Robert Verlaque

Acting Faculty Member

Robert Verlaque has been a professional actor, director, teacher and writer for over 30 years and teaches in Toronto, Los Angeles and New York. Recent acting credits include guest star appearances on Netflix’s hit series Umbrella Academy, CBS’s Star Trek-Discovery, and Frankie Drake Mysteries for PBS. Robert has guest-starred on Jessica Jones, Boardwalk Empire, Saving Hope, Warehouse 13, Cracked, Reign, and had a reoccurring role as Judge Gus Benjamin on Suits.

His film credits include The Games Maker opposite Joseph Fiennes and Ed Asner. Robert co-starred with Tracy Letts in the film Indignation, written and directed by James Schamus. He performed in New York in the critically acclaimed world premiere of The Road to Damascus.

New York directing credits include Labyrinth Theatre Co, Playwrights Horizons, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Acorn Theatre Co, Circle Rep East, The Shooting Gallery, and The Actors Studio, among others. He is a founding member of the award winning Articulate Theatre Company. Robert is also a produced playwright and screenwriter, with plays produced in NY, San Diego and Toronto. He was recently recognized with an award from the Canada Shorts International Film Festival for JOB in Purgatory, an original short film he wrote and directed.

Among the many talents, he has been fortunate to work with are Christopher Plummer, Mike Nichols, William H. Macy, William Hurt, Harvey Keitel, Cybill Shepard, Mary Louise Parker, Christopher Walken, Stanley Tucci, Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, among others

"Bob provided a safe environment where I felt free to be myself and take risks as an actor. Bob is the best!"
— Julia Udine, Christine in Phantom of the Opera
"He's helped me gain confidence and skills in an audition that no other teacher has given me before or since."
"Bob pulls away the curtain of the elusive audition. He crafts clear and simple ways to attack each scene with efficiency and depth. Not only will you have tools to better understand the script in front of you, but will build through your own authenticity, the work that only you can create. It was a blessing to find a teacher so dedicated and simplified in their approach. He pushes an actor toward the utmost truth, and will enlighten the inner life that every actor brings to the table. His experience as an actor within the work force is wisdom and knowledge, priceless to any actor. Any person looking to understand the craft will walk out of his class much richer in depth."
— Matthew Ballinger, The Deuce, Limitless, Girls.,