From comedy-drama to crime and horror, this guy can do it all. And then some.

Robert Buckley never planned on being in the spotlight. After snagging an Economics degree from UCSD, the SoCal native changed gears and headed to LA in pursuit of movie/TV stardom. While he found his footing in the world of modeling, it was a breakout role in the CW series, “One Tree Hill”, that really pushed Rob towards stardom. With a few more roles under his belt, the multi-talented performer found a home back where it all began, as the former fianceé to an undead coroner assistant on CW’s “iZombie”. If Rob’s journey teaches us anything, it’s to follow your dreams. And, maybe, skip over Economics.

Rob told us a little about his life without acting, that word that rhymes with duck, and how to properly pick up a lady.

If I weren’t acting, I’d probably go back to what I was doing before I got my big break- living with my parents, constantly arguing that $30 is far too small an allowance for a guy in his thirties.

My favorite curse word rhymes with duck and my mom yells it every time she gets a parking ticket. For the readers that haven’t met my mom, I’m referring to the four letter gem, “fuck”. It’s the linguistic equivalent to salt, it goes well with everything, though it should only be used sparingly.

I had zero fashion sense as a teenager, so I’d describe my style as a “cautionary tale.” In my defense, I was far too busy being awkward and not dating the popular girls to pay attention to what was fashionable. Nowadays, I keep tabs on what’s hip (hello skinny jeans) in hopes of someday being described as “stylish.”

While it seems like it would be a slam dunk, don’t wear a shirt that says “The Only Thing Bigger Than My Heart…Is My Trust Fund” if you’re trying to impress a woman. Opt for something simple: Fitted jeans, a good pair of boots, a solid color shirt and a nice blazer or leather jacket. You can casually mention the trust fund in conversation later.

I love going to Target. Yes, that Target. What can I say? It’s a magical place. I usually go only needing one or two items but end up spending hours blissfully wandering around, ultimately spending a small fortune on things I never knew I needed.

I usually browse for clothes in my roommate’s closet. However, when he’s home and I’m forced to actually shop, I like to explore around Santa Monica or Abbot Kinney and discover cool new spots. In a pinch, my old reliables are Nordstrom, Barneys, Kitson and American Rag.

I’m a big fan of Kiehl’s face products, Dr. Bronner’s Body Wash, Old Spice deodorant (scent names like Bear Glove and Hawk Ridge make me feel cool and edgy), Tom Ford and Chanel colognes, Band-Aids and Excedrin.

It’d be a crime if Betty White didn’t make the Maxim Hot 100 list this year.



Tonight’s episode of iZombie opened on a jarring, frightening shot for fans of Robert Buckley’s Major Lilywhite; the character was on the morgue slab, bloodied from his conflict with a large zombie at the end of last week’s episode…and for a moment, it seemed his time was up.

It turned out not to be the case — but back when we spoke briefly with Buckley at Comic Con International: San Diego, he told us that he was worried about just that.

“I’d like to live to see sweeps week,” Buckley joked, “but let’s be honest: One passionate kiss is all it takes and he’s gone. So…we’ll see, we’ll see. Danger’s fun, right?”

Well, so far he’s managed to steer clear from too many zombie kisses…but that hasn’t helped him avoid a close call, and some obvious danger coming up next week based on the teaser trailer spotted at the end of the episode.

iZombie airs Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

In the last episode of iZombie, Rahul Kohli’s character, Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti, became fast friends with Major, Liv’s ex-fiancee played by Robert Buckley.

Buckley is a cast favorite, with Kohli telling in an interview that will run shortly that he thinks his co-star’s leading man looks and sense of humor combine to make him a potential superstar.

So much so, that he’s already told DC Entertainment that they need to get on the Robert Buckley bandwagon.

“He’s an elite superhero waiting to happen,” Kohli said. “At the DC offices and stuff, I’m always dropping it: There’s your Hal Jordan. He’s got the full package and it’s a pleasure to work with him.”

Of course, Green Lantern is the only member of the Justice League that hasn’t yet been cast on the feature film side, but Hal Jordan is also a frequent source of fan speculation on Arrow, where Hal’s comic book best friend Oliver Queen serves as the lead.

iZombie airs tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT after The Flash.