A true working actor with the resume to prove it, Robert Stanton was born in San Antonio, Texas and raised in Annandale, Virginia. He would study at the prestigious Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Acting Program before making his professional stage debut in a 1985 production of "Measure for Measure" at New York's Delacorte Theater. He would go on to make his first appearance on screen in "The House on Carroll Street" (1988), and made his Broadway debut in "A Small Family Business" in 1992. Stanton continued to act on stage as well as in movies and on television, memorably playing the father of the titular boy in "Dennis the Menace" (1993), and winning an Obie Award for his appearance in David Ives' series of plays "All in the Timing" at the off-Broadway John Houseman Theater in 1994. He went on to appear in small roles in indie hits like "Next Stop Wonderland" (1998) and "Happy Accidents" (2000), and made continual waves in the theater world, co-starring in the Broadway hits "The Coast of Utopia," "Mary Stuart," and "A Free Man of Color," as well as off-Broadway productions like Eugene O'Neill's "Strange Interlude" at the Shakespeare Theatre Company. Stanton was also a founder and central organizer of #FairWageOnstage, a group within the Actors' Equity union that worked toward actors earning a living wage.