Roscoe Orman

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Roscoe Hunter Orman (born June 11, 1944, in The Bronx, New York) is an American actor who plays Gordon Robinson on the television program Sesame Street. Orman joined the show in 1973, taking over as the third actor to play Gordon on the show (subsequent to Matt Robinson, 1969–1972, and Hal Miller, 1972–1973). Beyond his role on Sesame Street, Orman is an accomplished stage, film and television actor, children’s book writer, artist, and child advocate.

Orman made his theatrical debut as a teenager in the 1962 topical revue "If We Grow Up". He was an early member of the Free Southern Theater for two years in the mid-sixties and a founding member of Harlem, New York's New Lafayette Theatre, where he acted in and directed numerous plays. His many other stage appearances have included roles in "Julius Caesar" and "Coriolanus" at Joseph Papp's Public Theatre, the Broadway production of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize winning play "Fences", and Matt Robison's one-man play "The Confessions of Stepin Fetchit" at the American Place Theatre, to name a few.

Orman made his feature film debut in the title role of Universal Studios 1973 drama, Willie Dynamite, and has also appeared in such films as F/X, Striking Distance, New Jersey Drive, Follow That Bird, Twilight's Last Gleaming, and The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland. His television credits include work on such shows as All My Children, Kojak, Sanford and Son , Cosby, Sex and the...... ...
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