Person Details

Birthday: 1952-10-02 22:03:23

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Female

Place of birth: New York City - New York - USA

Homepage: https://robinriker.com/

Movie Involvements: 12

TV Involvements: 8


Most Famous Work

Biography

A third-generation actress on both sides of her family, Robin was born in a trunk. Actually, she was almost born in a taxi on the Brooklyn Bridge but traffic was good that day so she made her actual debut at Beth Israel hospital in New York City. Her parents, both professional actors, owned and ran legit theaters, in Aspen, Atlanta and Syracuse and had a very practical philosophy: "If you have children, use them." Consequently, Robin grew up on stage, backstage, in the box office and selling cookies in the lobby. Classically trained since the age of two, including several years with the prestigious Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Robin has split her time since between stage, film and television. Even after starring in countless T.V. series and films, the stage remains Robin's favorite version of soul food. Her television work includes starring roles as a series regular in six series, among them: The Gregory Hines Show (C.B.S.),Thunder Alley with Edward Asner (A.B.C.) the ground breaking SHOWTIME series, Brothers (two Ace Award nominations Best Actress in a comedy) two series for FOX including the cult classic comedy Get A Life, in which she played Chris Elliott's nemesis. One particular episode in which Chris and Robin play rival stars in a community theatre production, was named by T.V. Guide as "One of the fifty funniest T.V. moments of all time." Robin has had recurring roles in several popular series including Reba, Hung, and Boston Legal as well as guest starring roles on dozens of shows; playing Hector Elizondo's ex-wife on Tim Allen's Last Man Standing, Bones, Switched at Birth, Anger Management with Charlie Sheen, NCIS, and Justified, to name a few. TV movies include,This Magic Moment, Holly's Holiday and the mini series Gone But Not Forgotten opposite Brooke Shields. The Indie film,The Wedding Party will be making the rounds of the festival circuit soon and the John Sayles cult classic Alligator, in which Robin stars opposite Robert Forster is having a 'behind the scenes' DVD release in the near future. Her stage credits include, All My Sons with Neil Patrick Harris at The Geffen Playhouse, (Ovation nomination Best Supporting Actress), George Furth's play, Sex, Sex, Sex, Sex, and Sex at the Matrix (LA Weekly nomination Best Supporting Actress), Les Liaisons Dangereuses at The Blank Theatre (Ovation nomination Best Actress) Pied a Terre- (Off Broadway) Welcome to the Woods" (Off Broadway and part of the New York 400 Festival), Bernard Slade's I Remember You with Tony Danza at Garry Marshall's Falcon Theatre, and The Kiss at City Hall at the Pasadena Playhouse, Cannibals, at the Zephyr Theatre and productions of Ladies Room in both Los Angeles and San Francisco. Her new book, A Survivors' Guide to Hollywood: How to Play the Game Without Losing Your Soul, has just been released and is available at Samuel French, Skylight Bookstore, and world-wide via Amazon and Barnes and Noble. More info at www.robinriker.com

Most Famous Work

Bones
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8

Bones

(2005) Nadia Blake
The A-Team
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7

The A-Team

(1983) Amanda Huston
Switched at Birth
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7

Switched at Birth

(2011) Michelle Natterson
Airwolf
Average
7

Airwolf

(1984) Dr. Karen Hansen
Sliders
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7

Sliders

(1995) First Lady Sela Williams
Justified
Average
8

Justified

(2010) Deborah Jane
Alligator
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6

Alligator

(1980) Marisa
Brink!
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6

Brink!

(1998) Maddie

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2020 Beverly Maples
2019 Colleen
Mary
2016 Anne
2013 Maryellen Gable
2012 Carol
2011 Wanda
Michelle Natterson
2010 Deborah Jane
2007 Linda Greybeck
2006 Diana
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2005 Nadia Blake
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Nora Sloane / Samantha Reardon
2004 N/A
2003 N/A
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2002 Eileen
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2001 Sue Montgomery
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2000 N/A
1999 Karen McCausland
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1998 Maddie
1997 N/A
Catherine Madison
1996 Aunt Carolyn Jackson
Marigold
1995 Joyce Deitz
First Lady Sela Williams
1994 Bobbi Turner
Catherine
1993 Denise Gore
1992 N/A
Brenda
1990 N/A
1989 N/A
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Sullivan
1985 N/A
1984 N/A
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Dr. Karen Hansen
1983 Amanda Huston
1981 N/A
1980 Marisa
1976 1st Nurse
1972 N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

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