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Robert F. Colesberry
Robert F. Colesberry
Personal details
Birth place Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Profession Motion picture producer and director
Years active 1976 to 2004
IMDb 0171348
The Wire
Role Executive Producer
Director
Seasons 1 & 2
First episode "The Target"
Last episode "Port in a Storm"
Credits 25 episodes (see below)
Robert F. Colesberry, born March 7, 1946 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, died February 9, 2004, was a motion picture producer and director. He was an Executive Producer and director for The Wire. He also worked on the Emmy Award winning miniseries The Corner for HBO with The Wire creator David Simon.

BiographyEdit

Early lifeEdit

Colesberry attended Southern Connecticut State University before transferring to the Tisch School for the Arts at NYU. At NYU he pursued at degree in drama.

CareerEdit

Colesberry died from complicatons following cardiac surgery in 2004. His death occurred soon after his directing debut on The Wire episode "Port in a Storm", which was the second season finale. Since his death a scholarship has been set up in his name at NYU for filmmakers attending the institution.

Colesberry had a recurring cameo on The Wire as detective Ray Cole. In episode three of the third season, entitled "Dead Soldiers", Detective Cole was said to have died suddenly while exercising at a gym. Other characters held an emotional wake for Detective Cole.

Personal lifeEdit

Colesberry was married to Karen L. Thorson in 1992, also a filmmaker and producer of The Wire.

CreditsEdit

Executive ProducerEdit

Season 1 credits
"The Target" "The Detail" "The Buys" "Old Cases" "The Pager"
"The Wire" "One Arrest" "Lessons" "Game Day" "The Cost"
"The Hunt" "Cleaning Up" "Sentencing"
Season 2 credits
"Ebb Tide" "Collateral Damage" "Hot Shots" "Hard Cases" "Undertow"
"All Prologue" "Backwash" "Duck and Cover" "Stray Rounds" "Storm Warnings"
"Bad Dreams" "Port in a Storm"

DirectorEdit

Season 2 credits
"Ebb Tide" "Collateral Damage" "Hot Shots" "Hard Cases" "Undertow"
"All Prologue" "Backwash" "Duck and Cover" "Stray Rounds" "Storm Warnings"
"Bad Dreams" "Port in a Storm"

Guest starEdit

Season 1 credits
"The Target" "The Detail" "The Buys" "Old Cases" "The Pager"
"The Wire" "One Arrest" "Lessons" "Game Day" "The Cost"
"The Hunt" "Cleaning Up" "Sentencing"

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