Robert DoQui

Robert DoQui (April 20, 1934 – February 9, 2008) was an American actor who starred in film and on television. He is best known for his roles as King George in the 1973 film Coffy, starring Pam Grier; as Wade in Robert Altman's 1975 film Nashville; and as Sgt. Warren Reed in the 1987 science fiction film RoboCop, the 1990 sequel RoboCop 2, and the 1993 sequel RoboCop 3. He starred on television and is also known for his voice as Pablo Robertson on the cartoon series Harlem Globetrotters from 1970 to 1973.

Robert DoQui
Born(1934-04-20)April 20, 1934
DiedFebruary 9, 2008(2008-02-09) (aged 73)
Years active1964-2007
Partner(s)Mittie Lawrence (m. ?–2008)

Early lifeEdit

DoQui was born on April 20, 1934, in Stillwater, Oklahoma.[1] He served in the U.S. Air Force before heading to Hollywood in the early 1960s.[2] DoQui was married to Janee Michelle from 1969 until 1978.


He is best known for his roles as the flashy pimp King George in the 1973 blaxploitation film Coffy.[3] He starred in the miniseries Centennial in 1978, and the television film The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson in 1990. He starred as Sgt. Warren Reed in the three RoboCop films.[2] He made guest appearances on many television series, including I Dream of Jeannie, Happy Days, The Jeffersons, Daniel Boone, Gunsmoke, Adam-12, The Parkers, Family Affair in Take Me Out of the Ballgame (1967 - Season 2, Episode 9) as Officer Wilson, and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine in the season 4 episode "Sons of Mogh" as a Klingon named Noggra.


DoQui died February 9, 2008, at the age of 73, from natural causes.[4]



  1. ^ Berry, S. Torriano; Berry, Venise T. (2 September 2009). The A to Z of African American Cinema. Scarecrow Press. p. 96. ISBN 9780810870345.
  2. ^ a b Lentz III, Harris M. (11 August 2009). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2008: Film, Television, Radio, Theatre, Dance, Music, Cartoons and Pop Culture. McFarland Publishing. p. 116. ISBN 9780786453849.
  3. ^ Berry, S. Torriano; Berry, Venise T. (26 January 2007). Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema. Scarecrow Press. p. 99. ISBN 9780810864641.
  4. ^ "Actor Robert DoQui dies at 74". Penske Business Media, LLC. 15 February 2008. Retrieved 28 July 2019.

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