Robinson Frank Adu (1937–2018)

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Frank Edward Robinson was born on April 25, 1937 to the late Adkin and Mary Robinson in White Plains, New York. He transitioned on December 1, 2018 at Calvary Hospital in The Bronx, New York. Frank was a resident of The Bronx, New York for nearly seventy-five years. He was educated in New York City public schools in the Bronx and Manhattan and ... See full bio »

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Love and Death Drill Sergeant
For Love of the Game Locker Room Attendant
Taxi Driver Angry Black Man
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 2007 Rapid
Frank (as Frank Adu)
 1999 For Love of the Game
Locker Room Attendant
 1997 White Lies
Leon's Father
 1991-1996 Law & Order (TV Series)
Mr. Johnson / Armstrong
- Charm City (1996) ... Mr. Johnson
- In Memory Of (1991) ... Armstrong
 1994 New York Undercover (TV Series)
- Pilot (1994) ... Frank
- School Ties (1994) ... Frank
 1992 Malcolm X
 1989 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
Police Officer
- What He Did for Love (1989) ... Police Officer
 1988 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
Ralph Lewis
- McAllister (1988) ... Ralph Lewis
 1987 Heart
 1985 The Equalizer (TV Series)
- Bump and Run (1985) ... Supervisor (as Frank Adu)
 1984 C.H.U.D.
Interrogation Cop (as Frank Adu)
 1984 American Playhouse (TV Series)
- Concealed Enemies, Part I: Suspicion (1984) ... Vernon (as Frank Adu)
 1981 Fort Apache the Bronx
Clendennon (as Frank Adu)
 1980 Night of the Juggler
Wino (as Frank Adu)
 1979 Coriolanus (Video)
Junius Brutus (as Frank Adu)
 1976 Taxi Driver
Angry Black Man (as Frank Adu)
 1975 Love and Death
Drill Sergeant (as Frank Adu)
 1974 Injun fender
Baby Pillows (as Frank Adu)
 1972 Across 110th Street
Black Assistant (as Frank Adu)
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 1977 V.I.P.-Schaukel (TV Series documentary)
Drill Sergeant
- Episode #7.3 (1977) ... Drill Sergeant (uncredited)

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Stage Play: What the Wine-Sellers Buy. Written by Ron Milner [earliest Broadway credit]. Scenic Design by Santo Loquasto. Directed by Michael Schultz. Vivian Beaumont Theatre: 14 Feb 1974- 17 Mar 1974 (37 performances + 11 previews that began on 31 Jan 1974). Cast: Robinson Frank Adu (as "Hustler/Old Bob") [Broadway debut], Marilyn Coleman... See more »

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