The son of immigrants from Galway, Ireland, Robert was born in Manhattan. He attended the Acting Conservatory at SUNY Purchase in the mid-1980s and has had recurring roles on Law & Order, The Sopranos, and Sex and the City. He currently stars in Denis Leary's Rescue Me. A New York State–certified fire fighter (maybe he's been in some sexy calendars?), he recently traveled to New Orleans to assist in the rebuilding of fire houses. He is likely more charitable than his deceased Gossip Girl character, Bart Bass. A myopically focused business tycoon, Bart disappears from the show in an off-screen limo accident in the second season. Bye bye, Robert, the Upper East Side will miss you and your patrician good looks. In his non-acting life, Robert has a twin brother and is married with two children.