Whether performing as an actor, writer, producer, director, (and now talk-show host), ROBERT WUHL refers to himself as one thing — a storyteller. This is never more illustrated than in his Award winning HBO Comedy Specials, “Assume the Position with Mr. Wuhl”, and “Assume the Position 201” in which he lectures actual college students about “the stories that made up American, and the Stories that America made up.”
Robert was the creator and star of ARLI$$, one of the longest-running original series in HBO history. In its seven seasons on HBO ARLI$$, a satire of the world of professional sports, achieved a rare feat growing in numbers each and every year, as it crossed the line between comedy and dramatic social commentary, presenting such issues as Domestic Abuse, Homosexuality, Ageism, Racism, Alcoholism, and Steroid abuse in sports. HBO has decided to air this classic series once more; streaming begins September 14th, 2018.
WUHL has also been critically praised for this work in films such as Bull Durham, Batman, Good Morning Vietnam, Mistress, Blaze, and Cobb. In 1996, he directed, wrote, and starred in the independent feature, OPEN SEASON, a biting satire of the TV ratings system.
In addition, WUHL has been twice honored with Emmy Awards in ‘91 and ‘92 for writing the Academy Awards telecasts hosted by Billy Crystal. He also received CableAce Best Actor nominations in both drama (Tales from the Crypt), and comedy (Arliss).
As a comedian, Robert starred in his own HBO Comedy Hour titled, Robert Wuhl’s WorldTour, and is a frequent performer on Comic Relief.
Arli$$ trailer, HBO Classics.
Robert Wuhl talks Batman