Shafer, Robert R. 1958- (Robert Schafer, Bobby Ray Shafer, Robert Shafer, Robert Ray Shafer)

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Shafer, Robert R. 1958- (Robert Schafer, Bobby Ray Shafer, Robert Shafer, Robert Ray Shafer)


Full name, Robert Ray Shafer, Jr.; born April 10, 1958, in Charleston, WV; father, a heavy equipment operator. Education: Attended Broward College; studied acting with Peggy Feury at the Loft Studios. Avocational Interests: Playing golf.


Agent—Stone Manners Agency, 6500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 550, Los Angeles, CA 90048.


Actor. Appeared in television commercials, including Bass Ale beer, Comcast Cable, Chevron-Texaco, Cobra Golf, Dell Computers, Johnnie Walker Scotch, Washington Mutual financial services, Nextel telecommunications, and Pacific Bell.


Screen Actors Guild.


Film Appearances:

(As Robert Schafer) Rodney Long, The Rosebud Beach Hotel (also known as Big Lobby and The No-Tell Hotel), Almi Pictures, 1984.

Commercial director, Echo Park, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1986.

(As Robert Shafer) Commercial director, Hollywood Shuffle (also known as Robert Townsend's "Hollywood Shuffle"), Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1987.

(As Bobby Ray Shafer) Officer Joe Vickers, Psycho Cop (also known as Psychocop), Southgate Entertainment, 1988.

(Uncredited) David Harris, Future Force, Action International Pictures, 1990.

(Uncredited) Voice, Dark Romances Vol. 1 (also known as Dark Romances Vol. 1: Born Evil), Salt City Home Video, 1990.

(As Bobby Ray Shafer) Officer Joe Vickers, Psycho Cop Returns (also known as Psycho Cop 2), 1993.

(As Robert Shafer) Jimmy Brennan, A Brilliant Disguise, Prism Entertainment, 1994.

(As Robert Shafer) Wilshire Frodden, Mr. Atlas, KOAN, 1997.

(As Robert Shafer) Jack Sherman, The Corporate Ladder, Motion Picture Corporation of America, 1997.

(As Robert Ray Shafer) Sheriff Posey, Finding Kelly (also known as Mystery Kids), A-Pix Entertainment, 2000.

(As Bobby Ray Shafer) Wallace, Contagion (also known as Epidemic and The Last Breath), PorchLight Entertainment, 2001.

(As Bobby Ray Shafer) Police officer number one, Monster Man, Lions Gate Films Home Entertainment, 2003.

(As Bobby Ray Shafer) Lieutenant Clark, Choker (also known as B.E.I.N.G. and Disturbance), Artist View Entertainment, 2005.

Slick mustached player, All In, MTI Home Video, 2006.

—16 man, Slip, 2006.

Officer Gibbs, Protecting the King (also known as Riding with Elvis and Riding with the King), Echo Bridge Entertainment, 2007.

Krieger, Stiletto, First Look International, 2008.

Sheriff Fields, Dark Honeymoon, 2008.

Film Work:

(As Bobby Ray Shafer) Associate producer, Psycho Cop Returns (also known as Psycho Cop 2), 1993.

Television Appearances; Series:

Bob Vance, The Office (also known as The Office: US Version), NBC, 2005-2008.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Young lover, The Secret World of Dreams (documentary), NBC, 1995.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

(As Bobby Ray Shafer) Prison guard, In Justice, ABC, 2006.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Dennis, "As Difficult as ABC," Highway to Heaven, NBC, 1985.

Otto, "The Key to Alex," Wings, NBC, 1993.

Reporter, "Where Do Clients Come From?," Arli$$, HBO, 1998.

(As Robert Ray Shafer) Mr. Preston, "Hate Thy Neighbor," Becker, CBS, 1999.

(As Robert Ray Shafer) Bar patron, "Red Asphalt," Titus, Fox, 2000.

(As Bobby Ray Shafer) Police officer, "Flashback," Malcolm in the Middle, Fox, 2001.

Mobster, Ultimate Revenge, TNN, 2001.

Main crony, "The Long Hot Johnson," Son of the Beach, FX Channel, 2002.

(As Bobby Ray Shafer) Cable pundit, "The Dover Test," The West Wing, NBC, 2004.

Wally Ford, "For Sail by Owner," Las Vegas, NBC, 2005.

(As Bobby Ray Shafer) Smith, "Gone," Boston Legal, ABC, 2005.

Today (also known as The Today Show), NBC, 2007.

Stage Appearances:

Sheriff Will Masters, Bus Stop, The Met, Los Angeles, CA, 2003.

Also appeared in True West, Knightsbridge Theatre, Pasadena, CA; as Bill Clinton, Three, 2100 Square Feet, Los Angeles, CA; Jimbo, Road to Ruin, The Court, Los Angeles, CA; Roy, Lone Star, The Loft, Los Angeles, CA; Jean, Miss Julie, Off Main Street, Santa Monica, CA; Cowboy, Mojave, The Odyssey, Los Angeles, CA.