Nunn, Bill 1953–

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Nunn, Bill 1953–


Born October 20, 1953, in Pittsburgh, PA; father, a part-time football scout; married, wife's name Donna; children: Jessica, Cydney. Education: Morehouse College, graduated, 1976.

Addresses: Agent—Amanda Glazer, Kohner Agency, 9300 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 555, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager—Maryellen Mulcahy, Framework Entertainment, 9057 Nemo St., Suite C, West Hollywood, CA 90069.

Career: Actor and producer. Nunn & Cooper (comedy team with Al Cooper), performed at U.S. night clubs, 1980–83; also appeared with Theatrical Outfit and Just Us Theatre. Spelman College, appeared as artist in residence; teacher of numerous theatre workshops.

Awards, Honors: Image Award nomination, outstanding supporting actor in a drama series, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1996, for New York Undercover.


Film Appearances:

(Uncredited) Kitten's bouncer, Sharky's Machine, 1981.

Grady, School Daze, Columbia, 1988.

Radio Raheem, Do the Right Thing, Universal, 1989.

Himself, Making "Do the Right Thing" (documentary), First Run Features, 1989.

(Uncredited) Glory, 1989.

Grave digger, Cadillac Man, Orion, 1990.

Dougy, Def by Temptation, Troma Releasing, 1990.

Bottom Hammer, Mo' Better Blues, Universal, 1990.

Duh duh duh man, New Jack City, Warner Bros., 1991.

Bradley, Regarding Henry, Paramount, 1991.

Detective Eddie Souther, Sister Act, Buena Vista, 1992.

Police photographer, National Lampoon's "Loaded Weapon 1" (also known as Loaded Weapon 1), New Line Cinema, 1993.

William Crawford, Blood Brothers (also known as Native Strangers), 1993.

Detective Vincent, Save Me, Spark Film, 1994.

Reverend Ellis, Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (also known as Candyman 2 and Candyman II: Farewell to the Flesh), Gramercy, 1995.

Easy Wind, Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead, Miramax, 1995.

Crash train motorman, Money Train, Columbia, 1995.

Kabral Jabar, Canadian Bacon, Gramercy, 1995.

Detective Jerry Guinn, True Crime (also known as Dangerous Kiss and True Detective), Vidmark Entertainment, 1995.

Steve Finch, Bulletproof, Universal, 1996.

Detective Bob Burke, Extreme Measures, Warner Bros., 1996.

(Uncredited) Cliff Williams, Mad City, Warner Bros., 1997.

Detective John Sampson, Kiss the Girls, Paramount, 1997.

Kingston, The Tic Code, Avalanche Releasing, 1998.

Uncle Bubba, He Got Game, Buena Vista, 1998.

Danny Boodmann, La leggenda delpianista sull'oceano (also known as The Legend of 1900 and The Legend of the Pianist on the Ocean), Fine Line, 1998.

Jimmy Beck, Foolish, Artisan Entertainment, 1999.

Moses Grady, The Hungry Bachelors Club (also known as Food for the Heart), Mama's Boys, 1999.

Charles Pierce, Lockdown, Palm Pictures, 2000.

Luther, The Substitute: Failure Is Not an Option (also known as The Substitute 4: Failure Is Not an Option), Artisan Entertainment, 2001.

Joseph "Robbie" Robertson, Spider-Man, Columbia, 2002.

Dr. Luke, The Kudzu Christmas, Urban Works Entertainment/Ventura Distribution, 2002.

Reverend Lyle Blunt, People I Know (also known as Im inneren kreis and Der innere kreis), Miramax, 2003.

Dancing Bear, Red Bear Productions, 2003.

Lonnie Shaver, Runaway Jury, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2003.

Joseph "Robbie" Robertson, Spider-Man 2 (also released as Spider-Man 2: The IMAX Experience), Columbia, 2004.

Idlewild, Universal, 2005.

Desmond, Champions, Muskat Filmed Properties/Picture Farm, 2006.

Wardlowe Gone, Randy and the Mob, Capricorn Pictures/Ginny Mule Pictures/Timbergrove Entertainment, 2006.

Joe Musto, Firehouse Dog, Regency Enterprises, 2006.

Film Work:

Associate producer, The Kudzu Christmas, Urban Works Entertainment/Ventura Distribution, 2002.

Television Appearances; Series:

Jack Cloud, Traps, CBS, 1994.

Local Heroes, NBC, 1996.

Terrence "Pip" Phillips, The Job, ABC, 2001.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Orderly, The Littlest Victims (also known as Innocent Victims), CBS, 1989.

Chief Adams, White Lie (also known as Louisiana Black), USA Network, 1991.

Harlan, The Last Seduction, HBO, 1993.

William Crawford, Silent Witness: What a Child Saw (also known as Blood Brothers and Native Strangers), USA Network, 1994.

Mulkey, Dangerous Heart, USA Network, 1994.

Sergeant Rivers, The Affair (also known as Black Tuesday), HBO, 1995.

Leonard, Mr. & Mrs. Loving, Showtime, 1996.

Dr. Len Jeudwine, Quicksilver Highway (also known as The Body Politic and Chattery Teeth), Fox, 1997.

Arnold Douglas, Ellen Foster, CBS, 1997.

Watts Fatboy, Ambushed, HBO, 1998.

Howard M'Shalla, Always Outnumbered (also known as Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned and Socrates), HBO, 1998.

Captain David Arends, Carriers (also known as Virus X—Die toedliche falle), CBS, 1998.

Howard Porter, Passing Glory, TNT, 1999.

The Price of a Broken Heart, Lifetime, 1999.

Special Agent Malcolm Russ, Stolen from the Heart, CBS, 2000.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

First military police officer, "The Pass," Vietnam War Story, HBO, c. 1987.

Troy Davis, "The Ex-Partner," Bakersfield P.D. (also known as Bakersfield and Buddy Blues), Fox, 1993.

Fearless Jones, "Fearless," Fallen Angels, Showtime, 1994.

Tony Maxwell, "A Coupla Stiffs," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1995.

Lieutenant Ozzie Carver, "Internal Affairs," New York Undercover (also known as Uptown Undercover), Fox, 1995.

Frank Champness, "Lost and Found," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1996.

Lieutenant McCormick, "Maranatha," Millennium, Fox, 1997.

Detective Barnes, "A Minor Miracle," Early Edition, CBS, 1998.

The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 2001.

Grant Singer, "Free Byrd," The District, CBS, 2003.

Also appeared in The Division, Lifetime.

Television Appearances; Specials:

(In archive footage) Comedy Central Roast of Denis Leary Comedy Central, 2003.

Merry F#%$in' Christmas (also known as Denis Leary's "Merry F#%$in' Christmas"), 2005.

Stage Appearances:

Home, Alliance Theatre Company, Atlanta, GA, 1982–83.

Dinosaur, tar lady, dragon, and Alpo, The Grubb Chronicles, Alliance Theatre Company, 1983–84.

The Beast and The Land Between, Alliance Theatre Company, 1984–85.

Tales from Edgar Allan Poe, Alliance Theatre Company, 1985–86.

Barber and Sam McCullum, Everybody's Ruby, New York Shakespeare Festival, Anspacher Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, 1999.

Bobo, A Raisin in the Sun, Royale Theatre, New York City, 2004.

Appeared in the plays Fences, A Lesson from Aloes, Macbeth, River Niger, A Soldier's Play, Split Second, and T-Bone and Weasel.

Stage Work:

Director of numerous children's stage productions.



Making a Mark, Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, 2005.

College Daze, Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, 2005.

Birth of a Nation: The Making of "School Daze," Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, 2005.



Essence, July, 1991.