Robbie Amell

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Robbie Amell
Robbie Amell.jpg
Amell in September 2010
Born Robert Patrick Amell
(1988-04-21) April 21, 1988 (age 26)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actor, model
Years active 2005–present
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.

Early life[edit]

Amell was born in Toronto, Ontario[1] to Jennifer and Christopher Amell.[citation needed] He is the cousin of Arrow actor Stephen Amell.[2] 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.[3]

Career[edit]

Amell first appeared as Daniel Murtaugh in Cheaper by the Dozen 2, which filmed in the Muskoka Region of Ontario. He also appeared in the 2010 horror film Left for Dead.

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.[4] He has also appeared in the ABC Family film Picture This.

Amell has a recurring role on both the Nickelodeon series True Jackson, VP as Max Madigan's nephew Jimmy, True's love interest, and the Cartoon Network series Unnatural History.

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.[5] 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.

Personal life[edit]

He's been dating Canadian actress Italia Ricci since 2008.[6][7] The couple got engaged on August 20, 2014.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Movies[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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
2013 Criminal Dino Short film
Post-production
2015 Max Filming

TV[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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"
2011–2012 Revenge Adam 4 episodes
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

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