As a pioneer of improvisational comedy in Winnipeg, Robert was a founding member of the legendary improv troupes Theatre X, Possible Nudity and The Smoking Dinosaurs. Robert was also a member of Shakespeare in the Ruins and the object/puppet theatre company Adhere and Deny.
Film and television roles include Cardboard Charlie in the children's show Fred Penner's Place and Scotty in the feature For the Moment, alongside Russell Crowe. Robert's facility with different accents and characters has created a huge demand for his voiceover talents, and he has consequently recorded numerous radio commercials and audio books, has appeared as multiple characters in the computer games So Blonde and ShellShock2 and is the voice of Robert Carlyle's computer in The Final Enemy.
Robert was a teacher at Prairie Theatre Exchange for 13 years and conducted workshops throughout Winnipeg.
In February 2005, Robert moved to London, England, where his career continues to flourish. He starred in the acclaimed play The Hot Zone, which was Time Out magazine's "Critic's Choice" for two weeks' running and played The Marshall in the World Premiere stage adaptation of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.He has toured England and Wales in leading roles in Arthur Miller's play The Price and in Pack of Lies by Hugh Whitemore. The World Premiere of the stage version of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance saw him as The Marshall and he played The Bagman in Ghost City at the 2015 Vaults Festival. The 150th Anniversary of Lewis Carroll's famed works will return him to those Vaults beneath Waterloo Station in Alice's Adventures Underground.
He has appeared in the films Casino Royale, Hyde Park on Hudson, Red Lights and in the BBC documentary The Wild West: Billy the Kid. He is featured in the Paul Shrader film Dying of the Light, with Nicolas Cage. He can also be seen teaching Lily Allen how to "twerk", as her manager in the music video Hard Out Here.