Los Angeles California Usa
Bert grew up 45 miles outside of the Big Apple on the south shore of Long Island. In his hometown of West Islip he spent his summers at Robert Moses State Beach, surfing and playing beach volleyball. From an early age his father Rob Rotundo a hard working civil-servant and family man, shared his love of theatre and film with Bert. Little did his father know that the seeds he planted would lead to his son's life long ambition and passion. Bert started performing theatre in elementary school and this continued all the way through to his senior year of High School. After graduating from West Islip High School (where Bert's was crowned "Mr. West Islip" aka Homecoming King) he started auditioning for professional theatre companies and booking good roles in regional touring shows. While working with the professional casts of these touring shows Bert realized he needed formal theatre training. Growing up in the shadow of the Mecca of acting and theater, New York City he decided to take the next step. That fall Bert enrolled at the Acting Conservatory The American Musical & Dramatic Academy (A.M.D.A) where he immersed himself in the intense full-time training. His hard work paid off and lead to one of his acting professors asking him to perform in an Off-Off Broadway production he was directing. After graduating from A.M.D.A., Bert began to work steadily in New York’s Off-Off Broadway scene playing a wide variety of characters. Little did Bert realize but he was developing his character actor skill set that he would carry with him on his eventual move to Los Angeles. Since his move to La La Land Bert has applied his unique character work to a tremendous variety of roles in film, television and theatre. He is a founding member of the online comedy sensation Generation Awesome. Their series "The Bartender Hates You" has been featured on television and all over the web with an ever-growing fan base. At the current moment the series has 12 million views on YouTube. Bert continues to work as an actor and producer in LA. Who knew his father's love of film and theatre would have such a lasting affect on Bert and his life.