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Roscoe Orman

Born: June 11 1944
Born in: The Bronx, New York (state)

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Roscoe Orman

Roscoe Hunter Orman (born June 11, 1944) is an American actor, comedian and writer, best known for playing Gordon Robinson, one of the central human characters on Sesame Street. Orman joined the show in 1974, becoming the third actor to play Gordon (subsequent to Matt Robinson, 1969–1972, and Hal Miller, 1972–1974). His contract was not renewed in 2016, as part of Sesame's Workshop's re-tooling for the series, but the organization did say that Orman would continue to represent them at public events. Sesame Workshop later announced that they'd try to find a way to bring him back.

Orman is also an accomplished stage, film, and television actor; children's book writer; artist; and child advocate.