Rodney Saulsberry 411
Birthday: July 11
Hails From: Detroit, MI
Years On Show: 2010-present
Marital Status: Wed to wife Helen since February 14, 1981
Detroit, MI native Rodney Saulsberry is an actor, singer, musician, voiceover artist and author.
The talented performer got his start after he graduated from the University Of Michigan and moved to L.A. In the early '80s, he landed small roles on many popular series, including HILL STREET BLUES, THE A-TEAM, FANTASY ISLAND and TAXI. He also played Jeff on CAPITOL and appeared on Y&R, DYNASTY, KL and FC.
Meanwhile, his deep, baritone voice got him attention and he added voiceovers to his resumé; throughout the '90s, he did voices for animated shows, such as SPIDER MAN and DUCKMAN, as well as various commercials. He was hired to be the announcer in many movie trailers, including the ones for Dumb & Dumber, How Stella Got Her Groove Back and Diary Of A Mad Black Woman.
Though he's mostly done voiceover work over the past few years, he's continued to act and had guest starring roles on MONK and WITHOUT A TRACE. Then in 2010, he landed the role of B&B's Anthony, a homeless musician whom Brooke befriended. Since the script called for Anthony to be selling CDs, Saulsberry decided to use his own album as a prop; Executive Producer/Head Writer Brad Bell liked the CD so much that he incorporated Saulsberry's song "Miracles" into the episodes surrounding the homeless storyline.
"I love that I have a role where I get to act, sing and play guitar," says Saulsberry of playing Anthony. And it shows. His impassioned performance earned him a nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series at the 2011 NAACP Image Awards. His official Web site is www.rodneysaulsberry.com.