Craig Phillip Robinson (born October 25, 1971) is an American actor and stand-up comedian. He is best known for his roles on The Office as Darryl Philbin and in the films Pineapple Express, Zack and Miri Make a Porno and Hot Tub Time Machine.
Life and careerEdit
Robinson was born in Chicago. He has appeared in feature films and television programs. He currently plays Darryl Philbin on the American version of The Office, and was promoted to a starring role in the fourth season. Robinson's film work includes roles in Knocked Up, Pineapple Express, Fanboys, Daddy's Little Girls, Zack and Miri Make a Porno and Miss March. He has appeared in the television series Arrested Development, Lucky, Friends, Halfway Home and Reno 911! and in the music video for the Red Hot Chili Peppers song "Hump de Bump". He hosted the seventh season of Last Comic Standing.
Prior to a career in show business, Robinson was a music teacher at Horace Mann Elementary School in Chicago, Illinois. He received his undergraduate degree from Illinois State University and his masters of education from Saint Xavier University. He began doing stand-up and taking classes in improv and acting at The Second City in Chicago.
For a number of years Robinson and comedian Jerry Minor had a comedy act where they performed as musical duo "L. Witherspoon & Chucky", with Minor as smooth singing "L. Witherspoon" and Robinson as "Chucky", the keyboard player and back-up singer. They had performed the act on several stand-up shows on Comedy Central as well as on Real Time with Bill Maher and Jimmy Kimmel Live.
He occasionally performs with his band, The Nasty Delicious. They were featured as his band in an episode of "The Office" and on the season finale of Last Comic Standing 7.
|2001||AppleJax and YoYo||YoYo||Minor Role|
|2002||Play'd: A Hip Hop Story||Cole|
|2005||Year of the Scapegoat||Pappy Labourgeneaux||Minor Role|
|Daddy's Little Girls||Byron the Rapper||Cameo|
|Knocked Up||Club Doorman||Cameo|
|Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story||Bobby Shad||Minor Role|
|2008||Pineapple Express||Matheson||Supporting Role|
|Zack and Miri Make a Porno||Delaney|
|Prop 8: The Musical||A Preacher|
|The Frequency of Claire||Q-pid|
|2009||Fanboys||Skywalker Ranch guard||Cameo|
|Miss March||Horsedick.MPEG||Main Role|
|Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian||Tuskegee Airman 2||Cameo|
|The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard||DJ Request||Cameo|
|Post Grad||Funeral Director|
|2010||Father of Invention||(post-production)|
|Shrek Forever After||Cookie||(voice) Supporting Role|
|Hot Tub Time Machine||Nick||Lead Role|
|2003||Real Time with Bill Maher||Chucky||1 episode|
|Lucky||Mutha Rhodes||13 episodes|
|2004||The Bernie Mac Show||Wayne||1 episode|
|Friends||The Clerk||1 episode|
|2005||Arrested Development||Studio Guard #1||1 episode|
|Curb Your Enthusiasm||Attendant #1||1 episode|
|2005–present||The Office||Darryl Philbin||Regular cast member|
|2007||Halfway Home||Mr. Brown||1 episode|
|2009||The Cleveland Show||Cleveland Sr's father||2 episodes|
|Eastbound & Down||Reggie Macworthy / Baseball Player||2 episodes|
|James Gunn's PG Porn||Havana Bob||1 episode|
|Reno 911!||Levon French||1 episode|
|2010||The Marriage Ref||Himself||1 episode|
|Vh1 Hip Hop Honors||Himself/Host||2-Hour Event|
|Last Comic Standing||Himself/Host||2 episodes|