer Bill Nunn made his feature debut in fellow Morehouse College graduate Spike Lee's School Daze (1988), but really etched himself into moviegoers' minds as a formidable screen presence in his second film with Lee, Do the Right Thing (1989), playing Radio Raheem, whose ever-present boom box is at the center of a fight that leads ... See full bio »

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 2014-2015 Sirens (TV Series)
- Sub-Primal Fears (2015) ... Cash
- No Love (2015) ... Cash
- Six Feet Over/Under (2015) ... Cash
- Balls (2015) ... Cash
- Charbroiled (2015) ... Cash
 2012 Won't Back Down
Principal Holland
 2009 Help Me, Help You
 2008 A Raisin in the Sun (TV Movie)
 2007 Randy and the Mob
Wardlowe Gone
 2007 October Road (TV Series)
Leslie Etwood
- Pilot (2007) ... Leslie Etwood
 2006 Idlewild
 2006 Out There
 2003 The District (TV Series)
Grant Singer
- Free Byrd (2003) ... Grant Singer
 2003 Runaway Jury
Lonnie Shaver
 2002 The Kudzu Christmas (Video)
Dr. Luke
 2000 Lockdown
 2000 Stolen from the Heart (TV Movie)
FBI Special Agent Malcolm Russ
 1999 The Hungry Bachelors Club
Moses Grady
 1999 The Price of a Broken Heart (TV Movie)
 1999 Foolish
Jimmy Beck
 1999 Passing Glory (TV Movie)
Howard Porter
 1999 The Tic Code
 1998 The Legend of 1900
Danny Boodmann
 1998 Carriers (TV Movie)
Capt. David Arends
 1998 Ambushed
Watts Fatboy
 1998 He Got Game
Uncle Bubba
 1998 Always Outnumbered (TV Movie)
Howard M'Shalla
 1998 Early Edition (TV Series)
Detective Barns
- A Minor Miracle (1998) ... Detective Barns
 1997 Ellen Foster (TV Movie)
Mr. Douglas
 1997 Mad City
Cliff Williams (uncredited)
 1997 Kiss the Girls
Det. John Sampson
 1997 Millennium (TV Series)
Lt. McCormick
- Maranatha (1997) ... Lt. McCormick
 1997 Quicksilver Highway (TV Movie)
 1996 Bulletproof
 1996 Mr. and Mrs. Loving (TV Movie)
 1995 New York Undercover (TV Series)
Lt. Carver
- Internal Affairs (1995) ... Lt. Carver
 1995 Fallen Angels (TV Series)
Fearless Jones
- Fearless (1995) ... Fearless Jones
 1995 Money Train
Crash Train Motorman
 1995 The Affair (TV Movie)
Sgt. Rivers
 1995 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Tony Maxwell
- A Coupla Stiffs (1995) ... Tony Maxwell
 1995 True Crime (Video)
Detective Jerry Guinn
 1994 Traps (TV Series)
Jack Cloud
 1994/I Save Me
Det. Vincent
 1994 Dangerous Heart (TV Movie)
 1993 Blood Brothers
William Crawford
 1993 Bakersfield P.D. (TV Series)
Troy Davis
- The Ex-Partner (1993) ... Troy Davis
 1991 White Lie (TV Movie)
Chief Adams
 1990 Mo' Better Blues
Bottom Hammer (Bass)
 1990 Cadillac Man
Grave Digger
 1990 Def by Temptation
 1989 Glory (uncredited)
 1989 The Littlest Victims (TV Movie)
 1988 School Daze
 1987 Vietnam War Story (TV Series)
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- The Pass (1987) ... MP #1
 1981 Sharky's Machine
Kitten's Bouncer (uncredited)
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"A Raisin in the Sun," a dramatic revival, written by Lorraine Hansberry; directed by Kenny Leon; choreographed by Patdro Harris; with Sean Combs (in his Broadway debut, portraying Walter Lee Younger); Audra McDonald (portraying Ruth Younger); Phylicia Rashad (portraying Lena Younger); Sanaa Lathan (in her Broadway debut, ... See more »

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If you want to be an actor, you should just get out there and do it. I don't go for the approach of first getting photos and an agent. I think you should start with the work, and the other stuff will follow. As with opportunity knocks, you have to be ready. See more »


Did a artist-in-residence post with Spelman College in Georgia. See more »


Frequently cast in Spike Lee films.

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