Basic Information About Roger Guenveur Smith
|Category||Celebrities › Actors|
|Professions||Actor, Film Director, Playwright|
|Date of birth||1959-07-27|
|Place of birth||Berkeley|
|Date of death||1989-04-01 (aged 29)|
|Nationality||United States of America|
|Curiosities and Trademarks||Often won't blink when he talks|
|Height||6 ft (1.842 m)|
|Social Media||↗︎ Wikipedia ↗︎ IMDb|
What Movie Awards did Roger Guenveur Smith win?
Roger Guenveur Smith roles
|Movie / Series||Role|
|Final Destination||Agent Schreck|
|Do the Right Thing||Smiley|
|Summer of Sam||Detective Curt Atwater|
|Eve's Bayou||Lenny Mereaux|
|King of New York||Tanner (as Roger Smith)|
|He Got Game||Big Time Willie|
|School Daze||Gammite Yoda (as Roger Smith)|
|The Birth of a Nation||Isaiah|
|Chi-Raq||Red, White, and Blue Insurance Salesman|
|Tales from the Hood||Rhodie (as Roger Smith)|
|Empire State||Agent Marichal|
|Real Husbands of Hollywood||Self 1 episode, 2016|
|Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles||Sac Federici 1 episode, 2008|
|The Whole Truth||1 episode, 2011|
|Eagleheart||Vargas 1 episode, 2011|
|A Different World||Prof. Howard Randolph 5 episodes, 1990|
|All My Children||Miles Christopher 5 episodes, 1997-1998|
|Oz||Huseni Mershah 2 episodes, 1997|
|Kings||Belial 1 episode, 2009|
|Murphy Brown||Man in Gallery 1 episode, 1991|
|Queen Sugar||Quincy 1 episode, 2017|
|Fallen Angels||Johnny Truelove 1 episode, 1995|
The Talented Roger Guenveur Smith: His Life, Career and Accomplishments
Roger Guenveur Smith is an accomplished American actor, writer and director who has made a name for himself in both television and movies. Born in Berkeley, California in July 1955, Smith’s net worth has grown to $1 million.
The Wealth of Roger Guenveur Smith
It is no secret that the entertainment industry is among the highest paying industries in the world. With a mix of TV series appearances and movie roles, Smith has definitely earned his stripes as a successful actor. Combined with his work as a director and writer his net worth has skyrocketed to over $1 million.
Early Life and Education
Smith grew up in a multicultural household where he learned the importance of diversity, which would later pass into his acting and writing. He enrolled at Occidental College in Los Angeles to study theatre. Later, he went on to earn a master’s degree from Stanford University and did his thesis on Black-American Literature.
Shortly after graduating from occidental College, Smith started his acting career but also perfected his writing skills as he wrote several programmes during the independent Los Angeles theatre movement in the ‘80s. With many creative projects in the works, Smith’s career took off when he appeared in director Spike Lee’s movie Do The Right Thing, which proved to be a turning point in his career. In subsequent years, Smith went on to appear in many notable movies like “Malcolm X,”, “Summer of Sam,” “American Gangster,” and “Final Destination.” In Get on the Bus, Eve’s Bayou, Panther and Poetic Justice, he played some of the lead roles captivating audiences with his brilliantly executed characters in the films.
Awards and Accolades
Smith’s dedication has earned him several awards throughout his career, including a Black Reel Award for Network/Cable – Best Actor for his solo performance in A Huey P. Newton Story. He became a regular fixture on the independent film scene, often working with fellow actors like Denzel Washington and Wesley Snipes.
Apart from his successful career as an actor and filmmaker, Smith has been an activist and spoken-word performer for many years, following the tradition of great artists like James Baldwin, Langston Hughes, and Gil Scott-Heron.
Roger has been quick to use his talents to tell stories for society and this he accomplishes in storytelling sessions all around the world. For instance, the Washington, D.C., MoMA sponsors an “All Power to the People” program that he hosts annually where he lays out extraordinary chronicles of people who have overcame and denounced.
The Skills of Roger Guenveur Smith
Though most know him as an actor, there exist other aspects of Roger Guenveur Smith’s life which have earned him artistic credentials. Smith is a very prolific, published writer, having authored more than half a dozen original plays and screenplays. It is therefore no surprise that much of the writing he produces focuses on topics discussing human rights specifically for those areas he believes require advocacy such as police brutality or unfair prison systems typically inflicted upon African Americans.
From a dedicated writer, actor, director to a crusader for human rights issues – Roger Guenveur Smith remains one of America’s biggest nonconformist talents. Smith has always demonstrated how diverse and fascinating it is to be in the entertainment industry. His tremendous ability in storytelling and resilience have seen him evolve over the years, cementing his place as one of Hollywood’s respected actors to date.
Interesting Facts about Roger Guenveur Smith
- Grew up and resides in Los Angeles. After studying for a doctorate in American studies, he attended Yale Drama School.
- Portrayed the character, "Charles Blocker", in Extra Film Production's Joy Road (2004).
- In Detroit, Michigan producing Extra Film Productions' Joy Road (2004), with actors N'Bushe Wright, Wood Harris, Sam Logan Khaleghi, D.B. Dickerson and 'Krishna Dave'. [October 2002]
- Saw "She's Gotta Have It" (1986) in theaters twice and tried to contact Spike Lee. Roger then auditioned for him and landed his first role in "School Daze" (1988).