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Robin Atkin Downes

Robin Atkin Downes has an extensive and distinguished career in all aspects of the film and television industry, not only as an accomplished actor but also as a director, producer, voiceover artist, MOCAP artist, and music producer.

Born and raised in the U.K., Robin trained in the United States with a Master of Fine Arts degree from Temple University in Philadelphia.

Robin is currently portraying The Master on “The Strain,” which is now going into its third season. Other camera credits include series regular, recurring, and guest starring roles on shows like "Criminal Minds," "NCIS," "Entourage," "CSI Miami," "The Starter Wife," and "In Plain Sight," among others. He has also worked on many features including "Mission Impossible 4," "Transformers 2: Revenge of The Fallen," "How to Train Your Dragon," and "Pirates of the Caribbean."

His creature vocal effects can be heard in many films including “Seventh Son,” Edward in "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters," "Green Lantern," "Immortals," "Happy Feet 2," "The Wolf Man," "Wolverine," "Aliens Vs Predator,” and "The Tale of Despereaux."

As a voiceover artist, Robin is one of the most prolific voice actors in Los Angeles and is proficient in over 60 dialects. He has acted in 100 of the top interactive titles in the industry in addition to multiple commercials and animated shows. His current animated series work includes roles in "Hulk & The Agents of Smash," “Beware the Batman," "Thundercats,” "The Clone Wars," "The Avengers: Earths Mightiest Heroes," "The Regular Show," and "Green Lantern,” among many others. Robin performed the role of David in Katsuhiro Otomo's "Steam Boy" with Patrick Stewart, Alfred Molina, and Anna Paquin. Other interactive credits include Talbot in "Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception," Miller in "Metal Gear," Joseph Capelli in "Resistance 3," Atoq Navarro in "Uncharted: Drakes Fortune," The Medic in "TF2," Sean Devlin in "Saboteur," Travis Touchdown in "No More Heroes," and Captain Slag in "Ratchet & Clank." His vocal creature skills were used for several of the locust creatures in the "Gears of War" franchise as well as the characters Kim Minh, Niles, and Chaps. He is working on many of the new titles to be released on the PS3 and the X Box 360. Additionally, Robin performs promos and trailers for television and film.

Robin's Stage credits include performances in London, Prague, and the United States, including John Wilkes Booth in the Philadelphia premiere of "Assassins," "Cyranau De Bergerac" at the famed Walnut Street Theatre, Skinlad/Brink in "Road" performed at The Wilma Theatre and in Prague, and the titular role in “Dracula” at the Hermosa Playhouse.

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Known For

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    The Master on "The Strain"

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    Interactive VO roles