About Me

The word “passion” was invented for Robert. His intensity is undeniable. -Roy London


Robert was born in New York and moved to South Florida in 1970. He worked on his MFA from Florida Atlantic University in Acting and Directing. It was there that Robert was influenced and fortunate enough to work with such luminaries as Edward Albee, Hume Cronyn, Bill Homewood (RADA), and Joshua Logan.

Robert has been in over 100 productions, both as an actor and director before relocating to Los Angeles. Since then Robert has worked closely with the late Charles Nelson Reilly, who considered Robert his protege`, Henry Polic II, and the late Roy London. He is also a co-founder of The Florida Theatre Connection as well as serving as Resident Director of the Tamarind Theatre. Past shows at the Tamarind that Robert has directed include:Brothers, Lynette at 3 AM, and It’s All About You, and a host more, 45 to be exact, but whose counting? He directed the critically acclaimed Durang Durang at the Hollywood Court Theatre, Seascape With Sharks And Dancer at The Bitter Truth Theater, The Backwards Aorta at The Complex and Sunday on The Rocks at The Underground. As an actor Robert has Guest starred in ABC’s …it’s like, you know¬†as Felipe Horowitz, Curb Your Enthusiasm with Larry David as well as having finished work with Martin Landau and Rita Moreno in Carlo’s Wake and Jenna Fischer in Lollilove, both independent feature films. Robert teaches his Master Classes and is Artistic Director at RD Studio.

It’s easy to recommend a movie, a certain deli, but to recommend an acting teacher is a more serious task. A true teacher can touch ones life forever. After a lifetime of relationships with master teachers Uta Hagen, Herbert Bergoff and Jose Quintero, I know a teachers qualifications. My former pupil and friend of many years Robert D’Avanzo has these assets: Commitment, Compassion and Talent. He also has vast experience in the Theatre (Actor/Director) and the screen. He is gentle of heart. I have seen his classes and I highly recommend them! -Charles Nelson Reilly

Robert D’Avanzo is one of Hollywood’s best kept secrets but not for long. Robert’s students work!

As an Acting Coach, Robert’s students are seen nightly starring in Televison Drama Series, Television Sitcoms, Saturday Night Live, MTV, Major Motion Pictures, Talk Shows and Broadway.

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