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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 8 July 1959Fremont, Ohio, USA
Birth NameRobert Lyle Knepper
Nickname Rob
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Robert Knepper, the son of a veterinarian, was born in Fremont, Ohio, and was raised in Maumee (near Toledo). When he was growing up, his mother worked in the props department for the community theater, and because of her involvement, he became interested in acting. Robert began his career in theater in his hometown before majoring in theater at Northwestern University. He has performed in over one hundred professional theatrical productions around the world. He is a resident of Southern California.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: sullivpj@hotmail.com

Spouse (2)

Nadine Kary (8 July 2013 - present)
Tory Herald (2005 - 2010) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (13)

Son of a veterinarian in real-life, his character "T-bag" on Prison Break (2005) has a twisted encounter with a veterinarian in Season 2.
He lives with his family in Los Angeles.
Robert studied drama in Northwestern University (1977-1981).
Robert and Tori are parents of a boy named Benjamin Peter Knepper (Ben Knepper).
Mother: Pat Deck (died in 2003).
Father: Donald Knepper.
Ex-son-in-law of Peter V. Herald.
Graduated from Maumee Highs School in Maumee, Ohio. Was the class of 1977.
Before getting the part of T-Bag in Prison Break (2005), he considered becoming a park ranger to support his family, due to the 'phasing out of the middle-class actor'.
During the filming of Hitman (2007), his Danish co-star Ulrich Thomsen jokingly confided in him that his last name, "knepper", is in fact a dirty word in Danish.
He had the tenor solos in the "Messiah" his senior year at Maumee High School.
He is of mostly German descent, with smaller amounts of Swiss-German, English, and Scottish ancestry.
He was awarded a 1982 Joseph Jefferson Award Citation for Actor in a Principal Role in a Play for "Class Enemy" at the Next Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois.

Personal Quotes (2)

Loved it! I had never been to Bulgaria. It is so funny because years ago a CIA guy came down to the Actors Theater in Louisville, Kentucky. This was 1985. [Nicolae] Ceausescu [of Romania] was still alive. And he said that the only country worse than Romania is Bulgaria. And so here I am twenty-something years later, thinking: "Oh, no. This is going to be terrible". It was so beautiful. The people are amazing. There's a very European kind of feel to the whole city, and yet it is its own city and its own country. And they are just blossoming. It was just great. (On filming Hitman (2007) in Bulgaria).
(2009 - On quitting acting) Ten or fifteen years ago, Kiefer Sutherland used to go to the same gym as me. I remember telling him that I wanted to quit (acting). It was before Prison Break (2005) and I couldn't find any work and I wanted to quit. He fucking punched me! He punched me so hard. He told me, 'Don't you ever give up!' and I thank Kiefer every day for that advice.

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