Rob McConnell Interviews – TODD ROBBINS – Host of TV’s True Nightmare TV Series

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Todd Robbins is an award-winning performer and creative artist that has worked in many areas of popular entertainment and the performing arts during a thirty year career.

Todd is currently seen hosting a new TV series for the Investigation Discovery Channel. This documentary series is called True Nightmares and features Todd telling the stories of some very twisted people and the dark wrongdoings they have perpetrated.

Other recent appearances include The Discovery Channel’s Oddities and Lost Magic for the History Channel. In addition to being a featured performer, Todd has often been called upon to speak as an authority on all things unusual. Todd can be seen talking about sword swallowing and swallowing disorders on Spike TV’s 1000 Ways to Die. And he was a reoccurring expert on the History Channel’s Wild West Tech, where he expounded upon Dime Museums, traveling sideshows, Spiritualism, narcotics and prostitution in the Old West. He also provided commentary and insight on the DVD of the classic sideshow/horror movie FREAKS. Todd has also been a consultant on numerous TV shows and movies, including several episodes of Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Criss Angel’s Mind Freak on A & E and Road Trick on the Travel Channel.

Classically trained as an actor at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, he has put his performing abilities to good use in the two Drama Desk nominated theater pieces that he created for off-Broadway. The first one, Carnival Knowledge, was a behind the scenes look at the world of the American sideshow and chronicled his experiences working in places like Coney Island. The second show, Play Dead, was co-created by Teller (of Penn & Teller) and was a spooky evening of ghost stories and startling phenomenon. Teller also directed this acclaimed production. A film of this stage show is now playing the film festival circuit around the county. Plans are being made to open a permanent production of Play Dead in Las Vegas in the fall of 2017. It is very likely that Todd will reprise his role in the show for this production.

Todd is also one of the producers of NY’s longest running magic show, Monday Night Magic, and is a partner in the parent company, Magical Night Inc., NY’s preeminent source of magical entertainment for corporate and private events.

You can see Todd on the Modern Con Man series of instructional DVDs: How to Scam Your Way to a Free Beer, Poker Night Scams and Cons and Work Place Pranks. And Bloomsbury Books has released his book The Modern Con Man: How to Get Something for Nothing.

For more information about Todd, view the documentary on him, American Carny:Tales of the American Sideshow, and go to his website: