While some members of Theranos backed off immediately after knowing about the company’s fraudulent practices, Channing Robertson stuck with its advisory board until the end. No wonder, he went on to become the subject of a lawsuit indicting Elizabeth Holmes on fraud charges.
Let’s learn more about him as Channing Robertson Bio proceeds.
Who Plays Channing Robertson On The Dropout?
Channing Robertson is portrayed by the Tony Award-winner Bill Irwin on The Dropout.
You might recognize this American actor from his roles as “Nate Haskell” on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, or as “Mr. Noodle” on Sesame Street (from 1991 to 2010). Besides that, Bill has appeared in over 100 movies and TV shows including The Andy Warhol Diaries (2022), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2013 – 2021), Legion (2019), South of Hell (2015), Monday Mornings (2013), and Lights Out (2011).
Bill started his movie career back in 1980. However, it wasn’t until 2000, he first stepped into the limelight playing “Lou Lou Who” in How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Now, he is also a producer, director, writer, and choreographer.
Channing Robertson At Theranos
It was 2012 when Channing Robertson joined the Theranos board. Before that, he was working as a professor of chemical engineering at Stanford until Elizabeth Holmes (a then-freshman at Stanford) convinced him to let her join his graduate-level lab. Soon, Channing would then go on to become an investor and advisor as Elizabeth builds Theranos.
Moreover, Channing would also go on to convince late Ian Gibbons to work at Theranos.
Fast forward 2017, Channing was then appointed as the co-leader of the technology advisory board of Theranos. However, just a year later, questions were raised over the company’s work ethic and claims to be able to run several tests with just a few drops of blood.
Eventually, the company’s fraudulent practices surfaced, and it was shut down in 2018.
Did you know: Channing never spent time with the development team to overcome stumbling blocks or to debate the rationale of the technology. Reportedly, he was just updated by Elizabeth about their procedures.
Where Is Channing Robertson Now?
After Theranos was dissolved, Elizabeth Holmes faced a lawsuit on fraud charges. And Channing Robertson, who had remained supportive of the company’s role in developing new technology, then served as a witness during her trial in 2021.
According to Lawyer Reed Kathrein, who represented the investors who sued Elizabeth, she alleged that Channing was merely hired to provide credibility to Theranos. But Channing never responded to the claims.
Elizabeth’s trial concluded in January 2022, and she was awaiting sentencing at the time of writing this article.
As for Channing, his whereabouts now is unknown. He’s remained lowkey after his life with Theranos. But we do know that he started working as an emeritus professor at Stanford again and taught a course about Busting Energy Myths.
He received a 4.8/5 rating from “ratemyprofessors.com.” Seems like he was a brilliant professor.
How Much Is Channing Robertson Net Worth?
Channing Robertson flaunted a net worth of above $10 million in 2022.
Reportedly, he received a salary of $500 thousand a year from Theranos. And as for his salary as a professor of chemical engineering at Stanford, he received around $145 thousand per annum.
Talking about his qualifications, Channing received his Ph.D. from Stanford under the supervision of Andreas Acrivos. He then joined the faculty of Stanford in 1970 and served as a professor and senior associate dean for Faculty & Academic Affairs in the School of Engineering there.
In 2000, he also made it into an issue of Upside, titled “100 People Who Have Changed the World.”
Also, he is a founding fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.
Channing Robertson Wife
Channing Robertson’s wife Donna D Robertson is also a teacher. She developed a lucrative teaching business tutoring children with minor learning disabilities to bring them up to their grade level. Also, she used to do calligraphy works to make up place cards for big Stanford events.
During Channing’s long academic journey till his Ph.D., it was Donna who financially supported him.
Donna was born on December 31, 1942. That made her 79 years of age in 2022.
Channing Robertson Age
Channing Robertson was 78 years of age in 2022.
He celebrates his birthday on October 31.
Where Does Channing Robertson Reside?
Channing resided in Vernier Pl, Stanford, CA.
What Do We Know About Channing Robertson Family?
Channing comes from a family of five — dad, mom, himself, and his two siblings.
His parents came from Nebraska, and his grandmother and mother were Czechoslovakian who their native tongue all the time at home.
Sadly, his father who was also an engineer passed away burdened with the guilt that the reservoir he designed at the Baldwin Hills collapsed in the early 1960s and killed several people.
Overall, Channing labeled his family as “pretty dysfunctional.”
How Tall Is Channing Robertson?
He stands tall at a height under 6 feet 1 inch (185 cm).
Is Channing Robertson On Instagram?
No, Channing wasn’t on Instagram. Nor on any social media.