- Craig Phillip Robinson
October 25, 1971 (age 49)
- Actor, Comedian, Singer
Craig Phillip Robinson (born October 25, 1971) is an American actor, stand-up comedian and singer who is best known for his roles on The Office as Darryl Philbin and in the films Pineapple Express, Miss March, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Shrek Forever After, This Is the End and Hot Tub Time Machine.
Robinson was born in Chicago, Illinois, to a music teacher mother and a corporate attorney father. He was raised on the South Side of Chicago, and was brought up Methodist. He attended Whitney M. Young Magnet High School. He received his undergraduate degree from Illinois State University in 1994, and his masters of education from Saint Xavier University. He was a music teacher at Horace Mann Elementary School.
Robinson began doing stand-up and taking classes in improv and acting at The Second City in Chicago. Beginning in 2005, he portrayed Darryl Philbin on the American version of The Office, and was promoted to a starring role in the fourth season. He has appeared on other television shows, including Arrested Development, Lucky, Friends, Halfway Home, and Reno 911!. He appeared in the music video for the Red Hot Chili Peppers song "Hump de Bump". He also hosted the seventh season of Last Comic Standing. He voiced Cookie in Shrek Forever After and Reg Mackworthy on the HBO hit series Eastbound & Down.
Robinson is a fan of the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bears, and has been featured with fellow NBC actor/comedian and Cubs fan Nick Offerman in a series of commercials for New Era Cap Company.