About Robert

Robert Bockstael

After going through his ‘bad adolescent poetry’ phase, Robert didn’t pick up the pen again for many years. In his early thirties he entered a play writing lab at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa and received funding to write a one act play. Bound by Deceit was subsequently given a full staged reading. It was well received and encouraged him to continue writing.

Since then, Robert has written for episodic television, for the radio, and the theatre. In recent years he has written and directed numerous short films and dozens of short subject screenplays along with enduring a two year development deal for his TV series “Killer Bob”.

He has had short stories published in literary magazines internationally. “Willow’s Run” is his debut novel and will soon be followed up by a Maritime mystery entitled “She Carried the Sea”. A collection of new and previously published short fiction is also in the works.

During his 38 years in the entertainment industry Robert has performed on stages across Canada garnering many accolades and awards, among them the Ottawa Critics Circle Award for Best Actor. Acting in film TV has taken him around the world, earning him more recognition, including two Gemini Award nominations for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role in the hit series North of 60.

Robert also works as a voice actor, narrating commercials for TV and radio as well as providing the voices for dozens of animated series from X-men to Sailor Moon, Rupert the Bear to Robocop.

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