Blake Robbins
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Blake Robbins was born in Karamursel, Turkey (his family was stationed there with the US Navy).
After getting a college degree in business marketing, he attended The American Academy of
Dramatic Arts (NYC).

Best known for playing Tom Halpert on NBC’s The Office, and for his recurring role as Dave Brass
on the critically acclaimed HBO series Oz. Blake is gaining a reputation for being one of the more
versatile actors in Hollywood. He’s played a US Congressman (Cold Case), a murdering pedophile
(Wanted), a grieving dad (Rizzoli & Isles), a serial killer who bites his victims (Crossing Jordan
with Gina Gershon), a belligerent father (Private Practice), a rapist state trooper (Medium), a doctor
with something to hide (The Forgotten), a therapist in the film Part Time Fabulous, and a stuttering
prison guard in the feature film Love Comes to the Executioner (with Jeremy Renner and Ginnifer
Goodwin). Some other TV appearances include recurring roles on The O.C., FlashForward, and the
fan favorite Firefly, from creator Joss Whedon. He was also seen as the enamored drunk tasered by
Chloe on the Fox hit show 24.

Film appearances include Samaritan directed by Tenney Fairchild. The cult-hit Rubber (Cannes
Film Festival) directed by Quentin Dupieux, The Ugly Truth (Lakeshore Entertainment) opposite
Gerard Butler, dir. Robert Luketic. He appeared in The Battle for Bunker Hill and The Only Good
Indian (Sundance Film Festival) both directed by Kevin Willmott, and he portrayed Thomas Blake
in the film Arc opposite Peter Facinelli.

Blake has an extensive theater background, making his Broadway debut in the Arthur Miller play
The Man Who Had All the Luck opposite Chris O'Donnell, dir. Scott Ellis. Just a few of his over
sixty theatrical productions are Tape with the Naked Angels, Joe Fearless at the Atlantic Theater
Company, Hard Times at the Evidence Room, Hedda Gabler at the Odyssey Theater, Broadsword
and Placement with the Black Dahlia Theatre. His performance in Placement earned him a 2005
LA Weekly Award.

He co-authored Acting Qs: Conversations with Working Actors with casting director/author Bonnie
Gillespie.

He and his wife Karen, daughters Molly and Emma, son Cooper, dogs Becken and Bella, and their
rabbit Thumper all reside together in the LA area.

 

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