Tim Robinson

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Birth Date: May 23, 1981

Age: 42 years old

Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan

A veteran of the Second City improvisational troupe, Tim Robinson enjoyed a single season as a player on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ), but found more prolonged success as a writer for that series and his own projects, which included "Detroiters" (Comedy Central, 2017- ). Born May 23, 1981 in Detroit, Michigan, he began studying improvisation at the famed Second City's Detroit company during his senior year at Clarkston High School. Following graduation in 2000, Robinson toured with Second City and also taught improv there; among his students was a young Sam Robinson, who would become his collaborator and co-star for the Comedy Central series "Detroiters." In 2010, he and Richardson joined Second City's Chicago troupe, with which they appeared in some of its most critically acclaimed productions in the late 2010s, including "South Side of Heaven" (2011), which netted two Joseph Jefferson theater award nominations. Robinson would have made his television debut in the CBS sitcom "Friend Me" (2012), but the pilot went unaired, which ultimately proved to be a positive experience; he was subsequently hired by "Saturday Night Live" as a featured player for the 2012-2013 season. However, he remained in front of the cameras for only a single season, after which he moved to the writing staff. Again, what appeared to be a negative paved the way for Robinson to expand his career as a writer, producer and actor. He appeared on several episodes of "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (NBC, 2014- ) and on the Netflix sketch comedy series "The Characters" (2016), and wrote for several television projects, including the satirical "Michael Bolton's Big , Sexy Valentine's Day Special" (2017) for Netflix. That same year, he and Richardson teamed to co-create and co-star in "Detroiters," a comedy series about two ad men creating commercials for Motor City-area television.

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