Robert Vance
Biographical Information
Gender: Male
Status: Deceased
Occupation: NSA Director
Physical Description
Species: Human
Hair color: Bald
Eye color: Black
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Portrayed by: Daryl Edwards
First appearance: "Pilot"
Latest appearance: "Contrails"

"The problem, ladies and gentlemen is your plane departed Montego Bay, Jamaica on April 7, 2013. Today is November 4th 2018. You've all been missing, presumed dead for five and a half years." ― NSA Director Vance[source]

NSA Director Robert Vance is a character on NBC's Manifest. He is portrayed by guest star Daryl Edwards


After Flight 828Edit

Vance goes to the airport where Flight 828 lands, and explains to the passengers that they have been missing for five and a half years.

Later, he interrogates Bill Daly, Danny Clarke, Bethany Collins, Saanvi Bahl, Radd, Kelly Taylor, Harvey, Michaela Stone, Ben Stone, and Cal Stone.

The Lead Investigator tells him that everyone on the plane was interrogated, but they don't have any information on what happened, and that there isn't any substance dating from between the time the plane took off, and when it returned, and that it looks like they never landed. Vance then replies that it is impossible, and the Lead Investigator says that no one on the plane aged a day.


  • Daryl Edwards was credited as a "co-star" for "Pilot".
  • Close friends of his called him "Bobby".
  • Of the guest characters Vance has the most appearances, he also has more appearances than three main characters, one more than Cal, two more than Olive and four more than Saanvi