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Also Known As: Bob Lupone Died:
Born: July 29, 1946 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: actor, singer, dancer, choreographer, teacher

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One of Patti LuPone's twin older brothers, Robert LuPone performed with siblings William and Patti as The LuPone Trio during the 1960s. He made his Broadway debut in "Minnie's Boys" in 1970 and later acted onstage in "Jesus Christ Superstar" (1971), as well as appearing in the 1973 film version. His role as the choreographer-director Zach in the original Broadway production of "A Chorus Line" (1975) earned him a Tony nomination as Featured Actor in a Musical, and his subsequent Broadway parts included the Dauphin in a revival of George Bernard Shaw's "Saint Joan" (1977) and David in "Late Night Comic" (1987). Off-Broadway he appeared as John Lennon (and other parts) in "Lennon" (1982), and he acted in Joseph Abady's world premiere of "On the Waterfront" at the Cleveland Playhouse in 1989. Like many NYC-based performers, LuPone amassed extensive credits in daytime serials but he is perhaps best recalled for his Emmy-nominated portrayal of relentless extortionist Zach Grayson on ABC's "All My Children" from 1984 to 1985 and as Roger Thorpe's sleazy attorney Leo Flynn on "Guiding Light", a part he's essayed on and off since 1991.

One of Patti LuPone's twin older brothers, Robert LuPone performed with siblings William and Patti as The LuPone Trio during the 1960s. He made his Broadway debut in "Minnie's Boys" in 1970 and later acted onstage in "Jesus Christ Superstar" (1971), as well as appearing in the 1973 film version. His role as the choreographer-director Zach in the original Broadway production of "A Chorus Line" (1975) earned him a Tony nomination as Featured Actor in a Musical, and his subsequent Broadway parts included the Dauphin in a revival of George Bernard Shaw's "Saint Joan" (1977) and David in "Late Night Comic" (1987). Off-Broadway he appeared as John Lennon (and other parts) in "Lennon" (1982), and he acted in Joseph Abady's world premiere of "On the Waterfront" at the Cleveland Playhouse in 1989. Like many NYC-based performers, LuPone amassed extensive credits in daytime serials but he is perhaps best recalled for his Emmy-nominated portrayal of relentless extortionist Zach Grayson on ABC's "All My Children" from 1984 to 1985 and as Roger Thorpe's sleazy attorney Leo Flynn on "Guiding Light", a part he's essayed on and off since 1991.

Filmographyclose complete filmography

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Mentor (2008)
2.
 Funny Games (2007)
3.
4.
 Door in the Floor, The (2004) Mendelssohn
5.
 indocumentados (2004)
6.
 Palookaville (1995) Ralph
7.
 Dead Presidents (1995) Attorney Salvatore Rizzo
8.
 Modern Affair, A (1994) Ben
9.
 Doors, The (1991) Music Manager
10.
 High Stakes (1989) John Stratton
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Milestones close milestones

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Performed with twin brother William and sister Patti as The LuPone Trio during the mid-1960s
1967:
Appeared as a dancer in "Arabian Nights" at Jones Beach Theatre, Long Island, New York
1968:
Played A-Rab in NYC revival of "West Side Story"
1970:
Broadway debut, "Minnie's Boys"
1971:
Performed in NYC stage production of "Jesus Christ Superstar"
1973:
Appeared in film version of "Jesus Christ Superstar" as an apostle
1973:
Received a Joseph Jefferson Award for his performance in "The Tooth of Crime" at Chicago's Goodman Theatre Center
1975:
Played Zach in the original Broadway production of "A Chorus Line"; received Tony nomination for featured actor in a musical role; toured USA as Zach in 1976
1977:
Portrayed the Dauphin in Broadway production of "Saint Joan"
1980:
Co-directed (with Myra Turley) "It's Me Marie" at NYC's Actors Studio
1980:
Appeared as Chester Wallace on ABC's soap "Ryan's Hope"
1981:
Taught acting at New York University
1982:
Appeared as John Lennon (and other parts) in Off-Broadway production of "Lennon"
1983:
Acted part of Tom Bergman on the NBC daytime drama "Search for Tomorrow"
1984:
Served as executive director (with Bernard Telsey), Manhattan Class Company (MCC), NYC
1984:
Portrayed Zach Grayson in daytime drama "All My Children"; nominated for a 1985 Daytime Emmy Award as Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
:
Cast as Neal Cory on the NBC daytime serial "Another World"
1987:
Played David in Broadway production of "Late Night Comic"
1989:
Portrayed the stockbroker who falls for Sally Kirkland's hooker with a heart of gold in "High Stakes"
1989:
Appeared in Josephine Abady's world premiere of "On the Waterfront" at the Cleveland Playhouse
1990:
Made first appearance on NBC's "Law & Order"
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Had recurring role as Roger Thorpe's shady lawyer Leo Flynn on "Guiding Light" (CBS)
1994:
Helmed MCC production of "D Train"
1995:
Acted the part of Attorney Salvatore Rizzo in "Dead Presidents"
1995:
Essayed Andre Previn in Fox miniseries, "Love and Betrayal: The Mia Farrow Story"
1996:
Served as choreographer of "Romeo and Juliet" at the Hartford Stage Company
1997:
Offered a wonderful stage turn as the puritanically stiff Hermocrates in the musical "Triumph of Love" in Baltimore
1998:
Played the charming, world-weary lawyer Alfieri in a NYC Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's "A View from the Bridge" (succeeded Stephen Spinella in the role)
1999:
Directed the play "The English Teachers"
1999:
Had recurring role as Tony Soprano's next-door neighbor, Dr. Cusamano in HBO's "The Sopranos"
2000:
Reprised role of Leo Flynn on "Guiding Light"
2000:
Portrayed movie producer Saul Kimmer in Broadway production of Sam Shepard's "True West"
2000:
Cast as lawyer Robert Kardashian in CBS miniseries, "An American Tragedy", based on Lawrence Schiller and James Willwerth's book about the O J Simpson defense team; Schiller directed from screenplay by Norman Mailer
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Education

The Juilliard School: New York , New York -

Notes

"I've had the great fortune on 'Guiding Light' and on 'All My Children', in particular, to work with great New York actors, which in turn made the day wonderful. I worked with the entire cast of 'All My Children'; every one of them was terrific. And on 'Guiding Light', I was sort of Michael Zaslow's (ex-Roger; David, 'One Life to Live') sidekick; we got along great. He was terrific. The industry, at large, is an industry that really cares." --Robert LuPone, quoted in Soap Opera Digest, September 29, 1998.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Orlando Joseph LuPone. School administrator. Divorced LuPone's mother in 1961.
mother:
Angela Louise LuPone. School librarian. Divorced LuPone's father in 1961.
brother:
William LuPone. Librarian. Twin brother.
sister:
Patti LuPone. Actor. Starred on Broadway as "Evita", for which she earned a Tony Award; born on April 21, 1949.
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