A native of Montreal, Quebec, Rob Stein started his Ridley career in the Lower School in 1969. After studying at Bishop’s University, he attended The Dome Theatre School in Montreal and the HB Studios in New York City. Settling in New York as an actor under the name Sam Roberts, in 1984 he turned his energy to the world of voice-overs. His deep, rich voice made him the choice for many TV and radio campaigns ranging from the Bank of America to Coca-Cola and Pepsi to Ford and Tylenol. In 1989, he turned his focus to announcing on-air promotions for networks and, for 12 years, was the signature voice of TNT Entertainment (Turner Network Television) and, for more than a decade, the promotional voice of the NBA on TNT. In 2011, he returned to Canada to produce his award-winning screenplay a fish story - based on a true story about his family and the death of his father. In 2013 his film screened in numerous film festivals across the USA and Canada, garnering 17 awards and laurels - including two for best film, best director, best actor, best actress, two best producer awards, a writer's award, and a Top Ten Films award. In 2017, on his return to Ridley for his 40th reunion, a fish story was screened in the Mandeville Theatre for current Ridley students with some of his former masters in attendance.