About Chris Robinson
Chris Robinson began his career as a stand up comedian by attending the Humber College, Comedy Writing and Performance program. After graduating and winning The Billy Crystal Sketch Comedy Award, he continued to pursue his passion by performing as much as possible. As an accomplished stand up comic, Chris has performed at the most prestigious comedy festival in the world, Just For Laughs in Montreal, where he placed runner-up in the homegrown competition for up and coming acts. Later he was selected as the winner of the Sirius XM Top Comic competition; taking home the $25,000 top prize.
As an actor, Chris has made appearances on CBC’s Workin’ Moms and Baroness Von Sketch Show, Amazon’s The Boys and Netflix’s Madame CJ Walker. Now Magazine described him as having “charisma and raw talent to burn.” Currently, Mr. Robinson is developing multiple television shows while trying to stay sane, homeschooling his four year old son. You can listen to his solo comedy album Gut Bussa Vol 1. on all streaming platforms.
What Inspired you to pursue acting?
As far back as I can remember I was always performing, often dancing for family friends when they came over. When I started drama in grade 7, it was the first time outside of gym that a class didn’t feel like work and I fell in love with it. Once I started high school I had a drama teacher Mrs. Stapleton, who constantly encouraged me to pursue a career in the arts despite my parents apprehension to a life in entertainment. If she never pushed me I’m not sure if I would have had the confidence to take acting seriously.
What is your dream role?
My dream role would be an action/adventure western. Something like Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid. I used to watch old westerns growing up with my dad and have always loved the themes of revenge and heroism. Also the imagery of the west with great open plains, mountains, deserts and breathtaking sunsets touch me in a special way.
Updated April 2021