|Robert Torti appears on the series as Jay Clemens, co-worker of Drew at Winfred-Louder, with Mimi and Kate, also her boyfriend in Seasons 1 and 2.|
|Born:||October 22, 1961|
|Birthplace:||Van Nuys, California, U.S.|
|Appeared on:||The Drew Carey Show|
|Appears as:||Jay Clemens in 14 episodes in Seasons 1-6|
Robert Torti appears in the recurring role of Jay Clemens, the boyfriend of Lisa Robbins, and co-worker with she and Drew at Winfred-Louder Department Store in Seasons 1 through 6 of The Drew Carey Show, appearing in a total of 14 episodes of the show.
Torti originated the roles of Jesus and Jack in both the New York and Los Angeles stage productions of Reefer Madness.
Earlier in his career, Robert was honored with a Tony Award nomination for his performance as Greaseball in Starlight Express, which marked his Broadway debut. His work on Broadway also includes the role of Pharaoh in the musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. In addition, he appeared in the London and Los Angeles productions of Smokey Joe's Café.
On screen, he played singer Freddy Fredrickson in Tom Hanks' That Thing You Do! He also reprised the role of Pharaoh in the film version of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and counts among his other film credits Who's Your Daddy, Submerged, and "The Legend of William Tell (Currently unreleased).
Asides from The Drew Carey Show, Torti has also been seen on television in regular and recurring roles on such series as Married with Children, its short-lived spinoff Vinnie and Bobby, the NBC-TV soap opera series Generations, the CBS-TV soap series The Young and the Restless and, most recently, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and The Suite Life on Deck. In addition, he has made guest appearances on numerous other TV series.
Awards and nominationsEdit
- He was nominated for Broadway's 1987 Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role - Musical) for Starlight Express.
- He won a Drama-logue award for his performance as Jesus in Godspell.
- He won an Ovation Award for his performance as the characters Jesus and Jack in the film Reefer Madness.
Robert married DeLee Lively on June 24, 1999. Together, they have three children: son, Zachary; daughters, Faith and Chloe.