Andy Robinson is the former director of the MFA in Acting program and a graduate of the New School for Social Research and a Fulbright scholar at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, where he trained as an actor.
His professional career has encompassed theatre, film and TV as an actor and a director. As an actor and director, he has worked in Europe and throughout the United States in over a hundred theatrical productions – which include Broadway, off-Broadway, off-off, L.A. and regional theatres. Robinson was a founding member of La MaMa Plexus, the Antaeus Classic Theatre Company, and the Matrix Theatre Company where he functioned as co-artistic director for 10 years. Film acting credits include the original cult classics Dirty Harry and Hellraiser, as well as The Drowning Pool, Shoot to Kill, Mask, Cobra and Charley Varrick; and TV includes numerous episodes from Bonanza to the recurring role of Garak on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and the TV films The Atlanta Child Murders, The Trial of Bernhard Goetz, Incident at Vichy and Liberace (title role). He directed episodes of Deep Space Nine, Voyager and was a staff director on CBS’s Judging Amy. He has been nominated for an Emmy and won several L.A. Drama Critics Circle and Ovation Awards for both acting and directing. Robinson created the current MFA Acting Program and directed it for 10 years. He has written a novel, A Stitch in Time, published by Simon and Schuster, and just completed a theatrical memoir, Leaving Hartford.