Robert owns and teaches at The Robert Mello Studio in Atlanta, GA, the only acting studio in Atlanta offering complete Meisner-based training by an instructor with over 17 years of teaching experience. He co-teaches The Art of Reviewing Your Self-Tape with Erica Arvold.
Robert has coached winners and nominees of the Golden Globe Award and the Tony Award, and students from The Robert Mello Studio have worked on dozens of hit TV shows, in feature films, Broadway and off-Broadway.
Robert is the former on-set acting coach for MTV’s Finding Carter. Though mostly retired from acting, he most recently worked opposite Ed Helms in the feature film, Bastards. He also appeared in a co-starring role in Devious Maids. Prior, he worked opposite Hugh Jackman in the role of Roger in the feature film, Prisoners, booked two spots for Pantech phones and appeared in Pinch N’ Ouch Theatre Company’s production of Speed The Plow. In Chicago, he worked at many top theater companies, including the internationally acclaimed Steppenwolf Theater Company.
Robert is an active film producer. His film, Coffee, Kill Boss opened The Austin Film Festival, closed the Soho Film Festival, won the Grand Jury award at the Maryland International Film Festival, won Best Comedy Feature at the Eugene International Film Festival, and won Best Feature, Best Director and Best Actress at L.A.’s Comedy Ninja Film Festival. In 2012 he produced a SAG short, Finale, which premiered in Atlanta at the Out On Film Festival and was an audience favorite at the San Jose International Short Film Festival.
Robert’s teaching style is compassionate, straight-forward and filled with joy and humor.
Teaching is Robert’s greatest passion.