Robert Jayne

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Robert Jayne
Born 1973 (age 40–41)
Other names Bobby Jacoby
Occupation Actor
Years active 1979–present

Robert Jayne (born 1973),[1] sometimes credited as Bobby Jacoby, is an American actor.

Starting his career as a child, he has appeared in many television series as well as films. His television credits include: Knots Landing, The Greatest American Hero, St. Elsewhere, Manimal, The Love Boat, Highway to Heaven, Murder, She Wrote, Diff'rent Strokes, Who's the Boss?, T.J. Hooker, The A-Team, Cagney and Lacey, Hill Street Blues, The Wonder Years, Jake and the Fatman, Land of the Lost, Walker, Texas Ranger, Baywatch and Tremors.

His film credits include; Iron Eagle, Tremors, Tremors 3: Back to Perfection, Meet the Applegates, and Night of the Demons 2.

He also supplied the voice of "Dorin" in the animated television series Wildfire, and directed and wrote the 2010 short film The Broker.

In addition to acting, Robert played blackjack professionally with a team of well-known card counters from 2000 to 2005.[2] In his 2010 book Repeat until Rich, Josh Axelrad describes his experiences in Las Vegas with Jayne and a team of card counters as they use "Big Player" and "Call-in" tactics to win millions of dollars. Jayne became a well known player and was entered into a "Black List" by the Griffin Agency, known for supplying intelligence information to casinos regarding players that can "hurt" the casino by winning money.[3]

He played in the first ever "World Series of Blackjack" against such notables Stanford Wong and Hollywood Dave under the name "Bobby J".[4] It pitted some of the best and well known blackjack players from around the world.

He is the brother of Scott Jacoby, Billy Jayne, Susan Jayne, and Laura Jayne. All of them participated in film and television projects, with Scott Jacoby winning an Emmy for the television movie That Certain Summer.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bobby Jacoby Biography". filmreference.com. 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Axelrad, Josh (2010). Repeat until Rich: A Professional Card Counter's Chronicle of the Blackjack Wars. New York: Penguin Press. ISBN 978-1-59420-247-6. 
  3. ^ "Griffin Investigations". bj21.com. 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Past World Series of Blackjack". blackjackworldseries.net. 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Robert Jayne talks to UK Tremors". angelfire.com. 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 

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