Robert Felix Torti
October 22, 1961
Van Nuys, California, U.S.
Robert Felix Torti (born October 22, 1961) is an American actor and singer.
Torti was born in Van Nuys, California. He married DeLee Lively on June 24, 1999. Together, they have three children: Zachary, Faith and Chloe.
Torti originated the roles of Jesus and Jack in both the New York City and Los Angeles stage productions of Reefer Madness .
Earlier in his career, Torti was honored with a Tony Award nomination for his performance as Greaseball in Starlight Express , which marked his Broadway debut. His work on Broadway also includes the role of Pharaoh in the musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat . In addition, he appeared in the London and Los Angeles productions of Smokey Joe's Café .
On screen, Torti played singer Freddy Fredrickson in Tom Hanks's That Thing You Do! . He also reprised the role of Pharaoh in the film version of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and counts among his other film credits Who's Your Daddy , Submerged , and The Legend of William Tell (currently unreleased).
Torti has also been seen on television in regular and recurring roles on such series as The Drew Carey Show , Vinnie & Bobby , Generations , The Young and the Restless , and The Suite Life of Zack & Cody , where he plays the father of the title boys, and the sequel The Suite Life on Deck . In addition, he has made guest appearances on numerous series.
In August 2020, Torti was featured on the soundtrack Broadway Sings Blood Rock: The Musical with Andy Mientus, Damon Daunno, and Jennifer DiNoia.
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