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Born: November 30, 1927 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: St Louis, Missouri, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Raised by his maternal grandmother in St Louis, MO
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Served in the U.S. Army
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While in college, won a scholarship to a musical festival in Aspen, CO
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Stage debut as Billy Bigelow in regional production of "Carousel"
1964:
Off-Broadway debut, "Fly Blackbird" (date approximate)
1973:
Feature film debut, "Superfly TNT"
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Appeared in Broadway musicals "Porgy and Bess," "Kwamina," "Purlie" and as Nathan Detroit in black revival of "Guys and Dolls"; earned 1977 Tony nomination as Lead Actor in a Musical for the latter
1977:
Played Benson on the ABC sitcom "Soap"
1979:
Starred as title character in TV series, "Benson", a spin-off of "Soap"
1979:
Co-starred with Gary Coleman in the TV-movies "The Kid from Left Field" (1979), "The Kid with the Broken Halo" (1982) and "The Kid with the 200 I.Q." (1983;) also executive produced the latter
1983:
Played title character in TV adaptation of Broadway musical "Purlie"
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Formed Guillaume/Margo Productions
1986:
Made his directorial debut in the ABC TV-movie "John Grin's Christmas"; also produced and starred in
1989:
Starred in ABC sitcom "The Robert Guillaume Show"; also executive produced
1989:
Co-starred in the feature "Lean on Me"
1990:
Replaced Michael Crawford as "The Phantom of the Opera" in Los Angeles production of the hit musical; first black actor to play the role
1994:
Voiced the character of Rafiki in the animated Disney blockbuster "The Lion King"
1995:
Reprised Rafiki on the animated TV spin-off "Timon & Pumbaa" (CBS)
1996:
Had roles in "First Kid" and "Spy Hard"
1997:
Made pilot for "Metropolitan Hospital" (Fox)
1998:
Co-starred in the ABC series "Sports Night"
2003:
Acted in Tim Burton's fantasy drama "Big Fish"
2004:
Featured in the documentary "TV in Black: The First Fifty Years"
2010:
Cast in a supporting role opposite Amy Smart and Selma Blair in the thriller "Columbus Circle"
2011:
Co-starred in the Las Vegas-set feature "Satin"

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