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Roger Guenveur Smith audition with Buffalow 8 Films at Film Crew SF Studios San Francisco 2018

See Roger Guenveur Smith audition script reading for a part in a movie with Buffalow 8 films. Film Crew SF videographer filmed the action in the Film Crew San Francisco studios.

Who is Roger Guenveur Smith?

Roger Guenveur Smith is an internationally acclaimed actor, writer, and director who has created a prolific body of work on stage and screen.


He adapted his Obie Award-winning solo performance of A Huey P. Newton Story into a Peabody Award-winning telefilm, directed by his longtime colleague Spike Lee, with whom he continues to collaborate in a relationship which is unparalleled in the American cinema.

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For Lee’s Oscar-nominated Do The Right Thing, Smith improvised the stuttering hero, Smiley, after his debut as fraternity pledge Yoda in Lee’s first studio film, school daze. The eclectic range of characters expanded with a Russian roulette-playing gangster in Malcolm X, a guitar-playing cop in Get On The Bus , the street philosopher Big Time Willie in He Got Game, a hardnose detective in Summer Of Sam, and an opportunistic insurance salesman in Chi-Raq.

Also among Smith’s recent credits are The Birth Of A Nation, and Bitch, which have achieved distinction in three consecutive Sundance Festivals, and the acclaimed indies Mooz-Lum, and Better Mus’ Come, in which he plays the Prime Minister of Jamaica.

Smith’s astonishing range is further demonstrated in the cult classics Deep Cover and King Of New York, Eve’s Bayou, Hamlet, All About The Benjamins, and American Gangster, for which he was nominated for the Screen Actors’ Guild Award. On HBO, Smith has starred in Steven Soderbergh’s K Street, Oz, and Unchained Memories: Readings From The Slave Narrative.

Before entering the Yale School of Drama ( into a class which included Angela Bassett, Charles S. Dutton, and John Turturro) Smith studied history, earning an undergraduate degree in American Studies at Occidental College.

He has continued to combine his interests through an ever-evolving stage repertoire which includes Frederick Douglass Now, Christopher Columbus 1992, The Watts Towers Project, In Honor Of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Two Fires, Patriot Act, Juan and John, The End Of Black History Month, Who Killed Bob Marley?, Iceland, and, with Mark Broyard, Inside The Creole Mafia, a “not too dark comedy.”

Smith’s work is frequently developed through intense archival immersion and improvisation, a process which informs his performing history workshop, which he currently directs at Cal Arts.

Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop, Steven Berkoff’s Agamemnon, and the Bessie and Ovation Award-winning Radio Mambo, are also among his directorial credits.

Smith frequently collaborates with composer/videographer Marc Anthony Thompson (Chocolate Genius Inc.) and presents his work at the Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles.

Smith was born in Berkeley, and raised in Los Angeles, where he resides with his wife, the writer LeTania Kirkland, and their three children. He has an adult daughter from a former marriage.

– IMDb Mini Biography By: Steven Adams

What movies has Roger starred in?

  • Hollow Point (post-production) Detective Chuck Bryant 2018
  • I’ll See You Around (post-production) Michael Gomez 2019
  • It’s not About Jimmy Keene (TV Movie) (completed) Bukka 2019
  • Real Talk (completed) Oliver James / King Of Diamonds 2018,
  • Burning Shadow Mr. Jones 2018/
  • The Other Side Martin 2018
  • No More Mr Nice Guy El Gato 2018
  • Artbound (TV Series)Pio Pico- Variedades: Olvera Street (2018) … Pio Pico 2018
  • Behind the Movement (TV Movie) Raymond 2018
  • The Choir Director Trustee Jonathan Smith 2017
  • Queen Sugar (TV Series)Quincy- Heritage (2017) … Quincy 2017
  • Marshall Walter White 2017
  • Exhortation (Short) Todd Birnie 2017
  • Dr. Brinks & Dr. Brinks Paul Sydney 2017
  • Rodney King Rodney King 2017/
  • The Clapper Dr. Rogers B. Hay 2017
  • The Queen of Hollywood Blvd Duke 2017/
  • Bitch Steven Sheriff 2016
  • Why Lie? Beer, Woman, Chicken Wings Dubs Miguel 2016/I
  • Dirty Detective Berg 2016
  • The Birth of a Nation Isaiah 2015
  • Chi-Raq Red, White, and Blue Insurance Salesman 2015
  • Supermodel Max 2015
  • But Not for Me Raymond Little 2015
  • Dutch Book Cornelius Parks 2015
  • Dope Austin Jacoby 2013
  • They Die by Dawn Jourdon Anderson 2013
  • Water and; Power Turnvill 2013
  • Empire State Agent Marichal 2012
  • Promesas (Short) Victor 2012
  • In the Hive Paris 2012
  • Missed (Short)2012
  • In Sickness and in Health (TV Movie)Calvin 2012
  • Syndicate (Video Game) Additional Voices (voice) 2011
  • Lost Revolution Cesar 2011
  • The Whole Truth (TV Series) – Lost in Translation (2011)
  • Abduction Mr. Miles 2011
  • CornerStore Earl 2011
  • Eagleheart (TV Series) Vargas – Get Worse Soon (2011) Vargas 2011
  • The Son of No One Hanky 2010
  • Better Mus’ Come Prime Minister 2010
  • Page 36 (Short) Avoe Vullaley 2010/
  • Salvation Road (Short) The Man 2010
  • Mooz-Lum Hassan Mahdi 2010
  • Napoleonic (Short) James Kingston 2010
  • Caller ID Blake 2009
  • The Rothstein Diamond Walter 2009
  • Applause for Miss E (TV Movie) Buddy 2009
  • Kings (TV Series) Belial – Brotherhood (2009) Belial 2009
  • Fighting Jack Dancing 2008
  • Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (TV Series)Sac Federici – Samson and; Delilah (2008) …
  • Sac Federici 2007
  • Cover Kevin Wilson 2007
  • American Gangster Nate 2007
  • The Take Dr. Phineas 2007
  • I Believe in America Cesar 2007
  • Fist of the Warrior Det. Craig Barnes 2006
  • God’s Waiting List Solomon Corbin 2006/
  • Confessions Father Jeffrey 2006
  • Mercenary for Justice (Video) Anthony Chapel 2006
  • Fatwa Samir Al-Faied 2005
  • Third Watch (TV Series) Off. Ty Davis Sr.- Forever Blue (2005) … Off. Ty
  • Davis Sr.2004
  • Joy Road Charles Blocker 2004
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II – The Sith Lords (Video Game) Bao-
  • Dur (voice) 2004
  • See IMDB —  To 1988   https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0809793/

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