bio

Be on time, be prepared and don’t take yourself too seriously… Picasso once said it took him 4 years to learn to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child. From booking his first on camera job in 1971 (Gaines Burgers with Cheese) to his current ongoing gigs as the narrator of The History Channel’s hit series Ancient Aliens and The Curse of Oak Island,  these are the qualities that Robert Clotworthy brings to his 45 years of a sustained acting career.

A Master in the Chinese Martial Art of Kung Fu San Soo, he’s found that the discipline, awareness and attention to detail has helped him develop and add layers to the many characters he has created. An example of this is Robert’s portrayal of fan favorite, Jim Raynor, in Blizzard Entertainment’s award winning StarCraft” Video Game Series. Named one of the top ten gaming heroes of all time, more than one fan has mentioned that the character of Raynor has been a role model and positive influence in their lives. Gamers and reviewers around the world have commented on the quality of Robert’s voice acting and the humanity and quiet strength that Robert brought in creating the iconic role.

In feature films Robert has worked with numerous acclaimed directors and stars including Bette Midler and James Caan in Mark Rydel’s WWII epic For the Boys, Seth Rogen in The Green Hornet, Alan Arkin in Rendition, Robin Williams in One Hour Photo and Kristen Bell in Pulse. Fun fact: The pivotal scene where Robert played Bradley Cooper’s psychiatrist in Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper was shown during the Academy Awards Ceremony in 2015.

Robert is also one of the most sought after narrators on television, lending his voice to hundreds of hours of programs. George Lucas chose Robert as the narrator of the Emmy nominated documentaries Empire of Dreams: The Making of The Star Wars Trilogy and Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed.  In 2017 Robert won the prestigious SOVAS award presented at New York‘s Lincoln Center in the category of Outstanding Narration, Best Voiceover for his work on Ancient Aliens.

Robert also works extensively in the world of Animation, Television and Interactive Games portraying both heroes and villains. His credits include Batman: The Telltale Series, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Ultimate Spiderman, The Big Bang Theory and Nickelodeon’s We Bare Bears.

Not just a one or two trick pony, Robert has performed in hundreds of commercials and recorded ADR in over 600 feature films including Captain America: The Winter Soldier where he was the voice of Nick Fury’s car.

Another fun fact: Robert is a Los Angeles native, where at Taft High School he was a classmate of Baseball Hall of Famer Robin Yount.  Yount and Clotworthy agree, “I don’t get goosebumps when I open my pay envelope, it’s about the joy of the work”.

spring 2017:

Spring 2017

A lot’s been going on so let’s get right to it.

I continue to narrate the hit History Channel documentary series, “Ancient Aliens” and am proud to say we are now entering our 11th season of production with over 122 episodes aired. I’m also thrilled to report that “The Curse of Oak Island”, which I also have the honor to narrate, is the highest rated show on The History Channel checking in as the #1 Original Program on Cable Tuesday nights with nearly 4 million viewers tuning in each week! We’ve aired over 40 shows and hope is high for a 5th season. I was also nominated for a SOVA Award for Best Narration: Film and Television for my work on “Ancient Aliens”.

 “StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void”, the final chapter in the “StarCraft” trilogy was released to critical acclaim and was nominated for numerous awards including 2 BTVA Nominations for yours truly as Best Supporting Actor and Best Vocal Ensemble.  It has been an honor to be the voice of Jim Raynor and be part of an amazing journey that first began for me in 1997. It’s sad to bid adieu but I’m happy to see that Jimmy continues to administer justice in “Heroes of the Storm”. I can also be heard in the video games “Star Wars The Old Republic: Knights of the Eternal Flame”, “Batman: A Telltale Games Series”,  “Mafia III” and a few others that those nasty NDA’s prevent me from naming.

On the advertising side I can be heard on TV or Radio spots for Oracle, DirecTv, IXIA and Shell Oil.

I’ve also been busy working in Animation. You can catch me as Captain George Stacy, the father of Spider-Gwen in Disney XD’s “Ultimate Spiderman”, Cartoon Network’s “We Bare Bears” and Higgabottom the Owl in the pilot “Max the Lion” from Bento Box.

This year, PixL Entertainment will air the Television Film, “Groomzilla” where I have a starring role as the Father of the Bride.

I have also been able to attend several conventions including the first ever Alien Con in Santa Clara where I got to hang with 20,000 fans of Ancient Aliens as well as Blizzcon where the amazing Trish Helfer and I shared the stage and discussed our experiences portraying the star crossed lovers Jim Raynor and Sarah.  Be sure to follow me on Twitter and Facebook for the latest updates on new projects and personal appearances.