Based on his short stories, Robert was selected for mentorship by the managing editor of Tin House. One of those stories was acquired and adapted into the film, “Reconnected,” opening in 2018. Two other stories, “Follicular Rivalry” and “A Dish Best Served Warm,” were recently nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Robert’s fiction has appeared in Gargoyle, Cream City Review, Exposition Review,
Cortland Review and The MacGuffin. His non-fiction piece based on his experience with O.J. Simpson was featured on Narratively, and his personal essay about his father, George Clooney, and Yoko Ono can be read on Word Riot. His essay, “The King of Pong,” is forthcoming in The Normal School. Robert was the recipient of the upstreet short fiction scholarship at the VCFA Postgraduate Writers’ Conference. He was also a finalist for the 2016 Writers@Work Fellowship. His first play, Putin And The Snowman, opened Off-Broadway this past July.
A lifetime member of The Actors Studio, Robert has worked extensively in theater, film, and television, appearing in lead roles in major shows and earning several acting awards, including an L.A. Weekly award and a Drama-Logue award.
He founded the Malibu Writers Circle (MWC) to give Los Angeles-based writers a constructive place to work on their material while enjoying an ocean view. He has attended Tin House (twice), Bread Loaf (twice), and numerous writing workshops at the University of Iowa. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.
Robert currently lives in Malibu and owns a corporate intelligence firm.
He is married with a son, and enjoys spending as much time in the ocean as possible: surfing, scuba diving, swimming, etc.