Entertainers from across the globe dream of making it big in L.A. or The Big Apple. Countless aspiring actors, singers, and dancers spend years studying their craft, struggling to make it in the business, hoping to get discovered, waiting for that big break. Robert John Burck skipped that part.
With a guitar in his hand, a motivational message in his heart, and a suitcase full of tighty-whities Robert moved from rural Ohio to New York City, dubbed himself “The Naked Cowboy,” and started the journey to becoming the most celebrated entertainer of all time.
Times Square and underwear have never been the same.
Armed only with his homespun brand of self-motivation, The Naked Cowboy has taken his place between the Statue of Liberty and apple pie in the annals of Americana. He has created a cult following for himself without the use of a publicist or an agent. The Naked Cowboy has entertained millions of people from across world with his offbeat songs and hand-painted underwear. He has appeared on MTV, CNN, Animal Planet and USA on shows such as The Howard Stern Show, New Years Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest, K-9 Karma and Late Night with David Letterman. Additionally he has been featured in music videos for artists such as Cake, several commercials, including the Beyonce-starring Pepsi spot directed by Spike Lee, and feature films such as The Olsen Twins’ “New York Minute”.
But that’s just the beginning. Even though The Naked Cowboy has become an instantly recognized icon throughout the world, “Naked” has bigger dreams: to become “The Most Celebrated Entertainer of all Time”. Without pants!