Game Show Host, Master Of Ceremonies, Character Actor & Your very own affable, charming Emcee. Currently touring through the US as Host of the Game Show THINKFAST! until November, HOWEVER, available for Holiday events 2017!
Price Range: $500 - $2500
What to Expect
An experienced, forthright, confident and most importantly...professional Game Show Host, Master of Ceremonies & Character Actor. Is flexible, punctual, takes direction, refrains from blue humor (unless specifically asked to do so) and is a seasoned voice actor & audiobook narrator. A skilled improvisor with an unparalleled ability to react off-the-cuff and deliver the goods with consistency and unflinchingly under high-pressure circumstances.
Has worked event crowds from the small handful to the huge Convention Center-full. Will engage large crowds playing to the back rafters and intimate gatherings where a more subtle touch is required. Knows how to grab an audience and command attention while keeping 'em amused with a rapier-like wit.
Born into a family of pop-culture enthusiasts in New England, during the technical revolution of the 1970s...He was one of the first kids on his block to have cable TV, a top loading VCR and the first wave of home video games (including Pong). His parents spent quality family time with he and his younger brother; enjoying TV (especially Game Shows), listening to musical soundtracks on family trips to Canada or going to the movies every weekend.
After graduating from College with an English Literature & Creative Writing degree, he focused his energy towards his real passion, the movies. While attending NYU Film School, he realized that he enjoyed being in front of the camera, rather than behind and spent the next 7 years, as a struggling actor in New York. No survival job was too out-of-the-entertainment field; video store clerk, tour guide, theatre telemarketer, production assistant, background actor and even a character promoter in Times Square - all the while knocking on agents doors, auditioning, and slowly building his acting resume.
Rob discovered the world of Interactive Theatre, and was cast in numerous acting jobs at the same time; murder mystery dinner theatre, children's theatre, haunted houses, voiceovers, independent films, sketch comedy, showcases & renaissance faires. He's created solo educational juggling shows, produced slapstick comedy shorts, produced tv pilots & online radio serials and has written numerous teleplays, podcasts, screenplays and is also a professional copywriter.
All the while working as a professional entertainer, he then added Front Man to his resume. He toured as Emcee for StarQuest International as an Award Ceremony Emcee, Lead Singer/Character Actor for White Wedding (1980's Tribute Show), was formerly in the Band(s) Vermont Wisconsin (Classic Rock cover) and The Starlight Orchestras (Wedding/Private Events).
As of Autumn 2017, he tours seasonally as Game Show Host and Production Manager at THINKFAST interactive. He also is a Corporate Emcee & working Character & Voiceover Actor.
Influences & Inspiration
Is a fervent admirer of the work of such show business Masters as:
The Marx Brothers
Laurel & Hardy
Monty Python and most things BBC
And the Host stylings of:
Microphone & PA system
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