Robb Wells

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Robb Wells
Trailer Park Boys, April 2009.jpg
Wells (centre) with Mike Smith and John Paul Tremblay, April 2009
Born (1971-03-20) March 20, 1971 (age 43)
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Occupation Actor
Years active 1995–present

Robb Wells (born March 20, 1971) is a Canadian actor and screenwriter who portrays Ricky on Trailer Park Boys.

Early life[edit]

Wells was born in Moncton, New Brunswick and moved to Dartmouth, Nova Scotia when he was eight years old. In January 2006, The Globe and Mail published an article in which it was revealed that Wells is a distant cousin of the current Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper.[1]

Career[edit]

In 2004, Wells appeared with John Paul Tremblay and John Dunsworth in the film Virginia's Run starring Gabriel Byrne and Joanne Whalley, playing characters similar to their Trailer Park Boys characters. Wells also featured in Boondock Saints 2.

In 2010, Wells reunited with many of his former Trailer Park Boys castmates in the new series The Drunk and On Drugs Happy Fun Time Hour.[2]

Wells appeared in the film Hobo with a Shotgun, out in theaters March 25, 2011. During the credits for Hobo with a Shotgun, Wells' name is incorrectly spelled as "Rob Wells".

In August 2011, Wells made a cameo appearance in the independent film "Jackhammer", shot in Victoria, British Columbia.

Wells also appeared as a radical Nova Scotian separatist "freedom fighter" / terrorist in the TV series Archer in its third season in an episode entitled "The Limited."

On July 4, 2013, it was announced that Wells, Tremblay and Mike Smith acquired the rights to Trailer Park Boys and confirmed it would return with an eighth and ninth season to be aired on Netflix.

Filmography[edit]

Films
Year Title Role Notes
1995 Cart Boy Ricky Ricky is a security guard in this film
1997 One Last Shot Ricky
1999 Trailer Park Boys The original black and white film.
2001–2008, 2014-present Trailer Park Boys TV series.
2002 Virginia's Run Rob
2006 Trailer Park Boys: The Movie Ricky
2009 The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day Jimmy the Gofer
Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day Ricky
2011 Hobo With a Shotgun Logan Credited as Rob Wells
The Drunk and On Drugs Happy Fun Time Hour Stabby Brutto
2012 Jackhammer Rocko
The Back Nine
Archer Kenny Bilko
Goon Production Assistant #1 Uncredited
Beat Down Whitey
Would You Rather Peter
2014 Trailer Park Boys: Don't Legalize It Ricky

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stephen Harper and Ricky of Trailer Park Boys are distant cousins". Globe and Mail (Canada), pg. A1. 13 January 2006. 
  2. ^ "The Boys are back and on drugs". The Globe and Mail, July 12, 2010.

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