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Robbins, Brian 1963(?)-

Robbins, Brian 1963(?)-

PERSONAL

Original name, Brian Levine; born November 22, 1963 (some sources cite 1964), in Marine Park, Brooklyn, New York, NY; son of Floyd (an actor) and Rochelle Levine; married Laura Cathcart (a publicist); children: two sons. Education: Attended University of California, Los Angeles.

Addresses:

Office—Tollin/Robbins Productions, 4130 Cahuenga Blvd., Suite 305, Toluca Lake, CA 91602. Agent—Jeremy Zimmer, United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career:

Producer, director, and actor. Tollin/Robbins Productions (some sources cite company name as Marquee-Tollin/Robbins), Toluca Lake, CA, founder, 1993, partner with Michael Tollin and producer, beginning 1993. Chasing the Dream Foundation (scholarship organization), cofounder of Los Angeles chapter, 2003. With others, helped create the sport of SlamBall.

Member:

Directors Guild of America.

Awards, Honors:

Crystal Heart Award (with Michael Tollin), Heartland Film Festival, 1993, for Hardwood Dreams; Crystal Heart Award, 1995, Emmy Award nomination (with others), outstanding informational special, 1995, and George Foster Peabody Broadcasting Award, Henry W. Grady School of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of Georgia, 1996, and Academy Award nomination, best documentary feature, 1996, all with others, for Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream; CableACE Award, outstanding children's special for ages seven and older, National Cable Television Association, 1996, and Directors Guild of America Award nomination, outstanding directorial achievement in children's programs, 1997, both with others, for "4 Points," Sports Theater with Shaquille O'Neal; Directors Guild of America Award, outstanding directorial achievement in children's programs, 1998, for "First Time," Sports Theater with Shaquille O'Neal; Robbins and Tollin were honored by Girls, Inc., 2003; Camie Award (with others), Character and Morality in Entertainment Awards, 2005, for Radio; Black Movie Award nomination (with others), outstanding motion picture, 2005, for Coach Carter.

CREDITS

Television Executive Producer; with Michael Tollin; Series:

All That, Nickelodeon, c. 1994-95.

Kenan & Kel, Nickelodeon, c. 1996-2000.

Arli$$ (also known as Arliss), HBO, c. 1996-2002.

Cousin Skeeter, Nickelodeon, c. 1998-2001.

The Amanda Show (also known as Amanda), Nickelodeon, c. 1999-2002.

Hype, The WB, 2000-2001.

The Nightmare Room, The WB, 2001-2002.

Smallville (also known as Smallville Beginnings and Smallville: Superman the Early Years), The WB, 2001-2006, The CW, 2006—.

Birds of Prey (also known as BOP), The WB, 2002-2003.

The Nick Cannon Show, Nickelodeon, 2002-2003.

SlamBall, The National Network (later known as Spike TV), 2002-2004.

The Black Sash (also known as Black Sash and The Bounty Hunter), The WB, 2003.

I'm with Her, ABC, 2003-2004.

The Days, ABC, 2004.

What I Like about You, The WB, 2004.

One Tree Hill (also known as Ravens, Fioli gia panta, Les freres Scott, Tunteet pelissae, and Tuti gimi), The WB, 2004-2005, The CW, beginning 2006.

Inconceivable, NBC, 2005.

Bonds on Bonds, ESPN, 2006.

Crumbs, ABC, 2006.

The Bronx Is Burning (also known as Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx Is Burning), ESPN, beginning 2007.

Television Producer; with Others; Series:

Pictionary (game show), syndicated, 1989.

Sports Theater with Shaquille O'Neal, Nickelodeon, beginning c. 1996.

Television Creator; Series:

(With Michael Tollin) All That, Nickelodeon, 1994-2005.

(With Tollin) Sports Theater with Shaquille O'Neal, Nickelodeon, beginning c. 1996.

(With others) Cousin Skeeter, Nickelodeon, 1998-2001.

(With others) The Amanda Show (also known as Amanda), Nickelodeon, 1999-2002.

Television Work; Other; Series:

Creative consultant, Guts (also known as Global Guts and Nickelodeon Guts), Nickelodeon, 1992-95.

Television Executive Producer; with Michael Tollin; Movies:

(And creator) New Kids on the Planet, Nickelodeon, 2000.

Two Heads Are Better Than None, Nickelodeon, 2000.

Television Executive Producer; with Michael Tollin; Specials:

(And segment producer) Magic Johnson's All-Star Slam 'n Jam, syndicated, 1992.

Hardwood Dreams, Fox, 1993.

Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream, TBS, 1995.

Hardwood Dreams: Ten Years Later, Spike TV, 2004.

Television Director; Awards Presentations:

Director of opening film segment, Video Game Awards 2005, Spike TV, 2005.

Television Director; Episodic:

All That, Nickelodeon, episodes 1994-95.

"The Cold War," Kenan & Kel, Nickelodeon, 1996.

"Merry Christmas, Keenan," Kenan & Kel, Nickelodeon, 1996.

"4 Points," Sports Theater with Shaquille O'Neal, Nickelodeon, c. 1996.

"First Time," Sports Theater with Shaquille O'Neal, Nickelodeon, c. 1998.

"The Phantom Menace," Popular, The WB, 1999.

Directed episodes of other programs, including Cousin Skeeter, Nickelodeon; and Smallville (also known as Smallville Beginnings and Smallville: Superman the Early Years), The WB.

Television Executive Producer; with Michael Tollin; Pilots:

(And creator) All That, Nickelodeon, 1994.

St. Sass, The WB, 2002.

The Flannerys, ABC, 2003.

Twins (also known as Untitled Fraternal Twins Project), Fox, 2003.

Executive producer of Earthquake, ABC.

Television Director; Pilots:

Close to Home, Fox, 2001.

Birds of Prey (also known as BOP), The WB, 2002.

Director of the unaired pilot for Birds of Prey (also known as BOP), The WB.

Television Appearances; Series:

Eric Mardian, Head of the Class, ABC, 1986-91.

Host, Pictionary (game show), syndicated, 1989.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Lonnie, Crime of Innocence, 1985.

Jeff Benton, Gladiator, ABC, 1986.

Todd Burton, One Terrific Guy, CBS, 1986.

Roger Berg, Camp Cucamonga (also known as How I Spent My Summer), NBC, 1990.

Television Appearances; Specials:

ABC team member, Battle of the Network Stars XIX, ABC, 1988.

US Magazine—Live at the Emmys!, Fox, 1989.

Magic Johnson's All-Star Slam 'n Jam, syndicated, 1992.

Himself, Super Secret Movie Rules: Sports Underdogs, VH1, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Ben, "For the Asking," The Facts of Life, NBC, 1982.

Danny Ferguson, "Double Date," Archie Bunker's Place, CBS, 1982.

Romeo Lampella, "One of Our Own," Cagney & Lacey, CBS, 1982.

Marc Furley, "Janet's Little Helper," Three's Company, ABC, 1983.

Randy Merritt, "Soul Survivor," Knight Rider, NBC, 1983.

Rob, "The Fan," Newhart, CBS, 1984.

Skyhigh, "Undercover Lover," Diff'rent Strokes, NBC, 1984.

High school student, "Teacher's Aide/Paladin of the Lost Hour," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1985.

Mitch, "Dirt Bike," Growing Pains, ABC, 1985.

Todd Baldwin, "Mr. President," Charles in Charge, CBS, 1985.

Eric, "The Dropout," Mr. Belvedere, ABC, 1986.

Himself, "School/Day," Girl Talk, c. 1989.

David Janolari, "Captain Video: Parts 1 & 2," Full House, ABC, 1992.

Himself, "Norbit," HBO First Look, HBO, 2007.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Eric Mardian, Head of the Class, ABC, 1986.

Film Producer; with Michael Tollin:

The Show (documentary), Savoy Pictures, 1995.

Good Burger, Paramount, 1997.

Varsity Blues, Paramount, 1999.

Hard Ball (also known as Hardball), Paramount, 2001.

Summer Catch, Warner Bros., 2001.

Big Fat Liar (also known as Luegen haben kurze Beine), Universal, 2002.

Radio, Columbia, 2003.

The Perfect Score (also known as Voll gepunktet), Paramount, 2004.

Coach Carter, Paramount, 2005.

Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (also known as Dreamer, Untitled Kurt Russell/Dakota Fanning Project, Dreamer—Ein Traum wird wahr, Dreamer—La strada per la vittoria, En buscar de un sueno, Le reveu—Inspire d'un historie vraie, Oikegeneiakoi desmoi, and Persiguiendo un sueno), DreamWorks, 2005.

Executive producer, Norbit, DreamWorks, 2007.

Wild Hogs, Buena Vista, 2007.

Tulia, Lions Gate Films, 2008.

Film Director:

The Show (documentary), Savoy Pictures, 1995.

Good Burger, Paramount, 1997.

Varsity Blues, Paramount, 1999.

Ready to Rumble (also known as Head Lock Go! Go! Professional Wrestling, Untitled Wrestling Movie, Ca va brasser!, Kehaen kuninkaat, Listos para luchar, Pronti alla rissa, Ready to rumble—kehaen kuninkaat), Warner Bros., 2000.

Hard Ball (also known as Hardball), Paramount, 2001.

The Perfect Score (also known as Voll gepunktet), Paramount, 2004.

The Shaggy Dog, Buena Vista, 2006.

Norbit, DreamWorks, 2007.

Starship Dave, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2008.

Film Appearances:

Phillip Lemley, Cellar Dweller, New World Pictures, 1988.

Steve Williams, C.H.U.D. II—Bud the Chud, Lightning Pictures, 1989.

Father Michael, Da Vinci's War, Baby Dica Productions, 1993.

WRITINGS

Teleplays; with Others; Series:

The Amanda Show (also known as Amanda), Nickelodeon, 1999-2002.

Teleplays; Specials:

(Story with Michael Tollin) All That 10th Anniversary Reunion Special, Nickelodeon, 2005.

Teleplays; Episodic:

(With Dan Schneider) "Will the Real Arvid Engen Please Stand Up?," Head of the Class, ABC, 1988.

Screenplays:

(With Michael Tollin) The Show (documentary), Savoy Pictures, 1995.

(Story) Big Fat Liar (also known as Luegen haben kurze Beine), Universal, 2002.

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

Produced by, winter, 2004, pp. 11-25.

Electronic:

Tollin/Robbins Productions,http://www.tollinrobbins.com., February 12, 2007.

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