Robert De Domenici is a British actor and filmmaker. He was born and raised in London of Italian descent, with family origins in Naples. Whilst growing up in London, his friends gave him the nickname ''Robby D''. He has worked in film, theatre and television, having started his career in a string of low budget independent films and landing roles in Off-West End theatre plays. His chameleonic versatility ranges from dark intense roles to lighthearted comedy playing a wide variety of performances including a medieval shepherd, a psychotic unloved son of a 1950's Soho nightclub owner, an egotistical university professor, and a comedic Italian American wiseguy. As a student of ''the method'', he also studied the teachings of Stella Adler and Stanislavski.
He made his screen debut in The Second Shepherds' Play (2016), a film based on the medieval mystery play written by The Wakefield Master. His other film credits include Come Down (2018), The Shaman (2018), and Liberté (2020), an LGBT film about a young man who decides to become a transgender. He made his directorial debut with The Pope of Arthur Avenue (2020), an Italian American comedy short film set in The Bronx, New York which he also wrote and starred in playing Johnny Aiello. His theatre credits include the Royal Shakespeare Company Open Stages production of Macbeth (2015), Dead White Males (2016), Stags and Hens (2016), The Idiot (2017), and Jez Butterworth's Mojo (2018).
Robert trained at the Drama Centre London, studying under method acting teacher Tom McClane and at the Questors Academy where he studied under director and body & movement coach Nicholas Jonne Wilson, as well as ongoing training at The Actors Centre and online training at the Vincent Curatola Acting Workshop, New Jersey with The Sopranos cast member Vincent Curatola. He is represented by Paola Farino based in central London. He is also a certified Level 3 personal trainer and boxing coach.