Robert Guillaume

Actor · Executive Producer
IVA Star Rating : 72
Robert Guillaume was an American actor and singer, known for his role as Benson 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. read more

Robert Guillaume was an American actor and singer, known for his role as Benson 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 Lion King.

Birth Name

Robert Peter Williams

Born

Wednesday, 30 November 1927

Died

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Actor Filmography

(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age Himself 2018
Oprah: Where Are They Now? Himself 2012
Home & Family Self 2012
Columbus Circle Howard Miles 2012
Satin Doc Bishop 2011
Actors Reporter Interviews Himself 2009
The Secrets Of Jonathan Sperry Mr. Barnes 2008
The Florence Henderson Show Himself 2008
Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition Self 2006
Made in Hollywood Self 2005
TV Land Confidential Himself 2005
TV Land's Top Ten Himself 2004
TV Land Moguls Himself 2004
Century City Judge 2004
The Lion King 3: Hakuna Matata Rafiki (voice) / Rafiki 2004
TV in Black: The First Fifty Years Himself 2004
Big Fish Dr. Bennett - Senior 2003
Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives Reader 2003
13th Child Riley 2002
8 Simple Rules Cody Grant 2002
Gylne tider Himself 2002
The Adventures of Tom Thumb & Thumbelina Ben (voice) 2002
Storyline Online Self 2002
The Wire Benson DuBois 2002
The Land Before Time VIII: The Big Freeze Mr. Thicknose (voice) 2001
The Proud Family Dr. Parker 2001
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Sonny Bridges 2000
Silicon Towers Detective Green 1999
Hollywood & Vinyl Himself 1999
The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride Rafiki 1998
Sports Night Isaac Jaffe 1998
His Bodyguard Garrett 1998
The Easter Story Keepers (singing voice) 1998
Mother Goose: A Rappin' and Rhymin' Special Narrator (voice) 1997
Pandora's Clock Ambassador Lee Lancaster 1997
Panic in the Skies Rob Barnes 1996
Promised Land Martin Woolridge 1996
First Kid Wilkes 1996
Goode Behavior Dr. Baxter 1996
Sparks Professor Bernard Slater 1996
Run for the Dream: The Gail Devers Story Reverend Devers 1996
Spy Hard Agent Steve Bishop 1996
E! True Hollywood Story Himself 1996
Moesha Arthur 1996
Timon & Pumbaa Rafiki, Rafiki (voice) 1995
The Outer Limits Mr. Brown 1995
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Narrator, Narrator (voice) 1995
Children of the Dust Mossburger 1995
Touched by an Angel Judge Dawes 1994
The Lion King Rafiki (voice) 1994
Burke's Law Eugene Sayers 1994
Diagnosis Murder Father Morrissey 1993
The Meteor Man Ted Reed - Jeff's Father / Ted Reed 1993
Saved by the Bell: The College Years Dr. Arthur Hemmings 1993
Mastergate Sydley Sellers 1992
The Addams Family Mr. Corblarb 1992
Jack's Place Ted Sill 1992
Fish Police Det. Catfish (voice) 1992
You Must Remember This Uncle Buddy 1992
Pacific Station Det. Bob Ballard 1991
Death Warrant Hawkins 1990
Captain Planet and the Planeteers Citizen 1990
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Pete Fletcher 1990
Sister Kate Mr. Townsend 1989
Fire and Rain Carter 1989
The Robert Guillaume Show Edward Sawyer 1989
The Penthouse Eugene St. Clair 1989
Lean On Me Dr. Frank Napier 1989
Perry Mason: The Case of the Scandalous Scoundrel Harlan Wade 1987
A Different World Dean Winston, Prof. Murphy 1987
The Wil Shriner Show Himself 1987
Crossbow Nolan Ben Sunniman Al Hedrem 1987
They Still Call Me Bruce V.A. Officer 1987
Wanted: Dead Or Alive Philmore Walker 1987
L.A. Law Kenneth Rollins 1986
Closeups Himself 1986
Prince Jack Martin Luther King 1985
North and South, Book I Frederick Douglass 1985
Wheel of Fortune Self - Celebrity Contestant 1983
Breakaway Himself 1983
Reading Rainbow Himself (voice) 1983
The Kid With the 200 I.Q. Professor Mills 1983
Hotel Frank Stoner 1982
The Kid with the Broken Halo Blake 1982
Entertainment Tonight Himself (archive footage) 1981
Seems Like Old Times Fred 1980
Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters Himself 1980
The John Davidson Show Himself - Co-Host 1980
3-2-1 Contact Himself 1980
The Toni Tennille Show Himself 1979
Hot Hero Sandwich Himself 1979
The Kid from Left Field Larry Cooper 1979
Benson Benson DuBois 1979
The Cheap Show Himself 1978
The Jim Nabors Show Himself 1978
Soap Benson DuBois 1977
The Love Boat Frank Belloque, Allan Curtis 1977
Sha Na Na Himself 1977
Saturday Night Live Various / Self - Host 1975
The Jeffersons Charles Thompson 1975
Good Times Fishbone - Theodopius P. Johnson 1974
Super Fly T.N.T. Jordan Gaines 1973
Sanford and Son Albert Brock 1972
All in the Family Dr. Franklin 1971
The Leslie Uggams Show Himself 1969
Marcus Welby, M.D. Aaron Carothers 1969
Julia Robert Barron 1968
Jeopardy! Himself - Contestant 1964
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself - Guest, Himself 1962
The Mike Douglas Show Himself - Actor 1961

Producer Filmography

1985Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1985EmmyOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Won
1984Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1984EmmyOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Nominated
1983Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1983EmmyOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Nominated
1982EmmyOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Nominated
1980EmmyOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Nominated
1979EmmyOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Comedy-Variety or Music Series Won
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