Craig Phillip Robinson (born October 25, 1971) is an American actor and stand-up comedian]. He is best known for his roles on The Office as Darryl Philbin and in the films Pineapple Express, Zack and Miri Make a Porno and Hot Tub Time Machine.

Life and careerEdit

Robinson was born in Chicago. He has appeared in feature films and television programs. He currently plays Darryl Philbin on the American version of The Office, and was promoted to a starring role in the fourth season. Robinson's film work includes roles in Knocked Up, Pineapple Express, Fanboys, Daddy's Little Girls, Zack and Miri Make a Porno and Miss March. He has appeared in the television series Arrested Development, Lucky, Friends, Halfway Home and Reno 911! and in the music video for the Red Hot Chili Peppers song "Hump de Bump". He hosted the seventh season of Last Comic Standing.

Prior to a career in show business, Robinson was a music teacher at Horace Mann Elementary School in Chicago, Illinois. He received his undergraduate degree from Illinois State University and his masters of education from Saint Xavier University. He began doing stand-up and taking classes in improv and acting at The Second City in Chicago.

For a number of years Robinson and comedian Jerry Minor had a comedy act where they performed as musical duo "L. Witherspoon & Chucky", with Minor as smooth singing "L. Witherspoon" and Robinson as "Chucky", the keyboard player and back-up singer. They had performed the act on several stand-up shows on Comedy Central as well as on Real Time with Bill Maher and Jimmy Kimmel Live.[1]

He occasionally performs with his band, The Nasty Delicious. They were featured as his band in an episode of "The Office" and on the season finale of Last Comic Standing 7.



Year Film Role Notes
2001 AppleJax and YoYo YoYo Minor Role
2002 Play'd: A Hip Hop Story Cole
2005 Year of the Scapegoat Pappy Labourgeneaux Minor Role
2007 D-War Bruce Minor Role
Daddy's Little Girls Byron the Rapper Cameo
Knocked Up Club Doorman Cameo
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story Bobby Shad Minor Role
2008 Pineapple Express Matheson Supporting Role
Zack and Miri Make a Porno Delaney
Prop 8: The Musical A Preacher
The Frequency of Claire Q-pid
2009 Fanboys Skywalker Ranch guard Cameo
Miss March Horsedick.MPEG Main Role
Memphis Calling Memphis
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Tuskegee Airman 2 Cameo
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard DJ Request Cameo
Post Grad Funeral Director
2010 Father of Invention (post-production)
Shrek Forever After Cookie (voice) Supporting Role
Hot Tub Time Machine Nick Lead Role


Year Show Role Notes
2003 Real Time with Bill Maher Chucky 1 episode
Lucky Mutha Rhodes 13 episodes
2004 The Bernie Mac Show Wayne 1 episode
LAX Wayne 1 episode
Friends The Clerk 1 episode
2005 Arrested Development Studio Guard #1 1 episode
Curb Your Enthusiasm Attendant #1 1 episode
2005–2013 The Office Darryl Philbin Regular cast member
2007 Halfway Home Mr. Brown 1 episode
2009 The Cleveland Show Cleveland Sr's father 2 episodes
Eastbound & Down Reggie Macworthy / Baseball Player 2 episodes
James Gunn's PG Porn Havana Bob 1 episode
Reno 911! Levon French 1 episode
2010 The Marriage Ref Himself 1 episode
Vh1 Hip Hop Honors Himself/Host 2-Hour Event
Last Comic Standing Himself/Host 2 episodes