Robert Townsend

Robert Townsend (Actor), born on February 6, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Robert Townsend's age 65 years & Zodiac Sign Aquarius, nationality American (by birth) & Race/Ethnicity is African-American. Let's check, How Tall is Robert Townsend?

Robert Townsend Bio

  • Birth Name:Robert Townsend
  • First Name: Robert
  • Last Name: Townsend
  • Age: 65 years
  • Birth Date: February 6, 1957
  • Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Country: United States
  • Nationality: American
  • Birth/Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
  • Ethnicity: African-American
  • Eye Color: Dark Brown
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Feet/Shoe Size: 10.5 (US), 44.5 (EU), 10 (UK & AUS)
  • Dress Size: N/A
  • Robert Townsend Height

    5 Feet 11 Inches (180.33 lbs/1.803 m)

    Height & Weight
    Height (in Feet-Inches)5 Feet 11 Inches
    Height (in Centimeters)180.33 lbs
    Height (in Meters)1.803 m
    Weight (in Kilograms)78 kg
    Weight (in Pounds)171.96 lbs

    Robert Townsend Body Measurements

    Robert Townsend's full body measurements are 45 inches (114.3 cm) - 14 inches (35.56 cm) - 34 inches (86.36 cm).

    Body Measurements
    Measurements45-34-14 inches/ 114.3-86.36-35.56 cm
    Chest Size45 inches (114.3 cm)
    Biceps Size14 inches (35.56 cm)
    Waist Size (Male)34 inches (86.36 cm)

    Robert Townsend FAQs

    What happened to Robert Townsend?

    Townsend has appeared in and directed an episode CW’s superhero series “Black Lightning;” and has directed two episodes of BET’s “Soul Train” drama “American Soul.” He said being on both sets felt like “being at home.” With “Black Lightning,” he recognizes that many of the themes of the show harken to the same topics he explored in “The Meteor Man,” fighting crime in the inner city, ending gang violence, and promoting community togetherness.

    How did Robert Townsend get started?

    During the 1980s and early–1990s, Townsend gained national exposure through his stand-up comedy routines and appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Townsend has worked with talent including Halle Berry, Morgan Freeman, Chris Tucker, Beyoncé, Denzel Washington and many more. Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

    Who is Robert Townsend's wife?

    Cheri Jones

    Who is Robert Townsend's daughter?

    Skye Townsend, Sierra Townsend, Grace Townsend

    Robert Townsend is one of the most famous and trending Actor in the whole world right now. Robert Townsend was born on February 6, 1957, in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

    Family, Childhood, and Education

    Robert Townsend’s father’s name is Ed Townsend and his mother’s name is Shirley Townsend. His mother ended up raising him and his three siblings as a single parent.

    Townsend attended Austin High School; graduating in 1975. After high school, Townsend enrolled at Illinois State University, studied for a year, and later moved to New York to study at the Negro Ensemble Company.


    Robert Townsend’s debut is in a traditional urban classic, Cooley High (1975). His break came while starring in television comedy specials, Rodney Dangerfield: It’s Not Easy Bein’ Me (1986) and Uptown Comedy Express (1987). In 1987, Townsend wrote, directed, and produced Hollywood Shuffle, a satire based on the hardships and obstacles that black actors undergo in the film industry. The success of his first project helped him establish himself in the industry. Another of his films was The Five Heartbeats based on 1960s R&B male groups and the tribulations of the music industry. Townsend created and produced two television variety shows—the CableACE award-winning Robert Townsend and His Partners in Crime for HBO, and the Fox Television variety show Townsend Television (1993). He also created and starred in the WB Network’s sitcom The Parent ‘Hood which originally ran from January 1995 to July 1999. In 2018, Townsend also directed 2 episodes for the B.E.T. Series American Soul which began airing in 2019. The show is about Don Cornelius and Soul Train. Townsend was programming director at the Black Family Channel, but the network folded in 2007. Townsend created The Robert Townsend Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to introduce and help new unsigned filmmakers.

    Relationship/ Affairs And Girlfriend/ Wife

    Robert Townsend married Cheri Jones on September 15, 1990, after they knew each other. After their marriage, they gave birth to three beautiful daughters, Sierra, Grace, Skylar (Skye Townsend), and a son, Isiah.

    Robert Townsend Net Worth And Salary

    As of 2022, the estimated Robert Townsend’s net worth is $52 million USD. His major source of income is his acting career. Robert Townsend’s salary as of 2022 is $3.1 million per year.

    Social Media Profile

    Robert Townsend is active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts. He has more than 47k followers on Twitter and more than 228k followers on Instagram.

    Trivia: Robert Townsend Facts

    * He directed Phantom Punch starring Nicholas Turturro.
    * He was initially supposed to be a cast member on Saturday Night Live, but it never happened because producers chose Eddie Murphy instead.

    Now he is ranked in the list of the most popular American actor.

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