Robert DoQui

Active - 1965 - 2002  |   Born - Apr 20, 1934 in Stillwater, Oklahoma, United States  |   Died - Feb 9, 2008   |   Genres - Drama, Comedy, Action

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Biography by Hal Erickson

African-American stage and film actor Robert Do Qui was first seen by televiewers on a weekly basis as Detective Cliff Sims in Felony Squad (1968-1969). Do Qui has worked extensively with director Robert Altman, most prominently as the sympathetic nightclub manager in Nashville (1975). In the 1980s and 1990s, he became familiar to action fans as Sgt. Reed in the three Robocop flicks. In addition to his many acting credits, Robert Do Qui served several terms as an officer of the Screen Actors Guild. He died at age 74 in 2008.

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  • Studied in university on a music scholarship.
  • Was a member of the Langstonaires, a singing group.
  • Served in the U.S. Air Force for four years.
  • Started his acting career in New York.
  • As a member of the Board of Directors of the Screen Actors Guild, in which he served for 10 years, supported the participation of minority groups and women in media.