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Robert Stanton (actor)

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Birth nameRobert Lloyd Stanton
Birth dateMarch 8, 1963(age 53)
Place of birthSan Antonio, Texas, U.S.

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Robert Lloyd Stanton (born March 8, 1963) is an American film, television and stage actor, director and playwright. He has appeared in many films, including A League of Their Own and Confessions of a Shopaholic. He played John Chapman in the 1994-95 television show The Cosby Mysteries, and has also appeared on multiple episodes of television shows such as Law & Order and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

He was born in San Antonio, Texas and raised in Annandale, Virginia, the son of federal workers Billie Loree (née Baker) and Lloyd Winter Stanton, Jr. He trained at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Acting Program and began his acting career in Joseph Papp's production of the play Measure for Measure, at the Delacorte Theater in 1985. Since then, he has appeared in many stage productions, mostly in New York City. He won an Obie Award and a Clarence Derwent Award for his appearance in various of the short plays from David Ives' collection All in the Timing.

He directed an Off-Off-Broadway production of Ives' Don Juan in Chicago in 1995.

In 2008 and 2009, he appeared in Off Broadway productions of Love Child, a two-man play that he wrote and performed with fellow actor Daniel H. Jenkins.

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