Craig Phillip Robinson is an American actor, stand-up comedian, and singer. He is best known for his role as Darryl Philbin on The Office, and his roles in the films Pineapple Express, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Hot Tub Time Machine and This Is the End.
Robinson was born in Chicago, Illinois, to a music teacher mother and a corporate attorney father. He was raised on the South Side of Chicago, and was brought up Methodist. He attended Whitney M. Young Magnet High School. He received his undergraduate degree from Illinois State University in 1994, and his masters of education from Saint Xavier University. He was a music teacher at Horace Mann Elementary School in Chicago,IL.
Robinson began doing stand-up and taking classes in improv and acting at The Second City in Chicago. Beginning in 2005, he portrayed Darryl Philbin on the American version of The Office, and was promoted to a starring role in the fourth season. He has appeared on many other television shows, in the music video for the Red Hot Chili Peppers song "Hump de Bump" and voiced Cookie in Shrek Forever After. He also hosted the seventh season of Last Comic Standing.