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Robert Guillaume

Name in Native Language: "Robert Peter Williams" (English/EN)
Actor / Postal Worker / Motorman (locomotive) / Comedian / Film Producer | * 11/30/1927 († 89, 10/24/2017) | St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Robert Guillaume (born Robert Peter Williams; November 30, 1927 – October 24, 2017) was an American actor and singer, known for his role as Benson DuBois in the television series Soap and its spin-off Benson, as well as for voicing the mandrill Rafiki in The Lion King and related media thereof. In a career that spanned more than 50 years he worked extensively on stage, television and film. For his efforts he was nominated for a Tony Award for his portrayal of Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls, and twice won an Emmy Award for his portrayal of the character Benson DuBois, once in 1979 on Soap and in 1985 on Benson. He also won a Grammy Award in 1995 for his spoken word performance of an audiobook version of The Li..."> ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Kids & Family

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Awards & Nominations for Robert Guillaume

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical

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Movies with Robert Guillaume as Actor(35)

as Howard Miles2012 Columbus Circle
as Doc2011 Satin
as Rob Barnes2006 Panic in the Skies
as Rafiki (voice)2004 The Lion King 1½
as Older Dr. Bennett2003 Big Fish
as Riley2002 13th Child
as Mr. Thicknose (voice)2001 The Land Before Time VIII: The Big Freeze
as Detective Green2000 Silicon Towers
as Garrett1998 His Bodyguard
as Rafiki (voice)1998 The Lion King II: Simba's Pride
as Agent Steve Bishop1996 Spy Hard
as Robert Smith1994 Greyhounds
as Rafiki (voice)1994 The Lion King
as Ted Reed1993 The Meteor Man
as Senator Sellers1992 Mastergate
as Hawkins1990 Death Warrant
as Carter1989 Fire and Rain
as Dr. Frank Napier1989 Lean On Me
as Eugene St. Clair1989 The Penthouse
as Philmore Walker1987 Wanted: Dead or Alive
as V.A. Officer Johnson1987 They Still Call Me Bruce
as John Grin1986 Christmas
as Martin Luther King1985 Prince Jack
as Professor Jason Mills1983 The Kid With the 200 I.Q.
1981 Purlie
as Larry Cooper1979 The Kid from Left Field
as Jordan Gaines1973 Super Fly T.N.T.

TV Shows/Series with Robert Guillaume as Actor(34)

Movies with Robert Guillaume as Crew(2)

Directing/Director1986 Christmas
Production/Executive Producer1984 The Fantastic World of D.C. Collins

Full Name: Robert Williams
Born: Wednesday, 11/30 1927 (November) in St. Louis
Died: Tuesday, 10/24 2017 (October) in Los Angeles (aged: 89)
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Rabbit)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis University
Other names for Robert Guillaume (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Bob Guillaume"
"Robert Peter Williams"
"Guillaume" (Pseudonym)
Robert Guillaume frequently works together with these people:
Andy Samberg (29x, Actor)
Bill Hader (22x, Actor)
Maya Rudolph (11x, Actress)
Vernee Watson-Johnson (8x, Actress)
Lee Weaver (8x, Actor)
Rue McClanahan (7x, Actress)
Betty White (7x, Actress)
Norman Lear (7x, Crew)
Carey van Dyke (7x, Actor)
Beverly Jackson (7x, Actress)
Eddie Gorodetsky (7x, Crew)
Gary Coleman (4x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:8564, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 08/27/2020