The History of Max
Since the dawn of time, there has been a foretelling of a man who will come forth and breathe life into the world of television, film, theatre, and possibly your morning subway commute. Enter Max Robkoff.
I am a native New Yorker and love every second of it. When I was the ripe age of 4 my aunt had my mother bring me to a park, to run around a fountain. A few weeks later, I saw myself on Sesame Street. That's right, Big Bird and I kick it together all the time. A few years later my aunt calls me again and asks me if I want to be in a commercial. 24 hours later I am covered in a dark bronze making a commercial for Campbell Meatballs.
Afterwards I decided to take a hiatus. All the fame and glory from doing Sesame Street and an international commercial became too much. I was chased by paparazzi, developed a drug problem, abused alcohol, savaged by adoring fans. I needed some time away from all the glamour.
When I was 11, I got back in the game. I began auditioning for independent films, going out on the occasional commercial audition, and did my middle school play.
By the time I was in High School I knew I had to buckle down and take my craft seriously. I studied in an arts intensive program for four years. There I had my mind expanded with the history of American Musical Theatre. I learned how to construct sets and was a member of my high school drama club. During my tenure, my drama club Theatre Works was invited to Scotland; and performed "Hair" in their International Fringe Festival. Needless to say, this was a once in a lifetime experience.
Throughout my high school career I performed in my school productions and wrote, produced, directed, and sometimes starred in two original productions, "The Name of The Game" & "Musical!"
After high school, I went on to college and received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with minors in Drama Therapy and Forensic Psychology. This allowed me to hone my craft from a different perspective.
I continued my training by enrolling at the Upright Citizens Brigade Training Center where I hold a certificate in Long Form Improvisation. I guess that means I am certifiably funny, or at least funny on paper, or just really good at making stuff up in a linear rational thought process.
Under the teachings of Ron Millkie, I learned the Meisner technique. This in combination of my improvisation knowledge from UCB enabled me to make strong realistic choices; and gives me the ability to commit to a character in a way like no other.
Over the next few years I would be featured in the horror film, "Torture Chamber", portray a prisoner of war in a music video for legendary music group "The Roots"; and shoot some industrial videos for the U.S. Army.
I continue to appear in live stage performances, shoot a commercial here and there, make a variety of other videos, and appearances on television shows.
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