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Robin Riker

A third-generation actress on both sides of her family, Robin was born in a trunk. Actually, she was almost born in a taxi on the Brooklyn Bridge but traffic was good that day so she made her actual debut at Beth Israel hospital in New York City. Her parents, both professional actors, owned and ran legit theaters, in Aspen, Atlanta and Syracuse and had a very practical philosophy: "If you have children, use them." Consequently, Robin grew up on stage, backstage, in the box office and selling cookies in the lobby. Classically trained since the age of two, including several years with the prestigious Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Robin has split her time since between stage, film and television. Even after starring in countless T.V. series and films, the stage remains Robin's favorite version of soul food. Her television work includes starring roles as a series regular in six series, among them: The Gregory Hines Show (C.B.S.),Thunder Alley with Edward Asner (A.B.C.) the ground breaking SHOWTIME series, Brothers (two Ace Award nominations Best Actress in a comedy) two series for FOX including the cult classic comedy Get A Life, in which she played Chris Elliott's nemesis. One particular episode in which Chris and Robin play rival stars in a community theatre production, was named by T.V. Guide as "One of the fifty funniest T.V. moments of all time." Robin has had recurring roles in several popular series including Reba, Hung, and Boston Legal as well as guest starring roles on dozens of shows; playing Hector Elizondo's ex-wife on Tim Allen's Last Man Standing, Bones, Switched at Birth, Anger Management with Charlie Sheen, NCIS, and Justified, to name a few. TV movies include,This Magic Moment, Holly's Holiday and the mini series Gone But Not Forgotten opposite Brooke Shields. The Indie film,The Wedding Party will be making the rounds of the festival circuit soon and the John Sayles cult classic Alligator, in which Robin stars opposite Robert Forster is having a 'behind the scenes' DVD release in the near future. Her stage credits include, All My Sons with Neil Patrick Harris at The Geffen Playhouse, (Ovation nomination Best Supporting Actress), George Furth's play, Sex, Sex, Sex, Sex, and Sex at the Matrix (LA Weekly nomination Best Supporting Actress), Les Liaisons Dangereuses at The Blank Theatre (Ovation nomination Best Actress) Pied a Terre- (Off Broadway) Welcome to the Woods" (Off Broadway and part of the New York 400 Festival), Bernard Slade's I Remember You with Tony Danza at Garry Marshall's Falcon Theatre, and The Kiss at City Hall at the Pasadena Playhouse, Cannibals, at the Zephyr Theatre and productions of Ladies Room in both Los Angeles and San Francisco. Her new book, A Survivors' Guide to Hollywood: How to Play the Game Without Losing Your Soul, has just been released and is available at Samuel French, Skylight Bookstore, and world-wide via Amazon and Barnes and Noble. More info at www.robinriker.com


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Nascut:
Oct 2, 1952 in New York City - New York - USA
Aparitii in Filme/Seriale:
52
Primul film:
In series M*A*S*H 1972-09-17
Ultimul film:
Film Killer Dream Home 2020-03-22
Cunoscut pentru
Poster of Justified
Poster of Big Love
Poster of Bones
Poster of Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Filme in care a jucat
Film Killer Dream Home Beverly Maples 2020-03-22
Film Psycho Granny Colleen 2019-05-18
Film My Killer Client Mary 2019-04-06
Film Saved by Grace Anne 2016-04-09
Film This Magic Moment Maryellen Gable 2013-08-06
Film Holly's Holiday Carol 2012-12-08
Serial Last Man Standing Wanda 2011-10-11
Serial Switched at Birth Michelle Natterson 2011-06-06
Serial Justified Deborah Jane 2010-03-16
Serial Wizards of Waverly Place Linda Greybeck 2007-10-12
Film Read It and Weep Diana 2006-07-21
Serial Big Love Unknown 2006-03-12
Film Gone but Not Forgotten Nora Sloane / Samantha Reardon 2005-01-01
Serial The Closer Unknown 2005-06-13
Serial Bones Nadia Blake 2005-09-13
Serial Boston Legal Unknown 2004-10-03
Serial Cold Case Unknown 2003-09-28
Serial NCIS Unknown 2003-09-23
Serial What I Like About You Eileen 2002-09-20
Film The Stoneman 2002-01-19
Serial Reba Sue Montgomery 2001-10-05
Serial Crossing Jordan Unknown 2001-09-24
Serial One on One Unknown 2001-09-03
Serial Malcolm in the Middle Unknown 2000-01-09
Film Don't Look Under the Bed Karen McCausland 1999-10-09
Serial Family Law Unknown 1999-09-20
Film Brink! Maddie 1998-08-28
Serial Buffy the Vampire Slayer Catherine Madison 1997-03-10
Serial The Gregory Hines Show 1997-09-15
Film Christmas Every Day Aunt Carolyn Jackson 1996-11-30
Serial Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Marigold 1996-09-27
Film Dead Badge Joyce Deitz 1995-03-28
Serial Sliders First Lady Sela Williams 1995-03-22
Serial Thunder Alley Bobbi Turner 1994-03-09
Film In the Heat of Passion II: Unfaithful Catherine 1994-01-01
Film Stepmonster Denise Gore 1993-02-24
Serial Shaky Ground 1992-12-27
Film Body Chemistry II: Voice of a Stranger Brenda 1992-08-05
Serial Get a Life 1990-09-23
Serial Hard Time on Planet Earth Sullivan 1989-03-01
Serial The Famous Teddy Z Unknown 1989-09-18
Serial Doctor Doctor Unknown 1989-06-12
Serial Misfits of Science Unknown 1985-10-04
Serial Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Serial Highway to Heaven Unknown 1984-09-19
Serial Brothers 1984-07-13
Serial Airwolf Dr. Karen Hansen 1984-01-22
Serial The A-Team Amanda Huston 1983-01-23
Serial The Fall Guy Unknown 1981-11-04
Film Alligator Marisa 1980-07-02
Serial Black Sheep Squadron 1st Nurse 1976-09-21
Serial M*A*S*H Unknown 1972-09-17