Craig Robinson | Biography
Best known as the star of television series The Office, Craig Robinson is a renowned American actor. He has also garnered lots of credits as a stand-up comedian. Although he is widely popular as Craig Robinson on stage, he was born as Craig Phillip Robinson on 25th October, 1971 in Chicago, United States. Currently 43 years old Craig launched his acting career when he was of 30. Yet the success he achieved in the industry earned him international fame within short period of time.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Craig grew up in South Side of Chicago with his parents. It was not exactly known whom Craig was born to but according to reports his father is a corporate attorney and her mother is a music instructor. Raised as a Methodist by his parents, Craig has not been open about his personal relationships. He is neither reported to have dated nor married to anyone.
Craig, who was born and raised in Illinois, was sent to Whitney M. Young Magnet High School for his primary education. Upon passing out from the high school, he studied at the Illinois State University and earned a bachelor’s degree in 1994. To achieve higher education, he joined Saint Xavier University in Chicago, and earned a master’s degree from there. Craig first launched his acting career in 2001 by playing a major character in short movie called AppleJax and YoYo. He played the role of YoYo in the movie. A year later, Craig debuted as a television actor by appearing in television movie Play’d: A Hip Hop Story. His performance in the movie caught attention of various television producers and he soon got featured as Mutha Rhodes in television series Lucky. After appearing in 13 episodes of Lucky, he made short appearances in various television series such as The Bernie Mac Show, LAX, Friends, Arrested Development and Curb Your Enthusiasm. He then appeared in another short movie, Year of the Scapegoat before he received the most important role of his career. In 2005, he was featured as Darryl Philbin in NBC’s comedy sitcom The Office. He was one of the major cast members of the series who appeared in 119 episodes of the series. His first appearance in The Office was made in 2005 and he continued appearing in the show for 8 more years. During this time period, he worked for other television series as well. Halfway Home, The Cleveland Show, James Gunn’s PG Porn, Eastbound & Down, Reno 911!, Kroll Show, Love Bites, etc are television series he appeared in till 2013. He has also appeared in a vast array of movies. Daddy’s Little Girl, Pineapple Express, Miss March, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, Hot Tub Time Machine, This Is the End, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monstersetc are few movies he has worked for. Recently, Craig appeared in television shows like Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Mr. Robinson and announced that he will be soon appearing in upcoming movies Hot Tub Time Machine 2 and Sausage Party. Besides a television and film actor, Craig is also a voice actor who has lent his voice to characters in Shrek Forever After and Escape from Planet Earth. He really has a pleasing voice and has recorded few tracks for his movies Hot Tub Time Machine and Miss March. He has even worked as a music instructor at the Horace Mann Elementary School. Fill with varieties of talents, Craig has earned huge net worth through his career which is estimated to be around 6 million US dollars.
Craig has a humorous personality and he is die-hard fan of Chicago White Fox baseball team and Chicago Bears American football team. Sport enthusiast Craig has earned huge success as a comedian. The multi-millionaire actor is liked by millions of people around the world for his humorous personality.