A Funny Guy: The Life Story

Robert Baxt can best be characterized by the description: “If all the world’s a stage, he wants better lighting!”

A ham since his birth in Brooklyn, New York; even as a child Robert was off and entertaining with humor, balloon twisting, and comedy. When asked why he learned some magic tricks, Robert replied: “When I was a kid trying out my jokes on my family, my father would always ask me if I could disappear.”

His parents not being able to afford to send him to driving school, let alone college, Robert worked his way through performing at children’s birthday parties, picnics, comedy clubs, and corporate events. Upon graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Theater, he was presented with the dual opportunities of being accepted to both Ringling Brothers Clown College and Law School. Without hesitation, our hero chose the one he felt would give him the better training for a life in comedy: Law School!

Attaining his juris doctorate degree from an accredited New York City law school, Robert realized that no one ever applauded an attorney after a hard day of cheating people. So forsaking a career in the hallowed halls of the judiciary, he turned to a full time career in show business.

Comedy clubs, casinos, and college campuses not being enough, this gifted actor found himself making television appearances in South America, the Orient, Italy, Canada, and Spain; as well as numerous showcases on “America’s Funniest People” on ABC television, and on "THAT'S SO FUNNY" in syndication. As an actor, he can be seen in the eighth season of the CBS hit TV show "How I Met Your Mother" playing the lawyer partner to actor Jason Segel (Marshall), in the dramamatic film "Even Money" that stars Danny Devito, Kim Bassinger, Kelsey Grammer, and Ray Liotta; and in the French film "Parti Avec Le Vent".

Robert is also known for his writing abilities, having made the finals of the Walt Disney Company Fellowship for New Writers, and for writing jokes for many more famous celebrities and comedians. Different projects including learning to speak Japanese just so he could have a whole other country to entertain!

Making his home in Hollywood, California; with his unique sense of humor Robert is always on the move. Whether he's on stage, behind the camera, writing his next great work, on television, or just using his distinctive delivery for voice-overs, be on the watch for a funny guy: ROBERT BAXT!