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 35)
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.[1]

Early 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.[2]


In 2004, Hoffman starred in the film You Got Served as Max, a lead dancer in the antagonist's crew.[3] He also starred in Nick Cannon's sketch comedy television series Wild 'n Out. In 2006, he co-starred alongside Amanda Bynes in the film She's the Man.[4]

In 2007, Hoffman played the role of Bluto in the horror film Shrooms.[5] He also played the role of Clyde "Windmill" Wynorski in the comedy film National Lampoon's Bag Boy.[6] Hoffman has guest starred in many shows such as American Dreams, Quintuplets, Vanished, CSI: Miami, Campus Ladies, Drop Dead Diva, and Grey's Anatomy.[7]

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).[8] In 2009, he guest starred in the ABC Family show Greek as Evan Chamber's older brother.[9] On June 1, 2008, Step Up 2: The Streets earned Hoffman and co-star Briana Evigan an MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss.[10] In 2008, he and Evigan starred in Enrique Iglesias's music video for his single "Push", where they reprised their Step Up roles.[11]

Hoffman appeared in the 2009 film Aliens in the Attic as Ricky.[12] In 2010, Hoffman played the role of Chad Bower in the comedy thriller film Burning Palms.[13] Hoffman featured as Garth in the musical comedy film BoyBand.[14] He played the role of Tyler "Dance Machine" Jones in the movie Take Me Home Tonight.[15]

He was also featured in Garfunkel and Oates's music video for their song "Present Face".[16] In late January 2012, Hoffman landed a recurring role in the fourth season of The CW's teen drama series 90210 as Caleb Walsh, a student at seminary school studying to become a priest.[17]

In 2014, Hoffman starred as Kevin Shepherd in the indie drama Lap Dance.[18] Hoffman guest starred as Thad Callahan in the tv show The Night Shift.[19]

Personal life[edit]

Currently, Hoffman has been dating actress, model, and dancer Krystal Ellsworth.[20]


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
2013 Life Life in in Space Space General Kocklian Short film
2014 Lap Dance Kevin Shepherd
2015 Drive, She Said Devon
Year Title Role Notes
2003 American Dreams Brian Wilson Episode: "Where the Boys Are"
2004 Quintuplets Matt 3 episodes
2005–07 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 Nick Cannon Presents: Short Circuitz Various Season 1, episode 4
2009 Greek Patrick Chambers Episode: "Big Littles and Jumbo Shrimp"
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 Night Shift, TheThe Night Shift Thad Callahan 2 episodes
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
2008 MTV Movie Awards Best Kiss: (Shared with Briana Evigan) Step Up 2: The Streets Won


  1. ^ "Robert Hoffman Biography". Retrieved 2015-10-30. 
  2. ^ "Robert Hoffman Biography - Fandango". Fandango. Retrieved 2015-10-30. 
  3. ^ You Got Served - Take It to the Streets, retrieved 2015-10-30 
  4. ^ "She's the Man". Variety. Retrieved 2015-10-30. 
  5. ^ "Shrooms (2008) Review". Retrieved 2015-10-30. 
  6. ^ "Farina cast for 'Bagboy'". Variety. Retrieved 2015-10-30. 
  7. ^ "Robert Hoffman biography and filmography | Robert Hoffman movies". Retrieved 2015-10-30. 
  8. ^ "Step Up 2 the Streets". Variety. Retrieved 2015-10-30. 
  9. ^ "Robert Hoffman (II)". Retrieved 2015-10-30. 
  10. ^ "2008 MTV Movie Awards ‘Best Kiss': Briana Evigan & Robert Hoffman Celebuzz". Retrieved 2015-10-30. 
  11. ^, retrieved 2015-10-30  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  12. ^ "Aliens in the Attic". Variety. Retrieved 2015-10-30. 
  13. ^ "Burning Palms". Variety. Retrieved 2015-10-30. 
  14. ^ "Boyband | The Movie". Retrieved 2015-10-30. 
  15. ^ "Take Me Home Tonight". Variety. Retrieved 2015-10-30. 
  16. ^ "Garfunkel and Oates website". 
  17. ^ Bricker, Tierney (January 20, 2012). "90210 Casting Scoop: A (Seriously) Holy Love Interest!". E! Online. NBCUniversal. Retrieved September 6, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Lapdance: The Review". Oracle of Film. Retrieved 2015-10-30. 
  19. ^ "John David Washington To Co-Star In HBO's 'Ballers', Robert Hoffman In E!'s 'Songbyrd'". Deadline. Retrieved 2015-10-30. 
  20. ^ "Robert Hoffman’s Girlfriend Krystal Ellsworth (Photos - Pics) |". Retrieved 2015-10-30. 

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