Robert Martin Steinberg
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- Date of Birth:
- 26 April 1959 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
- 6' (1.83 m)
Rob Steinberg was born in Philadelphia and partied at Tulane University in New Orleans where he actually graduated at the top of his class creating the university's first self-designed major in Communications. Rob spent the 80s in New York in "the music biz" - and for what he can remember was involved in marketing, promotion, and management with such noted acts as Scorpions, War and Bob Marley. Rob switched careers and coasts after a near-fatal car accident, moved to Los Angeles and embarked on a second career, focusing his sites on the film business -- a decision his mom blames on the head injury from that car accident! Within the first six months, his breakthrough role came in Die Hard 2 (1990) as the assistant to 'Bill Atherton's' obnoxious TV reporter. Since then, Rob has worked with and is about to drop the names of such noted Hollywood luminaries as 'Joel Silver', 'Lawrence Gordon', Renny Harlin, Barbet Schroeder, 'Jonathan Kaplan', Mimi Leder, Jim Carey, Denzel Washington, Jennifer Jason Leigh, 'Kurt Russell' and Academy Award winners 'Delbert Mann' & George Clooney. Rob has appeared in twenty films including the blockbusters Unlawful Entry (1992), Single White Female (1992) and Ricochet (1991) while starring in mediocre films such as Casa Hollywood (1996), _Staying on Top (2002)_, Resolution (2001) and the unbelievably schlocky Kraa! The Sea Monster (1998). Rob has appeared in a whole bunch of network television shows when network was the thing, including _Charmed (2001)_, _Melrose Place(1995)_, recurred as Dr. Webb on The Bold and the Beautiful (1995). On stage, Rob won a Virgo Award as male lead in "Whispers of an Asian Bride", a Telly Award in 2004 for an Academic Short produced by Publishers Media and a local area Emmy Award in 2002 starring in a UPN/FOX spot called "Bad Day."Rob produced the feature films Resolution (2001) and In a Dark Place (2005). He co-wrote a six-part children's series with Scholastic Video called "Posie Paints" playing several characters and voicing the lead -- an animated pigeon. Rob and John Cleese starred together on several national radio spots. Rob claims to be adept with improvisation, impressions, dialects and can burp the alphabet - and performed stand-up at the Improv and Second City. Rob's production company, Scarlet Fire Entertainment, has created a half-hour television pilot called Par for the Course -- it's "Cheers" meets "Tin Cup", and an animated feature called Birds of a Feather, where rival gangs of pigeons battle over territory and racial prejudice in New York's Central Park -- think "West Side Story" with pigeons -- but without all that death and stuff. Currently, Rob has written and is developing Tell It Like It Is, a romantic comedy set in New Orleans as well as a one-hour series of about graphic Rock n' Roll from his days in the music biz called, It's Ok. I'm with the Band or These Are Not the Droids You Want! A book of those bizarre tales is also underway. Rob anxiously awaits the day when all of his ambitions are realized and he can escort his mother to the Oscars - but his mother is still hoping and praying that his head injury will heal!