Craig Robinson

Comedian, actor and musician Craig Robinson was best known for his roles in the Judd Apatow-helmed feature "Knocked Up" (2007), and the NBC series "The Office" (2005-2013) on which he moved from  guest role to a series regular. Robinson grew up in Chicago, Illinois, where he attended both college and graduate school. He earned his master's in Education from Saint Xavier University. After finishing graduate school Robinson taught music at Horace Mann Elementary in Chicago, Illinois. While working as a teacher Robinson began to pursue standup comedy, improv and acting. He took classes at The Second City and began to work at open mics. After playing venues in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York, Robinson was booked on live television. Shortly thereafter he was cast in small roles in a number of sitcoms and series. These TV roles opened the door for feature projects like "Pineapple Express" (2008), "This Is the End" (2013) and "Sausage Party" (2016). In addition, Robinson appeared in recurring roles in TV series like "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (Fox/NBC, 2013-) and "Eastbound and Down" (2009-2012). Beyond his work in comedy, Robinson played the role of Maceo Parker in the film "Get On Up" (2014) about the life and career of James Brown. Robinson was also part of comedy duo L. Witherspoon & Chucky alongside comedian Jerry Minor. The two performed live and on television. Robinson was also a member of the band The Nasty Delicious along with his brother Chris Rob.