Robert's Bio

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Coined one of the best-looking comic actors ever (by his mom), Robert Keller has appeared on TV, film, and stage. In September 2016, he was a co-star in the series finale of the CW's international cult-hit Beauty and the Beast (playing Jamie, Cat's personal lawyer) and has been featured on the iChannel stand-up comedy series No Kidding. Robert also got big laughs as lead character Ralphie in the virtually sold-out run of Gay Nerds at the 2012 Toronto Fringe Festival. The play, which has an award-winning companion web series by the same name, garnered rave reviews from critics, including 4 out 5 stars from Robert also earned an award for his stand-up comedy at the 2012 Fresh Meat showcase at Toronto's Second City theatre (viewable here), which earned him a nomination for the prestigious Tim Sims award that year.  
Robert's first break came in 2007, when he was selected at an open audition--from a crowd of over 1,000 sketch comedy hopefuls--to appear as one of eight finalists on the CBC's The Second City’s Next Comedy Legend.  He has also been the subject of his own episode of Can’t Get A Date, the VH-1/Logo series that takes a biting, humorous look at the pitfalls of dating in the big city; and he starred in the short film Stacked Deck, a top-10 finalist in the New York round of the international short film competition The 48 Hour Film Project.

Robert also performs stand-up comedy in venues all over Canada and the United States. His tongue-in-cheek, self-deprecating style has made him an audience favorite, and his not-so-secret obsession with Céline Dion has been put to good use through his uncanny impersonation of her, which he has performed at venues across North America, including at the Toronto Sketch Comedy Fest, NYC's Duplex Cabaret, and Montreal's Théâtre Ste-Catherine. Robert has also been featured on several radio programs, including segments on CBC Radio One, Radio Canada’s Première Chaîne, and Toronto's Proud FM.

Though known primarily as a comedic performer, Robert has also been featured in a number of dramatic works, both on stage and on screen, including: the A.R. Gurney play Children (
Williamstown Theatre Festival 2009) with Tony-Award winner and star of Amazon's award-winning series Transparent, Judith Light; the dramatic short films The Light Bulb (2015) and Taken (2012); and the award-winning Green Room, an independent TV pilot that was an official selection of the 2009 New York Television Festival. 

As a writer, Robert is currently developing several episodic TV comedies; he is also writing and producing a series of original comedy shorts that he stars in, which launched in April 2015 on his YouTube channel. In addition, several years ago, Robert was hired to create comedic material for a speech by the then-Leader of the Official Opposition. 

Before following his dream of performing, Robert earned a law degree from McGill University and miraculously got paid to do fancy lawyer stuff in New York and Toronto for several years. (Mostly, though, he was just surfing the internet.)