BORN 18 Jul 1858, Hamburg - DIED 31 Oct 1938, Hamburg|
REAL NAME Steegmüller, Gustav Reinhold Julius
GRAVE LOCATION Hamburg: Ohlsdorfer Friedhof (Gedächtnisfriedhof)
Robert Nhil grew up in Gotha. In 1880 he studied architecture in München, but after his monthly allowance from his father didn't materialize he was persuaded by Adolf Christen to try his hand on acting. In 1888 he returned to Hamburg where he was engaged at the Thalia Theater. He stayed there until 1892. Between 1892 and 1895 he worked for the Deutschen Volkstheater in Wien. In 1895 he was back at the Thalia Theatre. In 1900 he moved to the Deutshen Schauspielhaus, also in Hamburg. There he played many character parts.
He was a honourary member of the Deutsches Schauspielhaus and the Thalia Theatre, both in Hamburg. Among his pupils was Elisabeth Flickenschildt. A street was named after him in Hamburg.
was teacher to Flickenschildt, Elisabeth