Robert Cuccioli

Recent Role:

Chief Franklin (2002? - 2003) on Guiding Light

Born:

5/3/1958, Hempstead, New York

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  • Tony nominated actor Robert Cuccioli is best known for playing the title role in the award winning musical Jekyll & Hyde. In 2002, Robert starred as "Chief Franklin" on the long running CBS soap opera Guiding Light, staying with the show for one year. Cuccioli most recently used his stage experience to begin directing. His regional theater productions of Jekyll & Hyde and The Glass Menegerie received critical acclaim.

    Birth Name:

    Robert Cuccioli

    Gender:

    Male

    Birth Place:

    Hempstead, New York

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • Robert: I am thrilled to be making my directorial debut at a theatre as supportive and renowned as the Westchester Broadway Theatre. I share a history with this theatre, and have a special place for it in my heart. I worked on many musicals here during my early years as an actor, which gave me the best training an actor could ask for.

    • Robert: Proper singing actually takes less oxygen than you may think. It's all about efficiency and economy. If you sing it correctly, you can hold a note "until the cows come home.

    • Robert: One of the unfortunate things about Broadway is they go for name people to draw an audience. That's not the way Broadway used to be. And because of that, there are a lot of very talented, stage-savvy performers who don't get opportunities. I hope that will change.

    • Robert: (his advice to young singers) I would say study as much as you can, even when you begin to work in this business. Don’t ever stop studying. You can never learn too much. Study everything. If singing is your fortee, invest in your acting abilities as well, as well as movement. Also make sure you don’t get tunnel-visioned with just “the business.” There’s a world out there that you need to explore. That only helps your craft as well. And if this is in your heart and your soul and it’s the only thing you feel you can do, then do it with all your heart and soul and don’t let anyone deter you. And don’t give up!

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    • Robert has been in a relationship with actress Laila Robins since 2000. The two starred together in Macbeth at the Shakespeare Theatre in New Jersey.

    • Robert says that he didn't consider acting as a career until his senior year in college.

    • Robert's likeness is featured in a lithograph by famed artist Al Hirschfeld. The piece, entitled "Jekyll & Hyde," also features Robert's co-stars Christina Noll and Linda Eder.

    • Robert enjoys watching sports and admits to being a fan of the New York Yankees, the New York Jets, and the New York Knicks.

    • Robert had a cameo in the 1999 release Celebrity and a starring role in The Stranger, which was also released in 1999.

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