Jul. 8th, 1959
Fremont, Ohio, USA
5' 9 1/2"
Robert Knepper's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2008 - Transporter 3
2008 - The Day the Earth Stood Still
2007 - Hitman
2005 - Good Night, and Good Luck
1998 - Phantoms
1996 - Everyone Says I Love You
1992 - Gas, Food Lodging
1992 - Where The Day Takes You
1990 - Young Guns II
1989 - Renegades
1988 - D.O.A.
1987 - Made in Heaven
Guest TV Roles
George 'Georgia' Buckner
Alonzo (segment "Joy Ride")
Dr. Peter Kelmer
Robert Knepper the son of a veterinarian, was born in Fremont, Ohio and raised in Maumee (near Toledo). When he was growing up, his mother worked in the props department for the community theater, and because of her involvement, he became interested in acting. Knepper spent many years working in community theater and high school productions. Later, he studied drama at Northwestern University. He is a resident of Southern California.
- Son-in-law of 'Peter V. Herald' (qv).
- He was awarded a 1982 Joseph Jefferson Award Citation for Actor in a Principal Role in a Play for "Class Enemy" at the Next Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois.
- Before getting the part of T-Bag in _"Prison Break" (2005)_ (qv), he considered becoming a park ranger to support his family, due to the 'phasing out of the middle-class actor'.
- During filming of Hitman (2007), his Danish co-star 'Ulrich Thomsen' (qv) jokingly confided in him that his last name, "knepper", is in fact a dirty word in Danish.
- Robert studied drama in Northwestern University (1977-1981).
- Mother: Pat Deck (died in 2003).
- Son of a veterinarian in real life, his character T-bag on Prison Break has a twisted encounter with a veterinarian in Season 2.
- Robert and Tori are parents of a boy named Benjamin Peter Knepper.