Craig Robinson Celebrity Life
Craig Phillip Robinson is a well-known face in America’s entertainment industry. He is best known for two roles -- one on NBC’s Emmy-winning mockumentary ‘The Office’ as Darryl Philbin, and another on the American police procedural sitcom ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ as Doug Judy. Robinson is a multi-talented personality who exhibited his dexterity as a comedian, musician, actor, and host.
Craig Robinson began his career as a K-8 teacher in the Chicago Public School System. His profession in performance art started at The Second City Theatre, Chicago, during his late twenties. During the short stint at The Second City, he performed at various places, including New York and Los Angeles. His known performance during the time was at 1998 Montreal ‘Just for Laughs’ Festival.
Later, Robinson began to associate with TV-shows in small roles and appeared in Friends, Arrest Development, The Bernie Mac Show, and so on. His performance in TV led to movies in 2007-romcom Knocked Up, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, and 2008-action comedy film Pineapple Express. Besides his comedy roles, Robinson played the role of a saxophonist Maceo Parker in the biopic of American musician James Brown 'Get On Up.'
His milestone in acting was the performance in The Office, a series that portrayed the everyday struggles of office employees. He started appearing in the fourth episode of its first season in 2005 and continued to be a part of the series until it ended in 2013. He also appeared in shows such as ‘Reno 911!’, ‘Lucky,’ ‘Eastbound & Down,’ and ‘Halfway Home.’
Besides stand-up comedy, music, and acting, Robinson also attempted hosting in 2010. He co-hosted the seventh season of ‘Last Comic Standing,’ an American reality television show broadcasted on NBC, along with prominent personalities Greg Giraldo, Andy Kindler, and Natasha Leggero. Commercials were also his cup of tea. He promoted Walmart Inc.’s credit card in its ads, where he was seen playing piano at Walmart store.
In the middle of his acting career, Robinson appeared in a music video ‘Red Hot Chili Peppers.’ He occasionally played piano and sang songs in his band ‘The Nasty Delicious’ along with his brother Chris Rob. His career in performance art as a singer, actor, and comedian has helped him amass a net worth of USD 8 million as of January 2020, according to a website www.wealthypersons.com.
Craig Robinson started winning awards right from the beginning of his career in performing arts. He owned his first award at the Oakland Comedy Festival Awards, subsequently at the Miller Genuine Draft 1996 Comedy Search. Robinson was nominated for the ‘Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor – Comedy’ for Peeples in 2013. In the same year, he also shared the ‘MTV Movie Award for Best Musical Moment’ for the performance in ‘This is the End.’
For playing ‘Darryl Philbin’ in ‘The Office,’ he was nominated for ‘NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series’ and ‘Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.’
In 2016, Robinson was nominated for ‘Gotham Award for Best Actor,’ ‘Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male,’ and ‘Sundance Film Festival Dramatic Special Jury Award for Individual Performance,’ all the three for his role in ‘Morris from America.’
Craig Robinson was born as a Scorpion on October 25, 1971, in Illinois, Chicago. He inherited his skill for music from his mother, who was a music teacher. His father worked as an attorney in the city. His upbringing was centered in Chicago, where he completed his undergraduate degree from Illinois State University and post-graduation from Saint Xavier University.
Robinson maintains high privacy when it comes to his personal life. He was known to have once dated a co-star Kerry Washington. Robinson remains unmarried at the moment.
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