Robert Romanus – On Fast Times, Changing Tides & Finding Himself

Robert Romanus is an American film/television actor and musician. He played ticket scalper Mike Damone in the 1982 comedy Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), and Natalie Green’s boyfriend Snake on The Facts of Life (1979). Robert originally came to Los Angeles to become a singer with the possibility of having a band. He became a singing busboy at a restaurant and met Steve Feldman, another singing busboy. The two hit it off and created their own group, Papa’s Kitchen.

Romanus starred in the 1983 series The Best of Times as Pete Falcone. He also starred in the 1985 film Bad Medicine. Romanus has appeared on soap operas—Days of Our Lives and The Young and the Restless and guest starred on many shows, including CHiPs, 21 Jump Street, Alien Nation, MacGyver, Will & Grace. Romanus directed the 2008 drama Grapefruit Moon. Romanus has three children.