Sunday, September 28, 2008
Blast From The Past for September 28th Rob Stone
Who remembers Rob Stone? Rob did not have the success of some of the other actors of the 80's but he certainly was memorable to me. Rob began on tv in the early 80's with guest shots on 'The Facts of Life', 'The Jefferson's', 'Silver Spoons' and other tv shows of the time. Rob got a regular gig on Mr. Belvedere which aired for 5 years beginning in 1985. I was only about 10 when Mr. Belvedere hit the air, so I went through some pretty important years watching some TGIF on ABC. I remember thinking Rob Stone was one of the hottest guys on tv at the time, always wearing tight jeans and looking so hot. Cannot say I was a huge fan of the show, but I did watch regularly to see Rob. Rob seemed to vanish from acting after Belvedere, with only a couple of tv appearances after that. Rob moved to directing and producing and worked for the history channel for a bit
Now 47, Rob came to Hollywood after growing up in Texas. After doing some theater as a young teen in Dallas. In California, he attended The University of Southern California's BFA Drama conservatory where he was discovered by an agent who later became Rob's agent who helped him get his first tv appearances. One of the most interesting rumors about Stone was that he was in fact Marilyn Manson. Many sources claimed the two were one in the same. Of course this is not the case, but the rumor stuck for quite a few years. Not sure what Rob is doing these days, if anyone knows, please drop me a line. Regardless I thank him for some great memories from the late 80's.
Below: With The Cast of Mr. Belvedere.
Below: With Malcolm Jamal Warner
Below: Rob's last tv appearance to date on Matlock in 1993. Pics via Rob's Yahoo Group, link below. Thank You!
Below: The most recent pic of Rob I could find.
Rob Does not seem to have a site, but he does have a great Yahoo Group you can find HERE: