Robert Knepper is an American actor who has actively worked in the entertainment industry since 1977 to date. He had an early interest in acting, so he began his career in this industry. Robert is well-known for his acting role in the drama series ‘Prison Break’ as Theodore “T-Bag” Bagwell.

He is also famous for his depiction of Samuel Sullivan in ‘Heros’ in 2010. Likewise, he is also a voice artist who has lent his voice in various video games and animated films. Moreover, he is also a theatre actor who has performed in multiple plays.

Quick Info
Full NameRobert Lyle Knepper
Birth Date8 July 1959
Birth PlaceFremont, Sandusky County, Ohio, United States
Parents NameDonald Knepper
Pat Deck
SpouseTory Herald (2005-2009)
Children1 son- Benjamin Peter
Net Worth 2021$2 million
Height5 feet and 8¾ inches (174cm/1.74m)
Weight68 kg (150lbs)
Zodiac SignCancer

Robert Knepper

Where was Robert Knepper born?

Robert Lyle Knepper was born on 8 July 1959 in Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio, United States. His father, Donald Knepper, is a veterinarian and his mother is Pat Deck. Additionally, he is currently 61 years old with a Cancer star sign.

Where did Robert receive his education?

Robert Knepper became interested in acting by his mother’s influence. This led him to join the theatres. Talking about his education, he studied at Maumee High School and graduated in 1977. Likewise, he also attended Northwestern University, where he studied drama. But he dropped out of the University to pursue an acting career.

What are Robert Knepper’s distinctive features?

Robert Knepper holds an American nationality, and as per his ethnicity, he is White. He has German, Swiss-German, English, and Scottish descent.

Besides, he stands 5 feet and 8¾ inches (174cm/1.74m) and weighs around 68 kg (150lbs). He has deep socketed light brown colored eyes. Moreover, he has a salt and pepper hair color.

Is Robert Knepper socially active?

Robert Knepper is active in his social media handles. His Instagram account (@robert_knepperofficial) has 710 thousand followers. Likewise, his Twitter handle (@robert_knepper) has 83 thousand followers. He also has a verified Facebook page which has 1.1 million followers and 291.7 thousand likes.

Who is Robert Knepper’s wife? 

Robert Knepper married Tory Herald in 2005. But they divorced in 2009. He is currently in a relationship with Nadine Kary since 2013. This couple also has a son named Benjamin Peter, who was born in 2002.

Talking more, he has also been in a controversial thing. He was accused of sexually assaulting costume designer Susan Bertram. But as per the investigation, he is not guilty, and the investigation is closed.

Robert Knepper

How did Robert Knepper begin his career in acting?

Starting his acting career in 1977, he has actively worked in movies and television to date. He is also the recipient of different accolades. Let us further know more about his career.


Robert Knepper landed his debut film role in ‘That’s Life’ as Steve Larwin in 1986. He then played in ‘Wild Thing’ and ‘Made in Heaven’ in 1987, ‘D.O.A.’ in 1988, and ‘Renegades’ in 1989. Likewise, Robert landed various types of roles during the 1990s. Talking more, he played in ‘Young Guns II,’ ‘Where the Day Takes You,’ ‘When the Bough Breaks,’ ‘Search and Destroy,’ ‘Everyone Says I Love You,’ ‘Phantoms,’ and ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ where he had a voice role. In 2000, he appeared in a comedy-drama film ‘Love & Sex,’ which starred Famke Janssen and Jon Favreau in a lead role. Similarly, he also starred in ‘Good Night, and Good Luck’ and ‘Hostage’ in 2005. He also played the role of Yuri in ‘Hitman’ in 2007 and voiced over Chickak in ‘Turok: Son of Stone’ in 2008.

Furthermore, he appeared in ‘Burning Daylight’ in 2010, ‘My Way’ in 2012, ‘Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters’ in 2013, and ‘Ride’ in 2014. He also played the role of Antonius in the movies like ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’ in 2014 and ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2’ in 2015. In this film, he played alongside Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci, and Donald Sutherland. His latest feature film is ‘Jack Reacher: Never Go Back’ in 2016 and ‘Badsville’ in 2017. His upcoming movies are ‘Redemption Day’ and ‘Lena and Snowball’, which are working in the post-production.

TV Shows

Talking about Robert’s television series, he had appeared in various genres of series and has shown his versatility in acting. He has starred in series where he had a small role such as ‘The Paper Chase; in 1986, ‘LA Law’ in 1986, ‘Tour of Duty,’ The Twilight Zone,’ ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation in 1987, ‘E.A.R.T.H. Force’ and ‘China Beach’ in 1990, and many more. His other series during the 1990s are ‘Zelda,’ ‘Murder, She Wrote,’ ‘New York Undercover,’ ‘Law & Order,’  ‘Voice from the Grave,’ ‘ER,’ and ‘Star Trek: Voyager.’ Likewise, he also starred in the television film ‘Jackie, Ethel, Joan: The Women of Camelot’ in 2001. The same year he also appeared in ‘Law & Order: Criminal Intent.’ Talking about his notable series, they are ‘Prison Break’ where he played Theodore “T-Bag” Bagwell. He appeared in this series from 2005 to 2009 and 2017.

Robert Knepper

Moreover, he is also known for his role as Samuel Sullivan in ‘Heros’ from 2009 to 2010. He also played in ‘Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden as Lieutenant Commander in 2012. Furthermore, he also landed his roles in ‘The Blacklist’ in 2013, ‘Arrow’ and ‘Flash’ in 2014, ‘Texas Rising,’ ‘Public Morals’ in 2015. Robert also appeared in ‘zombie from 2015 to 2018, ‘From Dusk till Dawn: The Series’ in 2016, ‘Twin Peaks’ in 2017, and many more. He also played in ‘Dating Game Killer,’ which is a television film in 2017. His last played series is ‘Nova Vita’ in 2020, which is yet to be released.

Has Robert won any awards?

Robert Knepper has received three nominations from the Satellite Award, Teen Choice Awards, and the Vancouver Badass Film Festival Award. But he has not won any one of these.

What is the Net Worth of Robert Knepper?

Robert Knepper is a known actor in the entertainment industry. He has gained massive popularity and has earned a good amount of money through his acting. Likewise, Robert has an estimated net worth of $2 million as of 2021.