Bill Nunn

Bill Nunn

actor, producer, soundtrack

Bill Nunn was born on Oct 20, 1953 in USA. Bill Nunn's big-screen debut came with Sharky's Machine directed by Burt Reynolds in 1981, strarring Kitten's Bouncer (uncredited). Bill Nunn is known for Sirens directed by Richie Keen, Michael Mosley stars as Johnny and Kevin Daniels as Hank. The upcoming new movie Bill Nunn plays is Lockdown which will be released on Jan 21, 2017.

Commanding 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 overzealous police officer, the prelude to the all-out riot that follows (Nunn 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 À propos d'Henry (1991). Nunn subsequently played pretty much every type there is, all the way up to nice, huggable teddy bear guys like Whoopi Goldberg's protector Eddie Souther in Sister Act (1992).His professionalism made him a favorite of other directors besides Lee. He portrayed a Southern police chief in Bill Condon's L'ombre du passé (1991) (USA Network), later reteaming with Condon for Candyman 2 (1995), and has also acted twice for Michael Apted (Mesure d'urgence (1996), HBO's Prisonniers sans chaînes (1998)) and Gary Fleder (Dernières heures à Denver (1995), Le collectionneur (1997)). Nunn also turned in a fine performance as Tim Roth's adoptive father in La légende du pianiste sur l'océan (1998), Giuseppe Tornatore's first English-language feature, released initially in Italy and then in the United States in 1999. He can also be seen in Spider-Man (2002), Influences (2002) with Al Pacino and the prison thriller Lockdown (2000).Nunn has also found time to do numerous television pilots and three series. He was in the CBS series Traps (1994) with George C. Scott, sitcom Local Heroes (1995) for NBC and the critically acclaimed The Job (2001) with Denis Leary on ABC. He appeared on episodes of Chicago Hope, la vie à tout prix (1994), Les anges du bonheur (1994) (both CBS), New York Undercover (1994) and Millennium (1996) (both Fox), among others.Nunn lived in Georgia with his wife Donna and daughters Jessica and Cydney.

  • Birthday

    Oct 20, 1953
  • Place of Birth

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

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