Known to fans as the reticent Dr. Paul Cumming on the medical drama "The Night Shift" (NBC, 2014-), Robert Bailey Jr. was already an experienced actor at an age when most of his peers were just finishing high school. Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1989, Cummings was just three years old when a talent scout from Family Circle magazine visited his preschool and picked him out of a sea of kids, launching the young performer into a career on camera. He made his first TV appearance at age eight on an episode of "Nash Bridges" (CBS, 1996-2001), and proceeded to act on a regular basis moving forward. He would play a recurring role on the fourth season of "The Parent Hood" (WB, 1995-1999), and had a small part in the sci-fi movie "Mission to Mars" (2000). Another memorable appearance came with a role in the popular documentary "What the #$*! Do We (K)now!?" (2004), as well as a role in M. Night Shyamalan's "The Happening" (2008). Bailey's career had been in a brief slump when he was asked to audition for "The Night Shift," and he was afraid that he was too young for the part. Producers were instantly taken with him however, and within days of his first reading, he was on a plane to the show's shooting location in New Mexico.
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Made his TV debut at age eight on an episode of "Nash Bridges."
Appeared in the movie "Mission to Mars."
Played Jared in the M. Night Shyamalan film "The Happening."
Joined the cast of the medical drama "The Night Shift."