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Robert Townsend (I)


Robert Townsend transcends any medium he touches whether he's performing stand up, acting, writing, directing, producing, or running a television network. A Chicago native, Townsend is often referred to as one of the "Godfathers" of the Independent Film World." With over 30 years in the business, he has made an indelible mark in Hollywood with an ... See full bio »

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Known For

Hollywood Shuffle
(1987)
The Five Heartbeats
(1991)
The Meteor Man
The Meteor Man Producer
(1993)
Black Listed
Black Listed Alan Chambers
(2003)

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 2009-2011 Diary of a Single Mom (TV Series) (executive producer - 26 episodes)
- Friday (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Dream Cart (2011) ... (executive producer)
- In the Meantime (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Paradox (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Aplomb (2010) ... (executive producer)
 2011 Los Americans (TV Series) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
- The Truth Hurts (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Happy Birthday (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Going to Mexico (2011) ... (executive producer)
- The Legacy ... (executive producer)
- Secrets ... (executive producer)
 2006 CeCe Winans Straight Up (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2006 Partners in Crime: The Next Generation Atlanta (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2006 Thou$and Dollar Bee on the Road (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2006 Playhouse 22 (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2006 The Envy Life (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2005 Partners in Crime (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2004 Black College Talent Hour (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2004 Lisa Knight and the Round Table (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2004 Souled Out (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2004 Speaker's Box (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2004 Spoken (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2004 Thousand Dollar Bee (TV Series) (executive producer)
  The Parent 'Hood (TV Series) (executive producer - 77 episodes, 1995 - 1999) (co-executive producer - 13 episodes, 1995)
- Wedding Bells Blues (1999) ... (executive producer)
- Something About Queenie (1999) ... (executive producer)
- To Kiss or Not to Kiss (1999) ... (executive producer)
- Old Men Can't Jump (1999) ... (executive producer)
- Integrity to Block (1999) ... (executive producer)
 1993 Townsend Television (TV Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- Episode #1.10 (1993) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.9 (1993) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.8 (1993) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.7 (1993) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.6 (1993) ... (executive producer)
 1991 The Best of Robert Townsend & His Partners in Crime (TV Special documentary) (executive producer)
 1987 Robert Townsend and His Partners in Crime (TV Movie) (executive producer)
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Other Works:

Xommercial break teaser for Anamainiacs on Kids' WB (Late 90s)

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Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Trivia:

Owns his own film production company, The Townsend Entertainment Corporation. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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