Roscoe Orman

D.O.B: Jun 11, 1944 | Bronx - New York - USA

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While a student at New Yorks 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 Yorks New Lafayette Theatre, where he acted in and directed numerous plays.

Biography

While a student at New Yorks 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 Yorks 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 Papps Public Theater, the Broadway production of August Wilsons Pulitzer Prize-winning play Fences, and Matt Robisons 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, Twilights 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, andLaw & Order. He most recently appeared on episode 5 of the Garry Trudeau/Amazon streaming production Alpha House. In June 2006, Ormans memoir Sesame Street Dad: Evolution of An Actor was released. In September 2007, his childrens book Ricky and Mobo was released. On October 8, 2008, he became the Chief Storyteller of AudibleKids.com (a service of Audible.com), a website for parents, teachers, and children to connect with one another and download and listen to audiobooks oniPods, MP3 players, and computers.