Reggie Rock Bythewood

Reggie Rock Bythewood

Birthday: 7 July 1965, Bronx, New York, USA
Reggie Rock Bythewood grew up in the Bronx, New York where it was against the law not be a Yankee fan. Bythewood, a law-abiding Yank fan, boxed as a teenager and went to the High School of Performing Arts as a drama major. He received a BFA in theater from Marymount Manhattan College. After acting in a John Sayles film called, The Brother From Anot... Show more »
Reggie Rock Bythewood grew up in the Bronx, New York where it was against the law not be a Yankee fan. Bythewood, a law-abiding Yank fan, boxed as a teenager and went to the High School of Performing Arts as a drama major. He received a BFA in theater from Marymount Manhattan College. After acting in a John Sayles film called, The Brother From Another Planet, he was inspired to write and direct. Bythewood formed a theater company with some friends called, The Tribe, which produced plays written and directed by Bythewood.Bythewood moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in screen-writing and became one of the first members of Disney's prestigious Writers Fellowship Program. From there, he was hired as a writer on the hit NBC comedy series, "A Different World" where he met his future wife, Gina Prince-Bythewood (a Dodgers fan). He went on to write and produce Dick Wolf's drama series "New York Undercover." After attending the Million Man March, Bythewood wrote the screenplay for Spike Lee's indie film, "Get On The Bus." Bythewood was also one of the film's investors.Bythewood made his feature film directorial debut on the acclaimed indie flick, "Dancing in September." It was acquired by HBO and became an HBO original movie. Bythewood has also written and directed "Biker Boyz," the documentary, "Daddy's Girl," the ESPN 30-for-30 documentary, "One Night In Vegas" and "Gun Hill," the two hour pilot for BET. He also did the rewrites for the Fox Searchlight film, "Notorious" and was awarded written by credit along with the film's initial writer, Cheo Hodari Coker.Bythewood resides in southern California with his wife, filmmaker, Gina Prince-Bythewood, and their two sons, who both happen to love the Yankees. Show less «