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Roscoe Orman
About Roscoe Orman


Roscoe Orman is an award-winning actor, known for his thirty-four year portrayal of Gordon Robinson on the highly acclaimed children's television series Sesame Street.

Orman is a Bronx native and graduate of New York's High School of Art & Design, Circle-In-The-Square Theatre School, and Manhattan School of Music. He made his professional acting debut in the 1962 musical revue If We Grow Up. He is a stage veteran with over sixty theatre productions for Broadway, Off-Broadway, and regional theatres under his belt.

Orman now serves as Chief Storyteller for AudibleKids at Audible.com.
Roscoe Orman's Most Recent Performances

Romeo and Juliet: Young Readers Shakespeare

  • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 27 mins)
  • By Adam McKeown
  • Narrated By Roscoe Orman
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(9)
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(3)
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Written by an outstanding scholar in simple, eloquent language, this wonderfully contemporary retelling will draw youngsters in with superb dialogue, and vivid description. The skillful blending of Shakespeare's own lines with modern language enhances children's involvement and comprehension. There's background on Shakespeare and the play; answers to FAQs such as "Isn't Juliet too young to be married?" and a "Who's Who" of the characters. Young Reader's Shakespeare is a powerful visual and reading experience.

Sterling Biographies: : George Washington: An American Life

  • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 40 mins)
  • By Laurie Calkhoven
  • Narrated By Roscoe Orman
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(15)
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(11)
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(11)

"First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen" - and first in the minds of schoolchildren, who learn about George Washington as soon as they begin studying American history. From Washington's Virginia childhood, through his days as a soldier and general, to his inauguration as the first President of the brand-new United States, and into retirement, this biography captures the full breadth and achievements of his life.

Lee says: "Review from a 61/2 year old boy"

Sterling Point Books: Stout-hearted Seven: Orphaned on the Oregon Trail

  • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 2 mins)
  • By Neta Lohnes Frazier
  • Narrated By Roscoe Orman
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(17)
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(9)
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(9)

Based on a true story originally written by one of the survivors, Neta Lohnes Frazier's account of seven children traveling westward still has the power to astonish. In the 1840s, the Sager family set off on the Oregon Trail, a dangerous and adventure-filled journey. Tragedy struck when both the mother and father succumbed to fever, orphaning the youngsters - one just a newborn. The entire wagon train adopted them, until they arrived at the Whitman Mission in Oregon.

osuchic says: "Frustrating"

Sterling Biographies: George Washington: An American Life

  • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 47 mins)
  • By Laurie Calkhoven
  • Narrated By Roscoe Orman
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(2)
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(1)
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(1)

From Washington's Virginia childhood, through his days as a soldier and general, to his inauguration as the first president of the brand-new United States, and into retirement, this biography captures the full breadth and achievements of his life. It covers both the personal and the private, reveals his views on everything from governmental power to the abolition of slavery, and separates fascinating truth from well-worn legend - including that infamous, but false, tale about chopping down the cherry tree.

Essential Listening
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  • Ricky & Mobo

    • UNABRIDGED (8 mins)
    • By Roscoe Orman
    • Narrated By Roscoe Orman
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    (6)
    Performance
    (0)
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    (1)

    For his sixth birthday, Ricky receives the best present ever: Mobo, a mechanical horse. With a few pumps of Ricky's legs, he and Mobo race across the floor. Nothing could be better! Then Ricky's mom tells Ricky about the neighborhood block party and race. Children will compete to find out who is the fastest. Ricky is sure he and Mobo will win the race.But when the big day comes, not everything goes according to Ricky's plans.

    Kat says: "Ricky and Mobo - Fun Story for Kids"
    Ricky and Mobo is an original story written and narrated by Orman about a boy and his mechanical horse.
  • Soldier: The Life of Colin Powell

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Karen DeYoung
    • Narrated By Roscoe Orman
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Over the course of a lifetime of service to his country, Colin Powell became a national hero, a beacon of wise leadership, and, according to polls, "the most trusted man in America". From his humble origins as the son of Jamaican immigrants, to the highest levels of government in four administrations, he helped guide the nation through some of its most heart-wrenching hours.

    Award-winning Washington Post journalist Karen DeYoung chronicles Powell's meteoric rise to success. Orman breathes life into this fascinating true story.
  • Yes We Can: A Biography of Barack Obama

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Garen Thomas
    • Narrated By Roscoe Orman
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Born in the USA, the son of an African father and an American mother, a boy who spent his childhood in Indonesia and Hawaii, Barack Obama is truly a citizen of the world. His campaign for the presidency is powered by a fierce optimism, an exuberant sense of purpose and determination, and, above all, a belief that change can happen.

    Michel says: "Wrong Book in the wrong Place"
    Orman beautifully narrates this biography of Barack Obama for younger readers.
  • Wilt, 1962: The Night of 100 Points and the Dawn of a New Era

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Gary M. Pomerantz
    • Narrated By Roscoe Orman
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    On the night of March 2, 1962, in Hershey, Pennsylvania, right up the street from the chocolate factory, Wilt Chamberlain, a young and striking athlete celebrated as the Big Dipper, scored 100 points in a game against the New York Knickerbockers.

    William says: "Wilt Scores 100"
    Orman slam dunks with this biography of Wilt Chamberlain, the Big Dipper. As a bonus, the audio contains the original fourth quarter radio broadcast of Wilt's record-shattering 100 point game.