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Robert "Bob" Guillaume (November 30, 1927 – October 24, 2017) was an American stage and television actor, best known for his role as Benson Du Bois on the TV-series Soap and the spin-off Benson, voicing the mandrill Rafiki in The Lion King and as Isaac Jaffe on Sports Night. In a career that spanned more than 50 years he worked extensively on stage (including a Tony Award nomination), television (including winning two Emmy Awards), and film.

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​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  

Robert "Bob" Guillaume (November 30, 1927 – October 24, 2017) was an American stage and television actor, best known for his role as Benson Du Bois on the TV-series Soap and the spin-off Benson, voicing the mandrill Rafiki in The Lion King and as Isaac Jaffe on Sports Night. In a career that spanned more than 50 years he worked extensively on stage (including a Tony Award nomination), television (including winning two Emmy Awards), and film.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Robert Guillaume, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 68

Birthday 1927-11-30

Day of Death 2017-10-24

Place of Birth St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Bob Guillaume

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2012 Columbus Circle as Howard Miles
2011 Satin as Doc
2008 The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry as Mr. Barnes
2006 Panic in the Skies as Rob Barnes
2004 Century City (1 episode)
2004 The Lion King 3: Hakuna Matata as Rafiki (voice)
2004 The Lion King 1½ as Rafiki (voice)
2003 Big Fish as Older Dr. Bennett
2003 Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives
2002 13th Child as Riley
2002 8 Simple Rules... for Dating My Teenage Daughter (1 episode)
2002 The Adventures of Tom Thumb & Thumbelina as Ben (voice)
2001 The Land Before Time VIII: The Big Freeze as Mr. Thicknose (voice)
2001 The Proud Family (1 episode)
2000 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (1 episode)
1998 The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride as Rafiki (voice)
1998 Sports Night (45 episodes) as Isaac Jaffe
1998 His Bodyguard as Garrett
1996 Pandora's Clock (2 episodes) as Ambassador Lee Lancaster
1996 Promised Land (1 episode)
1996 Run for the Dream: The Gail Devers Story as Reverend Devers
1996 Spy Hard as Agent Steve Bishop
1996 Moesha (1 episode)
1995 Timon & Pumbaa (171 episodes)
1995 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (1 episode) as Narrator
1995 Children of the Dust (2 episodes) as Mossburger
1994 Touched by an Angel (1 episode)
1994 Greyhounds as Robert Smith
1994 The Lion King as Rafiki (voice)
1993 Diagnosis: Murder (1 episode) as Father Morrissey
1993 The Meteor Man as Ted Reed
1993 Saved by the Bell: The College Years (1 episode)
1992 Mastergate as Senator Sellers
1992 Jack's Place (1 episode)
1992 Fish Police (6 episodes)
1991 Pacific Station (13 episodes) as Detective Bob Ballard
1990 Death Warrant as Hawkins
1990 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1 episode) as Pete Fletcher
1989 Fire and Rain as Carter
1989 The Robert Guillaume Show (13 episodes)
1989 The Penthouse as Eugene St. Clair
1989 Lean On Me as Dr. Frank Napier
1987 They Still Call Me Bruce as V.A. Officer Johnson
1987 Wanted: Dead or Alive as Philmore Walker
1986 Christmas as John Grin
1986 L.A. Law (1 episode)
1985 Prince Jack as Martin Luther King
1985 North and South (15 episodes)
1983 The Kid With the 200 I.Q. as Professor Jason Mills
1982 Hotel (1 episode)
1982 The Kid with the Broken Halo as Blake
1981 Purlie
1980 Seems Like Old Times as Fred
1980 Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters (1 episode)
1979 The Kid from Left Field as Larry Cooper
1979 Benson (158 episodes) as Benson DuBois
1977 The Love Boat (2 episodes) as Frank Belloque
1977 Soap (93 episodes) as Benson DuBois
1975 Saturday Night Live (1 episode) as Host
1975 The Jeffersons (1 episode)
1974 Good Times (1 episode)
1973 Super Fly T.N.T. as Jordan Gaines
1972 Sanford and Son (1 episode)
1971 All in the Family (1 episode)
1969 Marcus Welby, M.D. (1 episode)
1968 Julia (1 episode)
1962 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (2 episodes)

Directing

1986 Christmas Director

Production

1984 The Fantastic World of D.C. Collins Executive Producer

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