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Robert Brink made his television debut pretending to be a hypochondriac on “The Ricky Lake Show.” From there, Rob performed in cabaret with Jonathan Ames (Bored to Death), and fell into film and television roles in Michael Mann’s “The Insider,” Cody Jarrett’s “FROGG,” “Law & Order SVU” and “ER” – most recently appearing as a schizophrenic Iraq war veteran subway guy shouting racist bile in (“Panther Baby”) Jamal Joseph’s “Chapter and Verse,” executive produced by Antoine Fuqua. Rob has directed numerous brand films for businesses and professionals from Expedia Asia Pacific to his daughter’s orthodontist, as well as the award-winning narrative shorts, “Insecurity” and the (as yet unfinished) “Devil Deal Blues.” As a tradesman, he was the New York cinematographer in Francis Ford Coppola’s television special, “Distant Vision,” and he has edited unscripted television for “First 48” on A&E and “Whistleblower” on CBS.  He has taught film history, essay writing, screenwriting, engineering and cinematography at USC, Columbia, Barnard, Trinity College and Fashion Institute of Technology. He edited the two year series “Game Changers” with filmmaker Paul Schrader in the Lincoln Center’s “Film Comment.” Rob lives in Washington Heights and is the grateful dad to two great kids, Izzy and Sophia.

 

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