Craig's Open Road

  • INTERVIEWED BY:

    Crazy Babbling Sunshine

  • INTERVIEW LOCATION:

    Los Angeles, CA

  • AIRED ON:

    Public Television: Season 8

  • ON DVD:

    Roadtrip Nation: Season 8

CRAIG ROBINSON

Actor/Entertainer

“If that's what you really want [to do], you gotta see it before anyone elseā€¦ so on your way to it you don't get afraid of it.”

INTERESTS:

Acting & Theatre Television

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Desire Individualism Regrets Negativity Failure Perseverance

TAGS:

acting, bachelors, Chicago, classes, comedian, happy, hobby, Hot Tub Time Machine, Knocked Up, Los Angeles, masters, music, music teacher, risk, security, stand up comedy, teacher, The Improv, The Office, The Second City

BIOGRAPHY:

While in college at Illinois State University, Craig Robinson kept thinking about what it would be like to do comedy or act. But he never acted on his thoughts and went on to receive a master's in education and then starting teaching elementary school music. But Craig still has an itch to pursue a career in entertainment. So, he thought about what he needed to do to get there. He took a risk and moved out to Los Angeles, Calif.., where he started taking acting classes in improv and acting at The Second City in Chicago, Ill. In 2005, Craig landed the role of playing Darryl Philbin on the hit NBC show The Office. He has also appeared in several films such as Pineapple Express and Hot Tub Time Machine.

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