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Obba Babatunde is a TV Actor, and he/she was born on 1 December - 1951(72 years old) in New York. Obba Babatunde zodiac sign is Sagittarius. More detailed information about Obba Babatunde given below.
About Obba Babatunde
Character actor who has been in daytime television shows All My Children and One Life to Live.
Obba Babatunde before fame
In the original Broadway production of Dreamgirls, he made his acting debut.
Achievement of Obba Babatunde
He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for his performance in Miss Evers' Boys.
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Obba Babatunde family life
Akin is his brother's name.
Associations of Obba Babatunde
In the television movie The Temptations, he played Berry Gordy, Jr. (1998).
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Obba Babatunde Timeline
He was born in 1951 as Donald A. Cohen to an African-American family in Jamaica, Queens, New York. As a child, he attended public schools, as did his brother Akin. He was attracted early to theater and from a young age would sing, dance and act for his family. He attended Jamaica High School where he was a well-rounded student who in addition to appearing in the Sing u002768 school musical program he was a student aide and a member of both the track and cross country teams. After graduating from Jamaica High School in 1969, he started teaching at a private school for students of color. He also pursued acting jobs in New York, gaining some roles Off-Off-Broadway.
Babatundu00e9 has said a breakthrough role was gaining a part in a 1976 touring company of Guys and Dolls, starring Leslie Uggams and Richard Roundtree. Since then he has performed in many other stage productions.
His first Broadway performance was in Timbuktu! in 1978. He is known for starring as C.C. White in Dreamgirls, for which he was nominated for a 1982 Tony Award as Best Featured Actor in a Musical. After performing on Broadway in this role, he also toured for two years with the company. He gradually moved into film and television work, and has had numerous roles in both genres.
In 1982 Babatunde starred as Zodzetrick in the Houston Grand Operau0027s second production of Scott Joplinu0027s opera Treemonisha. They had produced it first in 1976. After the opera was rediscovered, the world premiere was produced in 1972 by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Morehouse College chorus.
Babatundu00e9 appeared in a recurring role on Kingdom and Amazonu0027s Hand of God, as Bishop Bruce Congdon. He also appeared in Half & Half, as well as appearances on The Bold and the Beautiful, Boston Legal, Greyu0027s Anatomy, NCIS, Cold Case, Strong Medicine, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Touched by an Angel, Chicago Hope, Any Day Now, Karen Sisco, Dawsonu0027s Creek, and Friends. In the 1998 miniseries, The Temptations, he played Berry Gordy, the founder of Motown Records.
In 2010, Babatundu00e9 won NAACP Theatre Awardsu0027 "Best Lead Male" for his portrayal of Sammy Davis, Jr. in the Old Globe production of the musical Sammy.
Babatundu00e9u0027s voice acting roles in animated movies and games include Lando Calrissian in Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds, Star Wars: Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader, Star Wars: Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike, and Disney Infinity 3.0 as well as Conroy in Rocket Power. In the animated feature The Wild Thornberrys Movie, Babatundu00e9 voiced the character of Boko, and in the 2016 Air Bud Entertainment movie Pup Star, he played the soul-singing Basset Hound, Big Ears.In 2016, Babatundu00e9 received the Daytime Emmy Award for "Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series", as well as the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Peachtree Village International Film Festival.
Babatundu00e9 appeared as Daniel Harrelson Sr in the 2017 series S.W.A.T..
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Obba Babatunde was born on 1 December, 1951.
Obba Babatunde is from New York City - New York.
Obba Babatunde is 72 year old.
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