Biography

Robert William Curé (born December 15, 1958) is an American born actor, stuntman, and architect/interior designer by training.  Born and raised in San Jose, California as the only child, Robert grew up in a loving and nurturing family that supported all his life’s choices, including his acting career.  From his young age, Robert enjoyed acting and entertaining at family gatherings by performing songs by the Beatles and acting out scenes from Roy Rogers television show.

Robert was heavily involved in sports throughout his childhood and into his early adulthood.  In addition to team sports at schools, such as track and field, baseball, soccer and football, Robert was an avid motocross rider.  Robert and his dad practiced and raced motocross every weekend.  Having his first motocross racing at age 11 in the 250 Sportsman AMA Class, Robert later raced at what was then known as the expert/professional level with corporate sponsors, including sponsorship from Maico Motorcycles USA.  To this day, Robert enjoys working out at gym and living a healthy, active lifestyle.

Career

Robert’s acting career began when he was selected to appear on the Captain Satellite television show at the age of 5.  The opportunity ignited Robert’s pursuit of a life-long acting career.

Robert has been involved in a number of movies, television series, talk shows and commercials throughout the years.  His first feature film was The Rookie (1990, Warner Bros.) directed by Clint Eastwood where Robert was casted as a police officer.  Since then, Robert appeared as police officer, SWAT team member, detective and inspector in many movies, including appearances in two different scenes as a Uniformed Police Officer and a member of the SWAT Team role in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991, Carolco Pictures).

In Point Break (1991: Largo Entertainment) starring Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves, Robert played a surfer in the movie.  He got the role while surfing in Hawaii at the time and became acquainted with Patrick Swayze on the set.  {See picture}

Robert appeared in a number of films starring Robin Williams, including Bicentennial Man (1999, 1492 Pictures), Patch Adams (1998, Blue Wolf), What Dreams May Come (1998, Interscope Communications), and Jack (1996,American Zoetrope).  Robert likes his role as a dancer at the Halloween party at Jack where he gets to dress in a Victorian costume.  {See picture}

Robert’s most recent work includes playing a surfer at Chasing Mavericks (2012: Fox Pictures). Although he is not credited, Robert describes the experience as “refreshing” and “alive” after filming all day through 2 am at Half Moon Bay in a cold November night.

In television Robert has appeared in several long running television series.  He played Kevin Shaw, a uniformed police, in Nash Bridges (1996 – 2001, Don Johnson Productions) for 5 seasons, appearing in 40 episodes between 1996 and 2000.  {See picture}  Robert’s experience with Nash Bridges was tremendously rewarding as he was able to observe, learn and apply his performing skills for 5 years.

Robert also played Capt. Robert “Robbie” Brooks in 7 episodes of Port Charles (1997 – 2003, ABC Television) between 1997 and 2000 where he handled threats by the “general homicide killer” against the doctors and their friends at Port Charles’ General Hospital.

Robert’s most recent appearances include playing an inspector at the opening scene of 17th Precinct (2011, Sony Picture Television) and a search and rescue worker in a true-crime series Final Witness (2012, ABC Television Network).

Robert’s passion in acting has led him to serve as a Council Member of the Screen Actors Guild – San Francisco Branch since 2010.  Subsequent to the merger of the two unions, Robert currently serves as a member of the SAG-AFTRA San Francisco Local Board of Directors.  He is also a member of the SAG-AFTRA Conservatory Committee which brings presentations and workshops on a variety of topics including film acting, improvisation, voiceover, teleprompter use, self-marketing, iActor training, auditions, cold readings and work in independent films.

Personal Life

Due to an unforeseen death in the family, Robert took a break from his acting career to return to his family business between 2000 and 2009.  He returned to his acting passion in 2010 and appreciated all the opportunities awarded since.

In between contracts, vintage motocross collection and restoration is Robert’s passionate pastime these days.  In his free time, Robert enjoys traveling around the world and has visited London, Paris, Bordeaux, Rome, Athens, Beijing and Hong Kong, among other historical destinations.  Robert’s favorite travel destinations remain the Hawaiian Islands where he enjoys scuba diving, surfing, snorkeling, and running at sunrise on the beach.

Robert is also heavily involved in charity work.  Joining other celebrities, Robert plays at fundraising golf tournaments and other charity events.