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
Born
Robin Thomas Grossman

(1949-02-12) February 12, 1949 (age 70)
OccupationActor, sculptor
Children2

CareerEdit

Thomas' best-known television roles are as Mark Singleton in Another World[1] (1983–85), and as Geoffrey Wells on Who's the Boss?[2] He portrayed Paul Kellogg in The Mommies[3]:709 and Nate's father in Life Unexpected[3] and had recurring roles in series such as Murphy Brown, Hunter, 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]

FilmEdit

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1986 About Last Night Steve Carlson
1987 Summer School Vice Principal Phil Gills
1990 Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael Scotty Sandholtzer
1993 Me and the Kid Dr. Berman
1995 Jade Mr. Green
1995 Chameleon Jason Ainsley
1996 Amityville Dollhouse Bill Martin (video)
1997 Star Maps Martin
1998 Bulworth Reporter in Hallway
1998 Break Up Doctor
2000 More Dogs Than Bones Tim Thomas
2000 The Contender William Hanson
2002 Clockstoppers Dr. Gibbs
2002 The Banger Sisters Raymond Kingsley
2003 Missing Brendan Bob Calden
2007 Cougar Club Mr. Holmes
2009 The Pool Boys Mr. Stenson
2010 Bones Detective
2010 The Space Between Airline Executive
2012 A Green Story Michael Henry
2013 Pacific Rim American UN Representative
2015 Babysitter Neal Longway
2016 Frontman Doctor Glass (Short)
2016 Dreamland Allen
2018 Con Man Mr. Fitzgerald
2018 The Assassin's Code Angelo Leonetti
2018 Delirium Father
2019 Seberg Interviewer

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1982 As the World Turns Dr. Matt Butler
1983 Svengali Mendy Weindenbaum TV movie
1983-1985 Another World Mark Singleton 7 episodes
1985 Misfits of Science Vincent Episode: "Grand Theft Bunny"
1986 Cagney & Lacey Eric Webber Episode: "Exit Stage Center"
1986 The Magical World of Disney Dr. Gardner Episode: "A Fighting Choice"
1986 Fame Mr. Torrence Episode: "The Incident"
1986-1987 Who's the Boss? Geoffrey Wells 6 episodes
1987 My Sister Sam Matt Episode: "Sister, Can You Spare a Fifty?"
1987 Matlock Prosecutor Burton Hawkins 6 episodes
1987 Mr. President Justin 3 episodes
1987 Haunted by Her Past Charles Kamen TV movie
1987 A Year in the Life Brian Episode: "Dixie Chicken"
1987 Free Spirit TV movie
1988 Thirtysomething Dr. Bob Kramer 2 episodes
1988 Who Gets the Friends? Paul Keaton TV movie
1988 Baby Boom Rob Marks 2 episodes
1989 From the Dead of Night Glen Eastman TV movie
1989 Anything but Love Jack Hansen Episode: "Burning the Toad"
1990 Island Son Episode: "Mary, Mary Quite Contrary"
1990 Personals Evan Martin TV movie
1990 Memories of Murder Michael TV movie
1990 Father Dowling Mysteries Jonathan Cabot Episode: "The Legacy Mystery"
1990 Midnight Caller Stan Jessick Episode: "Home to Roost"
1990 Close Encounters David Albird TV movie
1991 Hunter Det. Al Novak / Mr. Canova 2 episodes
1991 Empty Nest Will Episode: "Her Cheatin' Heart"
1991 The Rape of Doctor Willis Wally Shaw TV movie
1991 Murder, She Wrote Gerald Innsmouth Episode: "The Committee"
1992 Citizen Cohn Reporter TV movie
1992 Freshman Dorm Professor Beckenstein 3 episodes
1993 For the Love of My Child: The Anissa Ayala Story Dr. Rudolph Brutoco TV movie
1993 Without Warning: Terror in the Towers TV movie
1993-1994 The Mommies Paul Kellogg 24 episodes
1994 Touched by an Angel Dr. Harrison Trowbridge Archibald IV Episode: "Manny"
1995 An Element of Truth Peter TV movie
1995-1996 Party of Five Mr. Marshall Thompson 3 episodes
1988-1996 Murphy Brown Jake Lowenstein 5 episodes
1996 High Incident Episode: "Women & Children First"
1996 Color Me Perfect Dr. Mitch Conlon TV movie
1997 JAG Phil Delaney Episode: "Ghosts"
1997 High Stakes Mike TV movie
1998 Pacific Blue Professor Alan Watson Episode: "Glass Houses"
1998 To Have & to Hold Jack Cornell Episode: "Stuck in the Blizzard with You"
1998 Halloweentown Kalabar TV movie
1998 V.I.P. Gower Jantzen Episode: "Vallery of the Dolls"
1999 Walker, Texas Ranger Brian Whitman Episode: "Mind Games"
1999 Chicago Hope Priest Episode: "Team Play"
1999 Horse Sense Glenn Woods TV movie
2000 Diagnosis: Murder Dr. Donald Ward Episode: "Teacher's Pet"
2001 It's Like, You Know... Producer Episode: "The Quick and the Dead"
2001 Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge Calabar (TV; via footage from "Halloweentown")
2002 The West Wing Sen. Jack Enlow, D-IL Episode: "Dead Irish Writers"
2002 The Court Andrew Loesch 5 episodes
2002 The Pennsylvania Miners' Story Governor Mark Schweiker TV movie
1997-2002 The Practice Dr. Stephen Barrett / Harry Duvall / Robert Adler 3 episodes
2003 CSI: Miami Bret Betancourt Episode: "Dead Zone"
2003 The Street Lawyer Rudolph Mayes TV movie
2004 Queer as Folk Sam Auerbach 5 episodes
2002-2004 The Division Louis Perillo 11 episodes
2004 Law & Order Connecticut Governor Michael Riordan Episode: "Gov Love"
2004 North Shore Mr. Jensen Episode: "Illusions"
2004 House Dan's Father Episode: "Paternity"
2004 Gramercy Park Billy Hammond Sr TV movie
2005 Kevin Hill Harlan Davis Episode: "A River in Egypt"
2005 CSI: NY Abel Bloom Episode: "Til Death Do We Part"
2005 Jane Doe: Now You See It, Now You Don't William Joyner TV movie
2005 Blind Justice Haden Eastman Episode: "Under the Gun"
2005 Ambulance Girl Michael Stern TV movie
2005 Just Legal Dr. Steven Benson Episode: "The Limit"
2005 Criminal Minds Evan Davenport Episode: "Broken Mirror"
2006 Without a Trace Michael Fletcher Episode: "The Little Things"
2006 Cold Case Roger Felice Episode: "Baby Blues"
2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Bill Dorton Episode: "Meet Market"
2007 The Closer Michael Morgan Episode: "Saving Face"
2007 Damages Martin Cutler 3 episodes
2007 Women's Murder Club Philip Davenport Episode: "Train in Vain"
2007 NCIS Dr. Neil Fleming Episode: "Leap of Faith"
2007 Shark Evan Kendall Episode: "Every Breath You Take"
2008 Moonlight Robert Fordham Episode: "What's Left Behind"
2008 Bones Richard King Episode: "The Bone That Blew"
2008 Eleventh Hour Dr. Tom Carraway Episode: "Flesh"
2009 24 Deputy Attorney General Episode: "Day 7: 6:00 a.m.-7:00 a.m."
2009 Raising the Bar Episode: "I'll Be Down to Get You in a Taxi, Honey"
2009 The Storm Episode: "The Storm, Part 2"
2009 Desperate Housewives Dick Jackson Episode: "Never Judge a Lady by Her Lover"
2009 Castle Alan Freeman Episode: "Vampire Weekend"
2010 Nip/Tuck Les Overmyer Episode: "Sheila Carlton"
2010-2011 Life Unexpected Jack Bazile 8 episodes
2011 Law & Order: LA Marty Fox Episode: "Benedict Canyon"
2011 Franklin & Bash Big Mack Episode: "Jennifer of Troy"
2011 NCIS: Los Angeles Dennis White Episode: "Lone Wolf"
2011-2012 Switched at Birth Dale 3 episodes
2012 Rizzoli & Isles Roger Deluth Episode: "No More Drama in My Life"
2011–2013 90210 Charles Sanderson / Charles 2 episodes
2013 Cleaners Barry / Barry Madden 6 episodes
2014 Manhattan Maxwell Rubins Episode: "The Second Coming"
2014 Runaway Rick TV movie
2016 Fuller House Dr. Fred Harmon 2 episodes
2016 StartUp Leonard 3 episodes
2016-2017 Zoo Max Morgan 6 episodes
2017 Dracula Goes to Camp Barry Cohen TV movie
2017 Transparent Dr. Crichton Episode: "Born Again"
2017 Law & Order True Crime David Conn 2 episodes
2018 Blue Bloods Dr. Max McCandless Episode: "Thicker Than Water"
2018 Lethal Weapon Victor Halderman Episode: "Get the Picture"
2015-2019 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Marco Serrano 6 episodes
2019 Mystery 101 Graham Winslow Hallmark Movies & Mysteries TV movie
2019 Mystery 101: Playing Dead
2019 Mystery 101: Words Can Kill
2019 Mystery 101: Dead Talk

ReferencesEdit

  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 Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "Who's the Boss? | TV Guide". TVGuide.com. Retrieved 2019-10-11.
  3. ^ 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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