Robert’s Filmography

“Playin’ For Love” (2011) Feature (executive producer/director/writer/star)

“In The Hive” (2011) Feature (executive producer/director)

“Los Americans” Webseries (executive producer) (8 episodes, 2011)

“Diary of a Single Mom” Webseries (executive producer/director) (24 episodes, 2009-2011)

“ Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy” (2009) (co-executive producer)

“Musical Theatre of Hope” (2009) TV series (writer)

“Of Boys and Men” (2008) (executive producer, actor)

“Partners in Crime: The Next Generation Atlanta” (2006) TV series (executive producer)

“CeCe Winans Straight Up” (2006) (TV) (executive producer)

“Thou$and Dollar Bee on the Road” (2006) TV series (executive producer)

“Playhouse 22” (2006) TV series (executive producer) (unknown episodes)

“The Envy Life” (2006) TV series (executive producer)

The B5 Documentary (2006) DVD Release (executive producer)

Robert Townsend’s Partners in Crime Next Generation (2005) (EP)

“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)

Black Listed (2003)

I Was a Teenage Faust (2002) (TV) …. Mr. Five

Undercover Brother (2002) …. Mr. UB

Book of Love (2002)

10,000 Black Men Named George (2002) (TV)

Carmen: A Hip Hopera (2001) (TV)

Holiday Heart (2000) (TV)

Livin’ for Love: The Natalie Cole Story (2000) (TV)

Soul Food (2000) TV Series

Little Richard (2000) (TV)

Up, Up, and Away! (2000) (TV) …. Jim/Bronze Eagle

Love Songs (1999) (TV) …. Champ (segment “A Love Song for Champ”)

Jackie’s Back! (1999) (TV) aka Jackie’s Back: Portrait of a Diva (USA)

The 20th Century: From Behind Closed Doors (1999) (TV)

Fraternity Boys (1999)

The Taxman (1999) …. Peyton Cody

“Motown Live” (1998) TV Series …. Host (1998-1999)

Joseph’s Gift (1998) …. James Saunders

Mercenary II: Thick & Thin (1997) (TV) …. Charlie Love

B*A*P*S (1997)

“The Parent ‘Hood”.. (1995-1999) TV Series …. Robert Peterson

“Bliss” (1995/I) (mini) TV Series …. Dr. Barry Sullivan

Townsend Television (1993) Television Series

The Meteor Man (1993) …. Jefferson Reed

The Carol Burnett Show” (1991) TV Series …. Skit characters

The Five Heartbeats (1991) …. Donald ‘Duck’ Matthews

The Best of Robert Townsend & His Partners in Crime (1991) (TV)

New Edition Past and Present (1989) (V)

The Mighty Quinn (1989) …. Maubee

That’s Adequate (1989) …. Stand-up Comic

I’m Gonna Git You, Sucka (1988) (uncredited)

Hollywood Shuffle (1987) …. Bobby Taylor/Jasper/Speed/Sam Ace

Eddie Murphy Raw (1987) aka Raw (USA: short title)

“Amazing Stories” aka Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories

The 21-Inch Sun (1987) TV Episode …. Billy Burliss

Ratboy (1986) …. Manny

Odd Jobs (1986) …. Dwight aka Summer Jobs (USA) aka This End Up (USA)

American Flyers (1985) …. Jerome

A Soldier’s Story (1984) …. Cpl. Ellis

Streets of Fire (1984) …. Lester, The Sorels


Bombshells (1982) TV Episode ….Patient

In Love with an Older Woman (1982) (TV)

Senior Trip (1981) (TV) ….Randy

Willie and Phil (1980) ….Thin Boy

Women at West Point (1979) (TV) ….Russell Baker

The Monkey Hu$tle (1976) (uncredited) ….Musician

Cooley High (1975) (uncredited) ….Basketball player in gym class