Robert Townsend
Robert Townsend
Real Name/Full Name Robert Townsend
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Robert Townsend
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois (United States)
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 6 February 1957
Age/How Old: 67 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 180 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 11″
Weight: In Kilograms – 75 Kg
In Pounds – 165 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father –Ed Townsend
Mother –Shirley Townsend
Siblings: Samuel Townsend, William  Townsend, David Townsend, Solomon Townsend
School: N/A
College: Illinois State University
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Cheri Jones
Kids/Children Name: Skye Townsend, Isaiah Townsend, Sierra Townsend, Grace Townsend
Profession: Actor, Comedian, writer, and director
Net Worth: $3 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Robert Townsend is one of the most popular names in the field of stand-up comedy in America. He is also known for being one of the finest actors writers and directors in Hollywood. Some of the outstanding movies that he has directed are Hollywood Shuffle, The Meteor Man, and many more.

He has also conducted some of the finest stand-up comedy shows and also shared the stage with Johnny Carson in one of the episodes of the tonight show starring Johnny Carson. He is also well known for being the voice-over artist for the character Donald Duck.

Well, how well do you know about Robert Townsend? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Robert Townsend’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Robert Townsend to date.

Biography and Early Life

The comedian was born on 6 February 1957 in Chicago. The name of his parents is Ed Townsend and Shirley Townsend. He has three siblings and has spent a lot of good moments with them. He started off has been one of the smallest actors in the industry and got his first uncredited role in the movie Cooley High. That movie had taught him a lot regarding acting and expression.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Robert Townsend in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Robert Townsend’s age is 67 years old as of today’s date 17th June 2024 having been born on 6 February 1957. Though, he is 5′ 11″ in feet and inches and 180 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 165 lbs in Pound and 75 kg in Kilograms.


Talking about the academic life that Robert had, he was enrolled in Austin High school from where he graduated in 1975. While doing part time job acting in theatres and movies, he pursued his higher studies at Illinois State University. But unfortunately, he could not handle two things at the same time and eventually dropped out of college just to focus on his acting skills.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

In the year 1990, Robert got married to Cheri Jones. The marriage took place in the month of September. They currently have two daughters whom they call Skylar and Sierra. Later they also had a son whom they named, Isiah.

Unfortunately, the marriage did not last long and after a decade long of spending time together, they decided to separate their ways and finally divorced on 9 August 2001. The main reason for the divorce was that there were personal differences that were hampering the growth of the children.

Is Robert Townsend Gay?

No, Robert Townsend is not a homosexual person and is straight when it comes to his sexual orientation is. He was married to Cheri Jones and has three children with her. Unfortunately, they got separated in 2001 and now he is living a single divorced life with his children.

Professional Career

Robert Townsend was always into stand-up comedy since his childhood. After graduating from  Illinois State University he decided to give a shot at the profession he always liked. In the year 1980, he went to give a demo run for the Saturday Night Live Show. But unfortunately, due to his lack of confidence, he did not get selected. Then he tried out for the acting profession.

He gave an audition and luckily he got selected to work in a small movie named ‘A Soldier’s Story. He also got the opportunity to work with Denzel Washington in a mystery-based movie titled as The Mighty Quinn. Townsend did not expect the movie to do so well in the Industry. Later, he even released a movie that was written, created, and even directed by him.

This movie turned out to be fruitful and he got motivated to produce lot more of his own movies. He started working on the musical drama movie titled as ‘The Five Heartbeats’. Along with making movies, he even launched his own television shows which got quite a fame in very little time.

After launching the TV shows he took a break for five years to work on new ideas and come up with the different types of movies or Tv shows that would get even more love from the audience. In the year 1995, he created a show called the Parent ’Hood’ which sadly did not get good reviews.

He did not get demotivated and kept on releasing more Tv shows and movies like American Soul and Living for Soul respectively. Being an outsider of the industry and working his way through it, he realized to help young directors. He opened up an NGO and started giving tips to youngsters who wanted to take acting or film-making as a career.


Robert Townsend produced and directed a super hit American Romantic movie titled as ‘Livin for Love: The Natalie Cole Story’ for which the lead actors got the best actors award for their exceptional performance. In the year 2013, he worked in a musical drama movie for which he was honored by the Ovation Award. Although he does not have a long list of awards in his career he was never sad about it.

He was happy that he got to be a part of the industry and release quite a few movies. He could even show his own art of work by writing, producing and directing his own set of movies and Tv shows. He got the opportunity to work with famous personalities. He worked in movies that got the lead actors awards.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Robert Townsend in 2024

Robert Townsend Net Worth
Robert Townsend Net Worth

As of 2024, Robert is believed to have an estimated net worth of $3 million. He has acquired such great fortune for himself by working as the finest actor, comedian, and also one of the best directors in the Hollywood industry. Some of his bigger projects were The Five Heartbeats, The Meteor Man, and the Hollywood Shuffle. He has also done several stand-up comedy shows for which he has gained a lot of popularity from all across the globe. This proves that he has worked really hard in his career and thus his bank balance is completely justified.

Robert Townsend is a great personality that we all admire and look up to in the Hollywood industry. He has given the bus some of the most exceptional Hollywood movies and comedy shows that even popular these days. His timing of comedy was exceptionally good and he was a greatly gifted person. For someone who has been thrown out from his own house, he has proven that hard work is no substitute for any luck. We are eagerly waiting for his upcoming projects and wish him luck in his future ventures.


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