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Robert Drivas (November 21, 1938 â€“ June 29, 1986) was an American actor and theatre director.
Drivas was born Robert Choromokos in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Hariklia (nÃ©e Cunningham-Wright) and James Peter Choromokos. Drivas studied at the University of Chicago and the University of Miami. After further training at the Greek Playhouse in Athens, Greece and with the Coconut Grove Playhouse in Miami Beach, he made his New York City debut in the role of Rameses in 1958 in the play The Firstborn, starring Anthony Quayle as Moses. He continued to perform on stage with One More River (1960), The Wall (1960), The Irregular Verb to Love (1963), and And Things That Go Bump in the Night (1965), which he also directed. In 1963 he won a Theatre World Award for his performance in Mrs. Dally Has a Lover (opposite Estelle Parsons).
Drivas was associated with many well-known theatrical figures of his time. These included playwrights Terrence McNally, whose play The Ritz he directed in 1975, and Edward Albee, who directed Drivas in the 1983 premiere of Albee’s harshly received play The Man Who Had Three Arms. Other directing credits include Bad Habits, for which he won an Obie Award, Legend, Cheaters, It Had to Be You, a revival of the musical Little Me, and Peg, a musical biography of songstress Peggy Lee, with lyrics and book by the star herself.
Concurrent with his theater work, Drivas appeared in television, beginning in 1958, on such crime shows and dramas as Route 66, N.Y.P.D., The Defenders, The Fugitive, 12 O-Clock High (TV series), and The F.B.I..
Drivas’ first theatrical film appearance was in the role of “Loudmouth Steve” in the classic prison drama Cool Hand Luke (1967). This debut led to more film work, in The Illustrated Man (1969) and Where It’s At (1969).
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Robert Drivas Biography / Wiki
|Place of Birth||Chicago, Illinois, U.S.|
|Date of Birth||1938-11-21|
|Age(as in 2022)||47|
Robert Drivas Acting Movies
|Movie Name||Character||Release Date||Overview|
|Road Movie||Gil||1974-02-03||Gil and Hank are two independent truckers who run into problems when they are forced to pay off traffic managers to get loads. They also have to pay o…|
|The Illustrated Man||Willie||1969-03-26||A man who has a body almost completely covered in tattoos is searching for the woman who cursed him with the “skin illustrations”. Each tattoo reveals…|
|Where It’s At||Andy ‘A.C. Jr.’ Smith||1969-05-07||A “Sixties Generation” comedy about an offbeat father-son relationship. Dad runs a Las Vegas hotel-casino and his son is a college student with a diff…|
|Tattooed Steiger||Himself||1969-01-01||A behind-the-scenes look on the making of the movie “The Illustrated Man” featuring scenes from the movie and the design and application process of ta…|
|God Told Me To||David Morten||1976-10-22||A New York detective investigates a series of murders committed by random New Yorkers who claim that “God told them to.”…|
|Cool Hand Luke||Loudmouth Steve||1967-06-22||When petty criminal Luke Jackson is sentenced to two years in a Florida prison farm, he doesn’t play by the rules of either the sadistic warden or the…|
Robert Drivas Directing Movies
|Movie Name||Job||Release Date||Overview|
|Director||Angie is an American television sitcom that was originally broadcast by the ABC network from February of 1979 to October of 1980….|
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