July 29, 1946 |
Brooklyn, New York City
Robert LuPone (born July 29, 1946) is an American actor and artistic director. He works both on stage and in film and television. He is the brother of actress Patti LuPone.
Early life and training
LuPone was born in Brooklyn, New York City, the son of Angela Louise (née Patti), a school librarian, and Orlando Joseph LuPone, an educational administrator. He trained as a dancer and is a graduate of Juilliard School, having studied with Antony Tudor, Jose Limon and Martha Graham.
As a performer he appeared on Broadway in A Thousand Clowns (2001), True West (2000), A View from the Bridge (1997), Late Nite Comic (1987), St. Joan (1977) and The Magic Show (1974). For his performance as "Zach" in A Chorus Line (1976) he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. Some of his many Off-Broadway performances were in Twelfth Night (1980), Black Angel (1982), and Lennon (1982). He also appears in regional theater.
On television, he appeared in five episodes of The Sopranos as Dr. Bruce Cusamano (1999–2007). He appeared on Law & Order: Criminal Intent for two episodes as Nelson Broome (2003–2009), and on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit for one episode in 2004. He also appeared on All My Children in the 1980s. He appears in the pilot episode of the NBC musical series Smash.
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