Jon Robbins

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Staff, The Evergreen State College
M.P.A., The Evergreen State College, 2002


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Biographical Note

Jon S. Robbins began his professional career as a working actor in Los Angeles in 1978, appearing in many plays at the Celebration Theatre and the California Shakespeare Company as well as the legendary La Mama Theatre. He appeared in many commercials and films including Americathon and The Girl Who Saved the World. Television appearances on Mike Hammer and The Man from Atlantis followed. Recent credits now include a co-starring role in the Fox TV special, Who's Your Daddy? and a guest-starring role in TLC's Untold Stories from the ER. Most recently he appeared in the film Eden, starring Jamie Chung and Beau Bridges.

Jon's professional writing career began in 1993 as the Features Editor for the Los Angeles based Frontiers Newsmagazine. During the next four years Jon won three national awards for his investigative reporting and his syndicated column, The Half-Naked Truth. Later, he joined Roger Corman and Horizon films as a scriptwriter while becoming a frequent contributor to The Advocate and The Christopher Street Magazine. He is also the author of the 2008 book, The Actor's Survival Guide: How to Make Your Way in Hollywood, published by Continuum Intl. Publishing Group.

In 1986 he began a career in education, now spanning twenty years, teaching theater arts at a variety of institutions, including Yeshiva University of Los Angeles, South Puget Sound College and The Evergreen State College, where he served as the college's Managing Director of Performing & Media Arts and adjunct faculty where Jon teaches an Arts Management course, The Artist as a Business.

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The Actor's Survival Guide, Continuum, 2008