Robbe Rist is known for playing Cousin Oliver in The Brady Bunch, Martin in Grady and “Little John” in Big John, Little John. Rist is also known for voicing assorted characters in television shows, games and movies, including Stuffy, the overly-proud stuffed dragon in Doc McStuffins, Whiz in Kidd Video, Star in Balto, Maroda in Final Fantasy X, Choji Akimichi in Naruto, and Michelangelo in the films Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993), and Casey Jones (2011). Additionally, he and director Anthony C. Ferrante provided music for the Sharknado film and the theme song for the Sharknado franchise. He played Ted Baxter’s adopted son on The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
Rist also voices characters Choji Akimichi from Naruto, and Bud Bison from Mega Man Star Force.
Rist was the voice of Stuffy, Doc’s overly proud stuffed dragon, in Disney Junior’s hit animated series Doc McStuffins.
In 2009, he voiced Griffin in Terminator Salvation. He also provided additional voices in Final Fantasy XIII, as well as reprising his role as Michelangelo in a fan-made movie about Casey Jones.
Rist voiced the reincarnation of Mondo Gecko in TMNT 2012.
In 2014 he appeared as the voice of an alien in the James Rolfe film Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie.
Rist is also a musician and producer. He has performed as the lead singer, guitarist, bassist and/or drummer for several Los Angeles rock bands, including Wonderboy, The Andersons, Cockeyed Ghost, Nice Guy Eddie, and Steve Barton and the Oblivion Click. The list of west coast pop bands Rist has performed with numbers in the hundreds. He divides his time between film and music production, performing with Los Angeles alt-country band KingsizeMaybe and rock band Jeff Caudill & The Goodtimes Band (with Jeff Caudill of Orange County punk band Gameface and Michael “Popeye” Vogelsang of Orange County punk band Farside). Rist has also produced a number of records for bands, including Suzy & Los Quattro, Backline, Ginger Britt and the Mighty, Jeff Caudill, Steve Barton and the Oblivion Click, Nice Guy Eddie, Kingsizemaybe and The Mockers. Rist produced the album Automatic Toaster for The Rubinoos and played drums on that album. He currently is the drummer for the rock formation Your Favorite Trainwreck.
Rist and director Anthony C. Ferrante provided the music for the Sharknado film, initially writing about six songs for the first film. Rist and Ferrante would provide music for the sequel Sharknado 2 as the band Quint, and perform its theme song “(The Ballad of) Sharknado”, which had originally appeared in the first film but few in the initial audience noticed it. Quint was named after the character in Jaws and served as their band’s name for future work on the franchise, including the song “Crash” in Sharknado 3. They also released an EP called Great White Skies with several of the theme song’s variants.