Cat Caracci '14 | Mar. 15, 2014 | ND Today
After working in business for years, Robert Lesko ’64 finally has the time to pursue, full-time, his true passion: acting.
Lesko takes the stage later this month at the Stephanie Feury Studio Theatre in Los Angeles as Benjamin Franklin in “B. Franklin,” a one-man play he wrote about the founding father. But his passion for acting dates back to his childhood. He performed onstage regularly, only stopping in ninth grade “because football was cooler,” he said. He also sang in a rock band.
His time at Notre Dame, where he majored in mechanical engineering and played on the football and rugby teams, was very influential for both of his future careers. He said Notre Dame was a sort of “training ground” where he developed the confidence to compete and take risks outside his comfort zone.
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