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Thomas Alan Robbins

(1954-03-29) March 29, 1954 (age 69)
Education Juilliard School (BFA)

Tom Alan Robbins (born March 29, 1954) is an American actor known for his roles in theatre and television.


Early life and education

Born and raised in Canton, Ohio, Robbins graduated from Lehman High School. He earned a bachelor's degree from the Juilliard School as a member of Group Six. [1]


Tom has performed in eight Broadway shows, including The Lion King in which he created the role of Pumbaa. He played Thenardier in the first national tour of Les Misérables . [2] Off-Broadway productions include Little Shop of Horrors (2020 revival), Brooklynite, On the Verge (New York Premiere), Isn't It Romantic (World Premiere), The Cradle Will Rock , The Rise and Rise of Daniel Rocket (World Premiere), Henry V (Public Theatre), King Lear (Cornwall), and "On The Air, A Nostalgiaspoof Review of the Golden Age of Radio" (Van Buren's New York Premiere). Robbins also appeared in regional productions of The Whale (Charlie, World Premiere), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Bottom), Fiddler on the Roof (Tevye), The Producers (Franz). Man of La Mancha (Sancho), My Name Is Asher Lev , and Taming of the Shrew (Tranio).

Robbins appeared in episodes of The Good Wife , Seinfeld , NYPD Blue , Law & Order and Baby Talk (as series regular Dr. Elliot Fleisher). [3] [4]

Robbins is also a writer. His first play, The Joke the Rabbit Told Me, won the NAAA Playreading competition in London and received a reading at the Tristan Bates Theatre in the West End. His play, Muse, won the 2019 New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest and received a reading at the Playroom Theatre in New York.



1994 The Swan Princess MusicianVoice
1995 Pocahontas Video reference cast


1991 Baby Talk Dr. Elliot Fleisher12 episodes
1992 A Different World Record ExecutiveEpisode: "Just Another Four-Letter Word"
1993 Murder, She Wrote Assistant ManagerEpisode: "Dead End"
1993 Down the Shore VicEpisode: "Brilliant Disguise"
1993 Tales of the City Supermarket CreepEpisode #1.1
1993 Seinfeld StanEpisode: "The Bris"
1993 NYPD Blue Larry KohnstamEpisode: "Personal Foul"
2001, 2010 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Gary / Ed Kushner2 episodes
2003, 2009 Law & Order Phil Reight / ADA Thomas Hume
2005 Third Watch Dr. Mitchell / Doctor
2006 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Arnold CurryEpisode: "Slither"
2015 Forever Phil FleishmanEpisode: "Diamonds Are Forever"
2015 The Good Wife Hank WilsonEpisode: "Innocents"
2019 The Code Jewish ChaplainEpisode: "Lioness"

Awards and nominations

2021 Grammy Awards Best Musical Theater Album Little Shop of Horrors Nominated [5]

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