Robert J. Ulrich serves as a mentor on The Glee Project. Ulrich, the casting director for both The Glee Project and Glee, is from the wonderful town of Modesto, in northern California (home of Gallo wine and George Lucas). After graduating from the University of Pacific in Stockton, he earned his masters Degree in English from the University of Stanislaus and moved to New York City to pursue a vocation in acting. He eventually returned to California to begin a career in casting. While working at the prominent casting office of Reuben Cannon & Associates, Robert met his future partners Eric Dawson and Carol Kritzer. In 1989 Robert and Eric formed their own company, Ulrich/Dawson & Associates; two years later Carol Kritzer came on board and they became Ulrich/Dawson/Kritzer Casting.
Ulrich/Dawson/Kritzer is now celebrating its 21st year of casting. Ulrich/Dawson/Kritzer is currently casting the following television series: C.S.I., The Mentalist, Drop Dead Diva, In Plain Sight, Supernatural and the multiple Emmy nominated series Dexter and Glee. Previous hit shows include: Dark Angel, Saving Grace, and the critically acclaimed Battlestar Galactica. For Glee, Ulrich/Dawson/Kritzer has been nominated for an Emmy for Best Television Comedy Series and for a Casting Society of America (CSA) award for Best Television Comedy Series. They have also won a CSA award for Best Comedy Television Pilot and a Media Access Award for Casting Actors with Disabilities.
Robert is married to actress Kim Johnston Ulrich and has two children - Cooper, 18 and Tierney, 10.