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 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. Some of his feature credits include principal roles in The Aviator, An American Carol, No Man’s Land and Suburbicon — directed by George Clooney and starring Matt Damon and Julianne Moore. Robert had one of the supporting leads in the controversial, independent feature, Alone, Yet Not Alone, which received worldwide attention when it was “briefly” nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Song. Robert has also performed in over 190 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. (Robert was recently a British monarch in the Hallmark-esque TV movie, A Christmas Princess.)
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. In senior tennis, Robert was ranked #1 in Southern California and 7th in the US.
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 screenwriting. He co-wrote “The Climb,” starring Dabney Coleman, Jason 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.