Robert J Smith II

Robert brings to his role at Senior Follies his experiences from behind the camera in short films and the stage from various theatrical performances.


He was delighted to have recently been selected for the principal role of Bernie in the short film Domino Effect written by William Mazzucco and directed by the up and coming talent Natalie Berdahl. His most recent film credit goes to Ground Zero directed by Dallas' own Linda Leonard. His stage appearances include comedic and dramatic roles. Of note was his recent comedic role in a production of Carol Burnett's The Old Folks with the Skillman Players in Dallas, TX. He has appeared in many other stage productions most notably the Gin Game, Almost Maine, Death of a Salesman, Communication Breakdown I and II, and Three Sister

He has trained under some of the country's most elite acting and voice coaches to include both drama and film workshops with Los Angeles casting director Edwin Johnston and New York's Broadway alumni Linda Leonard. He has studied voice and singing under the direction of Anne Jenkins for more than a decade. His smoky baritone voice will take you back to the glory days of crooning reminiscent of the Rat Pack.

Robert's interests and travels have taken him around the world where he has experienced a wide range of adventure from island hopping in the Mediterranean Sea, climbing the sacred grounds of Machu Piccu in Peru, honing his culinary and wine skills with cooking classes in Tuscany, seeing theater on the some of the most iconic stages within the industry and exploring the greatest public and private gardens and museums known within cultural circles.