Robin Harris (I) (1953–1990)


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Best remembered for his raunchy humor, Robin Harris became famous in supporting roles in movies such as Do The Right Thing as Sweet Dick Willie and House Party. He has left a legacy that fans and actors will truly miss due to his career which was cut by a massive heart attack at the age of 36. Spike Lee dedicated Mo'Better Blues to Harris after his... See full bio »

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(age 36) in Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Fri, May 20 3:00 PM PDT on VH1 (050)
Harlem Nights
Sun, May 22 1:28 AM PDT on HBOZ (516)

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Known For

Do the Right Thing Sweet Dick Willie
(1989)
(1990)
Mo' Better Blues Butterbean Jones
(1990)
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka Bartender at Sam's
(1988)

Filmography

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 1990 Mo' Better Blues
Butterbean Jones
 1990 House Party
Pop
 1989 Harlem Nights
Jerome
 1989 Do the Right Thing
Sweet Dick Willie
 1988 I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
Bartender at Sam's
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Other Works:

Appeared in Full Force's music video "Friends B-4 Lovers" (1990) Appeared in The Jamaica Boys's music video "Shake It Up!" See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | See more »

Alternate Names:

Robin 'Pop' Harris

Spouse:

Exetta Harris  (his death)  (2 children)
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Trivia:

Best known for his recurring comic sketch about Bebe's Kids. See more »

Trademark:

Uses the line "Test Tube Baby" during his stand up comedy skits.

Star Sign:

Virgo

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