Robbie Rist - Updated May 2024

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Robbie Rist

Robbie Rist is a well-known actor, voice actor, singer, and musician from the United States. Robbie Rist rose to fame after playing the role of Cousin Oliver in “The Brady Bunch” and Martin in “Grady.”

Early Life

On the 4th of April 1964, Robbie Rist was born in La Mirada, California, the United States of America. His birth name is Robbert Anthony Rist and he is 59 years old as of 2024. In addition, he holds American nationality and has his belief in Christianity. He has a birth sign of Aries and belongs to the Caucasian ethnicity.

There is not much known about Robbie’s parents, including their names, livelihood means, and where they are at the moment. In addition, he has made it clear that he has a sister named Ashley N. He appears to enjoy keeping his personal life private; thus, only his close friends and family can get access to it.

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Caption: Robbie Rist childhood photo (Source: Wikipedia)


It is unclear about the details of his early years in school, including the school where he started his studies. However, we cannot conclude that he is uneducated because he has stated that he has attended university.

He chose to attend California State University, Northridge, Los Angeles, after graduating from high school. However, it is unknown what he majored in at university or whether he graduated.

Professional Career

As a child artist, Robbie Rist began his acting career, playing the role of  Cousin Oliver in the final six episodes of the American sitcom “The Brady Bunch” in the year 1974. After appearing in the sitcom “The Brady Bunch” he continued to work in television and movies. Later, he started as Glendon Farrell in the Saturday Morning series “Big John, Little John.”

Moreover, he played Tommy in the series premiere for the short-lived CBS drama series “Bronk.” Similarly, he played Martin in the short-lived Sanford and Son spin-off “Grady.” Rist appeared on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” as David, the son of Ted Baxter (Ted Knight), from 1975 to 1977. He also made three appearances on The Bionic Woman. In addition, he appeared as Dr. Zee on “Galactica 1980” in the year 1980.

He made four guest appearances on “CHiPs” and the short-lived CBS series “Whiz Kids”, and he also played Booger in a failed “Revenge of the Nerds” TV pilot. The actor had a notable supporting role as Milo in the action film “Iron Eagle” in 1986, which was a box-office success despite being critically panned.

Moreover, he was acting, worked with music, and produced films in the year 2006. He also produced a horror/comedy film, “Stump The Band,” directed by William Holmes and JoJo Hendrickson. He played Robbie the Bus Driver in the 2013 camp horror film “Sharknado.”

As a voice actor

In the 1990s, Rist began to focus more on voice acting. He provided the voice of Michaelangelo in the original “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” animated series, which ran from 1987 to 1996. He was the voice of Star, a mauve-and-cream Siberian Husky, in the 1995 Universal Studios film “Balto”, his first and only role in a full-length animated film. Moreover, he  also provided the voice of Aaron in the PC game “Star Warped.”

An episode of Batman: The Animated Series titled “Baby Doll” featured a character named Cousin Spunky, who was created to boost the sagging ratings of the fictional Baby Doll sitcom, a clear reference to Cousin Oliver (Rist lent his voice to the episode, but did not play Cousin Spunky; his character was an adult). Later, he voices the characters Choji Akimichi from “Naruto,” and Bud Bison from “Mega Man Star Force.”

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Caption: Robbie Rist as a voice actor (Source: IMDb)

He has also voiced the character Stuffy in Disney Junior’s hit animated series “Doc McStuffins.” Similarly, he voiced the character Griffin in the 2009 video game “Terminator Salvation.” He also lent additional voices in the video game “Final Fantasy XIII.” Again, he reprised the role of Michelangelo in a fan-made movie about “Casey.”

In the computer-animated television series, “TMNT 2012” he voiced the reincarnation of Mondo Gecko. Meanwhile, he appeared as the voice of an alien in the James Rolfe 2014 film “Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie.”

Musical Career

He started his music career in the 1980s as a member of the band “Quint”, which was signed to Atlantic Records. He played bass guitar and sang backing vocals for the band. Quint released one album, “Don’t Stop Me Now”, in 1981, which included the single “The One That Got Away.”

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Caption: Robbie Rist singing in a feel (Source: Instagram)

Moreover, he has also played with several other bands throughout his career, including “Wonderboy”, “The Andersons”, and “Cousin Oliver.” Further, he has released several solo albums as well, including “Goofy Foot” and “Hotel de Ville.” In addition to performing music, Rist has also written songs for various films and television shows.

Rist has continued to perform and record music. He has also hosted a podcast called “The Spoon”, which features music, comedy, and interviews with guests from the entertainment industry. His musical style is eclectic, ranging from rock to pop to punk, and his performances often include humorous and irreverent elements.


In his career, he has won three awards and four nominations. In 2017, he won the Best Song- Life Interrupted (2017) and shared it with Steven Wishnoff at the Festigious International Film Festival.

Similarly, he won the Silver Award for original sing Life Interrupted (2017) and shared it with Wishnoff. He won the LAIFF February Award for Best Original Song for the same song and shared it with the same person Wishnooff in the 2017 Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards.

Net Worth 2024

As far as now, this American actor and musician has a net worth of around $300,000. Meanwhile, the majority of his income comes from his acting career, as well as being a singer.

Relationship Status

It is still unclear whether this American actor is married or not. Similarly, there is no exact data regarding his past and present relationships. It seems Rist is too private when it comes to his personal life.

Looking at his social media site, he has not posted photos of ladies to prove their relationship. We might assume that Robbie Rist is single and unmarried at the moment. Meanwhile, the actor prefers to stay far from controversy and scandals. He likes to keep a low profile and has a clean image in public.

Body Measurements

Caption: Robbie Rist with his pet dog (Source: Instagram)

This American actor stands 5 feet 6 inches tall (167 cm) and weighs around 75 kg (165 lbs). Meanwhile, he has brown hair with a pair of brown eyes and his other body measurement is still unknown.

Robbie Rist – Social Media

On his Instagram page ‘@grumprist’ there are over 4.6k followers. Similarly, there are 555 followers on his Twitter page ‘@RobbieRist1’ and he is not active on Facebook.