Rob Mayes

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Rob Mayes
Born Robert Mayes
(1984-11-17) November 17, 1984 (age 32)
Occupation Actor, musician, model
Years active 2002–present

Rob Mayes is an American actor, musician, and model.

He is best known for starring as the title character in the 2012 horror comedy film John Dies at the End, as well as portraying Tommy Nutter in the short-lived comedy-drama television series Jane by Design.

Early life[edit]

Mayes was raised in Pepper Pike, Ohio,[1] by his mother Diana

He started modeling when he was five years old.[2] His brother, Alex, was born ten years after him.[3]

After graduating from University School in 2003,[1] Mayes attended Dulwich College in London and toured Europe with a singing group.

He decided to pursue a military career and attended the United States Naval Academy. He was also accepted into the United States Military Academy and planned to become a Navy SEAL, but left approximately 18 months later, citing desensitization and feeling like he was "becoming something [he] didn't want to be."

After leaving the military, he focused on songwriting and released a seven-track pop album called Glimpses of Truth.[2]


Two weeks after moving to New York City in 2007, Mayes was hired for a one-episode role in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. In 2008, he played the lead role in the MTV musical television film The American Mall.[2]

Mayes had guest starring roles on Cold Case, Valentine, Bones, and Medium[4] and played the lead role in the 2010 remake of Ice Castles.[5]

In 2012, he auditioned for the role of John in John Dies at the End, and premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

Also in 2013, he had a recurring role as Tommy Nutter in Jane by Design and guest starring roles in NCIS, The Glades, and 90210.[4]

After a recurring role on The Client List,[4] he portrayed Matthew Blackwood in the 2013 drama film Burning Blue, which was based on the 1992 play of the same name.[6]

In 2014, played Troy Quinn in Legends.[7][8]



Year Title Role
2010 Ice Castles Nick
2012 Melvin Smarty Kilcline
2012 John Dies at the End John
2013 Burning Blue Matthew Blackwood
2013 Enough Said Waiter
2015 Eden Markese
2017 Different Flowers Blake


Year Title Role Notes
2007 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Mark Schroeffel Episode: "Responsible"
2008 American Mall, TheThe American Mall Joey Television film
2008 Cold Case Jim Horn '64 Episode: "Wednesday's Women"
2009 Valentine Matt Desanto Episode: "She's Gone"
2009 Acceptance Justin Smelling Television film
2009 Bones Trey Johnson Episode: "The Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood"
2009 Sorority Wars Beau Television film
2010 Medium Young fireman Episode: "Smoke Damage"
2011 Hound Dogs Cash Television film
2012 NCIS Kyle Baxter Episode: "Psych Out"
2012 Jane by Design Tommy Nutter 5 episodes
2012 Glades, TheThe Glades Lucas Gardner Episode: "Islandia"
2012 90210 Colin Bell 3 episodes
2012 A Golden Christmas 3 Bobby Alden Television film
2013 Meddling Mom Ben Television film
2013 Client List, TheThe Client List Derek Malloy 12 episodes
2014 Eden Markese Feature film
2014 Beauty & the Beast Patrick Franco Episode: "Ancestors"
2014 Legends Troy Buchanan 2 episodes
2015–16 Mistresses Marc Nickleby Main role
2016–17 Frequency Kyle Mosbey 5 episodes


  1. ^ a b O'Connor, Clint (February 8, 2013). "Ex-'Sexiest Bachelor' Rob Mayes on part in 'John Dies at the End' and other strange matter". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved April 28, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c MacMedan, Dan (August 11, 2008). "Rob Mayes shops for success at MTV's 'Mall'". USA Today. Retrieved April 27, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Rob Mayes Interview". Seventeen. Retrieved April 27, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c "Rob Mayes Credits". TV Guide. Retrieved April 27, 2014. 
  5. ^ Krook, Dana. "Ice Castles Review". Faze. Retrieved April 27, 2014. 
  6. ^ Landry, Aaron (April 16, 2014). "First Trailer for "Burning Blue"… a.k.a. "Brokeback Top Gun"". The Backlot. Retrieved April 27, 2014. 
  7. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (May 8, 2013). "Howard Gordon's TNT Drama 'Legends' Gets Series Pickup". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 27, 2014. 
  8. ^ Willmore, Alison (May 8, 2013). "Spy Drama 'Legends,' From the Producers of 'Homeland,' Gets a Series Order and a Trailer from TNT". Indiewire. Retrieved April 27, 2014. 

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