|Born||July 17, 1956|
|Spouse(s)||Kari Lizer (divorced)|
Robert Romanus (born July 17, 1956), also billed as Bob Romanus, is an American actor and musician who has starred in film and television. He is perhaps best known for his role in the 1982 comedy Fast Times at Ridgemont High, as the ticket scalper Mike Damone, and as Natalie Green's boyfriend Snake on The Facts of Life. He also starred in the 1985 film Bad Medicine.
Life and career
Romanus is the son of Eileen (née Maloof) and Dr. Raymond Romanos, and is the brother of actor Richard Romanus. He grew up in West Hartford, Connecticut and went to Conard High School. He is of Lebanese descent.
He starred in the 1983 series The Best of Times as Pete Falcone. His other TV roles include Fame (as Miltie Horowitz in 1986–1987) and two short-lived shows: the 21 Jump Street spin-off Booker (as Tony DeAngelo in 1989) and as Jeff Foster in Maggie Winters in 1998.
Romanus has starred on soap operas such as Days of Our Lives as Marvin 'Speed' Selejko from 1983–1985, and The Young and the Restless as Lou in 2002. He has guest starred on many shows, including CHiPs,The Facts of Life, 21 Jump Street, Alien Nation, MacGyver, Providence, Will & Grace, and My Own Worst Enemy. Romanus directed the 2008 drama Grapefruit Moon and had a small part in American Pie Presents: The Book of Love, as himself. In 2010, he played the guitar teacher in The Runaways.
Romanus owns a café in North Hollywood, Bob's Espresso Bar.
He has three children with his ex-wife, actress Kari Lizer.
- Foxes (1980)
- Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
- Kilroy Was Here (1983)
- Bad Medicine (1985)
- MacGyver ep.109 (TV) (1985)
- Pulse (1988)
- The Facts of Life Season 9 Episode 16 (TV) (1988)
- Curfew (1989)
- The Resurrected (1992)
- Exposé (1998)
- Valerie Flake (1999)
- Carlo's Wake (1999)
- Straight Right (2000)
- The Socratic Method (2001)
- The Utopian Society (2003)
- The Last Run (2004)
- A Halfway House Christmas (2005)
- Going Shopping (2005)
- Mojave Phone Booth (2006)
- Route 30 (2007)
- My Own Worst Enemy (2008)
- Cold Case (2008)
- Road to the Altar (2009)
- American Pie Presents: The Book of Love (2009)
- The Runaways (2010)
- The Shifting (2011)
- Route 30, Too! (2012)
- The Midnight Game (2012)
- Cougar Town (2014)
- "Robert Romanus". The New York Times.
- Clough, Craig (August 8, 2013). "'Fast Times' Actor Brings Chill Vibe to New Coffee Bar in NoHo". Patch.com.
- ROMANOS, Eileen (Maloof) – tribunedigital-thecourant. Articles.courant.com (March 19, 2009). Retrieved on 2015-06-30.