Robert Hoffman has quickly become one of the break-out stars from MTV’s new hit series “Wild ‘N Out,” an improv show produced by Nick Cannon. Currently in its second season, the show has drawn many guest stars (including Tyra Banks, Method Man, Lil’ John, Kevin Hart, and Omarion) and has proven to be an impressive talent showcase for Hoffman as his effortless comedic timing and creative flair consistently keep him on top in the shows’ improv competitions.
This March, Hoffman will hit the big screen opposite Amanda Bynes and Channing Tatum in DreamWorks’ romantic comedy SHE’S THE MAN. The film, inspired by William Shakespeare’s play “Twelfth Night,” has Viola (Bynes) posing as her male twin brother to play on the opposing school’s soccer team after her boyfriend (Hoffman) tells her that she can’t play on his team – because she’s a girl. The scheming Viola engages in to prove him wrong leads to a comedy of mistaken identities in sports – and love.
Last year, Hoffman appeared on Fox ‘s comedy series with Andy Richter, “Quintuplets.” But, in addition to his acting skills, Hoffman has been much sought-after for his skills as a dancer and choreographer. He shared in an American Choreographer Award for the film “You Got Served,” in which he also co-starred. In addition, he has been seen dancing in such films as “Guess Who?,” “Coach Carter,” “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Vanilla Sky.” As a dancer, Hoffman has also worked with such stars as Christina Aguilera, Usher, Mya, Marilyn Manson, and Ricky Martin, for whom he also served as a dance double in a music video.
Growing up in Florida, Hoffman was first inspired to dance when he was mesmerized by Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video. He began his dance training while still in kindergarten and went on to attend a fine arts high school. He later joined Ballet South, headed by American Ballet Company legend Wes Chapman.
When not acting or dancing, Hoffman spends his time making short films. His wide range of self-depicted characters continues to shock and entertain his growing fanbase. The videos can be seen on his website at http://www.PUNCHROBERT.com.