There is so much to know about black American actor, Craig Robinson who is popularly known for his role in NBC comedy series “The Office.” Craig has also starred in popular comedies like Pineapple Express, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, and Hot Tub Time Machine. He is not just an actor, Robinson is also a comedian and a singer. Craig’s passion for creative arts was what directed him all through his journey. Here are things you need to know about the versatile entertainer.
Craig Robinson Age & Bio
Craig was born on October 25, 1971, in Chicago, Illinois to his humble Methodist parents. Music was the first thing that captured his interest having had a music teacher as a mother. Craig had his high school education at Whitney M. Young Magnet High School, before proceeding to Illinois State University for his degree. After he graduated in 1994, he went further to grab his masters’ degree at Saint Xavier University. Having had an attorney as a father and a mother who was a teacher, education was mandatory for young Robinson who willingly took up the challenge, although he held on to his dreams.
After school it was time to give his all in pursuit of his dreams; Craig sought for platforms where he could showcase his talent. He briefly toed the line of his mother by working as a music teacher for an elementary school before he ventured into comedy.
Craig Robinson made his debut in 2005 when he appeared as ‘Darryl Philbin’ on The Office, the American version. For his outstanding performance, he was give earned him a starring role in the show’s fourth season. More comedy series rolled in alongside other movie roles for the star. He went on to appear on more showbiz platforms like Lucky, Friends, Arrested Development and many others. In 2010 he played the voice of ‘Cookie’ in Shrek: Forever After, he was also featured on sports comedy series Eastbound & Down, where he played the character Reg Mackworthy.
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He didn’t stop there, while still exploring the comedy constituency, it turned out Craig still wanted to broaden his horizon towards music. And yes, he had quite a chunky taste of it. His music experience started out when he performed alongside comedian Jerry Minor in a musical duo L. Witherspoon & Chucky. The song soon became a hit and L. Witherspoon and Chucky were featured live on various platforms including Comedy Central, Real Time with Bill Maher, and Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Music seemed to be fascinating to him; Craig later formed a band ‘The Nasty Delicious’ alongside his brother Chris Rob. The band is still up and running and have been featured on many comic platforms including ‘Last Comic Standing’.
What To Know About His Wife and Kids
Though he has been active since the early 2000s, Craig Robinson has been very private with his personal life. However, he is not marred at the moment although he used to be linked with co-star Kerry Washington. Kerry Washington is happily married to her husband, Nnamdi Asomugha and has two children with him.
Due to his notoriously private personality, there is no verified information about his past relationships. Regardless, Craig has no children. The media has continued to pry into his life for more info on his personal life.
Height and Weight Loss Achievement
Those who knew Craig Robinson from his beginner days would surely know him for his extra weight at the time. The talented actor cum musician started out as a really full and bold individual who was not in any way wary of his kind of diet. The Mac and Cheese eating actor continued for years and gradually piled up more fat in his body.
However, as time went by Craig became conscious of his health and made a decision to work on his extra body fat. What did he do? First, he dropped alcohol, went vegan and started an intense workout. It was a sad farewell to alcohol and junk foods which in turn, turned out to be all he needed to keep fit. Craig dropped 50 pounds in the process and has remained that way.
Craig currently weighs 85 kg, which is now very proportional to his tall height of 1.87m. Craig has come really far and should be encouraged to work towards sustaining his healthy living.