SAG/AFTRA member Robert X. Golphin won Best Actor at the July 2020 Screen Power Film Festival (London), for his role in the multi-award-winning film Essential, a short drama which he also wrote and directed. He is the eponymous host of the internet talk show RXG: Exclusives. His feature film credits includes the role of Dunbar Reed opposite Denzel Washington in The Great Debaters, Rounding First, Remember The Daze and The Underground Kings. His TV and new media credits includes HBO's The Wire, The Monroes (pilot), #ThatMoment and The Counterparts. He has also starred in numerous short films and commercials. His musical theatre debut was the role of Kevin in The Storm: An Original Pop/Rock Musical in Los Angeles, California. Other stage credits includes the role of Lil' Clarence Smith in Barrymore Lifetime Achievement Recipient Edgar J. Shockley's Bessie Smith: Empress Of The Blues, and productions of Antigone and Zoo Story.
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Robert X. Golphin's award-winning limited digital series Voice of Majesty, centers on a group of aspiring musicians brought together by their love for preeminent American vocalist, Marian Anderson.
Robert also directed the upcoming feature-length college comedy Freshman Friday (Slates Squared Entertainment), which co-stars singer/songwriter Brian McKnight, Jr. (son of Grammy nominated R&B icon Brian McKnight and international recording artist Julie McKnight).
Robert has written, produced and/or directed multiple award-winning short films, music videos, documentaries, spec TV pilots, commercials and screen and stage-plays. He has produced multiple projects alongside Niki Koss (star of the ABC/Freeform series Famous In Love).
Some of Robert's most notable accolades for screen and teleplay writing includes recognition at the ABC (American Broadcasting Company) Talent Development Program, Set In Philadelphia Screenplay Competition (sponsored by the Greater Philadelphia Film Office, Oscar nominated Stephen J. Rivele, Comcast and NBCUniversal), and the Accolade Film Competition. He is the author of the YA novel Abandoning Adam: Confessions of an HBCU Scholar, available through thousands of retailers nationwide.
Robert mentors and has been shadowed by youth on and off the set. His teaching credits includes the Kathy Wickline Casting Acting for The Camera & Rehoboth Summer Children's Theatre Film camps. He is a 2020 Barrymore Award Nominator and previously served as a judge for the 20th Annual Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition.
Robert holds an MFA in Screenwriting (Spalding University), B.A. in Theatre & Film (Magna Cum Laude, Saint Augustine’s University) and Diploma in Creative Writing (Philadelphia H.S. for Creative & Performing Arts).