Robert Wolfgang Stainton (born Wolfgang Günther Stainton), better known as Robert W. Stainton and Robert Stainton, is a American television & film writer, animator, actor, voice actor, director, singer, musician, entrepreneur, and producer who is the creator of Greeny Phatom. He was also the creator of the term Greenytoons, Robert Stainton playes the voices of Little Guy, Santed Sailor, Little Guy 8, among other character in the Greenytoons.

Robert is married to Canadian-American actress and LGBT rights activist Kristian "Chriserella" Michaels.

Robert lives in Chicago with his daughters Crystal Stainton (b. 1996) and Valerie Michaels-Stainton (b. 1998), his five sons Adam Stainton (b. 2001), George Stainton (b. 2002), Daniel Stainton (b. 2004), Robert Stainton, Jr. (b. 2006), and Mike Stainton (b. 2007), along with his pet Siberian husky, Robbie, his pet Savannah cat named Mick, his pet tuxedo cat Marvin, his pet tan-colored flamepoint cat named Elvis, and pet Chartreux cat Keeva.

Robert is the youngest of 9 brothers. He is a Republican.


He was born in Chicago, Illinois on September 2, 1967 at Chicago Hospital for Women and Children to a German father and a American mother, one hour before his sister Rebecca Stainton. According to a 2012 interview, his father left Germany after the Nazi Party rose to power, due to an uncle being affiliated with a communist militia. Robert was born with the name Wolfgang and the middle name Günther, as his mother, Shelly, wanted to name him for the classical composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, but his father, Arnold, wanted none of her involvement in naming him. A year after his birth, he was renamed Robert Wolfgang Stainton.

As a kid, he enjoyed drawing stuff, and he loved watching European cinema, especially German films (this obsession is what inspired the 1995 television series Greeny Phatom). He also began a Raggedy Ann obsession as a kid after seeing Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure at the Portage Theater in 1977, while with his 2 sisters and older brother Felix as part of a friend's birthday party.

Robert's father was a the head of a construction company known as Stainton Pipeline Contractors, a construction company that dealt with pipe related projects around the Chicago area, and is still doing pipe related work in the Midwestern United States to this day. The company itself was founded by Robert's grandfather Friedrich when they came to America in 1933. Having inherited some money and the trade from his parents, he took part as a contractor and then construction manager in many Great Depression era projects around the city. The company was handed over to Friedrich's brother Alois (b. 1885) after he died of appendicitis in 1941, and then to Arnold in 1951, after Alois died of a heart attack at age 66. Stainton Pipeline Contractors later established a division for general construction work named SPC Construction, which carried out a lot of maintenance work for the International Amphitheatre before it was demolished. Arnold retired from the company in the 2000s, due to health issues, carrying over management to his eldest son Arnold Jr.

Robert attended and graduated from the University of Chicago with a bachelor's degree in art in 1989. Afterwards, Robert got a job at Filmation Studios. In Filmation's final year, Robert created the original concept for Greeny Phatom and pitched the series to Filmation while working on Happily Ever After, who liked it but couldn't make the series due to the company going to be sold, Robert then worked for DiC Animation City, Saban Entertainment, and Walt Disney Television Animation, in 1993, Robert worked at Radical Sheep Productions temporarily until Greeny Phatom was pitched to CINAR, where he worked on The Big Comfy Couch for YTV, and in 1995, the series finally aired on television, he also worked on Dr. Beanson, a spinoff to Greeny Phatom which ran from 1996 to 2000, and his daughter Crystal's series which she had thought of since she was 6 years old, Catgirl and the Clawed Crusaders, and Dr. PBS, which ran from 2001 to 2003 and Dr. Viacom, which ran from 2003 to 2008. Robert also worked on several Adelaide Productions, Klasky-Csupo, Nelvana, Funbag, CINAR, and CineGroupe shows in various positions and some Saban, Ocean Group, and ADV Films dubs as a ADR script writer during the late 1990's and early 2000's on the side. He also co-wrote "It's Hamtaro Time" (he also sung the lead vocals through a vocoder), the first English theme song to Hamtaro, and the theme song for Pelswick.

In 2009, half a day after the first, official and only airing of the controversial episode, Ofcom said they just didn't like it when Robert was drunk and decided to make it.

He was the uncredited Supervising Animator for Hotel Transylvania. He also helped design Mavis and some of the new characters for it's sequel.

He also helped Michael Wildshill to create shows and games like New Super Pikachu Bros. series (mashup/crossover game franchise with Minecraft, Portal, Mario, Pokemon etc) and The Axaxins

In 2013, Robert Stainton's Greenyworld Studios in conjunction with Mike Bluth's Bluth Entertainment is currently in production on the new incubator animation show coming to GoAnimate called Heck Yeah! Cartoons, formerly Oh Yeah! Cartoons, but changed due to copyright issues, since Oh Yeah! Cartoons was already a show that was owned by Viacom/Nickelodeon.

In 2014, Robert purchased The Fool for $900,000,000 from the private collector who had bought it. The guitar made it's public return during the Robert's Pizza Bakers show at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota in 2014.

In 2015, Stainton founded Stainton Enterprises, the quickly-growing media, merchandising, advertising, telecommunications, technology and licensing conglomerate.

In 2019 at age 52, Robert Stainton started working at Disney after the Disney-Fox merger, causing Greeny Phatom and GreenyWorld Studios to be owned by Disney.

Personal Life

While studying at the University of Chicago, he met a transfer student from Finland named Marjatta Päivärinta. The two had an affair which landed her pregnant with Robert's daughter's Crystal, although she did not find out about the pregnancy until after leaving the University. Crystal was born in Los Angeles on September 8, 1986, but lived in Finland with her mother until 1998.

In 1998, Robert married the then Christina (now Kristian) Michaels. They have 6 children.

  • Valerie Micahels-Stainton (born April 9, 1998)
  • Adam James Stainton (born June 21, 2001)
  • George Alfred Stainton (born September 17, 2002)
  • Daniel Mark Stainton (born February 13, 2004)
  • Robert Wolfgang Stainton Jr. (born January 6, 2006)
  • Michael Andrew Stainton (born May 19, 2007)

In 2016, Robert Stainton became a public speaker on college campuses. He has since spoken on topics such as social justice, racism, and civil rights, both in his personal appearances and in his non-Greeny Phatom work. His contentious public persona as of late was captured on his 2017 comedy LP, Robert Stainton on Campus. The album features his interaction with students at Vanderbilt University on such topics as "feminism," "humanitarianism," "racism", "LGBT rights", "mass consumerism", and "how the left and right are ruining society respectively" The cover features a cartoon drawing by Robert of wildly dressed, angry millennials carrying protest signs with slogans like "End Stainton Brutality," "Little Guy and Dr. Beanson Smoke Pot," "Robert Is Too Old For This Bullsh**!," "Dump Mump... Crap I Rhymed The Wrong Word!", and "No Lives Matter" while the back features a group of alt-right teens waving flags with Pepe the Frog on the them and holding signs such as "God Hates Robert Stainton", "Praise Mecha... Oops We Meant Whatever Pepe Represents" and "Trump Next Sunday A.D."

Robert celebrated his 50th birthday in 2017 at the Athenaeum Theatre in Chicago, with a 35mm showing of Raggedy Ann and Andy: A Musical Adventure. His family, director Richard Williams and fellow friends Geo G. and Ulises Tobar were present at the showing.





1983-1985 He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Storyboard Artist
Clean-Up Artist
Animation Supervisor
1984-1987 The Transformers Storyboard Artist
Clean-Up Artist
1984-1985 The Adventures of Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids Clean-Up Artist
Animation Supervisor
1984-1993 Walter's World Writer
1984-1995 Gree City Writer
1985-1988 Jem Storyboard Artist
Clean-Up Artist
1985-1989 ThunderCats Writer
1985-1986 She-Ra: Princess of Power Animation Supervisor
1985 He-Man and She-Ra: The Secret of the Sword Animation Supervisor
1985 He-Man & She-Ra: A Christmas Special Animation Supervisor
1986-1988 Filmation's Ghostbusters Animation Supervisor
1987-1989 BraveStarr Animation Supervisor
1987 Pinnochio and the Emperor of the Night Animation Supervisor
1987-1990 DuckTales Storyboard Artist
1988 BraveStarr: The Movie Animation Supervisor
1989 The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! Clean-up Artist
1989 The Legend of Zelda Clean-up Artist
1989 Ring Raiders Clean-up Artist
1989-1990 Alvin and the Chipmunks Clean-up Artist
1989-1990 The Karate Kid Clean-up Artist
1989-1991 Captain N: The Game Master Clean-up Artist
1986-1991 The Real Ghostbusters Storyboard Artist
Clean-Up Artist
1989-1992 Camp Candy Clean-up Artist
1989-1990 Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers Storyboard Artist
1989-1992 G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Clean-up Artist
1989-2002 Punic Circle Director
1989-1993 Geo's World Director

Storyboard Artist

(left during production of Season 6)

1990 Happily Ever After Animation Supervisor
1990 Club Mario Animator (Title Sequence)
1990 The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 Clean-up Artist
1990 The Wizard of Oz Clean-up Artist
1990-1991 New Kids on the Block Clean-up Artist
1990-1991 Swamp Thing Clean-up Artist
1990-1992 The Power Team Clean-up Artist
1990-1992 Captain Planet and the Planeteers Clean-up Artist
1991 Super Mario World Clean-up Artist
1991 Samurai Pizza Cats ADR Script Writer (English dub)
1991 Where's Waldo? Clean-up Artist
1991 Captain Zed and the Zee Zone Clean-up Artist
1991 Chip & Pepper's Cartoon Madness Clean-up Artist
1991 Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventures Clean-up Artist
1991-1992 Hammerman Writer
1991-1992 Wish Kid Clean-up Artist
1991-1992 ProStars Clean-up Artist
1992 Super Dave: Daredevil for Hire Clean-up Artist
1992 Inspector Gadget Saves Christmas Clean-up Artist
1992 Battletoads Clean-up Artist
1992-1993 Stunt Dawgs Clean-up Artist
1992-1993 Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa Clean-up Artist
1993 All-New Dennis the Menace Clean-up Artist
1993 Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog Clean-up Artist
1993 Sonic the Hedgehog Clean-up Artist (Season 1 only)
1993 Double Dragon Clean-up Artist
1993 Madeline Clean-up Artist
1993-1995 The Big Comfy Couch Writer
1995 Sailor Moon ADR Script Writer (1995 English dub)
1995 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Writer
1995 The Critic Writer
1995-1996 Rocko's Modern Life Writer
1995-1996 The Ren & Stimpy Show Writer (co-wrote 1 episode)
1995-1997 Beavis and Butt-Head Writer
1995-1997 Aaahh!!! Real Monsters Writer
1995–present Greeny Phatom Supervisor
Voice Actor
1995–present The Simpsons Writer (Season 10 only)
1995-2004 Rugrats Writer (one episode)
1996 Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers Writer (Season 3 only)
1996 Power Rangers Zeo Writer
1996-2000 Dr. Beanson Supervisor
Voice Actor
1996-2000 Kablam! Writer
1996-2004 Hey Arnold! Writer
1997 Super Pig ADR Script Writer (English dub)
Vocalist on theme song (English dub)
1997 Extreme Ghostbusters Storyboard Artist
1997 Power Rangers Turbo Writer
1997-2001 The Angry Beavers Writer
1997-2010 King of the Hill Writer (Seasons 1-3 only)
1998 Power Rangers in Space Writer
1998-2001 Oh Yeah! Cartoons Writer
1998-2004 The Wild Thornberrys Writer
1998–present Catgirl and the Clawed Crusaders Television Producer
Voice Actor
1999-2002 Toad Patrol Storyboard Artist
Character Designer
1999 Monster Rancher ADR Script Writer (English dub)
1999 Power Rangers Lost Galaxy Writer
1999-2004 Rocket Power Writer
1999-2004 SpongeBob SquarePants Writer (Season 1 only)
1999-2005 Dragon Tales Storyboard Artist
1999–present Family Guy Writer (Season 1 only)
2000-2001 For Better or Worse Storyboard Artist
2000 Blaster's Universe Storyboard Artist
Character Designer
2000 Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue Writer
2000-2002 Pelswick Storyboard Artist
Character Designer
2001-2002 Action League Now! Writer (1 episode only)
2001-2004 The Fairly Oddparents Writer
2000-2004 As Told by Ginger Writer
2001 Power Rangers Time Force Writer
2001-2007 What's with Andy? Storyboard Artist
2001-2002 Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat Storyboard Artist
2002-2004 Hamtaro ADR Script Writer (English dub)
Vocalist on theme song (English dub)
Composer (English dub)
2002-2004 Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Writer
2002 InuYasha ADR Script Writer (English dub)
2002 Power Rangers Wild Force Write
2001-2003 Dr. PBS Writer

Voice Actor

2003-2004 My Life as a Teenage Robot Writer
2003-2008 Dr. Viacom Writer

Voice Actor

2004 Johnny Bravo Writer
2006-2017 Finley's World Writer
2013 Donald's World Storyboard Artist
2013–present Geo's Universe Storyboard Artist
2014-2016 Let's Get Phatom Director
Executive Producer
2015-2017 Greeny LOL Director
2021 Future Phatom Creator
Voice Actor
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