In addition to these projects, he recurred as the eccentric principal, Calvin Krupps, on the WB's Popular and as Caroline's boyfriend, Trevor, on NBC's Caroline in the City. Gant has had many notable guest spots on such TV hits as Friends, where he played one of two gorgeous men Phoebe was dating simultaneously, Veronica's Closet, Becker, Melrose Place, Ellen, Pepper Dennis, The Closer, CSI, and Nip/Tuck, to name a few. He also appeared in the independent films Live, The Contract, Fits and Starts and Marie and Bruce.
Robert's love of acting and performing began at an early age. He started doing television commercials and joined the Screen Actors Guild at the age of ten in his home state of Florida. He went on to attend undergrad at the University of Pennsylvania and law school at Georgetown University. While studying, he never gave up on his true passions and took part in numerous theatrical productions. Interestingly, it was his career as an attorney that brought him to Los Angeles when he accepted a position with the world's largest law firm. In a twist of fate, the firm's Los Angeles office was closed soon after. Taking that as an omen, he made the decision to focus all of his time on the entertainment business.
To that end, his time in Hollywood is not limited to performing. Robert has been a producing partner in the film and television production company, Mythgarden. Their feature film, Save Me, which stars Robert along with Judith Light and Chad Allen recently premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and is slated for release in Summer 2008. The company's slate of projects, each with varying degrees of gay-focused content, included joining David Duchovny and the HERE! Network to produce The Way Out, a love story about two gay seniors who fall in love in a home for the aging. That film is still in active development.
While he gives time to a number of philanthropic and political causes, such as HRC (by which he was given their National Equality Award), GLAAD (by which he was given their Davidson/Valentini Award for the promotion of equal rights in the community), and Lambda Legal, Robert's torch issue is that of aging in the gay community. He supports such organizations as SAGE (Senior Advocacy for GLBT Elders), which named him their first Honorary Elder and for which he is their 2008 Honorary Spokesperson, and GLEH (Gay and Lesbian Elder Housing), on which he serves as a Board Member.