Craig Robinson is an actor, comedian, and singer. He is best known for his roles as Darryl Philbin on the television show called The Office.  Likewise, his other films credit include, Pineapple Express, Hot Tub Time Machine, This is End and Sausage Party.

Robinson Early Life and Education

Actor, Craig Phillip Robinson was born on 25th October 1971, in Chicago, Illinois, to a corporate attorney, father and a music teacher mother. He holds an American nationality and belongs to African-American nationality.

Craig completed his elementary education at the Whitney M. Young Magnet High School. After that, he graduated from Illinois State University and did masters of education from the Saint Xavier University.

Robinson Career

Robinson career began as a music teacher at Horace Mann Elementary School in Chicago. Following the career, he started doing stand-up comedy and taking acting classes in Chicago. Giving the most of the time in acting, he made short film debut in 2001 called AppleJax and Yo Yo. A year later, he then appeared in the television series, Play’d: A Hip Hop Story as Cole.

Till today, he has played in the multiple numbers of television series and movies. Some of his notable appearances are listed below

Television series

  • Lucky- 2003
  • Friends- 2004
  • The Office- 2005
  • The Cleveland Show- 2009
  • Comedy Bang! Bang!- 2014
  • Mr. Robot- 2016
  • American Dad!- 2016 and so on


  • D-War- 2007
  • Pineapple Express- 2008
  • Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian- 2009
  • This is the End- 2013
  • Hot Tub Time Machine 2- 2015
  • Sausage Party- 2016 etc

Apart from acting career, Robinson performed a comedy act as musical duo L.Witherspoon & Chucky along with comedian Jerry Minor for the number of years. Moreover, he also became the nominee of multiple awards such as Teen Choice, Gotham Award, Independent Spirit Award, Screen Actors Guild, NAACP Image Award and so on.

Youtube: Craig Robinson performing at the Independent Spirit Award;

Recently, the multi-talented personality, Craig has appeared in the movies, Tragedy Girls, Austin Found, Zeroville etc. In the same way, he also made an appearance in series, Caraoke Showdown, Ghosted and Big Mouth.

Youtube: Multi-talented, Craig Robinson best scenes;

Robinson Personal life

Aged 46, Craig Robinson has kept his personal life under the tight guards. However, there was a rumor of him having an affair with co-stars, Kerry Washington. While Kerry is married to the American footballer, Nnamdi Asomugha. The chemistry between them has been perfect on the on-screen but there has been uncertainty about their relationship, behind the camera.

On the other hand, Craig made his admirers amazed after he posted a photo of nail painted. But the fact is neither he is gay nor he has been got into a scandal with any men celebrities. Currently, he might be looking for the right partner and might be getting married soon. 

Robinson Net worth

Hardworking Robinson has earned a decent money from his acting, comedy and singing professions. Similarly, he also hosted the seventh season of Last Comic Standing and appeared in several commercials. As of 2017, his estimated net worth is $6 million.