Robert Hoops is a multifaceted creative beast: actor, writer, award-winning photographer and videographer, FAA certified drone pilot, illustrator, guitarist and singer.
Robert’s versatile skill set stems from a lifetime of spending one foot in the realm of theatre and the other foot in the world of visual art. After graduating high school, Robert spent a brief stint in art school before transferring to a traditional university to study theatre and creative writing. As a playwright in college, Robert wrote and directed two plays (In Death- 2005, Retail Hell- 2006) that attracted sold-out audience each consecutive night of their respective runs. He also performed as the lead actor in numerous plays during his studies, most notably portraying Stanley Kowalski in the Tennessee Williams classic, A Streetcar Named Desire.
After earning his Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, Robert began acting in community theatre and local indie films. While learning to act in the realm of film, Robert developed an interest in photography. Much like playwriting in college, Robert found that photography became another platform in which he could bring his ideas and drawings to life in the physical space. His creative- even theatrical- photography resulted in Robert winning the People’s Choice Award for Best Indie Photographer in Kansas City by RAW KC along with two nominations for Best Photographer in The Pitch’s Best of KC (2016, 2020). Robert became federally certified by the FAA to pilot drones commercially in regulated airspace, leading to a daytime career as an aerial photographer, videographer, and video editor.
Before he stepped away from acting to raise his two sons, Robert starred in two critically acclaimed short films: The Nurse Who Loved Me (written and directed by Adam Roberts) and Paradoxon (written and directed by Stephen Hancock). During these years, Robert began taking his health seriously and developed a passion for weightlifting and nutrition, as well as learning how to play the guitar. Currently, learning to record and mix his own music is a primary driving force in his creative pursuits.
Having raised his children to elementary school age, Robert is deeply eager to resume acting and to continue modeling, performing, and creating memorable works.