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William G. "Bill" Nunn III (born October 20, 1953) is an American actor best known for his roles as Radio Raheem in Spike Lee's film Do the Right Thing and Robbie Robertson in the Sam Raimi Spider-Man film trilogy.

Early life



Nunn was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the son of William G. Nunn, Jr., a well-known journalist and editor at the Pittsburgh Courier, as well as an NFL scout. Nunn's paternal grandfather was the first African American football player at George Westinghouse High School.

Nunn was a 1970 graduate of Schenley High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Nunn graduated in 1976 from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.

Career



Nunn made his acting debut in the 1988 Spike Lee film School Daze, and is perhaps best known for his roles as Radio Raheem in Lee's Do the Right Thing and as Nino Brown's verbally challenged bodyguard Duh Duh Duh Man in New Jack City.

Some of his other film credits include Lee's Mo' Better Blues and He Got Game, as well as Regarding Henry, Sister Act, Canadian Bacon, The Last Seduction, Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead, New Jack City, Runaway Jury, Spider-Man trilogy (as Joseph "Robbie" Robertson), Firehouse Dog, the television series The Job, Randy and The Mob, and the televised adaptation of A Raisin in the Sun.

Filmography



  • School Daze (1988)
  • Do the Right Thing (1989)
  • Def by Temptation (1990)
  • Cadillac Man (1990)
  • Mo' Better Blues (1990)
  • White Lie (1991)
  • New Jack City (1991)
  • Regarding Henry (1991)
  • Sister Act (1992)
  • Dangerous Heart (1993)
  • Loaded Weapon 1 (1993)
  • Blood Brothers (1993)
  • Save Me (1994)
  • Silent Witness: What a Child Saw (1994)
  • Canadian Bacon (1994)
  • The Last Seduction (1994)
  • New York Undercover (TV Series) (1995)
  • True Crime (1995)
  • The Affair (1995)
  • Candyman 2: Farewell to the Flesh (1995)
  • Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995)
  • Money Train (1995)
  • Extreme Measures (1996)
  • Bulletproof (1996)
  • Touched by an Angel (TV series) (1996)
  • Ellen Foster (1997)
  • Kiss The Girls (1997)
  • Quicksilver Highway (1997)
  • Carriers (1998)
  • He Got Game (1998)
  • Always Outnumbered (1998)
  • Food for the Heart (1999)
  • Foolish (1999)
  • Passing Glory (1999)
  • The Legend of 1900 (La leggenda del pianista sull'oceano), (1999)
  • Stolen from the Heart (2000)
  • The Tic Code (2000)
  • Lockdown (2000)
  • The Job (TV series) (2001â€"2002)
  • Groupies (2001)
  • Kuduz Christmas (2002)
  • Spider-Man (2002)
  • People I Know (2002)
  • Runaway Jury (2003)
  • Spider-Man 2 (2004)
  • Idlewild (2006)
  • Randy and the Mob (2007)
  • Firehouse Dog (2007)
  • Spider-Man 3 (2007)
  • A Raisin in the Sun (2008)
  • Fences (2009)
  • If It Ain't Broke, Break It (2009)
  • Won't Back Down (2012)
  • Sirens (TV series) (2014)

References



External links



  • Bill Nunn at the Internet Movie Database


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