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Robin Harris Net Worth, Biography & Wiki in 2017

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Robin Harris net worth:
$250,000

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Robin Harris Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

Robin Hughes Harris was born on 30 August 1953, in Chicago, Illinois USA, and was an actor and comedian, best known for his stand-up comic act “Bebe’s Kids”. He did a lot of stage performances, and also appeared in several films, such that all of his endeavors helped put his net worth to where it was prior to his passing in 1990.

How rich was Robin Harris? As of early-2017, sources estimate a net worth that was at $250,000 earned through his numerous endeavors. His sketch “Bebe’s Kids” would become an animated feature, and he was also nominated for an Independent Spirit Award during his career. He was very active, and all of these achievements ensured the position of his wealth.

Robin Harris Net Worth $250,000

In 1961, Robin’s family moved to Los Angeles and there he would attend Manual Arts High School. After matriculating, he attended Ottawa University, during which he started developing his skills for comedy. After graduation, he worked at numerous jobs including at Hughes Aircraft and Security Pacific Bank. It wasn’t until 1980 that he made his major comedy debut.

He worked at the Comedy Act Theater as a master of ceremonies throughout the mid-1980s. He developed an “old school” type of comedy that started to gain popularity and increase his net worth. Eventually, this led him to get acting opportunities, and he made his acting debut in the parody film “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka” which starred Keenen Ivory Wayans, appearing as a bartender. In 1989, he was given a role in “Do the Right Thing” which was a comedy drama directed by Spike Lee. The film was a commercial and critical success, earning numerous awards. In the film he played “Sweet Dick Willie” which was part of the neighborhood Greek chorus. A year later, he was cast in “House Party” in which he played the father of Kid. The film would become a commercial success and later became a cult classic. Robin’s next film would be “Mo’ Better Blues” in which he played a small role as a jazz club MC; the musical also starred Denzel Washington and Wesley Snipes. Another film he was a part of was “Harlem Nights” which starred Eddie Murphy, who also produced and directed it.

Robin’s most successful routine would be “Bebe’s Kids”, in which he tells that his girlfriend and her friend Bebe’s kids would go with them on dates. The kids would make a fool out of Harris or annoy him regularly. The popularity of this routine would help in building Harris’ net worth. The routine was intended to be made into a feature film, however, he passed away during production.

Instead, it was made into an animated feature that was directed by Bruce W. Smith.

For his personal life, it is known that Robin was married to Exetta Harris from 1984, which lasted until his death – in 1990, Harris passed away in his sleep from a heart attack, after performing for a sold out crowd. His death was integrated into the story lines of “House Party 2” and “House Party 3”. His wife was also pregnant with their son at his passing. A posthumous DVD entitled “We Don’t Die, We Multiply: The Robin Harris Story” was released in 2006.

Robin Harris information

Robin Harris information

Birth date: August 30, 1953
Birth place: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Death date: 1990-03-18
Profession:Comedian
Education:Ottawa University, Manual Arts High School
Nationality:American
Spouse:Exetta Harris (m. ?–1990)
Children:Robin Harris, Jr.
Parents:Earl Harris, Mattie Harris
Siblings:Michael Harris

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More about Robin Harris:

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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mo' Better Blues1990Butterbean Jones
House Party1990Pop
Harlem Nights1989Jerome
Do the Right Thing1989Sweet Dick Willie
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka1988Bartender at Sam's

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bébé's Kids1992characters
The Best of Robert Townsend & His Partners in Crime1991TV Special documentary writer
One Night Stand1990TV Series 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
House Party 21991in memory of - as Robin 'Pop' Harris
You're Right... I'm Sorry1990TV Movie dedicated to the memory of
In Living Color1990TV Series in memory of - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bébé's Kids1992Himself
The Best of Robert Townsend & His Partners in Crime1991TV Special documentaryHimself
One Night Stand1990TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Unsung Hollywood2014TV Series documentaryHimself
We Don't Die, We Multiply: The Robin Harris Story2006Video documentaryHimself
Robin Harris: Live from the Comedy Act Theater2006VideoHimself
BET Comedy Awards2004TV SpecialHimself (In Memory Of)
Mo' Funny: Black Comedy in America1993TV Special documentaryHimself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1991Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting MaleHouse Party (1990)


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#Fact
1Brother of Michael Harris.
2Father of Antoine Harris, and Robin Harris.
3The comedy album "Bebe's Kids" was released shortly after his death. Recorded live in Los Angeles in over two time periods (October 1989 at The Comedy Act Theater and March 1990 at The Comedy Crunch), the release of "Bebe's Kids" fulfilled Harris' wish to release a comedy album.
4Lived in Los Angeles, California for most of his life.
5Prior to acting, he worked for Hughes Aircraft, a rental car company, and Security Pacific Bank. During the 1980's, Harris worked as the master of ceremonies at The Comedy Act Theater.
6Graduated from Manual Arts High School in 1971, and later attended Ottawa University in Kansas on a track scholarship.
7Father of two sons. Robin never lived to see the birth of his second son Robin Harris Jr., who was born sometime after his death.
8He was a close friend of Bernie Mac.
9The Hudlin Brothers had intended to make a feature film based upon the "Bebe's Kids" sketches, but Harris passed away while the film was in preproduction.
10Was best friends with Robert Townsend and Spike Lee.
11Best known for his recurring comic sketch about Bebe's Kids.
12Stand-up comic turned actor.


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#Trademark
1Uses the line "Test Tube Baby" during his stand up comedy skits.

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