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Roscoe Orman est un Acteur Américain né le 11 juin 1944 à Bronx (Etats-Unis)

Roscoe Orman

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Nationalité Etats-Unis
Naissance 11 juin 1944 (78 ans) à Bronx (Etats-Unis)

Roscoe Hunter Orman est un acteur américain né le 11 juin 1944 dans le Bronx, New York (États-Unis).


While a student at New York's High School of Art and Design, Orman made his theatrical debut in the 1962 topical revue "If We Grow Up." He was an early member of the Free Southern Theater for two years in the mid-1960s and a founding member of Harlem, New York's New Lafayette Theatre, where he acted in and directed numerous plays. His many other stage appearances have included roles in "Julius Caesar" and "Coriolanus" at Joseph Papp's Public Theater, the Broadway production of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Fences", and Matt Robison's one-man play "The Confessions of Stepin Fetchit" at the American Place Theatre. Orman is the recipient of an Audelco Theatre Award and a five-time nominee.

He made his feature film debut in the title role of Universal Studios' 1974 drama Willie Dynamite and has also appeared in such films as F/X, Striking Distance, New Jersey Drive, Follow That Bird, Twilight's Last Gleaming, The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland, and "Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life". His television credits include work on such shows as All My Children, Kojak, Sanford and Son, Cosby, Sex and the City, The Wire, and Law & Order. He most recently appeared on episode 5 of the Garry Trudeau/Amazon streaming production Alpha House.

In June 2006, Orman's memoir Sesame Street Dad: Evolution of An Actor was released. In September 2007, his children's book Ricky and Mobo was released.

On October 8, 2008, he became the Chief Storyteller of (a service of, a website for parents, teachers, and children to connect with one another and download and listen to audiobooks on iPods, MP3 players, and computers. In his role as Chief Storyteller, Orman narrates audiobooks and communicates with children, parents and teachers online and at community, literacy and library events, lectures and conferences, and via other media to encourage the use of audiobooks to help build an interest in reading and develop literacy skills. He commented on being Chief Storyteller on October 8, 2008: “When Sesame Street began, television was a new and even controversial medium. But we showed how that technology, if used correctly, could become a powerful learning tool...I see the same kind of opportunity emerging today as parents and educators increasingly view iPods with skepticism. With, I believe we can help turn these players into magnificent storytellers, tools for learning, and a way to promote a lifelong love of stories and language.”

His new role was announced at a community event at The Educational Alliance Boys & Girls Club in New York City, where Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s office commended Orman’s life work and willingness to embrace new technology to help encourage children to read books, by naming October 8, 2008, AudibleKids Day in New York City.

Orman is a resident of New Jersey. He has four children, Rasheda, Solana, Miles, and Cheyenne. His son, Miles Orman, was on Sesame Street playing Gordon and Susan's adopted son Miles Robinson from the mid-1980s into the early 1990s.

In 2012, he plays Dr. Grady, the ever-curious physicist in the film adaptation of Wendy Mass’ children’s book Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life, written and directed by Tamar Halpern.

In 2013 he played the part of Randall in an episode of the television series Alpha House.

Le plus souvent avec

Frank Oz
Frank Oz
(3 films)
Bob McGrath
Bob McGrath
(3 films)
Sonia Manzano
Sonia Manzano
(3 films)
Kevin Clash
Kevin Clash
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmographie de Roscoe Orman (8 films)

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See What I'm Saying: The Deaf Entertainers Documentary, 1h31
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Documentaire
Thèmes Maladie, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Le handicap, Personne sourde ou muette, Langue des signes, Langue des signes américaine, Langues et la traduction
Acteurs Bob Hiltermann, CJ Jones, Shoshannah Stern, TL Forsberg, Tyrone Giordano, Troy Kotsur
Note69% 3.4921753.4921753.4921753.4921753.492175
Ce film documentaire suit les traces des artistes sourds les plus populaires dans le monde des sourds américains comme le batteur Bob Hiltermann (du groupe rock Beethoven's Nightmare), la chanteuse TL Forsberg, l'humoriste CJ Jones et l'acteur Robert DeMayo.
Elmo au pays des grincheux, 1h17
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Science-fiction, Comédie, Fantasy, Aventure, Musical
Thèmes Musique, Films pour enfants
Acteurs Kevin Clash, Mandy Patinkin, Jerry Nelson, Vanessa Williams, Alison Bartlett-O'Reilly, Ruth Buzzi
Rôle Gordon
Note57% 2.8555952.8555952.8555952.8555952.855595
Elmo tient a son doudou plus que tout et ne veut même pas le prêter a son amie Zoe. Ainsi, lorsque le dit-doudou s'envole et atterrit dans la poubelle d'Oscar, c'est le drame. Cette poubelle est en fait un passage vers le monde des Grincheux, un univers sale et triste dans lequel l'ignoble Huxley s'approprie tout.
New Jersey Drive, 1h38
Réalisé par Nicholas Sean Gomez(Nick Gomez)
Genres Drame, Action, Aventure, Policier
Thèmes La musique, Le hip-hop, Gangsters
Acteurs Gabriel Casseus, Donald Faison, Heavy D, Roscoe Orman, Christine Baranski, Michele Morgan
Rôle Judge
Note65% 3.2965053.2965053.2965053.2965053.296505
Comme tous leurs copains, Jason et Midget passent leur temps à voler des véhicules. Le jours où ils volent une voiture de police, les choses s'aggravent...
Piège en eaux troubles, 1h37
Réalisé par Rowdy Herrington
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Thriller, Action, Aventure, Policier
Thèmes Transport, Automobile, Tueur en série, Road movie, Film de poursuite
Acteurs Bruce Willis, Sarah Jessica Parker, Dennis Farina, Tom Sizemore, Robert Pastorelli, Timothy Busfield
Rôle Sid
Note58% 2.900032.900032.900032.900032.90003
Deux ans après le meurtre de son père, Tom Hardy, flic solitaire et haï de ses collègues, travaille à la brigade fluviale. Il voit avec horreur son passé ressurgir avec une nouvelle série de cadavres retrouvés dans la rivière...
F/X, effet de choc, 1h49
Réalisé par Robert Mandel
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Thriller, Action, Policier
Thèmes Transport, Automobile, Road movie, Film de poursuite
Acteurs Bryan Brown, Brian Dennehy, Diane Venora, Cliff De Young, Mason Adams, Jerry Orbach
Rôle Le capitaine Jake Wallenger
Note66% 3.3477853.3477853.3477853.3477853.347785
Un expert des effets spéciaux se voit contraint de "faire disparaître" un ancien criminel qui devait témoigner dans un procès contre la mafia...
Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird, 1h29
Réalisé par Ken Kwapis
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie, Aventure, Musical, Animation
Thèmes Mise en scène d'un animal, Transport, Mise en scène d'un oiseau, Musique, Road movie, Films pour enfants
Acteurs Caroll Spinney, Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Sandra Bernhard, Alyson Court, John Candy
Rôle Gordon
Note65% 3.2977753.2977753.2977753.2977753.297775
The members of the Feathered Friends' Board of Birds (consisting of the Madame Chairbird, a sparrow, a turkey, a puffin, a robin, and an owl) discuss their situation about Big Bird and hope that they can find a bird family to put him with. The group's social worker Miss Finch (performed by Cheryl Wagner and voiced by Sally Kellerman) is sent to Sesame Street to find Big Bird a worthy bird family and bring him to the selected family. After leaving Sesame Street, New York City, New York, Miss Finch brings Big Bird to the fictional town of Oceanview, Illinois to live with a family of dodos. The dodos think exactly the same, even saying he should have a bird as a best friend instead of Mr. Snuffleupagus (who is currently watching over Big Bird's nest). This causes him much distress.
Willie Dynamite, 1h42
Réalisé par Gilbert Moses
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Action, Policier
Thèmes Maladie, Psychotrope
Acteurs Roscoe Orman, Diana Sands, Thalmus Rasulala, Roger Robinson, George Murdock, Albert Hall
Rôle Willie
Note63% 3.198063.198063.198063.198063.19806
Willie Dynamite, proxénète arrogant et ambitieux voit ses plans pour prospérer défiés par des souteneurs rivaux qui n'hésitent pas à corrompre les flics afin de le mettre sur la touche puis de récupérer son cheptel de "femelles", voire de "bitches" puisque c'est ainsi qu'elles sont appelées. Lorsque le monde que Willie D a construit commence du coup à s'effriter, Cora, une femme jadis importante dans la vie de notre pimp, est de retour...