Brian Robbins

Brian Robbins grew up in Brooklyn, NY until his family moved to Los Angeles when he was 15. He started his career as an actor with guest roles on various television series such as Three’s Company and The Facts of Life, and a starring role on the series Head of the Class. He has been a producer and director for such films as Coach Carter, Varsity Blues and Radio. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two sons.

Getting Things Done

Getting what you want

I believe killing people with kindness works, and on top of that I rarely take “no” for an answer. People that work for me know that nothing drives me crazier than, “I’m waiting for someone to call me back.” If I need something from someone, I call them. And if I really need it, five minutes later I’m going to call again. I realize I can’t just teach people to not take “no” for an answer. You have to help people overcome their hesitations and to build some skills to get to a “yes” without being annoying. If you wait for others to get back to you, you often will not get what you want.

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