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 »


(age 36) in Chicago, Illinois, USA

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


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 1990 Mo' Better Blues
Butterbean Jones
 1990 House Party
 1989 Harlem Nights
 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 »

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1 Biographical Movie | See more »

Alternate Names:

Robin 'Pop' Harris

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Prior to acting, he worked for Hughes Aircraft, a rental car company, and Security Pacific Bank. During the 1980's, Harris worked as the master of ceremonies at The Comedy Act Theater. See more »


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

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