Robin Thomas

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This article is about the actor. For the graph theorist, see Robin Thomas (mathematician).
Robin Thomas
Born Robin Thomas Grossman
(1949-02-12) February 12, 1949 (age 66)
Carlisle, Pennsylvania,[citation needed] U.S.
Occupation Actor, sculptor

Robin Thomas (born February 12, 1949) is an American film, television and theater actor, and sculptor. He changed his professional name to his birth name Robin Thomas Grossman in 2014 but returned to "Robin Thomas" in 2015.

Thomas' best-known television roles are as Mark Singleton in Another World (1983–85), and as Geoffrey Wells on Who's the Boss?. He had recurring roles in series such as Murphy Brown, Matlock, Life Unexpected, and The Division. He appeared in such films as Pacific Rim, About Last Night..., The Contender, Summer School, and The Banger Sisters. He has appeared in such television series as Misfits of Science, Midnight Caller, Party of Five, Pacific Blue, Queer as Folk, Murphy Brown, Life Unexpected, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, CSI, CSI:Miami, CSI:NY, Criminal Minds, Franklin & Bash, Castle, "Manhattan", "Fuller House[disambiguation needed]", among others.

Personal life[edit]

At Susquehanna Township Junior High, he was awarded 1st Place at the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science for his multi-year project entitled "The X-Irradiation of Tribolium confusm", continuing his education he attended The Mercersburg Academy and graduated in 1967. Robin earned a BFA from Carnegie-Mellon University where he was accepted into the drama department as an actor. Transitioning in his junior year to Sociology dept., he graduated from the Art department with a major in sculpture. Upon graduation he moved to New York.[citation needed]

Robin spent his early years in New York as a sculptor, creating kinetic works employing plexiglas, stainless steel, teflon, water, oil, air, pumps, motors, and lights. His works were exhibited at the Huntsville Museum of Art, The Three Rivers Arts Festival, and at various galleries in SoHo. He was invited to create works for Tiffany's windows, NYC for two consecutive years. While in NY he started a construction company renovating lofts and apartments to augment his income as an artist. Thomas has two children from his marriage in 1980, which ended in divorce. He resides in Los Angeles.[citation needed]

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