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Amell in September 2010
|Born||Robert Patrick Amell
April 21, 1988
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Relatives||Stephen Amell (cousin)|
Robert Patrick "Robbie" Amell (born April 21, 1988) is a Canadian actor, best known for playing the lead role of Stephen Jameson on the CW's The Tomorrow People, Fred Jones in Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins and Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster, as well as numerous recurring roles on such shows as Life with Derek, True Jackson, VP, Unnatural History, and Revenge.
Amell was born in Toronto, Ontario to Jennifer and Christopher Amell. He is the cousin of Arrow actor Stephen Amell. Along with his sister, he started modeling and acting in small roles in commercials when he was six years old. At age sixteen, he began landing roles in high school plays such as Louis and Dave and Fionia, Picasso at the Lapin Agile and The Importance of Being Earnest. His love for acting made him go to Canadian Studios Acting Academy. He graduated from Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute in Toronto in 2006.
Amell had a role in the Canadian Family Channel series Life with Derek, playing lead character Casey McDonald's boyfriend, Max. Life with Derek was distributed worldwide, including US Disney Channel and its international affiliates. He has also appeared in the ABC Family film Picture This.
He played the role of Noel Kahn's brother Eric on the ABC Family television series Pretty Little Liars during the show's third season. Amell has played hockey since he was a child and considered making a career of it until discovering his love of acting. He also takes break dancing lessons. He had a recurring role on MTV's Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous.
He was cast as Fred Jones in the 2009 TV movie Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins, which became the most watched telecast ever on Cartoon Network. He reprised the role in the 2010 sequel Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster.
In 2013, he received his biggest role to date, lead character Stephen Jameson in CW's sci-fi drama The Tomorrow People, a remake of the British series of the same name. The first episode had 2.32 million U.S. viewers. In 2014 CW opted not to renew The Tomorrow People for a second season. In July, 2014, it was revealed that he was cast as the recurring character on the freshman show The Flash as Ronnie Raymond/Firestorm, based on the DC Comics character.
|2005||Cheaper by the Dozen 2||Daniel Murtaugh|
|2007||Left for Dead||Blair|
|2007||American Pie Presents: Beta House||Nick Anderson||Direct-to-video|
|2008||Picture This||Drew Patterson||Television film|
|2009||Alyson Stoner Project, TheThe Alyson Stoner Project||VIP guest|
|2009||Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins||Fred Jones||Television film|
|2010||Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster||Fred Jones||Television film|
|2012||Hornet's Nest||Andy Brazil||Television film|
|2012||Struck by Lightning||Justin Walker|
|2013||Anatomy of the Tide||Brad McManus|
|2013||Hunters, TheThe Hunters||Paxton Flynn|
|2006||Runaway||Stephen||2 episodes (1 unaired)|
|2006–2008||Life with Derek||Max Miller||17 episodes|
|2008||Murdoch Mysteries||Wallace Driscoll||Episode: "Still Waters"|
|2008–2011||True Jackson, VP||Jimmy Madigan||Recurring (season 1); Main cast (seasons 2–3); 40 episodes|
|2010||Unnatural History||Michael O'Malley||2 episodes|
|2010||Destroy Build Destroy||Himself||Episode: "Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster vs. Dude, What Would Happen"|
|2010||Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's||Lyndon (voice)||Episode: "Mother Knows Best"|
|2011||Hallelujah||Gideon Roman||Unsold ABC pilot|
|2011||How I Met Your Mother||Scooby||2 episodes|
|2011||Brothers & Sisters||Young William Walker||Episode: "For Better or for Worse"|
|2011||CSI: NY||Riley Frazier||Episode: "Air Apparent"|
|2012||Like Father...||Will Lyons||Unsold Fox pilot|
|2012||Alcatraz||Young Ray Archer||3 episodes|
|2012||Pretty Little Liars||Eric Kahn||Episode: "The Kahn Game"|
|2012||Hawaii Five-0||Billy Keats||Episode: "Popilikia"|
|2013||Hot in Cleveland||Lloyd||Episode: "The Conversation"|
|2013||1600 Penn||D.B.||7 episodes|
|2013||Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous||Nick||8 episodes|
|2013–2014||Tomorrow People, TheThe Tomorrow People||Stephen Jameson||Main cast; 22 episodes|
|2014||Whose Line Is It Anyway?||Himself||Special guest star|
|2014–present||Flash, TheThe Flash||Ronnie Raymond||Recurring role|
- "Zach Stone is Gonna Be Famous – Cast – Robbie Amell". MTV. Retrieved October 8, 2013.
- Bierly, Mandi (September 16, 2013). "Invasion of the Amells: A Q&A with The CW's best bloodline". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved October 8, 2013.
- "Robbie Amell Biography". Yahoo. Retrieved October 20, 2013.
- Mcomet Biography
- Wong, Tony (8 October 2013). "Robbie Amell debuts in The Tomorrow People". The Star. Retrieved 20 October 2013.