Robert X. Golphin

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Robert X. Golphin is an American award-winning actor-filmmaker-screenwriter from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is best known for his portrayal of Dunbar Reed in the Golden Globe nominated The Great Debaters (2007). He garnered "Best Actor" and "Best Supporting Actor" wins and nominations at U.S. and international film festivals for his roles in ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Great Debaters Dunbar Reed
The Wire Crackhead
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 2023 American Zealot (pre-production)
Moroccan gang member
 2022 How to Tie a Tie (Short)
 2020/I Essential (Short)
Shiloh Avery
 2019 #ThatMoment (TV Series short)
Man In The Red Robe / The Dancing Man / Man In The Chair / ...
- When You Lust (2019) ... Man In The Red Robe
- When You Live Your Best Life (2019) ... The Dancing Man
- When You Own Up (2019) ... Man In The Chair
- When You Love Yourself (2019) ... The Kissing Man
- When You Purge (2019) ... Man In The Shower
 2015 Under the Thumb (Short)
 2014 Underground Kings (TV Series)
Javier Santana
- The Reveal (2014) ... Javier Santana (credit only)
- The Setup (2014) ... Javier Santana
- The Beginning (2014) ... Javier Santana (credit only)
- The Confusion (2014) ... Javier Santana (credit only)
 2014 The Counterparts (TV Series)
Curtis / Tyler / Brandon / ...
- Mad About You (2014) ... Curtis
- Undivided (2014) ... Tyler
- The Way You Look Tonight (2014) ... Brandon
- After Taste (2014) ... Preston
 2013 Blue Plate Teleportation (Short)
 2013 Pretentious: Skylar Avielle (Short)
Skylar Avielle
 2011 Un-Perfect (Short)
Douglas Jr.
 2011 Punch Me (Short)
 2009 In Heaven's Court (Short)
Shawn Johnson
 2008 Beautiful Man in the Buff (Short)
Devaun Cheri
 2008 John Adams (TV Mini Series)
Male Slave
- Join or Die (2008) ... Male Slave
 2007 The Great Debaters
Dunbar Reed
 2007 Remember the Daze
Boy #2 (as Robert Golphin)
 2005 Rounding First
Quick Mart Clerk
 2005 Track Marks (Short)
Markee Percy
 2005 Private Jet (Short)
 2004 The Wire (TV Series)
- Back Burners (2004) ... Crackhead (uncredited)
 2004 Simply Untitled (Short)
 2002 Say Cheese, Elohim
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Robert Golphin


6' 1" (1.85 m)

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