About Robert Platshorn: author of the Black Tuna Diaries and America’s longest imprisoned (30 years) nonviolent marijuana offender. Raised on South St. in downtown Philadelphia, acting ambitions earned him a supporting role in a successful off Broadway play while still in high school. The same skill led to Robert becoming one of America’s most famous pitchmen. The late Billy Mays called him “A legend in the pitch business”. He also spent many years as an actor, a successful entrepreneur in America and England, Bull Fighter in Spain, TV producer, smuggling pilot, big game fisherman, and more. He was seen for years on TV, at fairs, and shows selling Vita Mix, frozen food knives,and gadgets. Robert studied communications at University of Miami.
He lives in Florida with his wife Lynne. He works for Medical Marijuana, collecting signatures for a Florida ballot initiative sponsored by PUFMM and NORML. He has appeared at Universities, Concerts, benefits, Expos and in the media to promote the cause, tell his story, and sign copies of his autobiography, Black Tuna Diaries.