R David Robinson is an experienced theatre and event professional. He served on stage as comic-foil and right hand to magician David Copperfield: Las Vegas (LV Hilton, Caesar's, MGM Grand); Washington DC (Fords Theater); and on national television, earning praise from screen legend Gene Kelly. R David has trained with many of the best acting, clown and balloon art instructors in the world.
Celebrating over 25-years in New York City and the greater metropolitan area performing corporate, family and community events, R David’s corporate client list includes HBO/Thames Television, Macy's, Royal Caribbean, and Walt Disney. New York families know him for his epic 10-plus-year appearance as the Ghost of Christmas Present in the Grand Falloons' hysterical vaudeville "A Seriously Annotated Christmas Carol," part of the Morgan Museum & Library’s Winter Family Fair, a consistent New York Times critics’ and writers’ holiday pick.
Balloon Hysteria NYC
As Balloon Hysteria NYC, R performs everywhere, from Billionaires' Row bar mitzvahs to Central Park birthdays, to corporate themed events. Every February he joins an international community of brilliant artists at Twist n Shout, the “industry’s” convention.
As Birthday Max, R David was a featured family entertainer for Todd Neufeld’s Little Laffs at Brooklyn’s Jalopy Theater (See a review. http://www.star-revue.com/little-laffs-gets-big-laughs-halley-bondy/). But the backbone of “BMax,” as R calls him, his out-of-town try-out if you will, has been the week after week appearances in living rooms, back yards, VFWs, summer camps and synagogues throughout the New York area.
A New York City Santa
As a New York City Santa, he’s been featured at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Rockefeller Center, Brooklyn's Metrotech Plaza Tree Lighting, NY Yacht Club and Yale Club. R David’s Santa origin story began back in 2001, when he was Santa for the Red Cross for families who lost loved ones in the World Trade Center. He’s been Santa-ing ever since.
Illustration by D.Smith
Portrait Photography by Donna Svennevik