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Roberto Lombardi (actor)

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Roberto Lombardi
Born (1963-12-31) 31 December 1963 (age 55)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
ResidencePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
OccupationActor, producer and musician
Years active  1981–present
RelativesDavid Evangelista

Roberto Tomas Alejandro Lombardi (born 31 December 1963), is an American actor, producer and musician. He is known for playing Freddy Krueger in the web series Krueger: Tales from Elm Street. Lombardi has appeared in a variety of films, television shows and web series, as well as writing, playing and producing music on various albums.

Early life[edit | edit source]

The only child of Fernando Lombardi and model/actress Dolores M. Lombardi, Roberto Lombardi was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and brought up in Villanova, Pennsyvania. He attended St. Thomas of Villanova, a catholic school in Rosemont, Pennsylvania and went on to attend Archbishop John Carroll High School and Temple University film and drama school in Philadelphia where he appeared in several plays (with actress Kate Flannery) and was a member of various bands. He began his career at an early age, appearing on the Gene London Show (1959) at age 7, then began music lessons (drums) and showed a natural ability for music. He quickly moved on to other instruments (bass) in order to learn to not only play, but write his own songs, later taking voice lessons to handle lead vocals.

At age 16, an interest in acting resurfaced. He studied acting in high school and college, then found theater roles both in school and regionally, eventually landing extra / featured roles in several major motion pictures.

Career[edit | edit source]

Music[edit | edit source]

Lombardi began his music career as a drummer and formed his first band, Eclipse, while still in grade school. He continued playing until graduating high school when music became his focus. He wrote, recorded and toured nationally with several bands, learning to play bass, keyboards and guitar in the process. he made the leap to professional musician by joining Detroit punk band The Facts in 1981. The Facts toured the north eastern and mid western United States through 1982 and settled back in Detroit post tour. Upon returning to Philadelphia, Lombardi joined The End and started playing on the famed 1980's Philadelphia area club circuit that spawned Cinderella (band) and Britny Fox. By the time he joined Brat in 1987, he had switched full time to playing bass. The band April Fool attracted the biggest audiences and their album "Playin' to Win" saw release in 1989 (and again in 2014). After leaving April Fool in 1990, Lombardi formed The Rage, handling lead vocals and bass guitar duties and was the principal songwriter. After two albums, most notably "Rock & Roll It", Lombardi stepped away from music. Between 2001 and 2007, Lombardi recorded and toured with Red Sky (album "Game Theory") and Road Trip (album "Driven") before switching full time to his career as an actor. He still writes music for his films and licenses songs from his past bands to film soundtracks.

Acting[edit | edit source]

Roberto Lombardi began his career at an early age, appearing on the Gene London Show at age 7. Then, at age 16, an interest in acting resurfaced. He studied acting in high school and college, then found theater roles both in school and regionally in productions such as Inherit the Wind and Grease, eventually landing extra / featured roles in major motion pictures such as Blowout. After a period of touring in rock bands, Lombardi again became focused on acting, signed with several agencies and began modeling while taking additional acting classes. Since then he has appeared in many films, television shows and commercials in a variety of roles in films such as The Happening, Bazookas: The Movie, Masks (2017 film), Stand Off, Perfect: Android Rising and The Cemetery (2013 film), as well as the popular web series Krueger: Tales from Elm Street and The Nightmare Ends on Halloween II (as the iconic Freddy Krueger), Escape from New Jersey and Mr. J. He also starred in the ensemble tv series Brotherhood of Silver, Underground Kings and Phantom Faye.

Lombardi has worked behind the camera as well as in front with Actor, Producer and Assistant Director credits for Abduction and Paranormal Captivity. He is attached with Actor and Producer credit for the upcoming Extinction and directed the short film Masks: Facade. He has also been credited for Casting, Location Scout and Script Supervisor as well as doing Special FX Makeup and contributing music to Film Soundtracks.

His production company 'RTL Productions' focuses on the development, publicity and production of new film projects such as Just Like Me which he produced as well as acted in. The company also releases Lombardi's past and future music projects and licenses music for film soundtracks. Roberto Lombardi also wrote the screenplay for the supernatural crime drama Voosha Day. Lombardi is also a producer for Blinky Productions, Inc., but mainly concentrates on acting.

With John Orrichio Films, he worked as a Publicist, Assistant Director and Producer for many projects including the comedy spoof series Ghost Blunders which he also starred in and the ghost hunting reality series Ghost Chicks.

More recently, he appeared along side A Nightmare on Elm Street alumnus Amanda Wyss and Lisa Wilcox in the short film The Watcher of Park Avenue and the drama Ultra-Girl.

Krueger: Tales from Elm Street[edit | edit source]

Roberto Lombardi is known mostly for his role as Freddy Krueger in the web series Krueger: Tales from Elm Street. The six part series has amassed a huge, global fan base and been translated into Spanish, Italian and Russian for those markets. Press coverage and support from the A Nightmare on Elm Street fan base has been outstanding with many fans, journalists and bloggers showing their acceptance of Lombardi as Krueger by petitioning Warner Brothers and New Line Cinema to cast Lombardi in any future installments of the Elm Street series. The demand was so great that an official Facebook page for the Krueger series was created.

Discography[edit | edit source]

Solo albums[edit | edit source]

  • Demonstrate (2015)

With The Rage[edit | edit source]

  • Take on the World (1992)
  • Rock & Roll It (1994)

With April Fool[edit | edit source]

  • Playin' To Win (1989)
  • Play Live (2019)

With Brat[edit | edit source]

  • Brat (1988)

With Road Trip[edit | edit source]

  • Roads Previously Traveled (2005)
  • Driven (2006)

With Red Sky[edit | edit source]

  • Game Theory (2001)

With Stone Cold[edit | edit source]

  • Crimes of Passion (1990)

With The Facts[edit | edit source]

  • Systematic (1982)

With The End[edit | edit source]

  • 1983-1985 (1985)
  • 1986-1988 (1988)

Filmography[edit | edit source]

Film[edit | edit source]

Year Title Role Notes
1981 Blow Out Train Passenger (uncredited)
1983 Eddie and the Cruisers Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
2007 Shooter Assassination Witness (uncredited)
2007 Methodic Dr. Cordell The world's first "basher" movie. Won "viewer's choice" at the Sacramento Horror Film Festival and the Big Apple Film Festival.
2008 The Happening (2008 film) Father in Elliot's Group (featured) First film to bring world wide notice to Lombardi.
2008 Harts Ridge John
2008 If You Could Say It in Words Yoga Student (uncredited)
2008 A Game of Numbers Detective Riley
2009 Bazookas: The Movie Janitor Filmed in 2006, it was the first speaking role for Lombardi
2009 Abduction Johnny Originally titled Process.
2010 The Last Airbender Fire Nation Soldier Lombardi reports this was the most difficult film he worked on.
2011 Real Men Wear Pink Drunk Teacher Independent feature film
2012 Zombie eXs TV Show Host All dialogue was ad libbed
2012 The Undertaker's Son Dr. Gunther Independent feature film
2012 Stand Off Officer Cole Won "best feature" at the Independent Film Festival Manhattan.
2012 Paranormal Captivity Thomas Callan Won "Best Screenplay - Feature Film" at the Macabre Faire Film Festival. Originaly titled: Dead Collections.
2013 The Cemetery (film) The Priest Won "Director's Choice" at the Chicago Horror Film Festival and "Best Film" at PolyGrind Film Festival.
2013 Perfect: Android Rising Dr. Peter Hess Alternate titles: Battledroid and Terminator Rising.
2013 Head Cases: Serial Killers in the Delaware Valley Detective Joe Moretti Nominated for "Best Horror Film" at The International Horror Hotel.
2015 Bite School Tim
2017 Deadwood Falls Foster Grant Independent feature film
2019 Midnight Show Newscaster / Sleazy Businessman

Short Film[edit | edit source]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Our Business Ron Dale
2006 An Unexplained Murder The Intruder
2007 The Suit Case Tommy Won the "Award of Excellence" at the West Virginia Filmmakers Film Festival
2007 Thirty Hitman #3
2008 It Wasn't For Love Bill Katzman
2008 Maniac Cop Mugger 2 Pitch to reboot series.
2008 A Game of Numbers Detective Riley
2009 Just Like Me Bobby Green First film released by Lombardi's company, RTL Productions.
2009 Methodic 1.5 Dr. Cordell Short film sequel to Methodic.
2010 Escape from New Jersey Armando Barone
2010 Kill or Be Killed Target
2010 Punisher '79-'82 Alexander Bont First on screen portrayal of Alexander Bont on film.
2010 Mr. J Dr. David Thurman
2011 The Nightmare Ends on Halloween II Freddy Krueger Over 4.5 million views.
2011 Krueger: A Tale from Elm Street Freddy Krueger Part 1 of the Krueger: Tales from Elm Street Series.
2012 American Lawless Quinn Futuristic Western.
2012 Did a Hole and Die The Aggressor No music.
2012 Darkman Thug / Darkamn Pitch to reboot series.
2013 Krueger: Another Tale from Elm Street Freddy Krueger Part 2 of the Krueger: Tales from Elm Street Series.
2013 Running the Gammatar Newscaster Included in the feature "Midnight Show".
2013 Color John Rumbo, The Military Man
2014 Krueger: A Walk Through Elm Street Freddy Krueger Part 3 of the Krueger: Tales from Elm Street Series.
2014 Krueger: The Slasher from Elm Street Freddy Krueger Part 4 of the Krueger: Tales from Elm Street Series.
2015 Assassinista Dr. Walsh
2015 Turned Padre Nominated for "Best Fantasy Horror Film" at the FANtastic Horror Film Festival.
2016 Krueger: The Legend of Elm Street Freddy Krueger Part 5 of the Krueger: Tales from Elm Street Series. Lombardi was nominated for "Best Actor in a Short Film" at the FANtastic Horror Film Festival.
2017 Masks (2017 film) Steve Won "Best Film Short" at the Pocono Mountains Film Festival and "Best Cinematography" at the Terror Film festival plus 3 more nominations.
2017 The Watcher of Park Ave Officer Englund Also starring Amanda Wyss and Lisa Wilcox.
2018 Ultra-Girl Ross Everett
2019 New Tale: The Demon of Elm Street Freddy Krueger / Roberto Lombardi Final part of the Krueger: Tales from Elm Street series.

Television[edit | edit source]

Year Title Role Notes
1970 The Gene London Show Himself Various Episodes in 1970
2006 Parco P.I. Detective Lombardo Episode: Just Another Pretty Face
2011-2019 Krueger: Tales from Elm Street Freddy Krueger Series Star / All episodes
2010-2011 Ghost Blunders Byron Godforbid Series Star / All episodes
2013 Deadpool Freddy Krueger Episode: "A Nightmare on Pool Street"
2013-2014 Brotherhood of Silver FBI Agent Oscar J. Cain Recurring
2014 Underground Kings Paulie DiRocco Series Star / All episodes
2015 Phantom Faye Father / Fate Recurring

Awards and nominations[edit | edit source]

Year Nominated work Award Category Results
2013 The Cemetery (film) Chicago Horror Film Festival Directors Choice Jury Award Won
2013 Paranormal Captivity Macabre Faire Film Festival Best Screenplay - Feature Film Won
2016 Krueger: The Legend of Elm Street Fantastic Horror Film Festival Best Actor in a Short Film Nominated
2017 Masks (2017 film) Terror Film Festival Best Horror Short Film Nominated
2018 Masks (2017 film) Pocono Mountains Film Festival Best Film Short Won

External links[edit | edit source]


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