RobertHarper.org was formed to coordinate, develop and promote the guest artist, lecture, adjunct teaching and pro bono engagements of the professional actor ROBERT HARPER.
Mr. Harper has performed in virtually every genre available to the professional actor; feature films, off-off Broadway, off-Broadway and Broadway; Resident theater repertory; industrials; local and network commercials; University Guest Artist; cable films, mini-series and television movies, and weekly episodic productions in both hour and half hour form (filmed & taped). He has spoken at grade schools, public libraries and college classes on some combination of these experiences.
Mr. Harper has been a member of the ACLU since 1978 and is pictured at right at a 1994 fundraiser where he was a sponsor, and (top right), portraying an ACLU lawyer in a CBS after-school special based on real events.
Senior Advisor for Charitable Events pro bono to Hollywood's Laugh Factory for two decades, he is shown on stage (at right) at another ACLU event in 2000.
Mr. Harper (pictured at right) during one of his most frequently requested lectures on "transformation". Here he demonstrates the make-up used (shown at right) while he was a student attacked by a monster (Creepshow) and an alien (Star Trek).
This devotion to high standards has involved him in the American premieres of 7 plays, including the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner Arthur Miller's The American Clock.
Additionally, he has supporting roles in two Academy Award winning films (The Insider and Deconstructing Harry) as well as a supporting role in what AFI's American Film Magazine called one of the top ten films of the 1980s (Once Upon a Time in America); membership in a Repertory company the year it was awarded the first Tony Award outside New York (Arena Stage); and co-starring in a network series which received 11 Emmy nominations and was listed by the Los Angeles Times as one of the top twenty broadcasts of the 1980s (Frank's Place).
As a high school student (Mater Dei High School in Middletown, NJ) he performed in the first student production at the Garden State Arts Center in a performance for charity (The King and I). That same year he was one of three seniors to be named among the "Outstanding Teenagers of America" by the Outstanding Americans Foundation in Chicago.
These experiences -and others- serve as a role model for integrating arts in the curriculum and constitute part of his talks and seminars.
Mr. Harper is married to Ms. Sascha Noorthoorn van der Kruyff of the Netherlands. They divide their time between the US and Europe.