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Craig Robinson

Robinson in November 2008
Born Craig Phillip Robinson
October 25, 1971 (1971-10-25) (age 38)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Actor/Comedian
Years active 2000–present

Craig Phillip Robinson (born October 25, 1971) is an American actor and stand-up comedian. He is best known for his roles on the The Office as Darryl Philbin and in the films Pineapple Express, Zack and Miri Make a Porno and Hot Tub Time Machine.


Life and career

Hailing from Chicago, Robinson 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, Friends, Halfway Home and Reno 911! and in the music video for the Red Hot Chili Peppers song "Hump de Bump".

Prior to a career in show business, Robinson was a music teacher at Horace Mann Elementary School in Chicago, IL. He got 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.[1]

Robinson was arrested on June 29, 2008 in Culver City on charges of possessing methamphetamine and ecstasy during a routine traffic stop.[2][3][4] At the time, Robinson was already on probation stemming from a drunk driving incident in 2006.[2] He pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a controlled substance, and agreed to take drug education classes.[4]



Year Film Role Notes
2001 AppleJax and YoYo YoYo Minor Role
2005 Year of the Scapegoat Pappy Labourgeneaux Minor Role
2007 D-War Bruce 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 Supporting Role
Prop 8: The Musical A Preacher
Fanboys THX Security Guard #5
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 (who doesn't take requests) Cameo
Post Grad Funeral Director
2010 Father of Invention (post-production)
Shrek Forever After Cookie (voice) Supporting Role
Hot Tub Time Machine Nick Main Role
The Other Guys (filming)


Year Show Role Notes
2003 Real Time with Bill Maher Chucky Single episode
Lucky Mutha Rhodes Thirteen episodes
2004 The Bernie Mac Show Wayne Single episode
LAX Wayne Single episode
Friends The Clerk Single episode
2005 Arrested Development Studio Guard #1 Single episode
Curb Your Enthusiasm Attendant #1 Single episode
2005–present The Office Darryl Philbin Regular cast member
2007 Halfway Home Mr. Brown Single episode
2009 The Cleveland Show Cleveland's father single episode
Eastbound & Down Reggie Macworthy Two episodes
James Gunn's PG Porn Havana Bob Single episode
Reno 911! Levon French Single episode


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