Bill Robling has portrayed Benjamin Franklin for 10 years, and has been an actor for over 35 years. Bill’s portrayal of Dr. Franklin comes from his years of experience in theatre, hundreds of hours of study of Benjamin Franklin’s life, and a commitment to accuracy in costuming, information and demeanor. Franklin is presented with wit and wisdom. Bill’s has performed as Franklin for many colleges and universities in the Philadelphia area, dozens of corporate clients, public and private schools, historic sites, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He has appeared as Benjamin Franklin for the History Channel, National Geographic Channel, the University of Virginia Library official welcome film, the Nerdist Podcast, Fox News Channel, ABC Good Morning America, NBC 10 Philadelphia and many other media outlets.
Dr. Franklin has also officiated at weddings, thanks to the Pennsylvania Self-Uniting marriage license. Bill Robling lives in Philadelphia.
Characters portrayed by Bill Robling: