PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY)- You never know when you’re going to hit your stride. For local actor, Robert Shepherd, his biggest breaks came later in life.

Shepherd has over 100 movie and TV credits to his name, including appearing in Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” and “Evan Almighty.” From his work with the U.S. Army, to the love of his wife Marcia, everything kept leading Shepherd back to his first love of acting.