Welcome to my website. I have been blessed to make movies and television shows for years, I love what I do and just want to continue to do it.  I want to say to all the fans out there that have supported my work, ‘Thank you from the bottom of my heart for always being there for me’. To me a true artist creates from his heart and that is what I always try to do.  I want this official site to hopefully give you a better glimpse into my heart, soul and mind as a man and as an artist. Thank you for continued support.

Peace and blessings,




“Living The Shuffle” is the amazing journey of actor, writer, director, and filmmaker, Robert Townsend.

Townsend, a natural born storyteller, takes you on a show biz rollercoaster ride of ups and downs from the dangerous streets of Chicago, to performing Julius Cesar at a pimp convention in New York City. He also takes you behind the scenes of giving birth to his first film “Hollywood Shuffle” done with a miracle and a credit card.  Townsend gives you a front row seat sharing life lessons he has learned along the way.  Although sometimes the lessons are dangerous, he always lands on his feet.

This workshop of Townsend’s one-man show returns Townsend to his roots in the theater where he showcases his uncanny ability to do impressions and perform a cast of characters like you’ve never seen before.

It’s a magical and almost unbelievable journey of a little boy from a tough hood that climbed a mountain in Hollywood. This edgy, raw and funny show will inspire  and give hope to the dreamer in anyone.

Robert will be workshopping his one man show “Living The Shuffle” from Sept. 22-24 at the Barrow Street Theatre in New York. for more info contact or call 866-811-4111.

The Five Heartbeats Documentary

This year marks the 25th year anniversary of The Five Heartbeats. I know time flies! I’m still only 17! It seems like it was yesterday, but time goes by so fast. This year celebrations are happening around the country to honor the film: The Writers Guild of America will host a special screening in February in Los Angeles and top radio syndicated morning DJ Tom Joyner will have a special screening of the film during his annual Fantastic Voyage Cruise, April 23 – May 1, 2016, as it travels through the Caribbean, myself and some of the cast will be on the cruise to talk about the film.

So, now let me tell you what I’ve been working on to honor the 25thanniversary of the film. I’ve been working on a documentary about how I made the film. It was my second film as a new filmmaker and none of the studios wanted to make it. The struggle and journey to make the film is almost as exciting as the film itself. So, this documentary will give you a no-holds-barred look into my creative process. I share the real deal on what it took to really make The Five Heartbeats, that now millions consider an American Classic.

The documentary will be released this Spring. If you want to know more about it or preorder the DVD, please join my mailing list so I can keep you updated.



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