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Robert Townsend was born on the 6th February 1957, in Chicago, Illinois USA and is a comedian, actor, film director as well as writer. All the above mentioned talents added sums to the outright size of Robert Townsend net worth. However, he is mostly known for directing the films “Hollywood Shuffle” (1987), “
Eddie Murphy Raw” (1987), “The Meteor Man (1993) among others. It should be said that he also landed the main roles in all the previously mentioned blockbusters. Townsend has been active in the entertainment industry since 1975.
How much is the net worth of Robert Townsend? Reportedly, authoritative sources estimate that his wealth stands at over $2 million dollars, accumulated during a career now spanning more than 40 years.
Robert Townsend Net Worth $2 Million
To start with, Townsend was raised in Chicago, the second of four children of Robert and Shirley Townsend. As a child he began to imitate various actors and thus to entertain his mother. He was educated at Austin High School. His real career began with improvisations at the New York Comedy Club. From there, he went to Hollywood, although it is worth mentioning that he studied at Illinois University for a year, but dropped out to pursue a career in acting.
His career began in 1975 after his first appearance in the feature film entitled “Cooley High”, even though his role was uncredited. Later on, he appeared on the big screen creating small roles in such films as “Monkey Hustle” (1976), “Streets of Fire” (1984), “Soldier’s Story” (1984), “American Flyers” (1985) and other films. In 1986, Townsend starred alongside
Sondra Locke in the film “Ratboy” directed by Sondra herself. Then, he landed the main role of the satirical comedy film “Hollywood Shuffle” (1987) which was directed, written and produced by Townsend as well. Moreover, he has directed, produced and written other films, including “The Five Heartbeats” (1991), “The Meteor Man” (1991), “Townsend Television (1993) and others. His net worth grew steadily.
Robert Townsend then went on to solely directing films, which have increased the total size of his net worth considerably. From 1997 to 2003, Townsend directed the comedy film “B*A*P*S” (1997), the television film “Jackie’s Back” (1999), the comedy adventure film “Up, Up, and Away” (2000), the drama film “Livin’ for Love: The
Natalie Cole Story” (2000), the show-time television film “10,000 Black Men Named George” (2002), as well as the film “Black Listed” (2003). The latter was followed by a five-year hiatus in the career of Townsend.
Robert got back into the industry by starring in the drama film “Of Boys and Men” (2008) directed by Carl Seaton. Moreover, he directed the film “Phantom Punch” the same year. Lately, he has directed the films “In the Hive” (2012), “Playin’ for Love” (2014) and “
Bill Cosby 77” (2014). It should be noted that Robert was nominated for an Ovation Award as he landed the lead role of Dan in the rock musical “Next to Normal” in the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts.
Finally, in the personal life of the director and actor, he married Cheri Jones in 1990, and the family has three children, however, Robert and Cheri divorced in 2001.
Birth date: , 6 February 1957 Birth place: , Chicago , IL , USA Profession: , Film Producer , Actor , Screenwriter , Film director , Comedian , Television producer , Television Director Writer Education: , Illinois State University Nationality: United States of America Spouse: Cheri Jones (1990 - 2001) Children: , Skye Townsend , Sierra Townsend , Grace Townsend Isaiah Townsend Nominations: , Ovation Award
# Fact 1 Friend of Howard Hewett. 2 Named the CEO & President of Production for The Black Family Channel. [May 2004] 3 Has known Eddie Murphy. since 1978. 4 Owns his own film production company, The Townsend Entertainment Corporation. 5 His son's name is Isaiah. 6 His daughters are named Sierra and Skylar. 7 His daughter, Sierra, is best friends with Denzel Washington's daugther, Olivia. 8 Studies with Milton Katselas at The Beverly Hills Playhouse. 9 Graduate of Austin High School in Chicago. 10 Has 2 daughters and 1 son with Cheri.
Pictures All Robert Townsend pictures » Won Awards Won awards Won awards
Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie Award shared with 2003 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Network/Cable - Best Director 10,000 Black Men Named George (2002) 2002 Career Achievement Award American Black Film Festival Male 1991 ACE CableACE Awards Variety Special or Series The Best of Robert Townsend & His Partners in Crime (1991) · Kimber Rickabaugh (producer) · Carl Craig (producer) 1987 Golden Unicorn Amiens International Film Festival Best Film Hollywood Shuffle (1987) 1987 Best Actor Amiens International Film Festival Hollywood Shuffle (1987) 1987 Critics Award Deauville Film Festival Hollywood Shuffle (1987) 1987 Coup de Coeur LTC Deauville Film Festival Hollywood Shuffle (1987) Nominated Awards Nominated awards Nominated awards
Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie Award shared with 2011 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Best Documentary Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy (2009) 2001 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Network/Cable - Best Director Holiday Heart (2000) 2000 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Network/Cable - Best Director Jackie's Back! (1999) 1989 ACE CableACE Awards Actor in a Comedy Series Robert Townsend and His Partners in Crime (1987) 1988 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best First Feature Hollywood Shuffle (1987) · Carl Craig (producer)
Filmography Producer Producer
Title Year Status Character Playin' for Love 2013 producer In the Hive 2012 producer Diary of a Single Mom 2009-2011 TV Series executive producer - 26 episodes Los Americans 2011 TV Series executive producer - 8 episodes Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy 2009 Documentary co-executive producer Of Boys and Men 2008 producer CeCe Winans Straight Up 2006 TV Movie executive producer Partners in Crime: The Next Generation Atlanta 2006 TV Series executive producer Thou$and Dollar Bee on the Road 2006 TV Series executive producer Playhouse 22 2006 TV Series executive producer The Envy Life 2006 TV Series executive producer Partners in Crime 2005 TV Series executive producer Black College Talent Hour 2004 TV Series executive producer Lisa Knight and the Round Table 2004 TV Series executive producer Souled Out 2004 TV Series executive producer Speaker's Box 2004 TV Series executive producer Spoken 2004 TV Series executive producer Thousand Dollar Bee 2004 TV Series executive producer The Parent 'Hood TV Series executive producer - 77 episodes, 1995 - 1999 co-executive producer - 13 episodes, 1995 Townsend Television 1993 TV Series executive producer - 10 episodes The Meteor Man 1993 producer The Five Heartbeats 1991 producer The Best of Robert Townsend & His Partners in Crime 1991 TV Special documentary executive producer Robert Townsend and His Partners in Crime 1987 TV Movie executive producer Hollywood Shuffle 1987 producer Actor Actor
Title Year Status Character Playin' for Love 2013 Coach Banks Scooby-Doo! Music of the Vampire 2012 Vampire Actor #1 (voice) Of Boys and Men 2008 Holden Cole Black Listed 2003 Video Alan Chambers I Was a Teenage Faust 2002 TV Movie Mr. Five Undercover Brother 2002 Mr. UB Book of Love: The Definitive Reason Why Men Are Dogs 2002 Up, Up, and Away! 2000 TV Movie Jim Marshall
Bronze Eagle The Parent 'Hood 1995-1999 TV Series Robert Peterson Mercenary II: Thick & Thin 1999 TV Movie Charlie Love Jackie's Back! 1999 TV Movie Robert Townsend Love Songs 1999 TV Movie Champ (segment "Love Song for Champ, A") Joseph's Gift 1998 James Saunders Motown Live 1998 TV Series Host (1998-1999) Taxman 1998 Peyton Cody Bliss 1995 TV Movie Dr. Barry Sullivan Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child 1995 TV Series Rumpelstiltskin The Meteor Man 1993 Jefferson Reed The Carol Burnett Show 1991 TV Series Skit characters The Five Heartbeats 1991 Duck One Night Stand 1990 TV Series Bum #3 The Mighty Quinn 1989 Maubee That's Adequate 1989 Stand-up Comic I'm Gonna Git You Sucka 1988 uncredited Another Page 1988 TV Series Robert Townsend and His Partners in Crime 1987 TV Movie Hollywood Shuffle 1987 Bobby Taylor / Jasper / Speed / ... Amazing Stories 1987 TV Series Billy Burliss Ratboy 1986 Manny Odd Jobs 1986 Dwight American Flyers 1985 Jerome A Soldier's Story 1984 Corporal Ellis Streets of Fire 1984 Lester - The Sorels M*A*S*H 1982 TV Series Patient In Love with an Older Woman 1982 TV Movie James Senior Trip 1981 TV Movie Randy Willie & Phil 1980 Thin Boy Women at West Point 1979 TV Movie Russell Baker The Warriors 1979 Baseball Fury (uncredited) Watch Your Mouth 1978 TV Series Prince Otoma The Monkey Hu$tle 1976 Musician Mahogany 1975 Extra (uncredited) Cooley High 1975 Basketball Player in Gym Class (uncredited) Writer Writer
Title Year Status Character Playin' for Love 2013 Musical Theatre of Hope 2009 TV Series writer Musical Theater of Hope 2009 TV Movie written by The Beginning of B5: The Documentary 2006 Documentary archive footage Black Listed 2003 Video written by The Parent 'Hood TV Series creator - 90 episodes, 1995 - 1999 story - 1 episode, 1995 Townsend Television TV Series creator - 10 episodes, 1993 writer - 10 episodes, 1993 The Meteor Man 1993 written by Comic Relief V 1992 TV Special A Party for Richard Pryor 1991 TV Special documentary The Five Heartbeats 1991 written by The Best of Robert Townsend & His Partners in Crime 1991 TV Special documentary writer A Comedy Salute to Michael Jordan 1991 TV Movie Uptown Comedy Express 1987 TV Special The Late Show 1987 TV Series 1 episode Hollywood Shuffle 1987 written by Director Director
Title Year Status Character Bill Cosby: 77 2014 Video Bill Cosby: Far from Finished 2013 TV Special documentary Playin' for Love 2013 In the Hive 2012 Diary of a Single Mom 2009-2011 TV Series 26 episodes Musical Theatre of Hope 2009 TV Series Musical Theater of Hope 2009 TV Movie Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy 2009 Documentary Phantom Punch 2008 Unfabulous 2004-2007 TV Series 9 episodes South of Nowhere 2005-2006 TV Series 4 episodes The Story of Beyoncé 2006 TV Movie documentary earlier footage The Beginning of B5: The Documentary 2006 Documentary Partners in Crime 2005 TV Series Black Listed 2003 Video Soul Food 2002 TV Series 1 episode 10,000 Black Men Named George 2002 TV Movie Carmen: A Hip Hopera 2001 TV Movie Holiday Heart 2000 TV Movie Livin' for Love: The Natalie Cole Story 2000 TV Movie Little Richard 2000 TV Movie Up, Up, and Away! 2000 TV Movie Fraternity Boys 1999 The 20th Century: From Behind Closed Doors 1999 TV Movie documentary The Parent 'Hood 1996-1999 TV Series 17 episodes Jackie's Back! 1999 TV Movie Love Songs 1999 TV Movie segment "Love Song for Jean and Ellis, A" B*A*P*S 1997 Townsend Television 1993 TV Series film segment director - 1993 The Meteor Man 1993 The Five Heartbeats 1991 The Best of Robert Townsend & His Partners in Crime 1991 TV Special documentary Robert Townsend and His Partners in Crime 1987 TV Movie Eddie Murphy: Raw 1987 Documentary Hollywood Shuffle 1987 Soundtrack Soundtrack
Title Year Status Character Phantom Punch 2008 lyrics: "If You Want My Love", "The Man That I Love" The Five Heartbeats 1991 performer: "America" Hollywood Shuffle 1987 lyrics: "There's a Bat in My House" Batty Boy's Theme, "Rebels of the Night" / music: "There's a Bat in My House" Batty Boy's Theme / performer: "There's a Bat in My House" Batty Boy's Theme Thanks Thanks
Title Year Status Character Pretty Dudes 2017 TV Series special thanks - 1 episode Bill Cosby: Far from Finished 2013 TV Special documentary special thanks Laff Mobb Presents 2012 TV Series special thanks - 2 episodes Ax 'Em 1992 special thanks Self Self
Title Year Status Character Unsung 2016 TV Series documentary Himself All Def Movie Awards 2016 TV Movie Himself BET Awards 2014 2014 TV Special Himself BET Awards 2013 2013 TV Special Himself Datzhott 2013 TV Series Himself 44th NAACP Image Awards 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself 43rd NAACP Image Awards 2012 TV Special Himself Kingdom Come 2011 Documentary Himself The Mo'Nique Show 2010-2011 TV Series Himself BET Awards 2011 2011 TV Special Himself Way Black When: Primetime 2011 TV Series Himself The Brian McKnight Show 2010 TV Series Himself For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots 2010 TV Movie documentary voice Directors on Directing 2009 Documentary Robert Townsend 11-04-08: The Day of Change 2009 TV Movie Himself Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy 2009 Documentary Himself Battleground Earth: Ludacris vs. Tommy Lee 2008 TV Series Himself Tao of the Golden Mask 2007 Documentary Lead We Don't Die, We Multiply: The Robin Harris Story 2006 Video documentary Himself An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Stevie Wonder 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself The Black Movie Awards 2005 TV Special Himself The 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards 2005 TV Special documentary Himself - Presenter: Best Cinematography Black in the 80s 2005 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!! 2003 TV Special documentary Himself 3rd Annual BET Awards 2003 TV Special documentary Himself The Script 2002 Short Himself Casting for Glinda 2001 Video documentary Himself An Evening of Stars: A Celebration of Educational Excellence 2001 TV Special documentary Himself - Co-Host American Masters 1997-2000 TV Series documentary Himself - Actor / Director / Himself Hollywood Squares 1999 TV Series Himself Celebrity Profile 1998 TV Series documentary Himself The Daily Show 1998 TV Series Himself Motown Live 1998 TV Series Himself 28th NAACP Image Awards 1997 TV Special Himself The Chris Rock Show 1997 TV Series Himself The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1997 TV Series Himself Late Show with David Letterman 1997 TV Series Himself Great Drives 1996 TV Mini-Series documentary Host (volume 2: Route 66) AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Steven Spielberg 1996 TV Special documentary Himself Martin 1996 TV Series Himself Soul Train's 25th Anniversary 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself HBO Comedy Showcase 1995 TV Series Himself - Host (1995) The Second Annual Comedy Hall of Fame 1994 TV Special Himself Soul Train 1994 TV Series documentary Himself - Guest Host Apollo Theatre Hall of Fame 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host 26th NAACP Image Awards 1994 TV Special Himself Townsend Television 1993 TV Series Himself / Various Characters Comic Relief V 1992 TV Special Himself Ebony/Jet Showcase 1987-1992 TV Series Himself A Party for Richard Pryor 1991 TV Special documentary Himself Ray Charles: 50 Years in Music 1991 TV Special documentary Himself The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1987-1991 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest The Best of Robert Townsend & His Partners in Crime 1991 TV Special documentary Himself - Host / Various Characters The Movie Awards 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host A Comedy Salute to Michael Jordan 1991 TV Movie Himself The All New Mickey Mouse Club 1991 TV Series Himself Motown 30: What's Goin' On! 1990 TV Special Himself Saturday Night Clive 1990 TV Series Himself 22nd NAACP Image Awards 1990 TV Special Himself All-Star Tribute to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 1989 TV Movie Himself The 1989 Annual MTV Video Music Awards 1989 TV Special Himself Late Night with David Letterman 1989 TV Series Himself - Guest New Edition Past and Present 1989 Video Himself 21st NAACP Image Awards 1989 TV Special Himself Freedomfest: Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Celebratation 1988 TV Special documentary Himself The 2nd Annual American Comedy Awards 1988 TV Special Himself - Presenter The Media Show 1988 TV Series Himself 20th NAACP Image Awards 1988 TV Special Himself The 9th Annual American Black Achievement Awards 1988 TV Special Himself Cooking with Wolfgang Puck 1987 Video Himself The Wil Shriner Show 1987 TV Series Himself Uptown Comedy Express 1987 TV Special Himself The Late Show 1987 TV Series Himself Rodney Dangerfield: It's Not Easy Bein' Me 1986 TV Special Himself Archive Footage Archive Footage