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.

Biography

Early life

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.

Career

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 life

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

Credits

Executive Producer

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"

Director

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 star

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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