Robert Palmer Watkins caught the acting bug early on, beating out hundreds of other teens for the coveted role of Danny in Barksdale Theater's production of GREASE. After 2 years studying musical theater at Christopher Newport University, he left everything behind to move west where he would graduate from the prestigious American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Hollywood.
Robert's professional journey began when he booked his first guest stars on Spike's 1000 WAYS TO DIE and Lifetime's MY CRAZY EX. Soon after, he was elevated to leading man status in his first feature, SAFARI. Rob now boasts a robust resume including credits such as FRAT HOUSE MUSICAL for Subway, web series SKETCH JUICE, feature film BACK TO AWESOME, and Cinemax's THE GIRL'S GUIDE TO DEPRAVITY. Watkins racked up 191 episodes in his two and a half years as Dillon Quartermaine on ABC's iconic GENERAL HOSPITAL and most recently starred in the action thriller LAST THREE DAYS. Robert also has a pilot under his belt with CW Seed's CUPID'S MATCH, starring as the titular Cupid.
When he's not on set you'll find Robert at the gym, the beach, on hikes, or in jam sessions with his buddies. He also values quality time with his family back home in Richmond, VA and North Carolina.