Robert Townsend

Hollywood Iconic Actor, Comedian, and Filmmaker

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Robert started out as an extra in the classic film “Cooley High” and became one of the most extraordinary forces in entertainment.Townsend made his name with early roles such as corporal ellis in 1984’s “A Soldier's Story.”But when Townsend couldn't find more good roles, he created his own. 1987’s “Hollywood Shuffle” was a statement about Black Hollywood in content and its creation...A cutting satire about African-American actors, fully financed, produced and directed by Townsend himself.A directing star was born. Townsend wen

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