Bob Hess | Dance and Theatre

Bob Hess

Assistant Professor: Voice & Acting
RTFP 222
B.A. summa cum laude University of Kentucky
M.F.A. magna cum laude Trinity University

Bob Hess serves as an Assistant Professor of Acting in the Department of Dance and Theatre. He began teaching there in 2009 as an adjunct professor, and, in the Fall of 2019, became a full-time professor.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Kentucky and a Master of Fine Arts degree, magna cum laude, from Trinity University.

As a stage actor, Bob has appeared in nearly every stage in the Metroplex over the last 40 years. With over 100 professional productions under his belt in the DFW area, his favorites have included To Kill a Mockingbird, A Christmas Carol, and It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman (Dallas Theater Center), Jekyll and Hyde, Rock of Ages, Million Dollar Quarter, On Golden Pond, The Interrogation of Lee Harvey Oswald, Big River, and Annie (Casa Manana); Hand to God, Pride and Prejudice, Sexy Laundry, and Company (WaterTower Theatre); La Cage aux Folles, It Shoulda Been You, Vanya, Sonia, Masha and Spike, The Nance, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and The Normal Heart (Uptown Players); Light Up the Sky, The Odd Couple, Vieux Carre, and Lucky Stiff (Theatre Three); Are You Now, or Have You Ever Been?, Hir, and Sexy Laundry (Stage West); The Great God Pan (SecondThought Theatre); Miracle on 34th Street and A Year with Frog and Toad (Dallas Children's Theater); Artist Descending a Staircase, King Liz, and The Quixotic Days and Errant Nights of Don Quixote (Amphibian Productions);); Ragtime (Lyric Stage) and The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?(Kitchen Dog Theatre). Bob is the recipient of the Greer Garson Theatre Arts Award, as well as a number Dallas Critics' Forum, Leon Rabin, and Column Awards.

Bob also appeared in productions of Driving Miss Daisy (w/Sandy Duncan) at North Carolina Theatre and Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play at CityRep in Oklahoma City.

On the UNT stage, Bob directed highly popular productions of The Rocky Horror Show and Godspell.

In broadcast, he has been represented for the last three decades by The Mary Collins Agency in Dallas, Texas. Television appearances have included American Crime (ABC), Prison Break (FOX), Dallas (TNT Network), The Good Guys (FOX), Chase (NBC), Walker Texas Ranger (CBS), The Lying Game (ABC-Family), and Wildfire (ABC-Family).

Bob has done extensive work in commercial, narration, audiobook, political, and video game voice-over. His most widely known work has involved the internationally popular video games Borderlands 3, Dragonball Super, Smite, Age of Mythology, and Age of Empires II.

He is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association.

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