Oct. 1st, 1952
Santa Monica, California, USA
Robert Pierce's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2008 - An American Carol
2002 - The Climb
1987 - No Man's Land
Guest TV Roles
Robert Pierce is a graduate of the prestigious Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater in New York City where he studied under the highly esteemed acting teacher, Sanford Meisner. While in New York, he made his professional acting debut in the role of Lysander in Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream."
A native of California, Robert returned home to Los Angeles and soon began to receive starring and co-starring roles in many movies-of-the-week and episodic television shows. He was a regular on the ABC series "Joanie Loves Chachi" (1982) wherein he played "Bingo," the drummer. He also had a recurring role as Dabney Coleman's goof-ball son-in-law on the NBC series, "Madman of the People" (1994). Some of his feature credits include principal roles in The Aviator (1985), An American Carol (2008) and No Man's Land (1987)-- produced by Ron Howard (I) and starring Charlie Sheen (I). He has also performed in over 130 television commercials.
Robert's chameleon-like acting abilities have afforded him the opportunity to play a very diverse range of roles - from intense drama to wild comedy and everything in between. He is a master of accents - both foreign and domestic.
He is a graduate of Pacific Palisades High School (Pacific Palisades, California) and is also a graduate (with honors) of the University of Tennessee where he played tennis on a full, four-year athletic scholarship. Robert played tennis professionally in tournaments all over the world, competing against such top level players as Jimmy Connors, Harold Solomon and Raul Ramirez.
His music education includes four years of organ instruction and two years of vocal training in New York and Los Angeles. He also plays piano.
His avocations (besides tennis) include reading, computers, scuba diving, fishing and screen-writing. He co-wrote "The Climb," starring Dabney Coleman, Jason Winston George and Ned Vaughn. After a brief theatrical run, it aired nationally as a movie-of-the-week and ended up winning first prize as "Best Feature Drama" at the International Family Film Festival.
- Gained 30 pounds for his role as an Olympic decathlete in the 4-hour NBC movie, "The Golden Moment."
- Middle name is "Stirman," so named after his great-grandfather, Colonel Erasmus "Ras" Stirman, a legendary figure in the Civil War.
- Is an excellent free-diver, scuba diver and spear fisherman. Can dive to a depth of 60 feet without a tank.
- Is a blood relative of the famous Indian chief, Sequoia, who invented the Cherokee alphabet.
- Won $10,000 on a TV game show which helped finance his acting education at The Neighborhood Playhouse School Of Theater in New York.
- Was ranked #1 in Southern California and #7 in the U.S. in Men's 40's tennis.
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