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]

Actors John Dunsworth, John Paul Tremblay, and Rob Wells can be seen in the MGM 2002 movie Virginia's Run starring Gabriel Byrne and Joanne Whalley. John Dunsworth plays a local cop while John Paul Tremblay and Rob Wells play active and verbal townsmen similar to their Trailer Park Boys characters. Actors are credited as cop for John Dunsworth, J.P. for John Paul Tremblay (credits as J.P. Tremblay), and Rob Wells as Rob. The movie was filmed in Nova Scotia, Canada. Robb Wells is 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.

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 season. It will not air on television, but on their Internet channel, SwearNet.com. Production is set for July 2013.

Filmography[edit]

Films
Year Title Role Notes
2001–2008, 2014-present Trailer Park Boys Ricky
2002 Virginia's Run Rob
2006 Trailer Park Boys: The Movie Ricky
2009 The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day Jimmy the Gofer
2009 Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day Ricky
2011 Hobo With a Shotgun Logan Credited as Rob Wells
2011 The Drunk and On Drugs Happy Fun Time Hour Stabby Brutto
2012 Jackhammer Rocko
2012 The Back Nine
2012 Archer Kenny Bilko
2012 Goon Production Assistant #1 Uncredited
2012 Beat Down Whitey
2012 Would You Rather Peter
2014 Trailer Park Boys 3 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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