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Roger Guenveur Smith


Roger Guenveur Smith is an internationally acclaimed actor, writer, and director who has created a prolific body of work on stage and screen. He adapted his Obie Award-winning solo performance of A Huey P. Newton Story into a Peabody Award-winning telefilm, directed by his longtime colleague Spike Lee, with whom he continues to collaborate in a ... See full bio »

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Known For

Dope
Dope Austin Jacoby
(2015)
Do the Right Thing
(1989)
Summer of Sam
Summer of Sam Detective Curt Atwater
(1999)
All About the Benjamins
All About the Benjamins Julian Ramose
(2002)

Filmography

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 2018 I'll See You Around (post-production)
Michael Gomez
 2018/II The Other Side (completed)
Martin
 2018 No More Mr Nice Guy
El Gato
 2018 Behind the Movement (TV Movie)
Raymond
 2018 The Choir Director
Trustee Jonathan Smith
 2017 Queen Sugar (TV Series)
Quincy
- Heritage (2017) ... Quincy
 2017 Marshall
Walter White
 2017 Exhortation (Short)
Todd Birnie
 2017 Dr. Brinks & Dr. Brinks
Paul Sydney
 2017 Rodney King
Rodney King
 2017/I The Clapper
Dr. Rogers B. Hay
 2017/I Bitch
Steven Sheriff
 2016/I Dirty
Detective Berg
 2016 The Birth of a Nation
Isaiah
 2015 Chi-Raq
Red, White, and Blue Insurance Salesman
 2015 Supermodel
Max
 2015 But Not for Me
Raymond Little
 2015 Dutch Book
Cornelius Parks
 2015 Dope
Austin Jacoby
 2013 They Die by Dawn
Jourdon Anderson
 2013 Water & Power
Turnvill
 2013 Empire State
Agent Marichal
 2012 Promesas (Short)
Victor
 2012 In the Hive
Paris
 2012 Missed (Short)
 2012 In Sickness and in Health (TV Movie)
Calvin
 2012 Syndicate (Video Game)
Additional Voices (voice)
 2011 Lost Revolution
Cesar
 2011 The Whole Truth (TV Series)
 2011/I Abduction
Mr. Miles
 2011 CornerStore
Earl
 2011 Eagleheart (TV Series)
Vargas
- Get Worse Soon (2011) ... Vargas
 2011 The Son of No One
Hanky
 2010 Better Mus' Come
Prime Minister
 2010 Page 36 (Short)
Avoe Vullaley
 2010/I Salvation Road (Short)
The Man
 2010 Mooz-Lum
Hassan Mahdi
 2010 Napoleonic (Short)
James Kingston
 2010 Caller ID
Blake
 2009 The Rothstein Diamond
Walter
 2009 Applause for Miss E (TV Movie)
Buddy
 2009 Kings (TV Series)
Belial
- Brotherhood (2009) ... Belial
 2009 Fighting
Jack Dancing
 2008 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (TV Series)
Sac Federici
- Samson & Delilah (2008) ... Sac Federici
 2007 Cover
Kevin Wilson
 2007 American Gangster
Nate
 2007 The Take
Dr. Phineas
 2007 I Believe in America
Cesar
 2007 Fist of the Warrior
Det. Craig Barnes
 2006/I Confessions
Father Jeffrey
 2006 Mercenary for Justice (Video)
Anthony Chapel
 2006 Fatwa
Samir Al-Faied
 2006 God's Waiting List
Solomon Corbin
 2005 Third Watch (TV Series)
Off. Ty Davis Sr.
- Forever Blue (2005) ... Off. Ty Davis Sr.
 2004 Joy Road
Charles Blocker
 2004 Justice
Carter
 2003 K Street (TV Series)
Francisco Dupré
- Week 10 (2003) ... Francisco Dupré
- Week 9 (2003) ... Francisco Dupré
- Week 8 (2003) ... Francisco Dupré
- Week 7 (2003) ... Francisco Dupré
- Week 6 (2003) ... Francisco Dupré
 2003 Shade
Marlo (as Roger G. Smith)
 2002 The Guardian (TV Series)
Reginald Harris
- The Next Life (2002) ... Reginald Harris
 2002 All About the Benjamins
Julian Ramose
 2001 The Warden (TV Movie)
Napoliano
 2000/II Hamlet (TV Movie)
Laertes
 2000 City of Angels (TV Series)
Terry Pennington
- A Farewell to Arm (2000) ... Terry Pennington
 2000 Final Destination
Agent Schreck
 1999 Incognito (TV Movie)
Quinn Mathis
 1999 Facade
Henson
 1999 Summer of Sam
Detective Curt Atwater
 1998 The Color of Courage (TV Movie)
Mac McGhee
 1998 He Got Game
Big Time Willie
 1997-1998 All My Children (TV Series)
Miles Christopher
- Episode dated 2 March 1998 (1998) ... Miles Christopher
- Episode dated 20 February 1998 (1998) ... Miles Christopher
- Episode dated 7 January 1998 (1998) ... Miles Christopher
- Episode dated 30 December 1997 (1997) ... Miles Christopher
- Episode dated 29 December 1997 (1997) ... Miles Christopher
 1997 Eve's Bayou
Lenny Mereaux
 1997 Oz (TV Series)
Huseni Mershah
- Plan B (1997) ... Huseni Mershah
- To Your Health (1997) ... Huseni Mershah
 1997 New York Undercover (TV Series)
Forbes
- The Last Hurrah (1997) ... Forbes
 1996 Get on the Bus
Gary
 1995 Tales from the Hood
Rhodie
 1995/I Panther
Pruitt
 1995 The O.J. Simpson Story (TV Movie)
Professor Ford (as Roger Smith)
 1993 Poetic Justice
Heywood
 1992 Malcolm X
Rudy
 1992 Deep Cover
Eddie
 1991 Murphy Brown (TV Series)
Man in Gallery
- Eldin Imitates Life (1991) ... Man in Gallery
 1990 A Different World (TV Series)
Prof. Howard Randolph
- Time Keeps on Slippin' (1990) ... Prof. Howard Randolph
- Love Thy Neighbor (1990) ... Prof. Howard Randolph
- Tales from the Exam Zone (1990) ... Prof. Howard Randolph
- Blues for Nobody's Child (1990) ... Prof. Howard Randolph
- How Bittersweet It Is (1990) ... Prof. Howard Randolph
 1990 King of New York
Tanner (as Roger Smith)
 1989 Do the Right Thing
Smiley
 1988 School Daze
Yoda (as Roger Smith)
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Self (16 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

(April 26 to June 11, 2006) He acted in the play, "The Watts Tower Project," in a "Solomania!" (A Repertory Festival of Solo Performance Artists) world premiere at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Mark Anthony Thompson was composer. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Roger G. Smith | Roger Smith

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

In Detroit, Michigan producing Extra Film Productions' Joy Road (2004), with actors N'Bushe Wright, Wood Harris, Sam Logan Khaleghi, D.B. Dickerson and 'Krishna Dave'. See more »

Trademark:

Often won't blink when he talks

Star Sign:

Leo

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