Robert Bailey Jr. is an American actor best known for his starring role as Paul Cummings who - although he excelled in medical school - is still adjusting to the rigours of life as a surgical resident, in the medical drama television series The Night Shift.
Born in Minneapolis, Bailey was just three years old when Family Circle magazine came to his school looking for children for an advertising campaign. He landed the job out of hundreds of others and by age six, he knew he wanted to be an actor.
Bailey's film credits include M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening, starring Mark Wahlberg; Coraline, with Dakota Fanning; To Save a Life, Dragonfly, starring Kevin Costner and Kathy Bates; and Mission to Mars.
He played the lead role in Hallmark Hall of Fame's Little John and has enjoyed starring roles in the TV documentaries Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Diff'rent Strokes and VH1's Too Legit: The MC Hammer Story.
On television, Bailey had recurring roles on The Parent 'Hood, Diagnosis Murder and Becker, the latter of which garnered him a Young Artist award. He was also a series regular on Wanda at Large and had guest-starring roles on E.R., The Practice, Touched by an Angel, CSI: Miami and Memphis Beat.