Robert Naylor (actor)

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Robert Naylor
Robert Naylor 32nd Annual Young Artist Awards (cropped).jpg
Robert Naylor at the 32nd annual Young Artist Awards (2011)
Born (1996-07-06) July 6, 1996 (age 25)[1]
Nationality Canada
Other namesRob Naylor
OccupationActor, musician
Years active2005–present
Websitewww.robertnaylor.ca

Robert Naylor (born July 6, 1996) is a Canadian actor and musician known for his voice-over on the Canadian/American television series Arthur as Dora Winifred "D.W." Read from 2007 to 2012, as well as lead roles in 10 1/2 (2010), 1.54 (2016) and Ghost Town Anthology (2019).

Early life[edit]

Naylor was born in Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Canada and is fluent in English and French.[1][2]

Acting career[edit]

Naylor started acting in 2003 when he joined the local children's theatre school Theatre West (formerly Pegasus Performing Arts).[1][3] He first appeared on TV in an English commercial, a part he got from his first audition.[4] He has had various television movie roles including Adam in Race to Mars, Jamie in Voices, and Young Tanner in Fakers. His first lead role came at the age of 12 in the Quebec feature 10½ starring Claude Legault and directed by Daniel Grou.[5] His role of Tommy in 10½ earned him the Best Actor award at the International Film Festival Bratislava in 2010, a nomination in the 31st Genie Awards for Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role,[6] and a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in an International Feature Film.[7]

In 2010, he worked on U.S.-produced movie Immortals, directed by Tarsem Singh, playing Young Theseus.[1] His first recurring role in a TV series is that of Theo in the Radio-Canada Quebec TV series 19-2, which started in early 2011[8] on Radio-Canada.[9] Directed by Daniel Grou ("Podz"), the series tells the story of two Montreal cops. Robert plays the role of Théo Berof, the son of the character played by Réal Bossé.

In May 2011, he portrayed Eric Hillridge in the Muse Entertainment-produced TV movie Cyberbully, which was shot in Montreal and premiered on ABC Family on July 17, 2011. Later that summer, he received the role of Stevie Atkins, a ghost, in the second season of Being Human. He then worked on one episode of a new IFC scripted TV series, Bullet in the Face, which was produced by Muse Entertainment and Just For Laughs and aired in summer 2012.[10]

Music career[edit]

Naylor is also a musician and producer who performs under the name Rob Naylor. His first Track "Yes" was released on Gareth Emery's label Garuda in July 2013, followed by another EP later in the year. In 2019 he released another track with Trance DJ & Producer Ben Gold under the name Rb Naylr.

He composed his first film score in 2018.[11]

Filmography[edit]

Feature films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 10 1/2 Tommy
2011 Immortals Young Theseus
2012 Pinocchio Pinocchio Voice; Canadian release
2014 Every Thing Will Be Fine Christopher
2016 1:54 Francis
2017 Sahara Ajar Voice
2018 When Love Digs a Hole
(Quand l'amour se creuse un trou)
Miron Actor + Composer
2019 Ghost Town Anthology
(Répertoire des villes disparues)
Jimmy[12]
2019 Entangled Danny[13]
2020 The Forgotten Battle Bill Post-Production
2021 Maria Chapdelaine Lorenzo Surprenant
2021 The Noise of Engines
(Le Bruit des moteurs)
Alexandre

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Circle of Friends Joan's Son
2006 Lance et Compte: La revanche Son of Mark Stevens
2007 Race to Mars Adam Erwin
2007–2008 Postcards from Buster Dora Winifred "D.W." Read Voice
2007–2012 Arthur Dora Winifred "D.W." Read Voice
2010 Fakers Young Tanner
2011–2015 19-2 Theo
2011 Cyberbully Eric Hillridge
2012 Bullet in the Face Klaus Mollert
2012–2013 Being Human Stevie Atkins[1]
2013 Pipi, Pupu & Rosmary Pipi[14] Voice
2014 Helix The Scythe
2014 Toute la vérité Jessy Gravel
2014 30 vies Francis Bertrand
2014 Ascension Matthew
2017 Cardinal Keith
2017 Bellevue Jacob Cowan
2018 District 31 Felix Cloutier
2020 -2021 Clash Vincent Dumoulin

Short films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 The Schoolyard (Les Grands) Tommy
2008 My Name Is Victor Gazon (Mon nom est Victor Gazon) Narrator
2009 Alex and the Ghosts Alex (Voice)
2011 Alone With Mr Carter John
2012 The Horse Latitudes Philly[1]

Documentary[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Dictature affective[15]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

As Rob Naylor

  • 2013 Yes (Garuda)
  • 2013 Head North / Forever City (Garuda)

As Rb Naylr

Remixes[edit]

  • 2014 Solis & Sean Truby - Raccoon (Rob Naylor Remix) (Infrasonic Recordings)
  • 2015 Greg Wonders, Arnaud S & Sarah Shields - Out Of This World (Rob Naylor Remix) (Nueva Recordings)

Awards[edit]

Year Film Award Category Notes Result
2010 10 1/2 International Film Festival Bratislava Best Actor Won
2011 10 1/2 31st Genie Awards Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
2011 10 1/2 32nd Young Artist Awards Best Performance by an Actor in an International Feature Film Won
2012 Cyberbully 33rd Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special – Supporting Young Actor Nominated
2013 Being Human 34th Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series - Young Recurring Actor Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Robert Naylor" (PDF). Agence Artistique Helena. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 26, 2012.
  2. ^ "Distribution". 10etdemi-lefilm.com (in French). Archived from the original on October 2, 2010.
  3. ^ "Theatre School in Montreal". Theatre West. Retrieved October 7, 2012.
  4. ^ "Cannes 2010 – 10½". Telefilm Canada. Archived from the original on July 12, 2010. Retrieved October 7, 2012.
  5. ^ "The Voices". Alex and the Ghosts. November 24, 2009. Retrieved October 7, 2012.
  6. ^ "Winners of 12. IFF Bratislava Announced". IFF Bratislava. May 19, 2012. Archived from the original on December 12, 2010. Retrieved October 7, 2012.
  7. ^ "32nd Annual Young Artist Awards – Nominations / Special Awards". The Young Artist Foundation. 2011. Archived from the original on December 16, 2011. Retrieved March 14, 2011.
  8. ^ "Young star gets role". Montreal Gazette.[dead link]
  9. ^ "19-2". Radio-Canada. Retrieved October 7, 2012.
  10. ^ "IFC's Original Scripted Comedy, 'Bullet in the Face' Begins Production in Montreal – Ratings". TVbytheNumbers. October 6, 2011. Archived from the original on October 9, 2011. Retrieved October 7, 2012.
  11. ^ "Robert Naylor n'a eu "aucun problème" à tourner des scènes d'amour avec France Castel".
  12. ^ "Repertoire des villes disparues".
  13. ^ "Sci-fi thriller Entangled starring Oscar-winner Marlee Matlin filming in Sudbury".
  14. ^ "Pipi, Pupu & Rosmary". juliettefilms.lu. Archived from the original on January 29, 2013.
  15. ^ "Dictature affective, le prochain docufiction de Groupe PVP". Blogue PVP (in French). November 1, 2011. Retrieved October 7, 2012.

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