Chatting With Sherri welcomes actor and author; Robert Trebor!
Robert Trebor grew up in Northeast Philadelphia; he is of Jewish origin. He also won several filmmaking awards from Kodak short film competitions, and the local ABC Philadelphia and PBS affiliates for a short black and white film called "Communicate!?" He wrote, directed, and starred in this short, as well as composed the music on an early version of a Moog synthesizer. His first lead role on the stage was as Finch in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying for the St. Joseph's Summer Music Theatre Festival. majoring in theater at Northwestern University.
On the silver screen, his most acclaimed work is probably 52 Pick-Up, directed by John Frankenheimer. Trebor played the Son of Sam killer in Out of the Darkness opposite Martin Sheen. On television, after playing Waylin the slave in Hercules and the Lost Kingdom, the second of five TV movies, Trebor rose to fame for playing the ever-out-to-make-a-dinar merchant Salmoneus, a character originating on Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess. He appeared in the 2016 Coen Brothers film Hail, Caesar!, playing opposite Josh Brolin. And he has written The Haircut Who Would Be King by Robert Trebor; A farcical sendup of Donald Trump's rise to power and volatile partnership with Vladimir Putin!