Born July 6th, 1996, in Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Robert is fluent in English and French. He started taking theatre classes at the age of 4, which quickly turned into a true passion. He started auditioning for television and movie roles in 2005 and has been very active with voice work, both in English and French, ever since. He can currently be heard on the TV animated series Arthur, in the role of D.W., and on Nelly and Caesar in the role of Leo. He got his first TV movie role in 2007 in Race to Mars which was followed by his role of Jamie in the TV movie Voices.
Robert also works in French, having done numerous radio and TV commercials (voice) as well as short films. At the age of 12, he landed his first lead role, Tommy, in the Quebec Feature film 10 ½, a film directed by Podz, and also starring Claude Legault. Robert knows, more than ever, that he wants to be an actor when he grows up.
Robert is a child with very broad and varied interests. He demonstrates passion and total commitment in all he undertakes, whether in school, on the soccer field, in a hockey arena, on the ski slopes or when he is playing the drums, the bass and the electric guitar.
Michael Rudder had a whitebread soul band in high school, got his Equity card in the musical Hair at Toronto’s Royal Alexander Theatre, and then joined the T.O. underground theatre scene in the early seventies, where he began to train as a European clown. This would lead him to join the circus and to move to Ottawa, where he began to appear in both the French and English companies of the National Arts Centre in Arturo Ui, Woyzeck, and Le Songe; then toured both North America and Europe with these shows.
Drawn to Montreal to star in David Fennario’s On The Job, he would appear in nine more productions for Centaur including Spokesong, Translations, The Main, Nothing To Lose and The Leonard Cohen Show. He played Jesus in Godspell at the Saidye Bronfman Centre, Johnny in Frankie & Johnny at the MAI Centre and the tortured writer Paul in Stephen King’s Misery at Place des Arts.
Active in film and television since the eighties, he has gradually become an expert in sound recording, working as a studio director in the post-synchronization of film dialogue, and as a director of dubbed film and cartoon product for the world English market.
Blessed to be bilingual, he is currently expanding his performing credits in his adopted language in such quality television as Tabou and in Jean Beaudin’s epic La Nouvelle France. Recently, he acted opposite the French comic icon Pierre Richard in Robinson Crusoe, a film for French television.
Hubert was born in France, October 1932, of an English father and French mother. He moved to Canada during the Second World War (1941) and is now a Canadian citizen. He attended school in Montreal (Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf and Collège Stanislas) and the University of Toronto (Modern Languages and Literatures).
Still considered a French citizen, he spent two years in the French army (1954-56), graduated from officers’ school and was posted in Algeria for one year during the war of independence. He studied acting in Paris, and also mime with Marcel Marceau.
Back in Montreal since 1957, he has performed on stage and television (in French and English), has written for television (series of children’s shows, one teleplay), and produced and directed filmed series for CBC television network. He worked as producer for Screen Gems International from 1968 to 1974, ie. daily shows People in Conflict (aired on CTV network) and Family Court (aired on CBC network and US syndication).
Since 1968, he has been writing, directing and acting in the dubbing of films. He lends his voice to many American actors, including Richard Dreyfuss, Robert Duvall, Alan Alda, Paul Newman, Jack Lemmon, Clint Eastwood, Richard Harris, Michael Gambon (Dumbledore in the Harry Potter series) in French language dubbings.
He has been teaching at the Conservatoire d’art dramatique (government sponsored theatre school) in Montreal, since 1967 (improvisation, creative, television and film workshops).