Actor and comedian Craig Robinson is one of those guys in Hollywood; one of those guys whose real name is familiar to only pop culture/famous people aficionados. To the mildly aware, he is “Daryl Philbin” in NBC’s The Office, a role that went from guest appearance to starring role by the show’s fourth season. To the completely detached, Robinson is the guy whose performance as a nameless security guard in 2007’s Knocked Up, had audiences howling in laughter, if only for a couple of minutes.
Still it’s only a matter of time before Robinson’s anonymity turns into bona-fide famous person status. With a starring role in the film Hot Tub Time Machine (opening today) alongside John Cusack and Chevy Chase, Robinson is slowly but surely making the transition from one of those guys, to the guy whose real name even the detached know.
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