Robert Townsend
Robert Townsend
Celebrated Name: Robert Townsend
Real Name/Full Name: Robert Townsend
Gender: Male
Age: 67 years old
Birth Date: February 6, 1957
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois (United States)
Nationality: American
Height: 1.7 m
Weight: 75 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Wife/Spouse (Name): Cheri Jones
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Three
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Robert Townsend Gay? No
Profession: Actor, Comedian, writer, and director
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $3 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Robert Townsend is a famous American comedian, actor, writer, and director. He is renowned for being the director of the movie, Hollywood Shuffle, The Five Heartbeats, and The Meteor Man. He got famous with his stand-up comedy performances in THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON. In the movie, The Five heartbeats, he has worked as Donald Duck.

Maybe you know about Robert Townsend very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Robert Townsend’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

He was born on 6th February in the year 1957 in Chicago in Illinois. He is the son of Ed and Shirley Townsend. His mother was the one who raised him with his three other siblings. He spent his childhood on the west side of the city. He used to go to Austin High school and completed his graduation in the year 1975.

He started working as an actor in his teenage years. In the year 1975, he played an uncredited role in the film titled Cooley High. He took admission to Illinois State University and studied there for one year, and then he went to New York. He decided to drop out of college and pursue an acting career.

Personal Life

On 15th September, in the year 1990, he got married to Cheri Jones. Both of them had a daughter named Skyler and Sierra. They also had a son named Isiah together. At present, his daughters are the entertainers. On 9th August, in the year 2001, they got separated by taking divorce due to some personal differences.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on February 6 1957, Robert Townsend is 67 years old as of today’s date 16th April 2024. His height is 1.7m tall, and his weight is 75 kg.


In the year 1980, he gave audition for Saturday Night Live show, but at that time, he got rejected. In the year 1982, he appeared in ANOTHER PAGE, which was a PBS series. Later on, he worked in a movie titled A SOLDIER’s STORY. In the yar 1989, he also worked in the film THE MIGHTY QUINN along with Denzel Washington. In the year 1987, he wrote, produced, and directed HOLLYWOOD SHUFFLE. This film project became successful, and then he worked on the movie, THE FIVE HEARTBEATS.

He produced and created two TV shows during the 1990s. He has also starred and established THE PARENTHOOD in the year 1995. In the year 2018, he directed two episodes of AMERICAN SOUL, which aired in the year 2019. At BLACK FAMILY CHANNEL, he was programming director, but then the network got folded in the year 2007. He also created an NGO which helps new and unsigned filmmakers.

Awards & Achievements

Robert Townsend has directed a movie, Livin’ for love in which Cole gets to win the NAACP image award for outstanding acting. In the year 2013, he got nominated for the Ovation Award in Lead Actor in a musical category. Though he hasn’t won many awards, he has been able to work as a director and actor in several TV shows and movies. He has directed numerous films for which actors and actresses have won awards.

Net Worth & Salary of Robert Townsend in 2024

Robert Townsend Net Worth
Robert Townsend Net Worth

The net worth of Robert Townsend is around $3 million as of April 2024, which he has earned by working as a film director, comedian, and actor. Robert has also worked as a writer for some projects. He has been director of several movies and TV shows due to which he garnered a good amount of wealth.

Robert Townsend has a beautiful professional life because he has worked as an actor, director, comedian, and writer in the industry. He has been a successful person in the film industry because of his talent and dedication. He has been able to become one of the famous people in Hollywood because of his film direction on several projects. He wasn’t able to keep up his marriage because there were specific personal issues with his wife. Currently, he doesn’t live with his partner, but he sure loves his children and takes care of them in the best way he can. He is also involved in philanthropic works.


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