Robert Townsend

Making The Five Heartbeats Documentary

NAACP Image Award Nominee for Outstanding Documentary

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Available on DVD, Blu-ray, & Vimeo!



Welcome to my website. I have been blessed to make movies and television shows for years, I love what I do and just want to continue to do it.  I want to say to all the fans out there that have supported my work, ‘Thank you from the bottom of my heart for always being there for me’. To me a true artist creates from his heart and that is what I always try to do.  I want this official site to hopefully give you a better glimpse into my heart, soul and mind as a man and as an artist. Thank you for continued support.

Peace and blessings,




How would one describe Robert Townsend? A talented actor, Hollywood trailblazer, passionate visionary, or just a regular guy seeking to make a difference, these are all phrases that apply to the multitalented entertainer. Townsend is the last of a rare breed of artists that scrutinizes every word and syllable that is expressed in his work. It’s no wonder that so many people regard Townsend’s body of work as classics. A Hollywood pioneer well ahead of his time, Townsend, is often referred to as one of the “Godfathers of the Independent Film World.” With more than 30 years in the entertainment business, he has made an indelible mark in Hollywood with an extensive list of credits.

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"…as an artist, you have to fight for your vision."

—Robert Townsend