Robert Hoffman (actor)

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Robert Hoffman
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Hoffman at the premiere of Step Up 2: The Streets in July 2008
Born Robert James Hoffman III
(1980-09-21) September 21, 1980 (age 33)
Gainesville, Florida, U.S.
Occupation Actor, dancer, choreographer
Years active 2003–present

Robert James Hoffman III (born September 21, 1980) is an American actor, dancer, and choreographer.

Personal life[edit]

Robert James Hoffman III was born in Gainesville, Florida, the son of Charlotte and Robert Hoffman II, and moved with his family to Madison, Alabama when he was seven. He has one younger brother, Chris, and two younger sisters, Ashley and Lauren. He attended Bob Jones High School. He discovered his passion for dancing after seeing Michael Jackson's Thriller. He briefly attended the Alabama School of Fine Arts.


In 2004, Hoffman starred in the film You Got Served as Max, a lead dancer in the antagonist's crew. He also starred in Nick Cannon's Wild 'n Out. In 2006, he co-starred alongside Amanda Bynes in She's The Man.

In 2008, he starred in the film Step Up 2: The Streets as Chase Collins, a talented dancer at the Maryland School of the Arts (M.S.A). In 2009, he guest starred in the ABC Family show Greek as Evan Chamber's older brother. On June 1, 2008, Hoffman received a 2008 MTV Movie Award along with co-star Briana Evigan for "Best Kiss" in their 2008 movie Step Up 2: The Streets.

In 2008, he and Step Up 2: The Streets co-star Briana Evigan starred in Enrique Iglesias's music video for his single "Push", where they reprised their Step Up roles.

He appeared in the 2009 film Aliens in the Attic as Ricky. He was also featured in Garfunkel and Oates's music video for their song "Present Face".[1] Hoffman has been cast in a recurring role in The CW's teen drama 90210 playing Caleb Walsh, a Catholic seminarian.[2]


Year Title Role Notes
2003 From Justin to Kelly Dancer
2003 Gigli Beach dancer
2004 You Got Served Max Credited as Robert James Hoffman III
2004 Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights Dancer
2005 I? Older David Short film
2005 Coach Carter Dancer
2005 Guess Who Dancer Credited as Robert James Hoffman III
2006 She's the Man Justin Drayton
2007 Shrooms Bluto
2007 National Lampoon's Bag Boy Clyde "Windmill" Wynorski
2008 Onion Movie, TheThe Onion Movie "Lollipop Love" dancer Credited as Robert James Hoffman III
2008 Step Up 2: The Streets Chase Collins
2009 Aliens in the Attic Ricky Dillman
2010 BoyBand Garth
2010 Burning Palms Chad Bower
2011 Take Me Home Tonight Tyler "Dance Machine" Jones
2012 Life Life in in Space Space General Kocklian Short film
2013 Space Station 76 Daniel Post-production
2014 Monica Kevin Shepherd Post-production
Year Title Role Notes
2003 American Dreams Brian Wilson Episode: "Where the Boys Are"
2004 Quintuplets Matt 3 episodes
2005–2007 Wild 'n Out Various 48 episodes
2006 America's Next Top Model Himself Episode: "The Girl with Two Bad Takes"
2006 Vanished Adam Putnam Main cast; 6 episodes
2006 CSI: Miami Brad Hoffman Episode: "Come As You Are"
2006 Campus Ladies Evan Episode: "Webcam"
2007 Dash 4 Cash Michael Unsold CW pilot
2007 Revenge Dennis Unsold Fox pilot
2007 Hot Years, TheThe Hot Years Josh Unsold Fox pilot
2007 Nick Cannon Presents: Short Circuitz Various Episode #1.4
2009 Greek Patrick Chambers Episode: "Big Littles and Jumbo Shrimp"
2011 Grace Justin King Unsold ABC pilot
2011 Drop Dead Diva Brian Pullman 3 episodes
2011 Grey's Anatomy Chad Episode: "Love, Loss and Legacy"
2012 90210 Caleb Walsh 6 episodes
2014 The Night Shift (TV series) Thann Callahan Episode : "Blood Brothers" "Save Me"
Web series
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Jace Hall Show, TheThe Jace Hall Show Kinetsu Hayabusa Episode: "Curt Schilling, and Wimbledon!!!"
2010 Legend of Neil, TheThe Legend of Neil Captain Lynel 2 episodes
Video games
Year Title Role Notes
2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Skeleton Voice


Year Award Category Work Result
2004 American Choreography Award Outstanding Achievement in Choreography – Feature Film
(shared with Dave Scott and Shane Sparks)
You Got Served Won


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