Robert, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, attended Lacerte French School until 1969 when his family moved to Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. He spent three years at the International School of Tanganyika.
After high school in Ottawa, Ontario, Robert began performing in musical theater and children's touring theater. Following a long association with The Great Canadian Theatre Company in Ottawa, where he acted in and directed main stage theater, Robert pursued a career in front of the camera. A long list of feature films and television movies and guest appearances followed. At the same time, Robert continued his parallel career as a very busy voice artist.
Robert makes his home in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, where he coaches and instructs at The Acting Company.