Bill Nunn (1953–2016)


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Commanding performer Bill Nunn made his feature debut in fellow Morehouse College graduate Spike Lee's School Daze (1988), but really etched himself into moviegoers' minds as a formidable screen presence in his second film with Lee, Do the Right Thing (1989), playing Radio Raheem, whose ever-present boom box is at the center of a fight that leads ... See full bio »

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Regarding Henry Bradley, Physical Therapist
(1991)
Spider-Man Joseph 'Robbie' Robertson
(2002)
Spider-Man 3 Joseph 'Robbie' Robertson
(2007)
Spider-Man 2 Joseph 'Robbie' Robertson
(2004)

Filmography

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 2014-2015 Sirens (TV Series)
Cash
- Sub-Primal Fears (2015) ... Cash
- No Love (2015) ... Cash
- Six Feet Over/Under (2015) ... Cash
- Balls (2015) ... Cash
- Charbroiled (2015) ... Cash
 2012 Won't Back Down
Principal Holland
 2009 Help Me, Help You
Detective
 2008 A Raisin in the Sun (TV Movie)
Bobo
 2007 Randy and the Mob
Wardlowe Gone
 2007 Firehouse Dog
Joe Musto
 2007 Spider-Man 3
Joseph 'Robbie' Robertson
 2007 October Road (TV Series)
Leslie Etwood
- Pilot (2007) ... Leslie Etwood
 2006 Idlewild
GW
 2006 Out There
Desmond
 2004 Spider-Man 2
Joseph 'Robbie' Robertson
 2003 The District (TV Series)
Grant Singer
- Free Byrd (2003) ... Grant Singer
 2003 Runaway Jury
Lonnie Shaver
 2002 The Kudzu Christmas (Video)
Dr. Luke
 2002 People I Know
The Reverend Lyle Blunt
 2002 Spider-Man
Joseph 'Robbie' Robertson
 2001-2002 The Job (TV Series)
Terrence 'Pip' Phillips
- Dad (2002) ... Terrence 'Pip' Phillips
- Vacation (2002) ... Terrence 'Pip' Phillips
- Gay (2002) ... Terrence 'Pip' Phillips
- Neighbor (2002) ... Terrence 'Pip' Phillips
- Betrayal (2002) ... Terrence 'Pip' Phillips
 2000 Lockdown
Charles
 2000 Stolen from the Heart (TV Movie)
FBI Special Agent Malcolm Russ
 1999 The Hungry Bachelors Club
Moses Grady
 1999 The Price of a Broken Heart (TV Movie)
 1999 Foolish
Jimmy Beck
 1999 Passing Glory (TV Movie)
Howard Porter
 1998 The Legend of 1900
Danny
 1998 Carriers (TV Movie)
Capt. David Arends
 1998 The Tic Code
Kingston
 1998 Ambushed
Watts Fatboy
 1998 He Got Game
Uncle Bubba
 1998 Always Outnumbered (TV Movie)
Howard M'Shalla
 1998 Early Edition (TV Series)
Detective Barns
- A Minor Miracle (1998) ... Detective Barns
 1997 Ellen Foster (TV Movie)
Mr. Douglas
 1997 Mad City
Cliff Williams (uncredited)
 1997 Kiss the Girls
Sampson
 1997 Millennium (TV Series)
Lt. McCormick
- Maranatha (1997) ... Lt. McCormick
 1997 Quicksilver Highway (TV Movie)
Len
 1996 Extreme Measures
Det. Bob Burke
 1996 Bulletproof
Finch
 1996 Mr. and Mrs. Loving (TV Movie)
Leonard
 1996 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Frank Champness
- Lost and Found (1996) ... Frank Champness
 1995 New York Undercover (TV Series)
Lt. Carver
- Internal Affairs (1995) ... Lt. Carver
 1995 Fallen Angels (TV Series)
Fearless Jones
- Fearless (1995) ... Fearless Jones
 1995 Money Train
Crash Train Motorman
 1995 The Affair (TV Movie)
Sgt. Rivers
 1995 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Tony Maxwell
- A Coupla Stiffs (1995) ... Tony Maxwell
 1995 True Crime (Video)
Detective Jerry Guinn
 1995 Canadian Bacon
Kabral
 1995 Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh
Reverend Ellis
 1994 Traps (TV Series)
Cloud
- Triage (1994) ... Cloud
- The 24/24 Hour Rule (1994) ... Cloud
 1994 The Last Seduction
Harlan
 1994 Dangerous Heart (TV Movie)
Mulkey
 1994/I Save Me
Vincent
 1993 Silent Witness: What a Child Saw
William Crawford
 1993 Bakersfield P.D. (TV Series)
Troy Davis
- The Ex-Partner (1993) ... Troy Davis
 1993 Loaded Weapon 1
Police Photographer
 1992 Sister Act
Eddie Souther
 1991 White Lie (TV Movie)
Chief Adams
 1991 Regarding Henry
Bradley, Physical Therapist
 1991 New Jack City
Duh Duh Duh Man
 1990 Mo' Better Blues
Bottom Hammer (Bass)
 1990 Cadillac Man
Grave Digger
 1990 Def by Temptation
Dougy
 1989 Glory (uncredited)
 1989 Do the Right Thing
Radio Raheem
 1989 The Littlest Victims (TV Movie)
Orderly
 1988 School Daze
Da Fella Grady
 1987 Vietnam War Story (TV Series)
MP #1
- The Pass (1987) ... MP #1
 1981 Sharky's Machine
Kitten's Bouncer (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial, "Never Stop, Never Settle (Martin Campbell)," for Hennessy VS Cognac (voiceover). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Article | See more »

Height:

6' 3½" (1.92 m)

Spouse:

Donna Anne Watts  (his death)  (2 children)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

"Fortunately, I never had to do the waiter thing. When I got out of college, I immediately started to teach acting. One of the first jobs I had was in a federally-funded program where I taught drama to young people." - On his pre-acting employment. See more »

Trivia:

Enrolled in Morehouse College as an English major. Nunn originally had his sights set on becoming a writer. Overtime he started gravitating towards acting and decided to focus on that as his future instead. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently cast in Spike Lee films. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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