Chris Robinson

Chris Robinson

Actor, Director


Chris Robinson is an American film and music video director, choreographer, and dancer. He began his career as a dancer in the late 1980s and early 1990s and was part of the Hip-Hop and Jazz dance group, The Electric Boogaloos. He has gone on to direct numerous music videos, films, and television shows.

Robinson was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. His mother was an actress and his father was a musician. He started dancing at the age of nine and would go on to form the Electric Boogaloos with his brother, Fred, and friends, Andre "Popin Pete" Walker and Boogaloo Shrimp. The group would become known for their innovative style of dancing and were featured in films such as Breakin' and Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo.

Robinson was soon drawn to the world of directing and in 1998 he directed his first music video for the R&B group, Blackstreet. The video, "No Diggity", was a huge success and established Robinson as a director. He continued to direct music videos for many artists, including TLC, Destiny's Child, Janet Jackson, and Usher.

In 2003, Robinson made his feature film directorial debut with the movie Honey. The film starred Jessica Alba and was a box office success. He went on to direct other films, such as ATL (2006), This Christmas (2007), Stomp the Yard (2007), and Jumping the Broom (2011).

Robinson has also directed television shows such as Empire (2015-2018), and Black Lightning (2018-2020). In addition to directing, Robinson has also choreographed for stage performances and music videos. He has also served as a consultant on projects such as The Get Down (2016-2017).

Robinson is a highly respected director in the music and film industry. His work has been recognized with several awards, including an MTV Video Music Award, a BET Award, and an NAACP Image Award. He continues to be a sought-after director and choreographer and his work is seen all around the world.


Nov. 5, 1938

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