Rob has always been creating in some form or another since he was a child. He once rewrote the entire movie script of his then-favorite movie, 3 Ninjas, adding himself in as the 4th brother of the main characters. When he reached middle school, he tried desperately (and failed) to impress people with his breakdance moves. Enamored with hip-hop, he dabbled in other forms of the culture (deejaying, graffiti) until eventually finding his passion for writing rhymes and recording songs. He began recording his own music at the start of high school, in the early 2000s, when home recording studios were still rare. He eventually became a local celebrity for his prolific song recordings and freestyle battle raps in the high school cafeteria.
While in college, his drive for music began to wane and so he needed a new and inspiring creative outlet. He decided to face his fears and try his hand at acting, a desire that had been growing in him while working at an independent movie rental store in high school. Pursuing his love for movies and self-expression in the form of acting birthed a whole new outlook on himself. He began a journey of self-discovery required to portray characters with the honesty, vulnerability, and truth he knew to be essential of great performances.
Rob continues that journey, acting and making music in New York City. He lives in Hamilton Heights with his partner and cat.
I recently shot for my first pilot as First Officer Hunter Stevens (a pilot!) in the thrilling action-drama from writer/director Marvalee Peart of Night Mode Entertainment, along with a very talented ensemble cast.
Check back for upcoming releases from this project!
I made my Spotify debut with a song I produced, wrote, recorded, and mixed myself called "Gimme". The song is sarcastic and cynical embrace of the selfishness that a capitalist system breeds in all of us. Inspired by the hyper-capitalist, feel-good dance/hip-hop music of the 1990s.
In mid-2021, I played a role in a short film by a filmmaker, Caroline Page Moore, currently in a graduate film program at Columbia University. The film, "A Certain Age", is set to be completed by the end of 2021. I was grateful to Caroline for trusting me with such difficult subject matter.
In early 2021, I acted in the short film "Are You Still Watching?" with my friend and fellow Barrow Group actor, Brooke Brazer, who wrote and produced the film. We needed to work on something together after the previous year. The film is about a couple trying to navigate their daily lives during the pandemic.