Zombie fans know the multi-talented Robert Palmer Watkins best as Lt. Frank Newton on AMC’s The Walking Dead: World Beyond, a role he landed after over two years as Dillon Quartermaine on ABC’s long running daytime hit General Hospital.
Robert Palmer Watkins caught the acting bug early on, beating out hundreds of other teens for the coveted role of Danny in Barksdale Theater’s production of “Grease”. After two years studying musical theater at Christopher Newport University, he moved west where he would graduate from the prestigious American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Hollywood.
Robert’s professional journey began when he booked his first two guest stars on Spike’s 1000 Ways to Die and Lifetime’s My Crazy Ex. Soon after, he was elevated to leading man status in his first feature, Safari. Rob now boasts a robust resume including credits such as Frat House Musical for Subway, web series Sketch Juice, feature film Back to Awesome, and Cinemax’s The Girl’s Guide to Depravity. Watkins racked up 191 episodes in his two and a half years as Dillon Quartermaine on General Hospital. Robert recently starred in two action thrillers, Last Three Days and Puncture. He has two pilots under his belt with CW Seed’s Cupid’s Match, starring as the titular Cupid, and Green Valley, starring as Eddie Escovedo.
Robert is also staying busy with his own projects, including a new comedy series titled ‘Tub Life’. As for his music, he’s set to release more records under the artist name “Palmer“. When he’s not working on theatrical projects you’ll find Robert at the gym, the beach, on hikes, or in jam sessions with his buddies. He also values quality time with his family back home in Richmond, VA and North Carolina.
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