Saulsberry, Rodney 1956- (Robert Saulsberry, Rodney Sulsberry)

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Saulsberry, Rodney 1956- (Robert Saulsberry, Rodney Sulsberry)

PERSONAL

Full name, Rodney Jerome Saulsberry; born July 11, 1956, in Detroit, MI. Education: University of Michigan, graduated.

Addresses:

Agent—William Morris Agency, 1 William Morris Pl., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career:

Actor and voice performer. Presenter of voice acting workshops; appeared in commercials and promotional announcements; voice for film trailers; reader of audio books.

CREDITS

Television Appearances; Series:

Jeff Johnson, Capitol, CBS, 1982-83.

Voices of Joe "Robbie" Robertson and others (sometimes credited as Robert Saulsberry), Spider-Man (animated), Fox, 1994-98.

Announcer, Russell Simmons' Oneworld Music Beat, syndicated, 1998.

Xyber 9: New Dawn, Fox, 1999.

Voice of Fatso, Minoriteam (animated), Cartoon Network, 2006.

Announcer for Showtime at the Apollo.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Sergeant Wehr, A Rumor of War, CBS, 1980.

The Star Maker, NBC, 1981.

Voice of O. J. Simpson, American Tragedy, CBS, 2000.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Reggie, Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story, NBC, 1981.

Tarzan in Manhattan, CBS, 1989.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Narrator, Marvin Gaye: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 1998.

Narrator, Superfly—Ron O'Neal: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2000.

Voice of Mr. Jones, The Electric Piper (animated), Nickelodeon, 2003.

Announcer, Essence Awards, Fox, 2003.

Announcer, 34th NAACP Image Awards, Fox, 2003.

Announcer for other awards presentations.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Driver, "11-99: Officer Needs Help," CHiPs (also known as CHiPs Patrol), NBC, 1981.

Oldham, "Depressing News," M*A*S*H, CBS, 1981.

Musician, "A Very Strange Affair/The Sailor," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1982.

Cop, "The Two Princes," Dynasty, ABC, 1982.

Cop at door, "The Roof," Dynasty, ABC, 1982.

Higgins, "Dead Card Down," Mike Hammer (also known as Mickey Spillane's "Mike Hammer" and The New Mike Hammer), CBS, 1984.

Soul Train, syndicated, 1984.

Security guard, "Airwolf II," Airwolf (also known as Lobo del aire), CBS, 1985.

Traffic cop, "Seoul on Ice," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1985.

"Hot Shot," Trapper John, M.D., CBS, 1985.

Technician, "Steer Crazy," Misfits of Science, NBC, 1985.

Cop, "Aftershocks," Knots Landing, CBS, 1985.

Officer, "The Biggest Man in Town," Hunter, NBC, 1985.

Ambulance assistant, "Mind Games," The A-Team, NBC, 1985.

Price, "The Doctor Is Out," Scarecrow and Mrs. King, NBC, 1985.

Officer, "Rich Girl," Hunter, NBC, 1985.

Porter, "Burned," Hunter, NBC, 1986.

Brian, "Stemwinder: Parts 1 & 2," Scarecrow and Mrs. King, CBS, 1986.

Sergeant Reager, "Firing Line," The A-Team, NBC, 1986.

Briggs, "Run, Shirley, Run," What's Happening Now!, syndicated, 1987.

Renaldo, "The Handwriting on the Wall," 227, NBC, 1987.

"Chain Reaction," Falcon Crest, CBS, 1987.

Paramedic, "Missing Persons," Freddy's Nightmares (also known as Freddy's Nightmares: A Nightmare on Elm Street the Series), syndicated, 1989.

Alan Lown, "A Prayer for the Goldsteins," Gabriel's Fire, ABC, 1991.

Conrad, "Crossing the Line," Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, CBS, 1994.

Voice, "Psyche," Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (animated), USA Network, 1994.

Voice, "American Dicks," Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (animated), USA Network, 1994.

Voice, "Dammit, Hollywood," Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (animated), USA Network, 1997.

Voice of Phillip Rollins/Sparky, "Blast from the Past," Static Shock (animated), The WB, 2003.

Television Work; Series:

Song performer, "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday," Martin, Fox, c. 1993.

Additional voices, Skeleton Warriors, CBS, 1994.

Television Work; Episodic:

(As Rodney Sulsberry) Additional voices, "The Drill," Avatar: The Last Airbender (animated), Nickelodeon, 2006.

Film Appearances:

Flick, Violet (short film), Center for Advanced Film Studies, American Film Institute, 1981.

Doctor, The Philadelphia Experiment, New World, 1984.

Voices of dog and wolf, Look Who's Talking Now, TriStar, 1993.

Voice of Joseph "Robbie" Robertson, Spider-Man: Sins of the Fathers (animated), Marvel Enterprises/New World Entertainment Films, 1996.

Voice, Mean Guns, New City Releasing, 1997.

Voice of Chyron, Matriculated (animated short film; also known as The Animatrix: Matriculated), DNA, 2003.

Narrator, The Old Negro Space Program (short film), 2004.

Voice of God, The Comebacks, Fox Atomic, 2007.

Voice of James "Rhodey" Rhodes, The Invincible Man (animated), Lions Gate Films Home Entertainment, 2007.

Film Work:

Song performer, "Love Doesn't Matter," Night and the City, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992.

Additional voices, Kleptomania, Warner Bros., 1995.

Stage Appearances:

Cuban reporter, fan, Jo-Jo, minister, passenger, and understudy, The First (musical), Martin Beck Theatre, New York City, 1981.

Major Tours:

Appeared in a touring production of Your Arms Too Short to Box with God, West Coast cities.

RECORDINGS

Video Games:

Voices of Klingon officer and others, Star Trek: Starfleet Command III, Activision, 2002.

Voice of Bishop, Driver: Parallel Lines, Reflections Interactive, 2006.

Albums:

Recorded two albums. Singles include "I Wonder" and "Look Watcha Done Now."

WRITINGS

Books:

You Can Bank on Your Voice: Your Guide to a Successful Career in Voice-Overs, Tomdor, 2004.

Step Up to the Mic: A Positive Approach to Succeeding in Voice-Overs, 2007.

OTHER SOURCES

Electronic:

Rodney Saulsberry Official Site,http://www.a1voice.com, June 10, 2008.

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