Robert Buscemi

Robert Buscemi

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Biography

Award-winning, critically drooled-over comedian Robert Buscemi is also an accomplished stage and screen actor. A SAG member and voice-over ace, he's starred in over a dozen TV commercials, most famously as a talking cigarette in a series of HILARIOUS, award-winning TV commercials. Buscemi also recently booked a VERY juicy supporting role as a sales guru in the forthcoming feature film Driving a Bargain, by acclaimed director Scott Dumler and Luminair.

As a standup, Buscemi won Chicago Snubfest's "Best Comic" honors twice and was named one of three "Best Comedian" finalists by the 2007 Chicago Comedy Awards. He's regularly lauded in the press as one of the most innovative, talented comics around.

In addition to writing and starring in two highly acclaimed hour-long one-man stage comedies, Buscemi is a serious theater guy, has done loads of improv, and acted in umpteen-jillion plays, including with award-winning Chicago theater companies. He's a proud School at Steppenwolf alumnus as well.

TELEVISION and FILM
* Pennsylvania Dept of Health Principal
(4 spots as "Vince") Two Popes Productions
* Skip Dr CD Cleaner Principal Chicago Film and Tapeworks
* American Mattress Principal Feldman Flicks
* Cheez-It Principal Brigandi & Associates
* Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum Principal Luminair Films
* Armed Forces Television Principal Filmhouse, Inc
* Merant Collage Software Principal William Esiner &Associates
* Vinyasa (short SAG film) Eddie Michael Cohen Productions
* Joseph & Mary (short SAG film) King Keith Estrada Productions
* Driving a Bargain Dan Hanson, motivational speaker Luminair Films

IMPROV
*BS (long-running ER spoof) George Clooney Free Associates, Chicago
*Cast on a Hot Tin Roof Guest Artist Free Associates
*Back in the Shadows Again Guest Artist Free Associates
*Us V Them Company Member Broken Pilgrims, Chicago
*Disco Fridays Featured Dancer Polly Esther's '70's Club, Chicago

STANDUP
Over 500 performances in the last 4 years! Including shows at...

* Caroline's on Broadway, NYC
* Zanies, Chicago and Vernon Hills, IL
* The Lincoln Lodge, Chicago
* The Elevated, Chicago
* Eclipse, Chicago
* Chemically Imbalanced Comedy, Chicago (Featured Artist, June '04)
* Many, MANY more!

CHICAGO THEATRE (very partial listing)
Curse of the Starving Class Taylor The Hypocrites
Marat / Sade* Patient / Voltaire The Hypocrites
Signal to Noise* Televangelist NOWtheatre
Desire Under the Elms Peter Cabot Orchid Theatre Group
* (Jeff-recommended)

TRAINING

* Upright Citizens Brigade
* ImprovOlympic
* Second City Conservatory
* Annoyance Theater
* Steppenwolf Theatre Summer Institute
(Instructors included Lori Metcalf, Austin Pendleton, Jeff Perry, and others.)