Robert Townsend has earned his net worth from the following films, Hollywood Shuffle (1987), The Mighty Quinn (1989), The Five Heartbeats (1991), and The Meteor Man (1993). Townsend was born on February 6, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois, his parents Shirley Jenkins and Ed Townsend.
He was raised by his single mother with three other children. He has three children, two daughters Sierra and Skylar who are both in the entertainment business and one son named Isiah.
It was a movie about R&B male groups and the tribulations of the music industry in the 1960's.