Bob was born in Philadelphia. After graduating from high school, he bummed around for several years in beach towns in New Jersey and the streets of New York City before joining the Navy. Court marshalled for direct disobedience of orders, he went on to be honorably discharged, and graduated from Columbia University under the G.I. Bill of Rights. He was a copywriter for several top Los Angeles advertising agencies and received several awards for his work. Also an actor, he has appeared in some forty independent films and stage plays. He now lives in Sandy, Oregon, with his wife, Susan.