Rob Alicea is a multi-award-winning director, writer, and actor known for his award-winning comedy series Adulthood. Loosely based on his life growing up in Astoria, the pilot premiered at HBO's 2017 New York Latino Film Festival to critical acclaim.
Rob discovered movies at age three and held the title for most rentals of Back to the Future at his local video store until it shut down; he still wonders 'til this day why they didn't just buy him the tape after renting it nearly every week for 2 years! Rob would go on to study Communications and Theater at Hunter College, also the Alma mater of famed actor and independent filmmaker Edward Burns (one of Rob's inspirations). He wrote, direct and produced his first short film, a romantic comedy titled 'End of Our Day' at nineteen; to date Rob has acted in, directed, wrote and produced countless films that have screened both domestically and abroad. He credits the inspiration for his latest project 'Adulthood' to his own confusion upon hitting his thirties, and to a talk given by Kevin Smith at the 2015 New York Comic-con, where he challenged all artists to take the next two years to make their dreams come true. "In this talk Kevin Smith mentioned how anyone's voice, through art, could change someone's life... those words and that challenge alone changed mine forever."
  • Writer (3 Credits)
    Karanormal
    Television Script
    The White Rabbits
    Television Script
    Adulthood2017
    Television
  • Acting (1 Credit)
    Adulthood2017
    Television
  • Director (1 Credit)
    Adulthood2017
    Television
WINNER - 'Audience Award'
Adulthood
Astoria Film Festival
Astoria, NY
2019
WINNER - 'Best Lead Actor', 'Best Supporting Actor'
Adulthood
New Jersey Web Festival
Montclair, NJ
2018
WINNER - 'Best Series'
Adulthood
Bowery Film Festival
New York City, NY
2018
WINNER - 'Audience Award Winner'
Adulthood
The Monthly Film Festival
Glasgow
2017
WINNER - 'Best Narrative Short'
Adulthood
Freehold Film Festival
Brooklyn
2017
NOMINATION - 'Best TV Pilot'
Adulthood
Los Angeles International Film Festival
Los Angeles, CA
College
Hunter College
Communications
20022006
College
William Esper Studio
Acting
20062008
High School
Xavier High School
General Studies
19972001
Birth Date
March 4, 1983
Birth City
Astoria
Current City
Astoria
Hometown
Astoria
Height
5'8"
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
Hispanic
Eye Color
Brown
Zodiac Sign
Pisces
Rob Alicea is a multi-award-winning director, writer, and actor known for his award-winning comedy series Adulthood. Loosely based on his life growing up in Astoria, the pilot premiered at HBO's 2017 New York Latino Film Festival to critical acclaim.