Robert X. Golphin

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Robert X. Golphin
Robert in 2008.jpg
Robert at the 2008 Hollywood premiere of "Remember The Daze"
Born Robert X. Golphin
(1982-02-02) February 2, 1982 (age 35)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Occupation Actor, Filmmaker, Screenwriter, Author, Journalist, Speaker
Known for The Great Debaters
Website www.RobertXGolphin.com

Robert X. Golphin (born February 2, 1982) is an American actor, writer/director, author, speaker and journalist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is best known for his role as Dunbar Reed in The Great Debaters.

Education[edit]

Golphin holds an MFA in Screenwriting from Spalding University, a B.A. in Theater and Film (Magna Cum Laude) from St. Augustine's University and a Diploma in Creative Writing from the Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts.

Career[edit]

Golphin has had roles in various films and television series including Remember the Daze, "Rounding First", "Punch Me", "The Counterparts", "The Underground Kings", and The Wire. He made his musical theatre debut as "Kevin" in the 2012 stage-play, "The Storm: An Original Pop-Rock Musical" at the NoHo Arts Center in North Hollywood, California.

He has written, produced, and/or directed several award-winning short subject films that have screened in the U.S. and abroad. During his final semester of undergraduate studies at St. Augustine's University, he directed and produced an authorized stage medley of Spike Lee's School Daze.

Golphin's journalism background includes a four-year stint as an on air correspondent for Reelblack TV, and published credits in The Philadelphia Inquirer 'First Take' Newspaper, The Philadelphia Sunday Sun, SCOOP USA Newspaper, The Manning Times, The Campbell Times, and Teen People Magazine among others.

Golphin co-founded Brotherside Entertainment, LLC, an award-winning North Carolina based film production company.

He is the author of the young adult novel, "Abandoning Adam: Confessions of an HBCU Scholar".

Filmography[edit]

Acting (Film & TV)[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Simply Untitled Roland
2004 Wire, TheThe Wire Crackhead (uncredited) Episode: "Back Burners"
2005 Rounding First Quick Mart Clerk
2005 Track Marks Markee Percy
2005 Private Jet Manny
2006–09 Reelblack TV On Air Correspondent Various episodes
2007 Remember the Daze Boy 2 Also known as "The Beautiful Ordinary"
2007 The Great Debaters Dunbar Reed
2008 John Adams Male Slave Episode: "Join or Die"
2008 Beautiful Man in the Buff Devaun Cheri Nominated-Best Actor In A Short, Downbeach Film Festival
2009 In Heaven's Court Shawn Johnson
2011 Un-Perfect Douglas, Jr.
2011 Punch Me Son Nominated-Best Actor In A Short, Atlantic City CineFest
2013 Pretentious: Skylar Avielle Skylar Avielle
2013 Blue Plate Teleportation Terrence
2014 The Underground Kings Javier Pilot Episode
2014 The Counterparts Series Regular Web Series
2014 The Other Side of Hollywood: Do or Die as Himself Documentary

Filmmaking[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1997 Stricken: Teens Face Aids Writer-Producer-Director Short Film
1999 Lit Writer-Producer-Director Short Film
2002 Say Cheese, Elohim Writer-Producer-Director Experimental Film
2002 Hack Production Assistant (Set) CBS Television/Big Ticket Productions
2004 Simply Untitled Writer-Producer-Director Short Film
2004 Acrimony Director of Photography Feature/Also known as "Vengeance"
2005 Track Marks Writer-Producer Short Film
2005 Private Jet Writer-Producer-Director Short Film
2005 Tilted Writer-Producer-Director Student Film
2005 White Men Can't Rap 2nd 2nd Assistant Director, Script Supervisor Feature
2008 Beautiful Man in the Buff Writer-Producer Short Film
2009 Bridge, TheThe Bridge Writer Short Film
2009 Insecure Writer-Producer-Director Short Film
2009 Simply Untitled (Redux) Writer-Director-Producer Short Film
2009 Inside of Me Writer-Producer-Director Short Film
2011 Punch Me Writer-Producer-Director Short Film
2011 Romeo and His Juliet Associate Producer, Script Supervisor Short Film
2011 Un-Perfect Writer-Producer-Director Short Film
2012 I Am Man Writer-Producer-Director Short Film
2012 "Sabrina" - Calloway 1st Assistant Director Music Video
2012 Untitled Comedic Series Assistant Director Television Pilot Presentation
2013 Pretentious: Skylar Avielle Writer/Executive Producer New Media
2013 The Way Things Are Writer/Director New Media
2013 African Genesis: The Journey of The Songhai People Cinematographer Feature Length Documentary
2014 The Counterparts Writer, Director, Co-Executive Producer Web Series
2014 The Other Side of Hollywood: Do or Die Co-Director/Executive Producer (In Post-Production)

Theatre (Crew)[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Sinners 7: Plane Ticket to Heaven Writer-Producer-Director Drama Ministry
2000 Sinners 7: Plane Ticket to Heaven Writer-Producer-Director Community Theatre
2005 My Breasts, My Hair Writer-Producer-Director One Act Play
2006 Spike Lee's School Daze Director/Producer An authorized stage medley
2011 Sinners 7: Plane Ticket to Heaven Writer Drama Ministry

Books[edit]

  • Golphin, Robert X. (2006). Abandoning Adam: Confessions of an HBCU Scholar. AuthorHouse. ISBN 978-1-4259-6025-4. 

Awards[edit]

Acting[edit]

Year Presented by Award Category Role Result
2008 Downbeach Film Festival Best Actor In A Short "Devaun Cheri" in Beautiful Man in the Buff Nominated
2011 Atlantic City CineFest Best Actor In A Short "Son" in Punch Me Nominated

Filmmaking[edit]

Year Award Category Film Result
1997 AALHOF: African American Legends Hall of Fame Legends of Tomorrow Stricken: Teens Face Aids Won
1998 NAACP: National Association for The Advancement of Colored People Act-So Competition, Film Stricken: Teens Face Aids (2nd Place)
1998 BEBASHI: Blacks Educating Blacks About Sexual Health Issues Ujimaa Award (now the "John Allen Blue Award") Stricken: Teens Face Aids Won
1998 Philadelphia Please Touch Museum For Kids Great Friend To Kids Stricken: Teens Face Aids, LIT Won
2003 ABC Entertainment Television Group New Talent Development Program Finalist ("Recognition of Creative Excellence" Recipient) A screenplay (Finalist)
2007 Irene I. Parisi, Set In Philadelphia Screenplay Competition Best Young Screenwriter A Feature Length Screenplay (2nd Place)
2008 Irene I. Parisi, Set In Philadelphia Screenplay Competition Best Young Screenwriter A Feature Length Screenplay (Finalist)
2008 Downbeach Film Festival, New Jersey Best Short Film Beautiful Man in the Buff Nominated
2009 Philafilm: Philadelphia International Film Festival & Marketplace Best Short Subject Beautiful Man in the Buff (Honorable Mention)
2009 Los Angeles Reel Film Festival Best Narrative Short Inside of Me (Honorable Mention)
2009 Indie Short Film Competition Narrative Short Inside of Me (Finalist)
2009 Trail Dance Film Festival Golden Drover Award for Best Short Drama Inside of Me Nominated
2010 The Accolade Competition Award of Merit-Short Film Inside of Me Won
2010 The Accolade Competition Award of Merit-Direction Inside of Me Won
2010 WorldFest-Houston Remi Bronze Award - Film and Video Productions (Women's Issues) Inside of Me Won
2010 Philafilm: Philadelphia International Film Festival & Marketplace Best "Short Subject - Honorable Mention Inside of Me Won
2010 Atlantic City Cinefest (Sponsored by Downbeach Film Festival) Best Local Short Inside of Me Won
2011 Black Maria Film + Video Festival Jury's Citation - 2nd Prize Punch Me Won
2011 Love Unlimited Film Festival and Art Exhibition Honorable Mention Punch Me Won
2011 Philafilm: Philadelphia International Film Festival & Market Silver Award for Best Short Subject Punch Me Won
2011 Los Angeles Reel Film Festival Best Narrative Short - Honorable Mention Un-Perfect Won
2011 FilmOut San Diego Special Distinction (Best of LGBT Shorts) Punch Me
2011 QBC: Queer Black Cinema Festival Best Narrative Short - Honorable Mention Punch Me Won
2011 Atlantic City CineFest Best Drama, Short Punch Me Nominated
2012 Los Angeles Movie Awards Honorable Mention, Narrative Short Punch Me Won
2013 Set In Philadelphia Screenplay Competition Prime Time Award Original Teen Drama Television Pilot Finalist
2013 Set In Philadelphia Screenplay Competition Prime Time Award Original Television Crime Drama Pilot Finalist

References[edit]

1. Philadelphia Tribune 2.Philadelphia Tribune (Metro Edition) 3.[1] 4.Philadelphia Tribune's "Entertainment Now" 5.Variety 6.Scoop USA Newspaper 7.Philly AD Club 8.Movie Bytes 9."Rounding First" official website 10.Entertainment Now:Philadelphia Tribune 11. Robert X. Golphin ("Punch Me") Featured In The HBCU Digest 12. Atlantic City CineFest List Of Nominations for 2011 13. Blog Talk Radio Interview With Robert X. Golphin on The Joy Keys Morning Show 14. Blog Talk Radio Interview with Robert X. Golphin on Solutions Radio with S. Denice Newton 15. Blog Talk Radio Interview with Robert X. Golphin on AfterThoughts Radio with S. Denice Newton 16. Blog Talk Radio Interview with Robert X. Golphin on Urban Film Radio 17. Philadelphia Tribune Feature Story About Robert X. Golphin and "Punch Me" 18. List of Competition Finalist Screenplays 19. Indiewire/Shadow & Act 20. "J Blair Presents" Radio Show Interview w/ Robert X. Golphin (2013) 21. Reelblack Presents Monthly Showcase Sneak Preview of "The Counterparts" 22. NBA All Star Executive Produces Gritty Police Drama The Underground Kings 23. Gritty Police Drama The Underground Kings Slated To Premiere in January

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