Roscoe Orman Net Worth: Roscoe Orman was born in The Bronx, NY in June 1944. He’s famous for playing the character of Gordon on Sesame Street. His debut acting role came in the picture Willie Dynamite in 1974. Exactly the same year he joined the cast of the TV series Sesame Street as Gordon and has played the part for 40 years. Orman can also be a stage performer, children’s book writer, artist, and child advocate. Orman’s memoir Sesame Street Father: Development of An Celebrity premiered in 2006 and his children’s book Ricky and Mobo was launched in 2007. Roscoe became the Chief Storyteller of AudibleKids.com in 2008.
June 11, 1944
The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States
6' (1.83 m)
Writer, Actor, Comedian, Entertainer
High School of Art and Design
United States of America
Kimberley LaMarque Orman (m. 2013), Sharon Orman (m. ?–2013)
Miles Orman, Rasheda Orman, Cheyenne Orman, Solana Orman
Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life, Sesame Street: Silly Storytime, 30 Days, The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland, New Jersey Drive, Striking Distance, Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird, Willie Dynamite
Former partner of Sharon Joiner-Orman (1970-2010). They had four children together but never legally married.
In addition to his 4 children with Sharon Joiner-Orman, he also had a daughter Kalah from another relationship in the late 1980s.
Thought to have been deceased by fans, he is alive and well. On August 8, 2002, news had spread that an actor who played Gordon on Sesame Street (1969) had died. This news led many to think it was Orman, but in fact it was actually talented writer and actor Matt Robinson, who originated the role in 1969. [August 2002]
Performed at the Delaware Theatre Company (Wilmington, Delaware) in a production Alfred Uhry's "Driving Miss Daisy" with Louisa Flanigam and Scott Wakefield. [March 2007]
His son Miles Orman played forward on the basketball team of Marist College.
Clean shaven head, long before it became fashionable