Drama Teacher, Instructor, Acting Coach
Robert Glen Decker, M.F.A.
Actor, Director, Teacher
Robert Glen Decker, M.F.A. - Biography
As an actor, Robert can be seen in "The Sterling Affairs" on the FX network, going head to head with Academy Award Nominee Laurence Fishburne and also as Ava Max's office boss in her hit music video "Who's Laughing Now?" He made his feature film debut as George in the award-winning drama "Meth Head" starring Lukas Haas, and has been featured in films such as "Pop Star: Never Stop Believing" and "The Revenant." New York and national touring credits include "Sacrifice to Eros," "The Shocking Truth," "Anne Frank," and "Babes In Toyland," and Regional Theatre credits include "1776" at Cabrillo Music Theatre and "La cage aux folles" at Forestburgh Playhouse. Awards include winning Musical of the Year at the LA Weekly Theatre Awards for his performance in "The Beastly Bombing" at The Steve Allen Theatre. Robert also sang on the original cast recording of "Dorian’s Descent," available on iTunes, having originated the role of Kris Ray in the Los Angeles world-premiere production.
Directing honors include the Off-Broadway production of "MCCREADY" at The Triad Theatre in NYC and participating in the Lincoln Center's Directors Lab West at The Pasadena Playhouse. Recently, he directed the world-premiere of "Lyme Disease: The Musical," which earned him a nomination for Best Direction of a Musical in the BROADWAY WORLD Los Angeles Awards. He has also directed a number of musicals for Buena Park Youth Theatre, having helmed productions of "All Shook Up," "Les Mis," and "Disney's Beauty and the Beast." Robert is an Associate Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SCD). Originally from Pennsylvania, Robert received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Television, Film and Theatre at California State University, Los Angeles and his undergraduate education and Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at The New School University and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in New York City. As a director and theatre instructor, he has taught acting classes, summer theatre camps, and directed main-stage productions for schools and theatre arts organizations on both coasts including Summit View West School, the Hollywood Fringe Festival, Puttin On Productions, Allegheny Highlands Regional Theatre, The Mishler Theatre, Cresson Lake Playhouse, The Brandt School, and Mount Aloysius College.
Formerly, Mr. Decker was the DIrector of the Performing Arts Department at Laurence School, where he taught drama to grades K-6 and oversaw a dynamic program and talented team of instructors in dance, drama, music, and puppetry. Currently, he is the Drama Teacher at Le Lycee Francais de Los Angeles, a private bilingual international school founded in 1964 that boasts six campuses, where he teaches Drama to 3rd through 5th Grades and directs the plays and musicals at the Elementary, Middle, and High School.
Robert loves to travel, has a passion for teaching Theatre Arts, and supports such charities as The Trevor Project and Actors & Others for Animals. Member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA.