Wisdom, Robert 1953–

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WISDOM, Robert 1953–

(Bob Wisdom)


Born September 14, 1953, in Washington, DC (some sources cite Jamaica). Education: Graduated from Columbia University. Avocational Interests: Brazilian martial arts, traveling, cycling, hiking, dancing, Ashtanga yoga, music.

Addresses: Agent—Michael Lazo, Paradigm, 360 North Crescent Dr., North Building, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Manager—Ben Levine, Evolution Entertainment, 901 North Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038. Publicist—Nicole Nassar, Nicole Nassar Public Relations, 1111 10th St., Suite 104, Santa Monica, CA 90403.

Career: Actor, producer, editor, and artistic director. WKCR-FM Radio, New York City, jazz and program director, beginning 1972; National Public Radio, associate producer of All Things Considered, beginning 1979, and contemporary arts editor of Sunday Show. The Kitchen, Soho, New York City, music and performance curator, beginning 1984; Institute of Contemporary Art, London, head of performing arts program, beginning 1987. New Music America Festival, Washington, DC, artistic director, 1983; Media and Democracy Conference, KY, director, 1984; Los Angeles Festival, associate artistic director. Competed in the 1976 Summer Olympics in track and field events.


Film Appearances:

Mort, Clean Slate, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1994.

Bobby Washington, That Thing You Do!, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996.

Colonel Jessie Pratt, Invader (also known as Lifeform), LIVE Entertainment, 1996.

Motel manager, No Easy Way, 1996.

Detective Williams, Stir, 1997.

Inspector Sterling, Jamaica Beat, 1997.

Second Office of Emergency Management staff member, Volcano, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997.

Tito Biondi, Face/Off, Paramount, 1997.

She's So Lovely (also known as Call It Love and She's De Lovely), Miramax, 1997.

Kweli, Mighty Joe Young (also known as Mighty Joe), Universal, 1998.

Leroy, Three Businessmen, 1998.

Quonset Jones, How to Get Laid at the End of the World, 1999.

Slim, The Heist (also known as The Metal Box), 1999.

Freak Weather, HKM Films, 1999.

(As Bob Wisdom) Michael Jones, Rocky Road, 1999, Quality Entertainment, 2001.

The Dutchman, Hollywood Palms, Moonstone Entertainment, 2001.

Eddie, Dancing at the Blue Iguana, Lions Gate Films, 2001.

Miles, D.C. Smalls (short film), 2001.

Bob Johnson, Coastlines, Curb Entertainment/IFC Films, 2002.

Mr. Scott, "Fiction," Storytelling, Fine Line Features, 2002.

Lucius, Masked and Anonymous, Sony Pictures Classics, 2003.

Officer Dan, Duplex (also known as Our House and Der Appartement-Schreck), Miramax, 2003.

Roy Fowler, Crazy Like a Fox, 2003, Innovation Film Group, 2005.

Alderman Lalowe Brown, Barbershop 2: Back in Business, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2004.

Carl Dayton, The Forgotten (also known as Stranger), Columbia, 2004.

Jack Lauderdale, Ray, Universal, 2004.

Mr. Sterling, Haven, Buena Vista Home Video, 2004.

Moker, Killer Diller, Kd Productions, 2004.

Billy Bob, The Hawk Is Dying, Antidote Films/This Is That Productions, 2005.

Blume, Mozart and the Whale, Millennium Films, 2005.

Film Work:

Additional voices, Osmosis Jones (live action and animated), Warner Bros., 2001.

Television Appearances; Series:

Detective Danny Watlington, Cracker (also known as Fitz), ABC, 1997–98.

Rolando, Kingpin, NBC, 2003.

Major Howard "Bunny" Colvin, The Wire, HBO, 2004.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Sergeant Tambul, Sahara, Showtime, 1995.

Police officer, "1996," If These Walls Could Talk, HBO, 1996.

Oscar Valdez, For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story (also known as The Arturo Sandoval Story), HBO, 2000.

Bernard Shaw, Live from Baghdad, HBO, 2002.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

(As Bob Wisdom) Waiter, "The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb," Agatha Christie's "Poirot" (also known as Poirot), Independent Television, c. 1993, broadcast on Mystery!, PBS, c. 1993.

Lieutenant Williams, "The Debt," The Sentinel, UPN, 1996.

Daniel Euwara, "Spirit Thief," Poltergeist: The Legacy, Showtime and Sci-Fi Channel, 1997.

Daniel Euwara, "The Darkside," Poltergeist: The Legacy, Showtime and Sci-Fi Channel, 1998.

Prospero, "It Takes a Village," Dharma & Greg, ABC, 1998.

Daniel Euwara, "Possession," Poltergeist: The Legacy, Showtime and Sci-Fi Channel, 1999.

Dr. Hammond, "Piece of Mind," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 2001.

Mr. Ronald Broyles, "To Serve and Protect," The District, CBS, 2001.

Eric Green, "Safari, So Good," NYPD Blue, ABC, 2002.

Daryl C. Norcott (also known as Chronic), "Execution," Boomtown, NBC, 2003.

District attorney Matthews, "Tricks of the Trade," Judging Amy, CBS, 2003.

Major Howard "Bunny" Colvin, "Stray Rounds," The Wire, HBO, 2003.

"Absolute Bastard," The Agency, CBS, 2003.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Professor James, Wasteland, ABC, 1999.

Stage Appearances:

Brace Up!, Wooster Group, London, c. 1993.

Appeared in Hapgood, London.