USA NETWORK'S GOLDEN GLOBE(R) AWARD-WINNING SERIES "MR. ROBOT" CASTS CRAIG ROBINSON AS RECURRING GUEST STAR
MR. ROBOT Production Begins Today in New York City and Will Return This Summer
NEW YORK, NY - March 7, 2016 - Craig Robinson ("The Office") has been cast as a recurring guest star in the highly-anticipated second season of USA Network's award-winning drama series MR. ROBOT. Robinson will star as "Ray," a neighborhood local who reaches out to Elliot in his time of need. He joins the previously announced Joey Bada$$ and Chris Conroy ("Members Only") for the 10-episode second season.
Beginning as a stand-up comedian, Robinson first made his mark in the comedy circuit at the 1998 Montreal "Just For Laughs" Festival. Now headlining venues and festivals across the country, he does both solo acts as well as full-band sets with his band "The Nasty Delicious." While studying education in Chicago, Robinson discovered his love of acting and comedy when he joined the famed Second City Theatre. Film credits include "Knocked Up," "This is the End," "Hot Tub Time Machine" and "Hot Tub Time Machine 2" as well as his television sitcom "Mr. Robinson.
MR. ROBOT stars Golden Globe Award and SAG(R) Award Nominee Rami Malek ("The Pacific"), Golden Globe Award Winner Christian Slater ("Nymphomaniac"), Portia Doubleday ("Her"), Carly Chaikin ("Suburgatory"), Grace Gummer ("The Extant"), Michael Cristofer ("Ray Donovan") and Stephanie Corneliussen ("Legends of Tomorrow"). From Universal Cable Productions, the series hails from writer and executive producer Sam Esmail ("Comet") as well as Anonymous Content executive producers Steve Golin ("True Detective") and Chad Hamilton ("Breakup at a Wedding").
About USA Network:
USA Network, the leader in cable entertainment, offers a powerful stable of dramatic, comedic and unscripted originals in more than 102 million U.S. homes. The network also features spectacular live television, a dynamic portfolio of acquired series and the best in blockbuster theatrical films and entertainment events. A trailblazer in digital innovation and storytelling, USA is defining, driving and setting the industry standard for Social TV. USA is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal. USA's award-winning website is located athttp://www.usanetwork.com. Watch USA Network anywhere: On Demand, online or across mobile and connected TVs.
About Universal Cable Productions:
Universal Cable Productions (UCP) creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across media platforms for domestic and international distribution. In the U.S., UCP's programming can be seen across various networks including the Golden Globe award-winning drama "Mr. Robot," "Colony," "Playing House," "Royal Pains" and "Suits" on USA Network; "The Magicians," "12 Monkeys," "Hunters" and "Killjoys" on Syfy; "Girlfriends' Guide To Divorce" on Bravo; "The Royals," on E!; "Difficult People," on Hulu; and "Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome" on Machinima Prime/YouTube and Syfy. UCP's content library includes critic and fan favorites such as the Emmy-award winning "Monk" as well as "Psych" and "Battlestar Galactica." Universal Cable Productions is a part of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. Follow us @UCPisTV.