Robbie Amell

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Robbie Amell
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Born Robert Patrick Amell
(1988-04-21) April 21, 1988 (age 27)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actor, model
Years active 2005–present
Partner(s) Italia Ricci (2008–present; engaged)
Relatives Stephen Amell (cousin)

Robert Patrick "Robbie" Amell (born April 21, 1988) is a Canadian actor and model. He is best known for playing Stephen Jameson on The CW's series The Tomorrow People, Ronnie Raymond / Firestorm on The CW's series The Flash, Fred Jones in the films Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins and Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster, Paxton Flynn in the film The Hunters, and Wesley Rush in the film The Duff, as well as recurring roles on such television shows as Life with Derek, True Jackson, VP, Unnatural History, and Revenge.

Early life[edit]

Amell was born in Toronto, Ontario.[1] 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. He later pursued his career in acting.[3]


Amell's first role was Daniel Murtaugh in Cheaper by the Dozen 2, which filmed in the Muskoka Region of Ontario. He also appeared in the 2007 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.[6]

In 2013, Amell 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. However, in 2014, CW opted not to renew The Tomorrow People for a second season.[7]

In May 2014, Amell joined The Duff as Wesley, the potential love interest for co-star Mae Witman as "The Duff".[8] On July 9, 2014, Amell was cast as a major recurring character on the CW series The Flash as Ronnie Raymond/Firestorm, based on the DC Comics character.[9]

On April 9, 2015, Amell was cast alongside Jennifer Garner and Kevin Spacey for the comedy film Nine Lives, set to be released on April 29, 2016.[10][11]

Personal Life[edit]

He has been dating actress Italia Ricci since July 2008.[12][13] The couple became engaged on August 20, 2014.[14]

Robbie was a fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs ice hockey team growing up, though since his move to Los Angeles, Amell has begun cheering for the Los Angeles Kings, but still calls Toronto his "second team". Amell is also in support of a second NHL team in Toronto via league expansion.[15]



Year Title Role Notes
2005 Cheaper by the Dozen 2 Daniel Murtaugh
2007 Left for Dead Blair
American Pie Presents: Beta House Nick Anderson
2008 Picture this Drew Pattrinson
2009 Alyson Stoner Project, TheThe Alyson Stoner Project VIP Guest
2013 The Hunters Paxton Flynn
Struck by Lightning Justin Walker
2014 Criminal Dino Short film
2015 Duff, TheThe Duff Wesley Rush
Anatomy of the Tide Brad McManus
Max Kyle Wincott
2016 The Babysitter Filming


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Runaway Stephen Episode: "Identity Crisis"
Life with Derek Max Miller 17 episodes
2008 Murdoch Mysteries Wallace Driscoll Episode: "Still Waters"
Picture This Drew Patterson Television film
True Jackson, VP Jimmy Madigan 40 episodes
2009 Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins Fred Jones Television film
2010 Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster Television film
Unnatural History Michael O'Malley 2 episodes
Destroy Build Destroy Himself Episode: "Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster vs. Dude, What Would Happen"
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Lyndon Voice
Episode: "Mother Knows Best"
2011 How I Met Your Mother Scooby 2 episodes
Brothers & Sisters Young William Walker Episode: "For Better or for Worse"
CSI: NY Riley Frazier Episode: "Air Apparent"
Revenge Adam 4 episodes
2012 Alcatraz Young Ray Archer 3 episodes
Pretty Little Liars Eric Kahn Episode: "The Kahn Game"
Hawaii Five-0 Billy Keats Episode: "Popilikia"
Hornet's Nest Andy Brazil Television film
2013 Hot in Cleveland Lloyd Episode: "The Conversation"
1600 Penn D.B. 7 episodes
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous Nick 8 episodes
Hunters, TheThe Hunters Paxton Flynn Television film
Tomorrow People, TheThe Tomorrow People Stephen Jameson Main role, 22 episodes
2014 Whose Line Is It Anyway? Himself Episode: "Robbie Amell"
2014-2015 The Flash, The Flash Ronnie Raymond / Firestorm Recurring role; 9 episodes
2015 Modern Family Chase Episode: "Closet? You'll Love It!"
Chasing Life Ecstasy Guy Uncredited
Episode: "Wild Thing"
2016 The X-Files Agent Miller minor guest role


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