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Robin Thomas (born Robin Thomas Grossman, February 12, 1949) is an American film, television and theater actor, and sculptor. He changed his professional name to his birth name in 2014, but returned to using Robin Thomas in 2015.

Robin Thomas
Robin Thomas Grossman

(1949-02-12) February 12, 1949 (age 70)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California
OccupationActor, sculptor



Thomas' best-known television roles are as Mark Singleton in Another World[1] (1983–85), and as Geoffrey Wells on Who's the Boss?.[citation needed] He portrayed Paul Kellogg in The Mommies[2]:709 and Nate's father in Life Unexpected[2] and had recurring roles in series such as Murphy Brown, Matlock, and The Division. He appeared in such films as Pacific Rim, About Last Night..., The Contender, Summer School, and The Banger Sisters. He has appeared in such television series as Misfits of Science, Midnight Caller, Party of Five, Pacific Blue, Queer as Folk, Murphy Brown, Life Unexpected, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, Criminal Minds, Franklin & Bash, Castle, Manhattan, Fuller House,and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, among others.

Personal lifeEdit

Born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Thomas attended the Mercersburg Academy and graduated in 1967. Thomas earned a BFA from Carnegie-Mellon University where he was accepted into the drama department as an actor. Transitioning in his junior year to Sociology dept., he graduated from the Art department with a major in sculpture. Upon graduation he moved to New York.[citation needed]

Thomas spent his early years in New York as a carpenter, specializing in renovations of restaurants and apartments.[1] He also worked as a sculptor, creating kinetic works employing plexiglas, stainless steel, teflon, water, oil, air, pumps, motors, and lights. His works were exhibited at the Huntsville Museum of Art, The Three Rivers Arts Festival, and at various galleries in SoHo. He was invited to create works for Tiffany's windows, NYC for two consecutive years. While in NY he started a construction company renovating lofts and apartments to augment his income as an artist.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ a b Reichardt, Nancy M. (June 26, 1983). "Robin Thomas has no regrets about acting". The Marshall News Messenger. Texas, Marshall. p. 46. Retrieved 16 August 2019 – via
  2. ^ a b Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010 (2nd ed.). Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. pp. 603–604. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7.

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