Robert Guillaume

Robert Guillaume
1927 - 2017
Robert Guillaume  American Actor

Robert Guillaume dating history


Robert Guillaume was previously married to Donna Brown Guillaume (1986 - 2017) and Marlene Williams (former wife) (1955 - 1984).

Robert Guillaume was in relationships with Telma Hopkins (1980) and Fay Hauser (1970 - 1980).


American Actor Robert Guillaume was born Robert Peter Williams on 30th November, 1927 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA and passed away on 24th Oct 2017 Los Angeles, California, USA aged 89. He is most remembered for Benson. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

Robert Guillaume is a member of the following lists: American film actors, American television actors and Grammy Award winners.


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Relationship Statistics

Married2 31 years, 10 months 30 years, 11 months 29 years, 12 months
Dating2 43 years, 8 months 26 years, 10 months 10 years
Total4 43 years, 8 months 28 years, 10 months 10 years


First Name Robert
Last Name Guillaume
Full Name at Birth Robert Peter Williams
Alternative Name Robert Guillaume, Bob
Age 89 (age at death) years
Birthday 30th November, 1927
Birthplace St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Died 24th October, 2017
Place of Death Los Angeles, California, USA
Cause of Death Complications From Prostate Cancer
Height 5' 10" (178 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Distinctive Feature Gravelly gregarious voice
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Sexuality Straight
Religion Christian
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actor, singer
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Benson
Music Genre Pop/Rock
Year(s) Active 1959–present, 1959–2017, 1959–2014
Music Style Vocal, Show Tunes, Cast Recordings, Stage & Screen, Traditional Pop
Instrument Vocals

Robert Guillaume (born Robert Peter Williams; November 30, 1927 – October 24, 2017) was an American actor and singer, known for his role as Benson DuBois in the television series Soap and its spin-off Benson, as well as for voicing the mandrill Rafiki in The Lion King and related media thereof. In a career that spanned more than 50 years he worked extensively on stage, television and film. For his efforts he was nominated for a Tony Award for his portrayal of Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls, and twice won an Emmy Award for his portrayal of the character Benson DuBois, once in 1979 on Soap and in 1985 on Benson. He also won a Grammy Award in 1995 for his spoken word performance of an audiobook version of The Lion King.

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Robert Guillaume89 SagittariusActor
Donna Brown Guillaume-
Telma Hopkins74 ScorpioActress
Fay Hauser74 CapricornActress
Marlene Williams (former wife)-


Wanda Sykes Presents Herlarious2013HistorianTV Show
Off the Beach2013Dr. BlackShort Film
Columbus Circle2012Howard MilesMovie
Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom2012Rafiki (voice)Unknown
Satin2009Doc BishopMovie
The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry2008Mr. BarnesMovie
Half-Life 2: Episode Two2007Dr. Eli Vance (voice)Unknown
Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+2007Rafiki (English version, voice)Unknown
Half-Life 2: Episode One2006Dr. Eli Vance (voice)Unknown
Kingdom Hearts II2005Rafiki (English version, voice)Unknown
Century City2004JudgeTV Show
Half-Life 22004Dr. Eli Vance (voice)Unknown
Who Wants to Be King of the Jungle2004Rafiki (voice)Unknown
Timon & Pumbaa Virtual Safari 1.52004Rafiki (voice)Unknown
Rafiki's Challenge2004Rafiki (voice)Unknown
Big Fish2003Dr. Bennett (senior)Movie
Extreme Skate Adventure2003Rafiki (voice)Unknown
13th Child2002RileyMovie
8 Simple Rules2002Cody GrantTV Show
The Proud Family2001Dr. ParkerTV Show
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2000Sonny BridgesTV Show
The Lion King: Simba's Mighty Adventure2000Rafiki (voice)Unknown
Silicon Towers1999Detective GreenMovie
His Bodyguard1998GarrettTV Movie
Sports Night1998Isaac JaffeTV Show
The Lion King II: Simba's Pride Active Play1998Rafiki (voice)Unknown
Disney's Adventures in Typing with Timon & Pumbaa1998Rafiki (voice)Unknown
Merry Christmas, George Bailey1997Mr. GowerTV Movie
Mother Goose: A Rappin' and Rhymin' Special1997Narrator (voice)TV Movie
Metropolitan Hospital1997TV Movie
First Kid1996WilkesMovie
Spy Hard1996Agent Steve BishopMovie
Pandora's Clock1996Ambassador Lee LancasterTV Show
Panic in the Skies1996Rob BarnesTV Movie
Run for the Dream: The Gail Devers Story1996Reverend DeversTV Movie
Goode Behavior1996Dr. BaxterTV Show
Moesha1996ArthurTV Show
Promised Land1996Martin WoolridgeTV Show
Sparks1996Professor Bernard SlaterTV Show
Alchemy1996MerlinTV Movie
Crystal Cave1996MerlinTV Movie
Shari's Passover Surprise1996RobertTV Movie
Children of the Dust1995MossburgerTV Show
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child1995NarratorTV Show
The Outer Limits1995Mr. BrownTV Show
Timon & Pumbaa1995RafikiTV Show
Animated StoryBook: The Lion King1995Rafiki (voice)Unknown
The Lion King Activity Center1995Rafiki (voice)Unknown
The Lion King1994Rafiki (voice)Movie
Cosmic Slop1994Gleason Golightly (segment "Space Traders")TV Movie
Burke's Law1994Eugene SayersTV Show
Touched by an Angel1994Judge DawesTV Show
Greyhounds1994Robert SmithTV Movie
The Meteor Man1993Ted Reed - Jeff's FatherMovie
Diagnosis Murder1993Father MorrisseyTV Show
Saved by the Bell: The College Years1993Dr. Arthur HemmingsTV Show
Driving Miss Daisy1992Hoke ColburnTV Movie
Mastergate1992Sydley SellersTV Movie
Murder Without Motive: The Edmund Perry Story1992Police Commissioner (uncredited)TV Movie
You Must Remember This1992Uncle BuddyTV Movie
Fish Police1992Det. CatfishTV Show
Jack's Place1992Ted SillTV Show
The Addams Family1992Mr. CorblarbTV Show
Pacific Station1991Det. Bob BallardTV Show
The Real Story of...1991Amédée CarillonTV Show
Death Warrant1990HawkinsMovie
Captain Planet and the Planeteers1990CitizenTV Show
Carol & Company1990SamTV Show
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air1990Pete FletcherTV Show
Lean on Me1989Dr. Frank NapierMovie
Fire and Rain1989CarterTV Movie
The Penthouse1989Eugene St. ClairTV Movie
Sister Kate1989Mr. TownsendTV Show
The Robert Guillaume Show1989Edward SawyerTV Show
They Still Call Me Bruce1987V.A. OfficerMovie
A Different World1987Dean Winston, Prof. MurphyTV Show
Crossbow1987Nolan Ben Sunniman Al HedremTV Show
Perry Mason: The Case of the Scandalous Scoundrel1987Harlan WadeTV Movie
Wanted: Dead or Alive1986Philmore WalkerMovie
L.A. Law1986Edward RollinsTV Show
John Grin's Christmas1986John GrinTV Movie
North and South, Book I1985Frederick DouglassTV Show
Prince Jack1985Martin Luther King Jr.Movie
The Kid with the 200 I.Q.1983Professor MillsTV Movie
Hotel1983Frank StonerTV Show
The Kid with the Broken Halo1982BlakeTV Movie
Purlie1981Purlie Victorious JudsonTV Movie
Seems Like Old Times1980FredMovie
The Donna Summer Special1980An AngelTV Show
Donna Summer: Bridge Over Troubled Waters (TV Special Version)1980Angel-manMusic Video
Benson1979Benson DuBoisTV Show
The Kid from Left Field1979Larry CooperTV Movie
Soap1977Benson DuBoisTV Show
The Love Boat1977Allan Curtis, Frank BelloqueTV Show
The Jeffersons1975Charles ThompsonTV Show
Good Times1974Fishbone - Theodopius P. JohnsonTV Show
Super Fly T.N.T.1973Jordan GainesMovie
Sanford and Son1972Albert BrockTV Show
All in the Family1971Dr. FranklinTV Show
Marcus Welby, M.D.1969Aaron CarothersTV Show
Julia1968Robert BarronTV Show
Porgy in Wien1966TV Movie
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