TV: "Maniac" ("Ronald"), a new episodic series for Paramount TV & Netflix as Head Psych Guard; "The Last O.G." the new series w/Tracy Morgan for TBS as an inmate who bids farewell as he's released from his incarceration; "The Breaks" for VH1 as Indigent Man, an emotionally-disturbed guy in a police station going on & on about his paranoid delusions; "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" as CREEP for Netflix as a judgmental guy in a library; "Shades of Blue" as a Pimp in a seedy motel involved in an altercation with an "employee," for NBC; "The Mysteries of Laura", as the knife-wielding, drugged up Crazy Man, for NBC; "Gotham" as Scarred Man, a jailed killer holding a guard hostage, for FOX; "White Collar" as a down-and-out guy for the USA Network; "The Carrie Diaries" for Warner Bros. as a homeless guy who hates cream cheese, for the CW Channel.
FILM: an upcoming feature film The APP as Ray, a victim turned murderer (starring Sean Faris) produced by Rompus Room Prods, directed by Dena Hysell & Isaak Borg; A Hollywood Love Story as a Soap producer who abuses his position, Terry Donnellan, Director/Writer; a short/Indie film, Dear Scarlet as Charles Hoffman, a man in love with someone who exists only in his imagination.
Headshot above by Jeffrey Hornstein
Later in 2018 on Neflix:
Just completed On-Camera Acting MasterClass taught by Emmy Award winning T.V. Director @ T. Schreiber Studio.
Rob attended the High School of Performing Arts and, soon after an Off b'way prod. of NYC Street Show, booked the understudy of the original Landscape of the Body at the Public Theatre's Newmann Thtre, with Shirley Knight & F. Murray Abraham. Asked to replace in the juvenile lead role in Landscape and, immediately following, made his Broadway debut as a replacement in the TONY Award/Pulitzer Prize winning original production of The Shadow Box, Lunt Fontanne Theatre; Voices for MGM Studios as Demetrius with Barry Miller; Nite Lites (Sleeparound Town), Public Theatre, under the direction of Wilford Leach. The Shadow Box (again) under the direction of Richard Chamberlain, Charles Playhouse, Boston, MA; an Off B'way production of Funeral March for a One Man Band, Westbeth Theatre (w/Dwight Schultz) as Tiny, who had terminal cancer.
Studied Stella Adler under Mary Carver, Strasberg's Method under Ed Kovens, and Sanford Meisner's work w/James Price, Kathryn Gately & Fred Kareman,
RECENT STAGE: Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple, Cider Mill Playhouse; Bob in Uncle Bob, by Austin Pendelton; The Mestizo in The Power & the Glory for the Storm Theatre, and in Victor Gluck's review for Backstage he said "The evening was almost stolen by the slimy, insidious performance of Rob DeRosa as the street beggar who becomes the priest's Judas;" and Martin Denton, for NY Theatre.com said "commanding performance by Rob DeRosa as an unnamed Mestizo who serves as catalyst for the Priest's fall and subsequent redemption."
"The Breaks" on VH1 as Indigent Man