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