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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
(1974)
Let's Do It Again
(1975)
Mandela and de Klerk
(1997)
Deacons for Defense
(2003)

Filmography

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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)
Cameron
 1986 Native Son
Bartender
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 1984 The House of Dies Drear (TV Movie) (screenplay by)
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 2007 Media City (TV Series)
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- Made in New York: Documentaries (2007) ... Himself
 1989 Working in the Theatre (TV Series documentary)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

"Heaven and the Homeboy," original musical; music and lyrics by Shelton Becton; book by Richard Wesley; directed and choreographed by George Faison; at the TheatreFest Festival of New Works, Montclair, New Jersey, USA. See more »

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Daughter Thembi was rapper/actor chino XL's high school girlfriend and prom date.

Star Sign:

Cancer

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