Born August 30, 1953, the son of a Chicago, IL welder and factory seamstress, Robin Hughes Harris would bring the world that special gift of laughter.
The family moved to Los Angeles, CA, in 1961 where Robin attended Manual Arts High School. After recieving a track scholarship, he went on to Ottowa University in Kansas. During his time at OU, he began to sculpt and hone his comedy skills. In 1980 he debuted at the Comedy Store, in Los Angeles, to very little response.
Best known for his recurring "Bebe's Kids" sketch, Harris' old school type of humor would gather him a much more mainstream following a few years later. By 1985, he was Master of Ceremonies at the LA Comedy Store. His smart-mouthed bartender role, in 1988's "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka", was an incredible movie debut. 1989 brought his character, "Sweet Dick Willie", in Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing". Robin's all-business blue-collared "Pop", as father to Kid, would come in 1990's "House Party". Later in the same year, he'd play the club announcer in Spike Lee's "Mo' Betta Blues".
During 1990, Robin Harris and the Hudlin Brothers started pre-production on a film based on Harris' "Bebe's Kids" sketch. Due to his death, the movie was scrapped and became an animated feature (first ever with an all black cast). The premise of his "Bebe's Kids" sketch was his girlfriend Jamika always insisting on bringing her sister Bebe's 4 michieviously corrupt children along on their dates. These kids would forever terrorize Harris during those dates. The kids even had a slogan: "we Bebe's kids!! We don't die...WE MULTIPLY!!"
Robin Hughes Harris was found dead in his hotel room on March 18th, 1990, by his mother. He died of a heart attack.