He was a practicing attorney before going into acting full time.
He was the recipient of a special civil rights award presented to him in New York's City Hall in 2003.
At the age of eleven, he performed a soft-shoe routine with Bob Hope as part of Hope's USO tour.
One of the co-founders of a production company called Mythgarden, which he formed with producer Christopher Racster and actor Chad Allen (Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993)).
In 2006, The Human Rights Campaign presented him with the National Equality Award at the 11th Annual Nashville Rights Campaign Equality Dinner.
In 2008, Robert was the recipient of the Visionary Award, presented to him at the Garden State Equality, 2008 Legends Dinner.
In 2007, Robert was presented with the Davidson/Valentini Award at the 19th Annual GLAAD Media Awards.
He graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 1993 in the same class as Michael Powell (Former FCC Chairman) and Robert Bigelow (Court TV).
Robert is producing two movies. Elliot Loves and Save Me. He is also acting. [May 2006]
Currently starring in a new BBC 3 series titled, "Personal Affairs." [June 2009]
Robert guest stars on the new NBC comedy series, "Sean Saves The World," starring, Sean Hayes [October 2013]
Robert has been busy guest starring on various series such as NCIS, Baby Daddy, and Anger Management. He is also actively writing and developing projects for television and film. 
Before he was publicly out, he guest-starred on the sitcom Style & Substance: Terry, We Hardly Knew Ye (1998) in 1998, where an older gay character asks his character whether he has a wife or girlfriend. He replied "No" and added "I'm straight".