|Date of Birth||25 September 1942|
|Height||5' 11" (1.8 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
Robert loved singing for people by making personal appearances on TV, in nightclubs, hotels and concerts. On an open casting call, Robert auditioned for the lead rock singer in the play "Satyricon". He landed the role. The musical was presented at the Stratford Shakespearean festival in Ontario Canada and was a huge success. When Robert returned home to New York, he had a calling to travel around the world. With $200 and a round trip ticket, he took his guitar and duffel bag and flew off to Europe. He spent the next 2 1/2 years traveling around the world as a troupe adore. He earned his living by singing and playing his guitar on the streets, in restaurants and bars, wherever he found an audience. After Europe, he traveled to the Middle East, Africa, South America and then back home to New York where Robert decided to pursue another life-long dream of acting.
After studying with Lee Strasberg and Warren Robertson, Robert landed a lead role in the Broadway show "Fame", a play about the life of Marilyn Monroe. After 5 weeks of rehearsal, the play opened at the "Golden Theater" and sadly closed the following day.
Robert started his film career in New York, when director Michael Winner cast him as one of the muggers in the original Death Wish (1974) with Charles Bronson. Shortly after that, Howard Koch met Robert at the Plaza Hotel singing in the Green Tulip room. He offered Robert a role in the movie Badge 373 (1973) with Robert Duvall. After that, Robert had another calling and decided to move to Los Angeles, where he has lived for the past 30 years. In that period of time, Robert has appeared in over 100 feature films in starring or co-starring roles with actors like Al Pacino and Johnny Depp in Donnie Brasco (1997) where Robert played "Sonny Red". He co-starred with Jeremy Irons in Dungeons & Dragons (2000), a cameo with Kim Basinger in Jumpshot (2004) directed by Mark Rydell, with Morgan Freeman in Edison (2005), with Christopher Walken and Benicio Del Toro in The Funeral (1996) directed by Abel Ferrara, just to name a few.
Robert has also guest-starred on numerous TV shows like Frasier (1993), Caroline in the City (1995), The Shield (2002), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), as a regular on General Hospital (1963), a recurring role on The Young and the Restless (1973), and many more.
When Robert is not working in front of the camera on a film or TV show, he dedicates his time coaching actors. Sharing his expertise in what he has learned over the years. He currently studies at the Actors Studio where he is a lifetime member. There is no finish line. It's about the journey and not the destination. One can always improve, says Robert.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Miscellaneous