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Robert Peter Williams was born on 30 November 1927, in St. Louis, Missouri USA, and is an actor, best known for being a part of the series “Soap” as the character Benson; he also reprised the role on the spin-off series “Benson”. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Robert Guillaume? As of early-2017, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $5 million, mostly earned through success as an actor. He is the voice of Rafiki in the animated film “The Lion King”. He’s gotten numerous awards and nominations over the course of his career. All of these achievements ensured the position of his wealth.
Robert Guillaume Net Worth $5 million
Robert attended Saint Louis University and later Washington University. After his studies, he served in the US Army, and would then pursue an acting career.
One of Guillaume’s first endeavors was on stage, joining the Karamu Players in Cleveland, performing in opera as well as musical comedies. He toured around the world as part of the cast of the Broadway musical “Free and Easy”, then two years later he became a part of “Kwamina”. More stage productions would be offered to him, and he became a part of “Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris”, “Tambourines to Glory”, and “Guys and Dolls” which earned him a Tony Award nomination. In 1964, he appeared in “Porgy and Bess” as Sportin’ Life,. and was also a member of the Robert de Cormier singers, a group that performed in concerts. Later, he was featured on “The Tonight Show” as a solo singer, leading to an LP record entitled “Just Arrived”. He also became a member of The Pilgrims and played folk music. His net worth was certainly well established.
While doing all of these projects, he also made regular appearances in numerous television shows, including “The Jeffersons”, “Saved by the Bell: The College Years” and “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”. He found popularity when he became part of the series “Soap”, as the butler Benson, which significantly helped increase his net worth. In 1985, he was cast in the mini-series “North and South”, portraying Fredrick Douglass, and other shows that he was a part of include “The Robert Guillaume Show”, “Pacific Station”, and “Sports Night”.
Aside from acting, he has also done a lot of voice work, most notably in “The Lion King”. Other projects have included the video game “Half-Life 2”, and the film “The Land Before Time VIII: The Big Freeze”. All of these projects helped raise Robert’s net worth to a high point.
For his performance in “Soap”, he was awarded the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. He also won another Primetime Emmy Award, this time for Lead Actor thanks to his performance in “Benson”. In 1995, he received a Grammy Award for being a part of “The Lion King” read-along book. He’s also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and on the St. Louis Walk of Fame.
For his personal life, it is known that Robert is married to Donna Brown Guillaume. Philanthropically, he’s helped various institutions and organizations, which include Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, AmFar, and Artists for a New South Africa.
Birth date: , November 30 1927 Birth place: , St. Louis , Missouri U.S. Profession: Actor Spouse: Donna Brown Guillaume Record labels: SnailWorx Nominations: , Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series , Tony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Musical , NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture , NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture , Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy , Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer In An Animated Program , Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical , People's Choice Award for Favorite Actor in a New TV Series , Satellite Award for Best Actor - Television Series Musical or Comedy , NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series TV Land Best Broadcast Butler Award Albums: , There Is Love Midnight Blue
# Fact 1 He was awarded a Star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame on May 16, 1999. 2 He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6675 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on November 28, 1984 (two days before his 57th birthday). 3 Acting mentor and friends with Missy Gold and Ethan Phillips. 4 Friends with: Marla Gibbs, Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Charlotte Rae, Bea Arthur, Redd Foxx, Danny Thomas, James Garner, James Earl Jones, Bill Cosby, Norman Lear, Paul Junger Witt, Inga Swenson, Rene Auberjonois, Katherine Helmond, Richard Mulligan, James Noble, Whoopi Goldberg, Georg Stanford Brown and Diahann Carroll. 5 Is the first African-American actor to win the Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. As of 2016, he is the only African-American to win any of these two awards, let alone winning both of them. 6 Best known by the public for his starring role as the title character on Benson (1979). 7 Remains good friends with Missy Gold during and after Benson (1979). 8 He was nominated for a 1977 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Principal Role in a Play for his performance in "Don Juan" at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. 9 He was nominated for a 1976 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Principal Role in a Play for "Benito Cereno" at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. 10 Along with James Garner, he was among the original cast for The Powers That Be (1992) in the TV Guide Fall Preview. 11 He was the producers first choice for the role of Tuvok on Star Trek: Voyager (1995), which eventually went to Tim Russ. 12 Robert Guillaume was born as Robert Peter Williams (Guillaume is the French translation of William). 13 Was nominated for Broadway's 1977 Tony Award a Best Actor (Musical) for a revival of "Guys and Dolls". 14 Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith, pg. 198. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387 15 Father of Kevin Guillaume and Rachel Guillaume (born 1990). 16 Was once engaged to actress Fay Hauser. 17 Attended Saint Louis University and Washington University. 18 Suffered a mild stroke on the set of his television series Sports Night (1998) on January 14, 1999. 19 His stroke was paralleled on his television series where his character, boss Isaac Jaffe also was shown to have suffered a stroke, and where he was also shown to be missed and idolized by his television-staff colleagues. 20 There was some controversy when he replaced the original Phantom (Michael Crawford) in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "The Phantom of the Opera". Some tickets were returned to protest his selection as lead actor even before his first performance. His run was none the less popular with audiences and critics.
Net Worth & Salary
Title Salary Benson (1979) $20,000 per 1/2 hour episode
# Trademark 1 Gravelly gregarious voice.
Pictures All Robert Guillaume pictures » Won Awards Won awards Won awards
Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie Award shared with 2005 Interactive Achievement Award Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, USA Outstanding Achievement in Character Performance - Male Half-Life 2 (2004) 2001 Golden Nymph Monte-Carlo TV Festival Outstanding Male Actor 1985 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Benson (1979) 1984 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Television On 28 November 1984. At 6675 Hollywood Blvd. 1979 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Comedy-Variety or Music Series Soap (1977) Nominated Awards Nominated awards Nominated awards
Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie Award shared with 2004 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Best Broadcast Butler Soap (1977) 2001 Video Premiere Award DVD Exclusive Awards Best Animated Character Performance The Land Before Time VIII: The Big Freeze (2001) · Zeon Davush (overseas supervising director) · Bunis Yang (animation director overseas studio) 2001 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series Sports Night (1998) 2001 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical Sports Night (1998) 2000 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (1995) 2000 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Sports Night (1998) 2000 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Sports Night (1998) · Josh Charles · Felicity Huffman · Peter Krause · Sabrina Lloyd · Joshua Malina 1999 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Sports Night (1998) 1999 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Sports Night (1998) 1999 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a New Comedy Series Sports Night (1998) 1985 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Benson (1979) 1984 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Benson (1979) 1984 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Benson (1979) 1983 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Benson (1979) 1983 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Benson (1979) 1982 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Benson (1979) 1980 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Benson (1979)
Filmography Actor Actor
Title Year Status Character Off the Beach 2013 Short Dr. Black Wanda Sykes Presents Herlarious 2013 TV Series Historian Columbus Circle 2012 Howard Miles Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom 2012 Video Game Rafiki (voice) Satin 2011 Doc Bishop CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2008 TV Series Sonny Bridges The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry 2008 Mr. Barnes Storyline Online 2008 TV Series Half-Life 2: Episode Two 2007 Video Game Dr. Eli Vance (voice) The Orange Box 2007 Video Game Dr. Eli Vance (voice) Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ 2007 Video Game Rafiki (English version, voice) Half-Life 2: Episode One 2006 Video Game Dr. Eli Vance (voice) Kingdom Hearts II 2005 Video Game Rafiki (English version, voice) Half-Life 2 2004 Video Game Dr. Eli Vance (voice) Century City 2004 TV Series Judge The Lion King 1 1/2 2004 Video Rafiki (voice) Big Fish 2003 Dr. Bennett - Senior Extreme Skate Adventure 2003 Video Game Rafiki (voice) 8 Simple Rules 2003 TV Series Cody Grant The Proud Family 2002 TV Series Dr. Parker 13th Child 2002 Riley The Adventures of Tom Thumb & Thumbelina 2002 Video Ben (voice) The Land Before Time VIII: The Big Freeze 2001 Video Mr. Thicknose (voice) Moesha 2000 TV Series Arthur Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child 1995-2000 TV Series Narrator Sports Night 1998-2000 TV Series Isaac Jaffe The Happy Prince 1999 TV Movie Narrator Closeups 1999 TV Series Silicon Towers 1999 Detective Green Timon & Pumbaa 1995-1999 TV Series Rafiki The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride 1998 Video Rafiki (voice) His Bodyguard 1998 TV Movie Garrett The Outer Limits 1998 TV Series Mr. Brown The Easter Story Keepers 1998 Video singing voice Merry Christmas, George Bailey 1997 TV Movie Mr. Gower Touched by an Angel 1997 TV Series Judge Dawes Goode Behavior 1997 TV Series Dr. Baxter Alchemy 1996 TV Movie Merlin Crystal Cave 1996 TV Movie Merlin Snow White 1996 TV Short voice Promised Land 1996 TV Series Martin Woolridge Sparks 1996 TV Series Pandora's Clock 1996 TV Mini-Series Ambassador Lee Lancaster Panic in the Skies! 1996 TV Movie Rob Barnes First Kid 1996 Wilkes Run for the Dream: The Gail Devers Story 1996 TV Movie Reverend Devers Spy Hard 1996 Agent Steve Bishop Lamb Chop's Chanukah and Passover Surprise 1996 TV Movie Robert Children of the Dust 1995 TV Mini-Series Mossburger Cosmic Slop 1994 TV Movie Gleason Golightly (segment "Space Traders") Animated StoryBook: The Lion King 1994 Video Game Rafiki (voice) Greyhounds 1994 TV Movie Robert Smith The Lion King 1994 Rafiki (voice) The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1994 TV Series Pete Fletcher Captain Planet and the Planeteers 1994 TV Series Citizen Burke's Law 1994 TV Series Eugene Sayers Saved by the Bell: The College Years 1993 TV Series Dr. Arthur Hemmings Diagnosis Murder 1993 TV Series Father Morrissey The Addams Family 1993 TV Series Mr. Corblarb The Meteor Man 1993 Ted Reed, Jeff's Father You Must Remember This 1992 TV Movie Uncle Buddy Mastergate 1992 TV Movie Sydley Sellers A Different World 1991-1992 TV Series Dean Winston
Prof. Murphy Driving Miss Daisy 1992 TV Movie Hoke Colburn Jack's Place 1992 TV Series Ted Sill L.A. Law 1992 TV Series Kenneth Rollins Murder Without Motive: The Edmund Perry Story 1992 TV Movie Police Commissioner (uncredited) Fish Police 1992 TV Series Det. Catfish Pacific Station 1991-1992 TV Series Det. Bob Ballard Death Warrant 1990 Hawkins Fire and Rain 1989 TV Movie Carter The Robert Guillaume Show 1989 TV Series Edward Sawyer The Penthouse 1989 TV Movie Eugene St. Clair Lean on Me 1989 Dr. Frank Napier Crossbow 1987 TV Series Nolan Ben Sunniman Al Hedrem Perry Mason: The Case of the Scandalous Scoundrel 1987 TV Movie Harlan Wade They Still Call Me Bruce 1987 V.A. Officer Wanted: Dead or Alive 1987 Philmore Walker Hotel 1986 TV Series Frank Stoner John Grin's Christmas 1986 TV Movie John Grin Benson 1979-1986 TV Series Benson DuBois North and South 1985 TV Mini-Series Frederick Douglass Prince Jack 1984 Martin Luther King The Kid with the 200 I.Q. 1983 TV Movie Professor Mills The Kid with the Broken Halo 1982 TV Movie Blake Purlie 1981 TV Movie Purlie Victorious Judson The Love Boat 1980-1981 TV Series Frank Belloque
Allan Curtis Seems Like Old Times 1980 Fred Soap 1977-1980 TV Series Benson DuBois Bob Hope in the Starmakers 1980 TV Movie The Singer The Kid from Left Field 1979 TV Movie Larry Cooper Good Times 1977 TV Series Fishbone The Jeffersons 1975 TV Series Charles Thompson All in the Family 1975 TV Series Dr. Franklin Sanford and Son 1975 TV Series Albert Brock Super Fly T.N.T. 1973 Jordan Gaines Marcus Welby, M.D. 1970 TV Series Aaron Carothers Julia 1969 TV Series Robert Barron Porgy in Wien 1966 TV Movie Soundtrack Soundtrack
Title Year Status Character Dinah! 1979 TV Series performer - 1 episode The Land Before Time VIII: The Big Freeze 2001 Video performer: "The Lesson" Sports Night 1999-2000 TV Series performer - 2 episodes The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride 1998 Video performer: "Upendi" The 38th Annual Tony Awards 1984 TV Special performer: "Another Hundred People", "Not a Day Goes By", "The Best of Times", "Milk and Honey", "Hello, Dolly!", "Mame" The 37th Annual Tony Awards 1983 TV Special performer: "There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon for New York", "Off Thee I Sing", "Bidin' My Time", "I Got Plenty of Nothing", "Fascinatin' Rhythm" Purlie 1981 TV Movie performer: "New Fangled Preacher Man", "The Harder They Fall", "Down Home", "Walk Him Up the Stairs / Epilogue" The Donna Summer Special 1980 TV Special performer: "Bridge Over Troubled Water", "The Man I Love" Producer Producer
Title Year Status Character John Grin's Christmas 1986 TV Movie executive producer The Fantastic World of D.C. Collins 1984 TV Movie executive producer The Kid with the 200 I.Q. 1983 TV Movie executive producer Director Director
Title Year Status Character John Grin's Christmas 1986 TV Movie Self Self
Title Year Status Character Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age 2016 Documentary post-production Himself Oprah: Where Are They Now? 2016 TV Series Himself Home & Family 2015 TV Series Himself Actors Reporter Interviews 2015 TV Series Himself 4TH NAFCA: African Oscar 2014 TV Movie Himself Made in Hollywood 2011 TV Series Himself Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition 2011 TV Series Himself SAG Foundation Conversations 2011 TV Series Himself Behind the Secrets of Jonathan Sperry 2010 Video documentary short Himself TV Land Moguls 2009 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself The Florence Henderson Show 2009 TV Series Himself Tavis Smiley 2007 TV Series Himself Gylne tider 2006-2007 TV Series documentary Himself TV Land's Top Ten 2006 TV Series documentary Himself The 4th Annual TV Land Awards 2006 TV Special Himself TV Land Confidential 2005 TV Series documentary Himself Larry King Live 2005 TV Series Himself Inside TV Land: Primetime Politics 2004 TV Special documentary Himself TV in Black: The First Fifty Years 2004 Video documentary Himself SoapTalk 2003 TV Series Himself Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives 2003 Documentary Reader Inside TV Land: African Americans in Television 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself Hollywood Squares 2001 TV Series Himself 31st NAACP Image Awards 2000 TV Special Himself 2nd Annual TV Guide Awards 2000 TV Special Himself - Winner: The Best Show You're Not Watching 2000 Essence Awards 2000 TV Special Himself The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1999 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series E! True Hollywood Story 1999 TV Series documentary Himself The 13th Annual Genesis Awards 1999 TV Special Himself - Presenter The 50th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1998 TV Special Himself - Audience Member Hollywood & Vinyl 1998 TV Series Himself Wheel of Fortune 1997 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Contestant Reading Rainbow 1994 TV Series Himself Disney's Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra 1994 TV Movie Himself - Host The Making of 'The Lion King' 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host Jeopardy! 1992 TV Series Himself - Contestant In a New Light: A Call to Action in the War Against AIDS 1992 TV Movie documentary Himself - Co-Host One on One with John Tesh 1992 TV Series Himself Great American Celebration 1991 TV Movie Himself Walt Disney World's 20th Anniversary Celebration 1991 TV Special Himself Motown 30: What's Goin' On! 1990 TV Special Himself Live with Kelly and Michael 1990 TV Series Himself The Arsenio Hall Show 1990 TV Series Himself 22nd NAACP Image Awards 1990 TV Special Himself Lou Rawls Parade of Stars 1985-1989 TV Series Himself The 15th Annual People's Choice Awards 1989 TV Special Himself - Co-Presenter: Favourite Female Television Performer Good Morning America 1978-1989 TV Series Himself Ebony/Jet Showcase 1985-1989 TV Series Himself The Debbie Allen Special 1989 TV Special Himself Living the Dream: A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 1988 TV Special Himself The Wil Shriner Show 1987 TV Series Himself The New Hollywood Squares 1987 TV Series Himself - Panelist Great Performances 1987 TV Series Himself We the People 200: The Constitutional Gala 1987 TV Movie Himself - Performer Passion and Memory 1986 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host and Narrator The Bob Monkhouse Show 1986 TV Series Himself The 7th Annual Black Achievement Awards 1986 TV Special Himself The 37th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1985 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series The 36th Primetime Emmy Awards 1984 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series The Love Boat Fall Preview Special 1984 TV Movie Himself The 38th Annual Tony Awards 1984 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Featured Actress in a Play Breakaway 1984 TV Series Himself The 5th Annual Black Achievement Awards 1984 TV Special Himself - Host The 41st Annual Golden Globe Awards 1984 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a TV-Series - Comedy / Musical Salute! 1983 TV Series Himself Family Feud 1979-1983 TV Series Himself The 35th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1983 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series The 37th Annual Tony Awards 1983 TV Special Himself - Performer Saturday Night Live 1983 TV Series Himself - Host / Various Texaco Star Theater: Opening Night 1983 TV Movie Himself The 34th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1982 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and Presenter Night of 100 Stars 1982 TV Special Himself Magic with the Stars 1982 TV Movie Himself - Host Games People Play 1981 TV Series Himself Hour Magazine 1981 TV Series Himself Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters 1981 TV Series Himself The John Davidson Show 1980 TV Series Himself - Co-Host 3-2-1 Contact 1980 TV Series Himself The Donna Summer Special 1980 TV Special An Angel Hot Hero Sandwich 1979 TV Series Himself The Mike Douglas Show 1978-1979 TV Series Himself - Actor / Himself - Co-Host The 2nd Annual Black Achievement Awards 1979 TV Special Himself - Host The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1979 TV Series Himself The 31st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1979 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Comedy-Variety or Music Series & Presenter: Best Lead Actress / Actor in a Drama Series Dinah! 1979 TV Series Himself Sha Na Na 1979 TV Series Himself The Alan Hamel Show 1978 TV Series Himself The Hollywood Squares 1978 TV Series Himself The Cheap Show 1978 TV Series Himself The 32nd Annual Tony Awards 1978 TV Special Himself - Presenter Rich Little's Washington Follies 1978 TV Special Himself The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Jack Klugman 1978 TV Special Himself The Jim Nabors Show 1978 TV Series Himself 'S Wonderful, 'S Marvelous, 'S Gershwin 1972 TV Movie Himself The Leslie Uggams Show 1969 TV Series Himself Archive Footage Archive Footage