Bobby Edner

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Bobby Edner
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Edner leaving B97 in New Orleans, Louisiana, following a live appearance with Varsity Fanclub on October 6, 2008
Born Robert Charles Edner
(1988-10-05) October 5, 1988 (age 26)
Downey, California, United States
Occupation Actor, singer, dancer, rapper
Years active 1992–present

Robert Charles Edner (born October 5, 1988) is an American actor, singer, dancer, and rapper. He was a member of the boy band Varsity Fanclub.

Career[edit]

Edner's first credit was in 1997, as "Chip" in a straight-to-video Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen release. After bit parts on various television shows, he made his first film appearance in 1999's The Muse, in the role of "Boy at Sarah's House". His role in the film Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over earned him the nickname "Spy Kid" from fellow Varsity Fanclub members. Edner has also made numerous guest appearances on television shows, including Charmed, Judging Amy, 7th Heaven, and Veronica Mars. Edner has not had many roles since 2002; his most recent credit was a starring turn as Crystal Bernard's son in Welcome to Paradise, in 2007.

He has also done some voice work, providing additional ADR in films, including Agent Cody Banks, Kangaroo Jack, and Monsters, Inc., and was the English-language voice of Final Fantasy XII character Vaan. Edner has also worked in commercials and is the brother of Ashley Edner. Edner is a former member of the Hollywood Knights celebrity basketball team,[citation needed] and the NBA Entertainment League (NBAE).

Dancing and music career[edit]

Edner's dancing landed him a featured role – dancing like Michael Jackson – in the music video for Alien Ant Farm's cover version of "Smooth Criminal"; he appeared in Jennifer Lopez's "Ain't It Funny", as well.[citation needed]

Edner dueted with Alexa Vega on the song "Heart Drive" from the film Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over. He also co-wrote the song "Alone" with Ryan Cabrera.[citation needed]

From 2008 to 2011, Edner was a member of the boy band Varsity Fanclub, whose members have included David Lei Brandt, Drew Ryan Scott, Jayk Purdy, TC Carter and Thomas Fiss. On April 30, 2011, and May 1, 2011, Edner posted a series of public messages on his Twitter profile publicly discussing conflicts with the band's new (and as yet unsigned manager), Philipp Hallenberger. Edner claimed that he was not informed of an April 2011 Varsity Fanclub photo shoot and that he was being "forced out" of the band by Hallenberger. Edner posted on April 30, 2011: "Trust me, this is not my decision and I will be fighting this. I want nothing more than to be in this group and have no intention to quit."[1] Edner did not accompany Varsity Fanclub on their summer 2011 tour of Germany, has made no further appearances with them to date, and is no longer included in their promotional material.[2]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1999 Step by Step Youth in Film Award for Best Guest Starring Performance in a TV Comedy Series Won (5-way tie)[3]
2000 Touched by an Angel Young Artist Award for Best Guest Starring Performance in a TV Drama Series Nominated[4]
2001 The Trial of Old Drum Young Artist Award for Best Leading Performance in a television film (Drama) Nominated[5]
2002 The Day the World Ended Young Artist Award for Best Leading Performance in a television film (Comedy or Drama) Nominated[6]
2002 Charmed Young Artist Award for Best Guest Starring Performance in a TV Drama Series Nominated[6]
2003 Do Over Young Artist Award for Best Guest Starring Performance in a TV Comedy Series Nominated[7]
2004 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over Young Artist Award for Best Young Ensemble in a Feature Film (group award) Nominated[8]

Discography[edit]

Soundtracks[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Film and television work[edit]

Television series guest-starring roles[edit]

Television commercials[edit]

Voice work[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ @bobbyedner. "Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2013-10-09. 
  2. ^ "Varsity Fanclub". Facebook. Retrieved 2013-10-09. 
  3. ^ "20th Annual Awards". Youngartistawards.org. 1999-03-06. Retrieved 2013-10-09. 
  4. ^ "21st Annual Awards". Youngartistawards.org. Retrieved 2013-10-09. 
  5. ^ "22nd Annual Awards". Youngartistawards.org. Retrieved 2013-10-09. 
  6. ^ a b "23rd Annual Young Artist Awards". Youngartistawards.org. 2002-04-07. Retrieved 2013-10-09. 
  7. ^ "24th Annual Young Artist Awards Nominations". Youngartistawards.org. 2003-03-29. Retrieved 2013-10-09. 
  8. ^ "25th Annual Young Artist Awards - Winners and Nominations". Youngartistawards.org. Retrieved 2013-10-09. 

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