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Roscoe Orman

Actor / Children's Advocate

Actor / Children's Advocate

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Roscoe Orman Biography

When Roscoe Orman joined the cast of Sesame Street as “Gordon,” he quickly became the symbol of fatherhood for millions of viewers. During his time on the award-winning show, Orman became a role model to both children and parents, encouraging education and strong family values. The father of one of the first African American families on television, Orman was a true pioneer for diversity in entertainment. Orman remains an enduring inspiration to generations of children and adults of all races, ages and social classes.

Throughout his time on Sesame Street, Orman has continued to work as an advocate for children. Promoting child literacy and education, Orman wrote his own children’s book, and worked as a chief storyteller on audiblekids.com. Through his beautifully crafted memoir, Sesame Street Dad: Evolution of an Actor, Orman continued to promote family values, discussing his role a devoted father as well as seminal presence on the classic children’s television program. He has also remained a vocal activist on a number of children’s issues, including bullying prevention, and is actively involved in many organizations working to help children across the globe. Roscoe Orman has also continued his forty-year career an actor, and is known as one of the defining actors of African American theater.

Considering himself first and foremost a father, Orman speaks with audiences about re-establishing the concepts of trust, honor, integrity and responsibility in raising children. Furthermore, as a trailblazer for African American’s in entertainment, Orman speaks on his unique experience in the industry, providing audiences with interesting insight regarding diversity on stage and screen. An engaging speaker and storyteller, Orman is committed to empower audiences to become informed, socially conscious citizens. Wise and warm, Orman is sure to leave any audience wonderfully entertained and deeply inspired.

Roscoe Orman Speaking Topics

  • Stand Up, Speak Out... End Bullying

  • Multi-Culturalism in American Theatre, Film & Television

  • Sesame Street & Its Impact on Children's Television

  • Sesame Street Dad

    Many of the basic principles used in parenting are picked up from our own parents who serve as our models. But many young parents have learned parenting techniques from watching Sesame Street with their children. Playing "Gordon," an African American father who is a caring, respectful, and nurturing presence for his son "Miles," Orman has offered guidance to parents across America. Says Orman: "Providing the right kind of support for even one parent can make a difference."

Roscoe Orman Videos

  • Classic Sesame Street - Gordon sings "If I Had a Kid Like You ...
  • Classic Sesame Street - Tell Them - YouTube

Roscoe Orman Books

  • Sesame Street Dad: Evolution of an Actor
    Sesame Street Dad: Evolution of an Actor

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  • What topics does Roscoe Orman speak about?

    Roscoe Orman is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Actors, Education, Entertainers, Entertainment, Parenting, Personal Growth, Television Personalities, Television Stars.
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Roscoe Orman is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Stand Up, Speak Out... End Bullying, Multi-Culturalism in American Theatre, Film & Television, Sesame Street & Its Impact on Children's Television and Sesame Street Dad. The estimated speaking fee range to book Roscoe Orman for your event is available upon request. Roscoe Orman generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Victoria Rowell, Tony Plana, Hill Harper, LeVar Burton and Janine Turner. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Roscoe Orman for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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