Russ and Bob worked together on the indie Films “The Night Never Sleeps” and Send No Flowers” Currently you can see mr Clohessy on the CBS TV series “Blue Bloods” as Sid Gormley..
Bob is known for his multiple regular turns as police officers and other law enforcement officials, creating parallels between his acting career and upbringing by his policeman father. The first of such roles was in the seventh and final season of Hill Street Blues, as Officer Patrick Flaherty. The following season, Clohessy was cast as the new co-star of Pat Morita on the ABC detective series Ohara, playing Lt. George Shaver. He later joined the cast of the HBO prison drama Oz as Correctional Officer Sean Murphy. He won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble in the HBO series Boardwalk Empire.
In feature films, Clohessy played a supporting role in Across the Universe, He played Jack Parker in The Crimson Mask. His largest big budget film role was opposite Ryan Gosling in The Place Beyond the Pines. Onstage, he played Mike in the Broadway Roundabout Theatre Company revival of Pal Joey, from November, 2008 through February 2009. From 2010 to currently 2020, he has a supporting role as Sid Gormley, on the police drama Blue Bloods . In January 2012, he played Jack Healy in Season 1/Episode 13 in Unforgettable . In 2012, he portrayed Sergeant Silva, in the film The Avengers.
[00:01:14] Long time no see- COVID survival
[00:03:04] Working man’s actor starts as a Fighter as a kid
[00:09:55] Two Boxing fans
[00:14:02] The Brando story
[00:21:35] Starting out as young actor- theater Williamstown
[00:26:32] Getting Hill Street Blues
[00:35:46] Going back to Theater and getting a TV show starring with Pat Morita
[00:45:10] Hollywood holds grudges sometimes
[00:47:40] Reading directly for Artur Miller on Broadway – and getting HBO’s OZ
[00:53:25] Back to the Theatre- and Broadway. The importance of the ensemble
[00:58:50] Feature films- Place Beyond the Pines
[01:02:34] Russ and Bob working together in Indie film
[01:04:53] HBOs Boardwalk Empire- Getting SAG Award
[01:08:36] Blue Bloods- Selleck etc.
[01:13:49] Wolf of Wall St- Martin Scorsese
[01:15:30] Advice to the working actor
[01:18:35] Final thoughts on Bob’s “Craft”
IMDB Robert Clohessy
Links to Russ on YouTube and his Websites