Amell in November 2016
Robert Patrick Amell IV
April 21, 1988
Italia Ricci (m. 2016)
|Relatives||Stephen Amell (First cousin)|
Robert Patrick Amell IV (born April 21, 1988) is a Canadian-American actor and producer. He is known for playing Stephen Jameson on The CW series The Tomorrow People, Ronnie Raymond/Firestorm on The CW series The Flash, Nathan Brown on Upload, Fred Jones in the films Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins and Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster, and the films The Hunters as Paxton Flynn, The DUFF as Wesley Rush, and The Babysitter as Max. He has also had recurring roles on television shows such as Life with Derek, True Jackson, VP, Unnatural History, and Revenge.
Amell was born in Toronto; he is the son of Jo (Burden) and Rob Amell, who work in the custom jewellery business. His first cousin is 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. He later pursued his career in acting.
Amell's first role was Daniel Murtaugh in Cheaper by the Dozen 2, which was filmed in the Muskoka Region of Ontario. Originally meant to be a non-speaking role, he ended up getting a couple of lines. 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. He has also appeared in the ABC Family film Picture This. Amell had 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. 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, 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. In May 2014, Amell joined The DUFF as Wesley, the potential love interest for co-star Mae Witman as "The DUFF". 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.
In July 2015, Amell was cast in the tenth season of The X-Files as FBI Agent Miller. Amell starred alongside Kevin Spacey and Jennifer Garner in the comedy film Nine Lives, which was released on August 5, 2016.
In 2017, Amell co-starred in McG's horror film The Babysitter. Also starring Judah Lewis, Samara Weaving and Bella Thorne, the film was released by Netflix on Friday, October 13. He also starred in and executive produced the sci-fi action film Code 8, with Stephen Amell co-starring and also executive producing. The film, expanding on an earlier short, was funded by an Indiegogo campaign, which raised over $2 million.
Amell began dating actress Italia Ricci in July 2008. The couple got engaged on August 20, 2014, and married on October 15, 2016. Amell and Ricci welcomed their first child, a son, on September 12, 2019; they became US citizens in January 2020.
Amell 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". In a 2015 interview, Amell discussed his support for a second NHL team in Toronto via league expansion.
|2005||Cheaper by the Dozen 2||Daniel Murtaugh|
|2007||American Pie Presents: Beta House||Nick Anderson||Direct-to-video|
|Left for Dead||Blair|
|2008||Picture This||Drew Patterson|
|2009||The Alyson Stoner Project||VIP guest|
|2012||Struck by Lightning||Justin Walker|
|2015||The DUFF||Wesley Rush|
|Anatomy of the Tide||Brad McManus|
|2016||Code 8||Connor Reed||Short film; also executive producer|
|Nine Lives||David Brand|
|2018||When We First Met||Ethan|
|2019||Code 8||Connor Reed|
|TBA||The Babysitter 2||Max||In post-production|
|2006–2008||Life with Derek||Max Miller||17 episodes|
|2008||Murdoch Mysteries||Wallace Driscoll||Episode: "Still Waters"|
|2008||Picture This||Drew Patterson||Television film|
|2008–2011||True Jackson, VP||Jimmy Madigan||Main role, 42 episodes|
|2009||Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins||Fred Jones||Television film|
|2010||Unnatural History||Michael O'Malley||2 episodes|
|2010||Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster||Fred Jones||Television film|
|2010||Destroy Build Destroy||Himself||Episode: "Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster vs. Dude, What Would Happen"|
|2011||How I Met Your Mother||Nate “Scooby” Scooberman||2 episodes|
|2011||Brothers & Sisters||Young William Walker||Episode: "For Better or for Worse"|
|2011||CSI: NY||Riley Frazier||Episode: "Air Apparent"|
|2012||Alcatraz||Young Ray Archer||3 episodes|
|2012||Hornet's Nest||Andy Brazil||Television film|
|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||The Tomorrow People||Stephen Jameson||Lead role, 22 episodes|
|2013||The Hunters||Paxton Flynn||Television film|
|2014||Whose Line Is It Anyway?||Himself||Episode: "Robbie Amell"|
|2014–2017||The Flash||Earth-1 Ronnie Raymond/Firestorm
Earth-2 Ronnie Raymond/Deathstorm
|2015||Modern Family||Chase||Episode: "Closet? You'll Love It!"|
|2015||Chasing Life||Ecstasy guy||Episode: "Wild Thing"; uncredited|
|2016–2018||The X Files||Special Agent Kyd Miller||3 episodes|
|2018–2019||A Series of Unfortunate Events||Kevin||3 episodes|
|2020||Upload||Nathan Brown||Main cast|
Awards and nominations
|2015||17th Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie Actor: Comedy||Nominated|
|Choice Movie: Liplock (shared with Mae Whitman)||Nominated|
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- Robbie Amell and Italia Ricci Become United States Citizens: 'Today Was Awesome'
- "Robbie Amell discusses his disappointment in the MLSE and the Toronto Maple Leafs". SceneCreek.com. Youtube.
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