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Roger Guenveur Smith

Roger Guenveur Smith was born on July 27, 1959 in Berkeley, California, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for American Gangster (2007), Final Destination (2000) and Do the Right Thing (1989). He is married to Carolina. They have one child. See full bio »
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 2016 The Choir Director (post-production)
Trustee Jonathan Smith
 2016/IV The Other Side (post-production)
 2015 Dirty (completed)
Detective Berg
 2016 The Birth of a Nation
 2015 Chi-Raq
Red, White, and Blue Insurance Salesman
 2015 But Not For Me
Raymond Little
 2015 Dutch Book
Cornelius Parks
 2015 Dope
Austin Jacoby
 2013 Empire State
Agent Marichal
 2011 Lost Revolution
 2011/I Abduction
Mr. Miles
 2011 CornerStore
 2011 The Son of No One
 2010 Better Mus' Come
Prime Minister
 2010 Mooz-Lum
Hassan Mahdi
 2010 Caller ID
 2009 Fighting
Jack Dancing
 2007 Cover
Kevin Wilson
 2007 The Take
Dr. Phineas
 2006/I Confessions
Father Jeffrey
 2006 Fatwa
Samir Al-Faied
 2006 God's Waiting List
Solomon Corbin
 2004 Joy Road
Charles Blocker
 2004 Justice
 2003 Shade
Marlo (as Roger G. Smith)
 1999 Facade
 1998 He Got Game
Big Time Willie
 1997 Eve's Bayou
Lenny Mereaux
 1996 Get on the Bus
 1995 Tales from the Hood
 1995/I Panther
 1993 Poetic Justice
 1992 Malcolm X
 1992 Deep Cover
 1990 King of New York
Tanner (as Roger Smith)
 1989 Do the Right Thing
 1988 School Daze
Yoda (as Roger Smith)
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Appeared in The Coup's video, "Me and Jesus the Pimp in a '79 Granada Last Night" (1999). See more »

Alternate Names:

Roger G. Smith | Roger Smith


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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In Detroit, Michigan producing Extra Film Productions' Joy Road (2004), with actors N'Bushe Wright, Wood Harris, Sam Logan Khaleghi, D.B. Dickerson and 'Krishna Dave'. See more »


Often won't blink when he talks

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