Robert Hallak

Bio:

Robert Hallak began his acting career in New York City studying with two industry legends, Stella Adler at The Stella Adler Conservatory, and then extensively with Lee Strasberg at The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute. Shortly after they met, Mr. Strasberg invited Robert into his home and his life. The two became friends, and Robert became his next and what would turn out to be (his last) protégé. They worked together for almost two years, and ironically on the day of Mr. Strasberg's funeral, Robert auditioned for and landed his first play, the highly acclaimed off-Broadway production of "A Barber Shop in Pittsburgh" directed by Frank Corsaro at The Actors Studio, NY. He immediately went on to do Edwardo Muchado's "The Modern Ladies of Guanabacoa" at The Ensemble Studio Theatre, NY. Shortly thereafter he spent the next six months working with Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Sidney Kingsley on his final play "Falling Man" also at the Actors Studio. Upon moving to Los Angeles Robert co-founded the award-winning Friends and Artists Theatre Ensemble (FATE). He performed in numerous productions, including the role of Willie Eisenring in "The Firebugs", Job/Bob in Moonchildren and Jean-Paul Marat in Marat-Sade. Robert was soon cast in a starring role in the television miniseries "The Billionaire Boys Club" portraying Massud Naboti. He has guest-starred and co-starred in many television Shows including Arrested Development, Just Shoot Me, 10-8, Home Improvement & Faculty, a 1/2-hour sitcom pilot. Robert can be seen in his hysterical performance featured in Henry Jaglom's latest feature film entitled "Queen of The Lot" (Release November 18th 2010). This is his fourth featured role in a Henry Jaglom film including "New Years Day" and "Someone To Love" in what turned out to be Orson Welles last film. Robert has recently starred in three films "The Bike" (2009) written and directed by Enrico Colantoni (Flash Point, Just Shoot Me), "Desert Wedding" (2009) a UCLA graduate thesis film by Emmy award winning writer/director Alexandra Fisher. He worked with Al Pacino on his upcoming feature film "Wilde Salome" (Release 2013) and can be seen in Henry Jaglom's Latest feature film "The M Word" Co-Staring with Michael Imperioli (Release 2014) and "A-GuruPhobia" co-staring with Pepe Serna directed by Richard F.Montes (Release 2015). Robert is presently shooting "With Out Words" directed by Giuseppe Schillaci (Release 2016). Robert was made a lifetime member of "The Actors Studio" in New York by Lee Strasberg Personally.
Filmography

Actor ( 30 credits )

Harry & Claire (2017) Bartender
Exit Laughing (2017) Ken Resnick
Road Rage (2016) Roger
Shades of Blue (2016)  Supervisor (1 episode, 2016)
1915 (2015) Armenian Protest Leader
Aguruphobia (2015) Rob
The M Word (2014) Harry Rubinek
Veronica Mars (2014) TV Reporter Two
The Mysteries of Laura (2014)  Archie Vale (1 episode, 2015)
Instant Mom (2013)  Car Buyer (1 episode, 2014)
Wilde Salomé (2011) Voices
Queen of the Lot (2010) DB Client #4
Happily Even After (2004) George Theveos
Arrested Development (2003)  Stage Hand (1 episode, 2004)
Threat Matrix (2003)  Suryan Reza (1 episode, 2004)
10-8: Officers on Duty (2003)  Simon Landers (1 episode, 2003)
The Mike O'Malley Show (1999)  Band Leader (1 episode, 1999)
6/29 (1998) Michael Cooper
Fool's Paradise (1997) Rajman
Just Shoot Me! (1997)  Frank (1 episode, 1998)
Home Improvement (1991)  Bartender (1 episode, 1998)
Silk Stalkings (1991)  Cameron Knox (1 episode, 1992)
New Year's Day (1989) Delivery Man
Someone to Love (1987) Attendee
21 Jump Street (1987)  Gibb (1 episode, 1987)
Sledge Hammer! (1986)  Store Robber (1 episode, 1986)
MacGyver (1985)  Bruno (1 episode, 1985)
Can She Bake a Cherry Pie? (1983) Young Man At Cafe
Ragtime (1981) Phillip (uncredited)
Cagney & Lacey (1981)  Abdullah (1 episode, 1986)