Robert Leeshock was born in Clifton, New Jersey. He attended Cornell University in 1980 as an Arts and Science major, then graduated in 1984 with a degree in Materials Science Engineering. He trained as an actor with James Price, director of The Acting Studio – New York and with Wynn Handman, director of the American Place Theater. He has penned the screenplay Yo-Yo Boy as well as characters for stand-up venues in New York and Los Angeles. Leeshock has a history with the Gene Roddenberry franchise, particularly the series Earth: Final Conflict, in which he played the lead, Liam Kincaid for seasons 2, 3 & 4. His current film, Star Leaf, has received excellent reviews.