Robert LuPone

Actor, Singer, Dancer
One of Patti LuPone's twin older brothers, Robert LuPone performed with siblings William and Patti as The LuPone Trio during the 1960s. He made his Broadway debut in "Minnie's Boys" in 1970 and later acted onstage in ... Read more »
Born: 07/28/1946 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (34)

The Affair 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2004, 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Smash 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Gifted Man 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

All My Children 1969 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Gravity 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Guiding Light 1951 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2003, 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Royal Pains 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Funny Games 2008 (Movie)

Robert (Actor)

Mentor 2008 (Movie)

Franklin Burrier (Actor)

Then She Found Me 2008 (Movie)

Ted (Actor)

Conviction (NBC) 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Indocumentados 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Door in the Floor 2004 (Movie)

Mendelssohn (Actor)

Crossing Jordan 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order 1990, 1998 - 1999, 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ally McBeal 1998 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

American Tragedy 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

JAG 1998 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sex and the City 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Modern Affair 1996 (Movie)

Ben (Actor)

Palookaville 1996 (Movie)

Ralph (Actor)

Swift Justice 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Dead Presidents 1995 (Movie)

Attorney Salvatore Rizzo (Actor)

The Doors 1991 (Movie)

Music Manager (Actor)

High Stakes 1989 (Movie)

John Stratton (Actor)

Ryan's Hope 1974 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Search For Tomorrow 1951 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Saint 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Jesus Christ Superstar 1973 (Movie)

(Actor)

Another World (TV Show)

Actor

Loving (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

One of Patti LuPone's twin older brothers, Robert LuPone performed with siblings William and Patti as The LuPone Trio during the 1960s. He made his Broadway debut in "Minnie's Boys" in 1970 and later acted onstage in "Jesus Christ Superstar" (1971), as well as appearing in the 1973 film version. His role as the choreographer-director Zach in the original Broadway production of "A Chorus Line" (1975) earned him a Tony nomination as Featured Actor in a Musical, and his subsequent Broadway parts included the Dauphin in a revival of George Bernard Shaw's "Saint Joan" (1977) and David in "Late Night Comic" (1987). Off-Broadway he appeared as John Lennon (and other parts) in "Lennon" (1982), and he acted in Joseph Abady's world premiere of "On the Waterfront" at the Cleveland Playhouse in 1989. Like many NYC-based performers, LuPone amassed extensive credits in daytime serials but he is perhaps best recalled for his Emmy-nominated portrayal of relentless extortionist Zach Grayson on ABC's "All My Children" from 1984 to 1985 and as Roger Thorpe's sleazy attorney Leo Flynn on "Guiding Light", a part he's essayed on and off since 1991.

Relationships

Orlando LuPone

Father
divorced LuPone's mother in 1961

Patti LuPone Actor

Sister
Born April 21, 1949 Performed as a teenager with brothers as "The LuPone Trio"; starred on Broadway as "Evita," for which she earned a Tony Award

Angela LuPone

Mother
divorced LuPone's father in 1961

William LuPone

Brother
twin brother

EDUCATION

The Juilliard School

New York , New York
graduated

Milestones

2000

Reprised role of Leo Flynn on "Guiding Light"

2000

Cast as lawyer Robert Kardashian in CBS miniseries, "An American Tragedy", based on Lawrence Schiller and James Willwerth's book about the O J Simpson defense team; Schiller directed from screenplay by Norman Mailer

2000

Portrayed movie producer Saul Kimmer in Broadway production of Sam Shepard's "True West"

1999

Directed the play "The English Teachers"

1999

Had recurring role as Tony Soprano's next-door neighbor, Dr. Cusamano in HBO's "The Sopranos"

1998

Played the charming, world-weary lawyer Alfieri in a NYC Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's "A View from the Bridge" (succeeded Stephen Spinella in the role)

1997

Offered a wonderful stage turn as the puritanically stiff Hermocrates in the musical "Triumph of Love" in Baltimore

1996

Served as choreographer of "Romeo and Juliet" at the Hartford Stage Company

1995

Acted the part of Attorney Salvatore Rizzo in "Dead Presidents"

1995

Essayed Andre Previn in Fox miniseries, "Love and Betrayal: The Mia Farrow Story"

1994

Helmed MCC production of "D Train"

1990

Made first appearance on NBC's "Law & Order"

1989

Appeared in Josephine Abady's world premiere of "On the Waterfront" at the Cleveland Playhouse

1989

Portrayed the stockbroker who falls for Sally Kirkland's hooker with a heart of gold in "High Stakes"

1987

Played David in Broadway production of "Late Night Comic"

1984

Portrayed Zach Grayson in daytime drama "All My Children"; nominated for a 1985 Daytime Emmy Award as Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

1984

Served as executive director (with Bernard Telsey), Manhattan Class Company (MCC), NYC

1983

Acted part of Tom Bergman on the NBC daytime drama "Search for Tomorrow"

1982

Appeared as John Lennon (and other parts) in Off-Broadway production of "Lennon"

1981

Taught acting at New York University

1980

Appeared as Chester Wallace on ABC's soap "Ryan's Hope"

1980

Co-directed (with Myra Turley) "It's Me Marie" at NYC's Actors Studio

1977

Portrayed the Dauphin in Broadway production of "Saint Joan"

1975

Played Zach in the original Broadway production of "A Chorus Line"; received Tony nomination for featured actor in a musical role; toured USA as Zach in 1976

1973

Appeared in film version of "Jesus Christ Superstar" as an apostle

1973

Received a Joseph Jefferson Award for his performance in "The Tooth of Crime" at Chicago's Goodman Theatre Center

1970

Performed in NYC stage production of "Jesus Christ Superstar"

1969

Broadway debut, "Minnie's Boys"

1968

Played A-Rab in NYC revival of "West Side Story"

1967

Appeared as a dancer in "Arabian Nights" at Jones Beach Theatre, Long Island, New York

Performed with twin brother William and sister Patti as The LuPone Trio during the mid-1960s

Had recurring role as Roger Thorpe's shady lawyer Leo Flynn on "Guiding Light" (CBS)

Cast as Neal Cory on the NBC daytime serial "Another World"

Bonus Trivia

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"I've had the great fortune on 'Guiding Light' and on 'All My Children', in particular, to work with great New York actors, which in turn made the day wonderful. I worked with the entire cast of 'All My Children'; every one of them was terrific. And on 'Guiding Light', I was sort of Michael Zaslow's (ex-Roger; David, 'One Life to Live') sidekick; we got along great. He was terrific. The industry, at large, is an industry that really cares." --Robert LuPone, quoted in Soap Opera Digest, September 29, 1998.

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