A Versatile Talent

Rob has performed in nearly 200 stage, commercial and film productions.

What are you looking for? A commercial spokesman who projects warmth and authority? A dad who’s a bit hipper than the typical middle-aged suburban guy (but not so hip that he scares children)? A character who’s an urbane goof in the mold of a Niles Crain or Felix Unger? These roles are directly in Rob’s wheelhouse as a commercial actor.

He also typically plays business executives (it helps that he is one in real life), artists, architects and bankers. He’s even been a farmer, a pharmacist, and an ink cartridge! And while he’s not a doctor, he’s played one on TV.

Rob trained for three years at Chicago’s famed Second City Training Center, where he studied improvisation, sketch comedy, acting, and writing. He performed in sketch and improv shows and appeared in dozens of stage productions for companies including Factory Theater, the Side Project, Stage Left, Steep Theatre Company and the Silk Road Theatre Project.

Most of his acting work these days is in commercial and print productions.

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Rob has written many comic sketches and short plays that have been performed on stage in Chicago. Here are a few of his favorites:

Most of these were produced as part of his collection of 10-minute plays: The One-Eyed Cat and Other Tales of Need and a sketch show he wrote called There’s No “I” in ImprovBoth shows ran in Donny’s Skybox Theatre at Second City. Northern Lights received readings at Chicago Dramatists and at a festival sponsored by the Women’s Theater Alliance.