Robert Verlaque is a professional actor, director, teacher and writer for over 35 years with extensive credits in theatre, television and film. 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. In 2012, Robert directed the premiere of John Patrick Shanley’s Jealous at the Labyrinth Theatre Co. Notable New York productions include Shaw’s You Never Can Tell, Wycherley’s The Country Wife, Dancing at Llughnasa, The Trojan Women, Phaedra (The Public Theatre/ Potters Field Co.), The Art of Dining, Magic Time, The Shadow Box, Rivers and Ravines, Feydeau’s A Cat Among the Pigeons, and A Flea in Her Ear. Robert is a produced playwright and screenwriter, with plays produced in New York, San Diego and Toronto.
Robert has extensive film, television and theatre credits and national commercials. Recent appearances include The Road to Damascus in a critically acclaimed role at 59e59 Theatres; a guest star role as Court Doctor Wylks on Reign for the CW network; a guest star appearance on AKA Jennifer Jones for Netflix, Blacklist:Redemption; Murdoch Mysteries; and will appear opposite Martin Sheen in "Anne of Green Gables" airing PBS this Thanksgiving.
He also appears in the 2016 release, Indignation, helmed by Oscar winning director-producer James Schamus. Robert has a lead role opposite Joseph Fiennes and Ed Asner in Disney’s 2015 release The Games Maker. He had guest starring roles on Saving Hope, Boardwalk Empire, Suits, Warehouse 13, Cracked, and a lead role in the pilot Port Hope. 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.
He is an instructor and director at the T. Schreiber Studio, and previously was on the faculty of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Ensemble Studio Theatre Institute in New York, as well as Equity Showcase Theatre and Centennial College in Toronto. In demand as a teacher and private coach, he teaches in New York, Toronto, and Los Angeles.