Frederic’s Actor Bio
Frederic Robinson was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. When he was 7 years old, his family moved to Gibsons, British Columbia where he became enchanted by the illustrious television show “The Beachcombers” being filmed almost every day. However, apart from a couple of smaller theatrical roles in school, the acting bug didn’t really sink in until his early 20’s. After graduating from Malaspina University College and receiving a University of Victoria Liberal Studies degree with Distinction, at the age of 23, Frederic had an opportunity to take an eight-month acting intensive at the Victoria Motion Picture School in Victoria, BC. It was here where he found his calling and knew that the film and television world was where he was meant to be.
While Frederic was drawn to the acting side of television at first, he soon realized that his creative eye for telling stories pulled him behind the camera as well. For over 20 years, Frederic has worked as an actor, director and editor. Having such a wide range of experience in so many areas of the industry has given Frederic a unique eye for creating visually compelling stories in the form of television shows, music videos, films and corporate videos. Past projects have included numerous Reality TV pilots. Highlights include: Flowers in the Family, Property Junkie – licensed through e one Entertainment and actingclass.ca – starring Cory Monteith and Hayley Sales. He has also Directed, shot and edited 3 episodes of Success by Design, 2 full seasons of Designing Spaces, and worked as a shooter for Chek TV’s ‘Senior Living’. Editing credits have included the film trailer for ‘Sam’s Lake’, a feature film produced by Maverick Films in Los Angeles, and the film trailer to ‘God’s in White’, an American medical documentary by an independent L.A. based producer. Frederic has also been the director, director of photography, and editor for 11 music videos for two-time Juno nominated kids band ‘The Kerplunks’ for their compilation DVD ‘Get Creative’ which won the Silver Parents Choice Award in 2012.
As a Director, Producer, Shooter and Editor Frederic has been involved in some amazing projects and has had the pleasure of working with some amazing people including Alan Bishop (Challenge Producer for Survivor and Canada’s Smartest Person), Gavin Wilding (Battle in Seattle, Convergence, Deep Space), and Dean Yurke (The Avengers, Super 8, Avatar). Frederic was also the Producer of the short film ‘gone.’ which gained international attention at the Cannes Film Festival. It starred himself and the late Cory Monteith of Glee fame.
Having said all that, Frederic’s first love and passion has always been in front of the camera. His most recent and notable television role was in Hallmark Channel’s TV series Chesapeake Shores where he got to work with accomplished actor and martial arts expert Jerry Trimble.
Additionally, Frederic has worked as a voice-over artist for commercials and documentaries and looks forward to doing more projects in this arena as well as on-camera acting roles. A long time goal has been to one day voice a character in a Pixar or Disney Animated Film.