Craig Robinson (actor)
Robinson on February 3, 2009
|Born||Craig Phillip Robinson
October 25, 1971
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, stand up comedian|
Craig Phillip Robinson (born October 25, 1971) is an American actor, stand-up comedian and singer who is best known for his roles on The Office as Darryl Philbin and in the films Pineapple Express, Miss March, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Shrek Forever After, This Is the End and Hot Tub Time Machine.
Acting and comedy 
Robinson began doing stand-up and taking classes in improv and acting at The Second City in Chicago. Beginning in 2005, Robinson portrayed Darryl Philbin on the American version of The Office, and was promoted to a starring role in the fourth season. He has appeared on other television shows, including Arrested Development, Lucky, Friends, Halfway Home and Reno 911! and in the music video for the Red Hot Chili Peppers song "Hump de Bump". He also hosted the seventh season of Last Comic Standing. He voiced "Cookie the Ogre" in Shrek Forever After and Reg Mackworthy on the HBO hit series Eastbound & Down. Robinson's film work includes roles in Knocked Up, Pineapple Express, Fanboys, Daddy's Little Girls, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Hot Tub Time Machine and Miss March.
For a number of years Robinson and comedian Jerry Minor had a comedy act where they performed as musical duo "L. Witherspoon & Chucky", with Minor as smooth singing "L. Witherspoon" and Robinson as "Chucky", the keyboard player and back-up singer. They performed the act on HBO's Sketch Pad, several stand-up shows on Comedy Central as well as on Real Time with Bill Maher and Jimmy Kimmel Live! He occasionally performs with his band, The Nasty Delicious alongside his brother, Chris Rob. They were featured as his band in an episode of The Office and on the season finale of the seventh season of Last Comic Standing. He has also performed in character in multiple episodes of The Office, and was featured on the Hot Tub Time Machine soundtrack, singing "Jessie's Girl" and "Let's Get It Started." He was also in the film Miss March, playing the role of the hit rapper Phil, aka "Horsedick Dot MPEG." Robinson produced two songs from that same film.
Personal life 
Robinson was born in Chicago, where he was a music teacher at Horace Mann Elementary School at 8040 S. Chappel Avenue. He attended at Whitney M. Young Magnet High School, received his undergraduate degree from Illinois State University in 1994, and his masters of education from Saint Xavier University, before he had a career in show business. He is a fan of the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bears and has been featured with fellow NBC actor/comedian and Chicago Cubs fan Nick Offerman in a series of commercials for New Era Cap Company.
Robinson was arrested on June 29, 2008 in Culver City on charges of possessing methamphetamine and ecstasy during a routine traffic stop. At the time, he was already on probation stemming from a drunk driving incident in 2006, he pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a controlled substance, and agreed to take drug education classes.
|2001||AppleJax and YoYo||YoYo||Short|
|2002||Play'd: A Hip Hop Story||Cole||Film debut|
|2005||Year of the Scapegoat||Pappy Labourgeneaux||Minor role|
|Daddy's Little Girls||Byron the Rapper||Cameo|
|Knocked Up||Club Doorman||Cameo|
|Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story||Bobby Shad||Minor role|
|2008||Pineapple Express||Matheson||Supporting role|
|Zack and Miri Make a Porno||Delaney|
|Prop 8: The Musical||A Preacher|
|The Frequency of Claire||Q-pid|
|2009||Fanboys||Skywalker Ranch guard||Cameo|
|Miss March||Phil aka "Horsedick.MPEG"||Main role|
|Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian||Tuskegee Airman 2||Cameo|
|The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard||DJ Request||Cameo|
|Post Grad||Funeral Director|
|2010||Father of Invention||Jerry|
|Shrek Forever After||Cookie||Voice role|
|Hot Tub Time Machine||Nick||Lead role|
|2013||Escape from Planet Earth||Doc||Voice role|
|This Is the End||Himself||Lead role|
|Tyler Perry Presents Peeples||Wade||Lead role|
|2003||Real Time with Bill Maher||Chucky||1 episode|
|Lucky||Mutha Rhodes||13 episodes|
|2004||The Bernie Mac Show||Wayne||1 episode|
|Friends||The Clerk||1 episode|
|2005||Arrested Development||Studio Guard #1||1 episode|
|Curb Your Enthusiasm||Attendant #1||1 episode|
|2005–2013||The Office||Darryl Philbin||Regular cast member|
|2007||Halfway Home||Mr. Brown||1 episode|
|2009||The Cleveland Show||LeVar "Freight Train" Brown||7 episodes|
|James Gunn's PG Porn||Havana Bob||1 episode|
|Reno 911!||Levon French||1 episode|
|2010||The Marriage Ref||Himself||1 episode|
|Vh1 Hip Hop Honors||Himself/Host||2-Hour Event|
|Last Comic Standing||Himself/Host||2 episodes|
|2009-2012||Eastbound & Down||Reggie Macworthy / Baseball Player||4 episodes|
- L. Witherspoon & Chucky on Real Time
- "Illinois State Alumni Magazine". Illinois State University. Retrieved Winter 2009/2010 p.29.
- MTV News article: "'Pineapple Express' And 'Office' Star Craig Robinson Pleads Guilty To Ecstasy Possession: Report"
- "'Office' actor Craig Robinson faces felony drug charges in Los Angeles". Daily News (New York). 15 August 2008. Retrieved 15 May 2012.
- Access Hollywood article: "Craig Robinson Pleads Guilty To Drug Possession, Charges Dropped"
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