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Richard Wesley was born in Newark, New Jersey on July 11, 1945, the older of two boys, to George Wesley and Gertrude Thomas Wesley, a laborer and housewife, respectively. After graduating high school, he attended Howard University in Washington, DC, where he studied Playwriting and Dramatic Literature. His mentors there were the Chair of the Drama... See full bio »
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Known For

Uptown Saturday Night
Mandela and de Klerk
Let's Do It Again
Deacons for Defense


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 2003 Deacons for Defense (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 2001 100 Centre Street (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Things Change (2001) ... (writer)
 2001 Bojangles (TV Movie) (written by)
 1997 Mandela and de Klerk (TV Movie) (written by)
 1995 Fallen Angels (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Fearless (1995) ... (teleplay)
 1992 Murder Without Motive: The Edmund Perry Story (TV Movie) (written by)
 1986 Native Son
 1985 Fast Forward (screenplay)
 1979 Uptown Saturday Night (TV Movie) (characters)
 1975 Let's Do It Again (screenplay)
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 2013 Estranged (Short)
 1986 Native Son
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 1984 The House of Dies Drear (TV Movie) (screenplay by)
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 2007 Media City (TV Series)
- Made in New York: Documentaries (2007) ... Himself
 1989 Working in the Theatre (TV Series documentary)

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Other Works:

"The Black Terror," written by Richard Wesley; produced by Joseph Papp; directed by Nathan George; Off-Broadway at the Joseph Papp Public Theater/Susan Stein Shiva Theater, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA (180 performances). See more »


6' 3" (1.91 m)

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