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Bill Nunn
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'Donna ?' (? - present); 2 daughters
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Graduated from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia in 1976.

Biography

Commanding black performer Bill Nunn made his feature debut in fellow Morehouse College graduate Spike Lee 's School Daze (1988) but really etched himself into moviegoers' minds as a formidable screen presence in his second film with Lee, Do the Right Thing (1989) , playing Radio Raheem, whose ever-present boom box is at the center of a fight that leads to his death at the hands of an over-zealous white cop, the prelude to the all-out riot that follows. (He also acted in Mo' Better Blues (1990) and He Got Game (1998) for Lee.) Though he made his initial mark playing young street toughs on screen, this veteran of the Atlanta stage showed he could use his impressive size for something other than menace with a critically-acclaimed performance as Harrison Ford 's sympathetic, high-spirited physical therapist in Regarding Henry (1991) . Nunn subsequently has played all along the spectrum up to nice, huggable teddy bear guys like Whoopi Goldberg's protector Eddie Souther in Sister Act (1992) .

His professionalism has made him a favorite of other directors besides Lee. He portrayed a Southern police chief in Bill Condon's White Lie (1991) (TV) (USA Network), later reteaming with him for Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995) , and has also acted twice for Michael Apted (Extreme Measures (1996) ; HBO's Always Outnumbered (1998) (TV) and Gary Fleder ("Things to do in Denver When You're Dead" 1995; Kiss the Girls" 1997).

Nunn also turned in a fine performance as Tim Roth's adoptive father in Leggenda del pianista sull'oceano, La (1998) ,Giuseppe Tornatore 's first English-language feature, released initially in Italy and then in the USA in 1999. He can also be seen in "Spider-Man", "People I Know", with Al Pacino, and the prison thriller "Lockdown".

Nunn has also found time to do numerous television pilots and three series. He was in the CBS series "Traps" with George C. Scott, sitcom "Local Heroes" for NBC and the critically acclaimed "The Job" with Dennis Leary on ABC. He has appeared on episodes of "Chicago Hope", "Touched By an Angel" (both CBS), "New York Undercover" and "Millennium" (both Fox), among others.

Nunn resides in Georgia with his wife Donna and daughters Jessica and Cydney.

Bill Nunn stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Own On? Rating
Sharky's Machine 1981 With Peter L. 1/2 *
School Daze 1988 With Jessica ** 1/2
Glory 1989 With Jessica Digital **** 1/2
Do The Right Thing 1989 With Jessica Digital *****
Cadillac Man 1990 With Jessica **
Mo’ Better Blues 1990 With Jessica *** 1/2
Regarding Henry 1991 With Trish, Neil at Showcase Orange ** 1/2
Sister Act 1992 Don't Remember ** 1/2
Things To Do in Denver When You're Dead 1995 w/ Suzy on DVD ***
Canadian Bacon 1995 on Starz ** 1/2
Spiderman 2002 at Branford Hoyts DVD *** 1/2
Runaway Jury 2003 Digital ** 1/2
Spiderman 2 2004 in Tampa, FL ** 1/2