Charlie Robinson

Actor, Singer, Acting teacher
Affable, amiable actor best known as the laid-back court clerk on NBC's long-running sitcom "Night Court" (1984-1992). A native of Houston TX, Robinson was working as a toolmaker when the inspiration to act struck him ... Read more »
Born: 11/08/1945 in Houston, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (64)

Hart of Dixie 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mom 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jackson 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Home Improvement 1992 - 2001, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

In the House 1992 - 1997, 2000 - 2001, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Key & Peele 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Love & War 1992 - 1995, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Malcolm and Eddie 1992 - 1997, 2000 - 2001, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Reed Between the Lines 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1992 - 2001, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The John Larroquette Show 1992 - 1997, 2000 - 2001, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Touched By an Angel 1992 - 2001, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Two Guys and a Girl 1992 - 1995, 2000 - 2001, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Falling Away 2012 (Movie)

Mr. King (Actor)

The Soul Man 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bleep My Dad Says 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ronna & Beverly 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Big Love 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hank 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

30 Rock 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

McBride: Requiem 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Game 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The House Bunny 2008 (Movie)

Francis (Actor)

Even Money 2007 (Movie)

Coach Washington (Actor)

My Name is Earl 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Riches 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

How I Met Your Mother 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Still Standing 2004, 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Charmed 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cold Case 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Committed 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

House 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Bernie Mac Show 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Abby 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Santa Jr 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Yes, Dear 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Antwone Fisher 2002 (Movie)

Howard (Actor)

My Wife and Kids 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dag 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

First Years 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Soul Food 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Last Dance 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Beowulf 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Buddy Faro 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Set It Off 1996 (Movie)

Nate (Actor)

The Crew 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Superstar American Gladiators 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Other Mothers 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The River 1984 (Movie)

Truck (Actor)

Haywire 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

A Killing Affair 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Gray Lady Down 1978 (Movie)

McAllister (Actor)

Uncle Joe Shannon 1977 (Movie)

Policeman (Actor)

Ink (TV Show)

Actor

K.C. Undercover (Tv Show)

Actor

McBride: Dogged (TV Show)

Actor

Miss Lettie and Me (TV Show)

Actor

Project: ALF (TV Show)

Actor

Rehearsal For Murder (TV Show)

Actor

Roots: The Next Generations (TV Show)

Actor

Secret Santa (TV Show)

Actor

The Land of the Free (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (3)

Follies Girl (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Sailor Beware (Movie)

(Play Author)

The Fleet's In (Movie)

(Play Author)

Biography

Affable, amiable actor best known as the laid-back court clerk on NBC's long-running sitcom "Night Court" (1984-1992). A native of Houston TX, Robinson was working as a toolmaker when the inspiration to act struck him while watching Bill Cosby in an episode of "I Spy". Robinson decided he could do that, enrolled in acting classes at Houston's Studio 7 and the University of Houston and before long was making a name for himself as an acting teacher as well as making appearances in the Houston theater scene. After moving to LA during the 1970s, Robinson won his first TV acting job in the miniseries "The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald" (1977), and made his feature film debut the following year in the forgettable "Uncle Joe Shannon" (1978) about a down-and-out trumpet player.

Relationships

Planey Virgil Robinson

Father

Libby Novella Robinson

Mother

Cheryl Robinson

Daughter

Charlie Robinson Jr

Son

Christian Robinson

Son

EDUCATION

University of Houston

Houston , Texas

Milestones

1984

TV series debut in regular role, "Night Court"; played Mac Robinson

1978

Feature film debut, "Uncle Joe Shannon"

1977

Debut in a TV-movie, "A Killing Affair"

1977

TV debut in a miniseries, "The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald"

Returned to series TV as co-star of "Ink"

Formed singing group "The Drells" in seventh grade; performed professionally until he was 21

Played regular role of Abe Johnson on the CBS sitcom, "Love & War"

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