About Craig Robinson
Craig Robinson is an American actor, singer, and comedian who has played some of the most iconic characters in the history of TV series.
He played a role in the popular American sitcom, 'The Office' which is considered to be a major breakthrough in his career. Apart from that, Craig's role as Doug Judy in the pop culture sitcom, 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' made him an all-time favorite character of the series.
Craig Phillip Robinson was born on October 25, 1971, in Chicago, Illinois. He was born in a music loving family, his mother being a music teacher. Growing up in his house felt like growing up in a rehearsal studio, as their house was packed with all kinds of musical instruments including drums, trumpet, saxophone, and so on. Craig's brother, Christopher (popularly known as Chris Rob) pursued music as his career and is currently a member of The Nasty Delicious.
Craig got a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in Music. Amidst his college classes, Craig became passionate about the improv classes at The Second City and started doing stand-up comedy. However, before joining the entertainment industry, Craig Robinson worked as a music teacher in several schools in Chicago.
Craig Robinson entered the industry as a comedian. After winning several comedy gigs in cities, in 1999, he moved to Los Angeles and formed a musical comedy act with Jerry Minor. They were featured in several comedy shows including 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' and numerous Comedy Central stand-up shows.
The musician-comedian proved his ability in acting in 2001 with the movie 'AppleJax And YoYo'. Since then, Craig Robinson has appeared in several television shows including 'Friends' and 'Arrested Development'. Craig got his major breakthrough as an actor after being cast as Darryl Philbin in the American version of 'The Office' in 2005. He also made a guest appearance in the world-renowned TV series 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'. To know more interesting facts about the popular actor/comedian Craig Robinson, keep on reading the article.
Craig Robinson Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits
What is Craig Robinson’s net worth?
The net worth of the popular American actor is estimated to be approximately $80 million.
How much does Craig Robinson earn per year?
Craig Robinson earns an estimated sum of $2.3 million annually from his career in the entertainment industry.
Height, Age & Physical Attributes
How tall is Craig Robinson?
Craig Robinson stands 6 ft 1 in (1.87 m) tall.
How old is Craig Robinson?
Craig Robinson was born on October 25, 1971. He is 50 years old as of 2021.
Childhood And Education
Craig Philip Robinson is a popular TV actor who was born on October 25, 1971, in Chicago, Illinois. Robinson's mother was known to be a music teacher in Chicago while his father was an attorney. He grew up on the south side of Chicago with his brother, Christopher who is known as Chris Rob as well, who plays with The Nasty Delicious. He grew up in a methodist house which made him a methodist too.
Craig went to Whitney M. Young Magnet High School to complete his high school degree and enrolled at Illinois State University to study music. He graduated in 1994 and entered Saint Xavier University to earn a master's degree in Music. While studying in college, he started taking improv classes at The Second City.
Family, Romance And Relationships
Who is Craig Robinson’s partner?
Craig Robinson is married to his wife Kelly Mccrum. He married Kelly in 2006 and the couple has a son together. Their son's name is Avery Robinson.
Career And Professional Highlights
Best Known For…
Craig Robinson earned worldwide fame after playing the role of Darryl Philbin in the sitcom 'The Office'. Doug and Jake Peralta's friendship in the show 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' was loved by the audience very much. Apart from guest starring for a few episodes in multiple seasons, a special episode appreciating Jake and Judy's friendship was also made in the last season of the sitcom.
Craig Robinson started his career as a music teacher far from the entertainment industry. He taught music at Benjamin Franklin Elementary, East Chicago Central High School, and Horace Mann Elementary School. He left for Los Angeles, California in 1999 to pursue a career in entertainment. For a few years, Craig performed a musical comedy act with Jerry Minor in 'L. Witherspoon & Chucky'. Robinson played the role of Chucky and Minor played Witherspoon. After a few successful gigs, the duo received slots for playing in a few episodes of Jimmy Kimmel Live. They also performed their act on the HBO show called 'Sketch Pad', 'Real Time with Bill Maher', and Comedy Central's comedy shows.
Craig took a step towards building an acting career with the short film, known as 'AppleJax And YoYo' which was back in 2001 and 'Play'd: A Hip Hop Story' which was a TV film in the year 2002. In 2004, he played the guest role in several television shows including 'Friends', 'The Bernie Mac Show', and 'LAX'. In 2003 he landed the main role on the FX series called 'Lucky' and it ran for 13 episodes.
Craig got a breakthrough in his acting career in 2005 when he was cast as Darryl Philbin on the popular sitcom, 'The Office'. Craig appeared in a total of 120 episodes throughout the nine seasons of 'The Office'. However, in season four, he was promoted to a starring role in the sitcom. While working in 'The Office', Craig got offers to play different characters in many movies. He starred in movies like 'Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story', 'Father of Invention', 'The Goods: Live Hard', 'Sell Hard'. In 2013, he co-starred in the million-dollar hit movie 'This Is The End'. As a voice actor, he lent his voice to some amazing movies like 'Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters', 'Shrek Forever After', 'The Cleveland Show', and 'Big Mouth'.
Quitting his comedy career in 2014, he starred as a saxophonist in 'Get On Up'. In 2014, Robinson appeared as Doug Judy, the Pontiac Bandit in the popular television series, 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine', and in the following year, he produced his own sitcom called 'Mr. Robinson'. He starred in a recurring role in 'Mr. Robot' and guest-starred in shows like 'Reno 911', 'Medical Police', and 'Key & Peele'. He also proved to be an efficient host of the Caraoke Showdown in 2016 and 'The Masked Dancer' in 2020.
What awards has Craig Robinson won?
Craig Robinson won several awards for his contribution to movies and television shows. In 2014, he won the MTV Movie Award for Best Musical Moment. He also won the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival for his role as Morris. This role also fetched him nominations for Gotham Award and Film Independent SPIRIT Award.
Craig Robinson’s Hobbies And Interests
Craig never gave up on his passion for singing. Amidst his busy schedule, he finds time to occasionally perform with his brother's band, The Nasty Delicious.
Other Interesting Craig Robinson Facts And Trivia
• Craig Robinson starred in the music video of the song 'Hump De Bump' by Red Hot Chilli Peppers.
• The actor Craig Robinson is not related to Michelle Obama.
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