Robert Townsend, actor and director. His latest directing effort is the comedy “B.A.P.S.,” opening Friday.

After work: When we’re done taping my WB show, “Parent ‘Hood,” on Fridays, I go to Georgia on Melrose for gourmet soul food. I like the catfish with black-eyed peas, macaroni and cheese, greens and peach cobbler a la mode.

Breakfast time: We like to go to Coco’s in the Valley. My daughters (ages 3, 5 and 6) love the pancakes shaped like Mickey Mouse with a whipped cream smile.

Saturday afternoon: We go to a movie at the Century City AMC 14. It’s the best because you’ve got the mall with its bookstores, and they have valet parking.

At home: I watch basketball. It doesn’t matter if it’s college, high school, whatever! Then my wife cooks dinner, and then we usually watch a tape. I’m a voting member of the academy, so we get a lot of movies on tape in the mail.


Sunday morning: The 10 a.m. service at the West Angeles Church of God and Christ on Crenshaw Boulevard. Then I play basketball at the Hollywood YMCA.

Best sounds: I like St. Marks in Venice. They have jazz, but I’ve also seen the Polyester Players there. I like a smorgasbord of music so it’s a good time.