Robert Shook is a professional actor, stuntman, and specialty entertainer with over
30 years professional experience on stage, screen, and television. He graduated
from Drake University, USA, in 1984 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in Acting.
Robert has provided fight direction and or action training for professional and
amateur productions for the Melbourne Theatre Company, Victorian College of the
Arts, Australian Shakespeare Company, National Theatre School of Drama, Red
Stitch Theatre, Cheltenham Light Opera Company, St. Michaels Collage, Carey
Grammar, Haileybury, and Ivanhoe Girls Grammar
Robert coordinates and performs in themed corporate events.
He also applies his
stunt and acting skills to performing as the mascots for several professional sporting
teams across a range of codes including the NRL, AFL, ARU, NBL, The A-league
and Cricket Victoria. Robert currently teaches classes and workshops in acting, acrobatics, juggling, stunt
techniques and stage combat. Schools of employment include Active Performance
Studios (DTM/Small Fry), Kelly Ayker’s Full Time Dance, Centrestage Perfroming
Arts School , Patrick Studios Australia, Kamaruka and Ministry of Dance.
As a Stunt Coordinator and Action Trainer Robert wrote the standard operating
procedures for the safe training of stunt performers at Universal Studios Hollywood
and Knott’s Berry Farm Theme Parks, in Los Angeles.
Robert provides private training geared to the professional or student by teaching
and cultivating a wide range of action and acting skills, including audition preparation
for students applying to professional schools.