Robert Schenkkan Biography (1953-)

Surname rhymes with "bank in"; full name, Robert Frederic Schenkkan, Jr.; born March 19, 1953, in Chapel Hill, NC; son of Robert Frederic (a public television executive) and Jean (McKenzie) Schenkkan; married Mary Anne Dorward (anactress), December 1, 1984. Addresses: AGENT--The Agency, 10351 SantaMonica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025.

Birth Details
March 19, 1953
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

Famous Works

  • Credits
  • STAGE DEBUT--Captain Tim, Tobacco Road, Chicago, 1975, for thirty performances.
  • OFF-BROADWAY DEBUT--Wayne Blossom, Jr., Last Days at the Dixie Girl Cafe,Theatre Four, 1979.
  • Off-Broadway: Lucentio, The Taming of the Shrew, Equity Library Theatre,New York City, 1977.
  • G.R. Point, Playhouse Theatre, New York City, 1979.
  • understudy, Key Exchange, Orpheum Theatre, New York City, 1981.
  • Sebastian, The Midnight Visitor, St. Peter's Hall, New York City, 1981.
  • Reverend David Marshall Lee, The Foreigner, Astor Place Theatre, New YorkCity, 1984-85.
  • Also appeared in Henry V and New Jerusalem, both at the New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, New York City; The Knack, Roundabout Theatre, New York City; Cash and Fog, both in the Marathon Series, Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York City; The Passion of Dracula, Cherry Lane Theatre, New York City.
  • Credits; REGIONAL
  • Write Me a Murder, Studio Arena Theatre, Buffalo, NY, 1981.
  • A Full Length Portrait of America and SWOP, both at the Actors Theatre ofLouisville, KY, 1981.
  • Appeared with the Actors Theatre of Louisville, 1982-83.
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream and All the Way Home, both at the Kenyon Theatre Festival, OH.
  • Tobacco Road, Academy Festival Theatre.
  • TELEVISION DEBUT--Father Brown, Detective, NBC, 1979.
  • Murder in Cowetta County, CBS, 1980.
  • MINI-SERIES George Washington, CBS, 1983.
  • Kane and Abel, CBS, 1984.
  • Nutcracker, CBS, 1987.
  • Credits; EPISODIC
  • The Twilight Zone, CBS.
  • Act of Vengeance (also known as Rape Squad), 1974.
  • Sweet Liberty, Universal, 1986.
  • The Manhattan Project, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1986.
  • Bedroom Window, DEG, 1987.
  • Also Chain Letters; Amazing Grace and Chuck.
  • Writings
  • PLAYS,PRODUCED Derelict, Studio Arena Theatre, Buffalo, NY, 1982.
  • Final Passages, Studio Arena, Buffalo, also produced in Miami, Philadelphia, Tacoma, WA, Colorado Springs, CO, published by Theatre Communications Group.
  • The Survivalist, one-act, Actors Theatre of Louisville, also produced atthe Dumaurion Festival, Canada, Edinburgh Festival, Scotland, and in the Marathon Series of the Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York City.
  • Also Intermission, Lunchbreak, and Tall Tales.
  • PLAYS,PUBLISHED Final Passages, published in Plays in Progress, Theatre Communications Group, New York City.

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