Chat with author and star of 'The Office' Craig Robinson

Craig Robinson

While actor, musician and comedian Craig Robinson may be best known for his role as Darryl Philbin from NBC’s The Office, he has added children’s book author to his dossier as he just published Jake the Fake Keeps it Real with Crown Books for Young Readers.

Robinson was born in Chicago and grew up on the South Side.  He graduated from Illinois State University and began working as a music teacher at Horace Mann Elementary School.  He got his start in stand up after taking classes at The Second City in Chicago.  He has appeared in films Pineapple Express, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Hot Tub Time Machine, This Is the End and Sausage Party. He has also appeared on several TV shows including Arrested Development, Lucky, Friends, Halfway Home and Reno 911!.

The comedian teamed with New York Times bestselling author Adam Mansbach and illustrator Keith Knight to create Jake the Fake Keeps It Real. This funny book is based on his teaching experience.

Robinson spoke with TheCelebrityCafé.com about his book, his childhood career, working on The Office, what’s next for him, what he likes to do for fun and much more.

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Michelle Tompkins is an award-winning media, PR and crisis communications professional with more than ten years experience with coverage in virtually every traditional and new media outlet. She is currently a communications and media strategist and writer, as well as the author of College Prowler: Guidebook for Columbia University. She served as the Media Relations Manager for the Girl Scouts of the USA where she managed all media and talking points, created social media strategy, trained executives and donors and served as the organization’s primary spokesperson, participating in daily interviews with local, regional, and national media outlets. She managed the media for the Let Me Know internet safety and Cyberbullying prevention campaign with Microsoft, as well as Girl Scouts’ centennial Year of the Girl To Get Her There celebration in 2012, which yielded more than 800 million earned media impressions. In addition to her extensive media experience, Michelle worked as a talent agent in Los Angeles, California, as well contracting as a digital content developer and her writing has appeared in newspapers and online. She is passionate about television, theater, classic movies, all things food and in-home entertaining. While she has lived and worked in NYC for more than a decade, she is from suburban Sacramento and gets back there often to watch the San Francisco Giants on TV with her family.

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