"I couldn't have my baby walking around with no d-list name"
Robert is a New York City based performer who was born and raised in Syracuse, NY.
Robert was brought up in a home built upon love, joy, faith, and the instinct of knowing that once you hear Toni Braxton after Luther Vandross and Chaka Khan, it's time to clean. His mom, the cleaning DJ, grew up in an extremely athletic household. But unlike her star basketball siblings, she focused on performing. She eventually went on to pass those performing genes down to Robert and his sister. From the time they could talk, she had them in the front row of the church choir. While most of his childhood was spent performing in church, Robert's love for the stage came from his big break as "Mr. Bumble" in his middle school's production of Oliver Twist (broadway adjacent). From there, the rest is history.
Robert is a graduate of Binghamton University where he received his BA in Theatre with a concentration in Acting. During his time in Bing, he was fortunate enough to gain a wide understanding of what he can bring to the table through the range of roles he was able to play each semester. So even though he can't win in a pick up game against his 6'5" "little" cousin, at least he knows how to do a full body and voice warm up.
As far as his current acting goals, Robert seeks to continue growing in every aspect of his craft through gaining experiences, knowledge, and overall information in professional spaces that enable him to continue creating space for POC in this industry.
Long term, Robert's goal is to eventually provide support and guidance for young artists interested in pursuing a career in this industry who otherwise would not have the resources. He intends to do this by starting an organization that pairs High school students in underrepresented areas with working professional artists that come from a similar background.
Robert's mom selected "Denzel" to be his middle name because she "knew he was going to be a performer" and "couldn't have him walking around with no d-list name."
"I want the world to be better because I was here"