Bill Nunn

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Bill Nunn
BornWilliam G. Nunn III
(1953-10-20) October 20, 1953 (age 60)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1988–present
Spouse(s)Donna Nunn (?-present; 2 children)
 
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Bill Nunn
BornWilliam G. Nunn III
(1953-10-20) October 20, 1953 (age 60)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1988–present
Spouse(s)Donna Nunn (?-present; 2 children)

William G. "Bill" Nunn III (born October 20, 1953) is an American actor best known for his role as Radio Raheem in Spike Lee's film Do the Right Thing.

Early life[edit]

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.[1] Nunn's paternal grandfather was the first African American football player at George Westinghouse High School.[2]

Nunn was a 1970 graduate of Schenley High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[3] Nunn graduated in 1976 from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.[4]

Career[edit]

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[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official site of the Pittsburgh Steelers - Article
  2. ^ Finder, Chuck (2006-07-24). "Q&A: Bill Nunn Sr". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 
  3. ^ Vancheri, Barbara (July 27, 1992). "Bill Nunn". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 19. Retrieved 12 March 2010. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Morehouse Celebrates 143 Years". Morehouse College. Retrieved 12 March 2010. 

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