- 1 Who is Robbie Kay?
- 2 Early Life and Education: Moving Around
- 3 Career Beginning: Hannibal Rising, Fugitive Pieces, My Boy Jack
- 4 Sustained Success: Pirates of the Caribbean, Ways to Live Forever and More
- 5 Expanding His Repertoire: Heroes Reborn, Once Upon a Time and More
- 6 Personal Life: Is Robbie Kay Gay? Does He Have a Girlfriend?
- 7 Body Measurements: How Tall is Robbie Kay?
- 8 Net Worth: How Rich is Robbie Kay?
- 9 Social Media Presence
Who is Robbie Kay?
Born on 13 September 1995, in Lymington, Hampshire, England, under the earth sign of Virgo, Robert “Robbie” Andrew Kay is a 23-year-old English actor. He first gained fame as a child with appearances in “Hannibal Rising” and “Fugitive Pieces”, which even though small roles, they aided young Robbie in making a name for himself. Many predicted that his performance would be just a fluke, but he continued to work hard, and appeared in “Heroes Reborn”, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” and “Once Upon a Time”, which turned out to be his greatest success to date. Due to his candid approach and youthful appearance, Robbie has managed to tantalize audiences and greatly contribute to any cinematographic work of art, regardless of the genre.
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Early Life and Education: Moving Around
Robbie Kay was born to Ivan and Stephanie Kay in Lymington – neither his mother or father are native to the town, as they are from Newcastle (upon Tyne) and Peterborough, respectively. In addition to Robbie, the Kay family also consists of his two older sisters, Camilla and Fiona. Even though they liked the life in rural England, they soon moved to Brussels, Belgium, but not for long, as in 2006 when Robbie was 11 years-old, the family moved yet again, this time to Prague, in the Czech Republic. Despite the shock he felt due to his new surroundings, it was precisely this change of scenery that helped him become an actor. Apparently, it all happened when he was attending the International School of Prague, an institution for foreign students. He saw a note on the school’s announcement board, looking for English-speaking extras below the age of 13. In spite of not having even a shred of acting experience, Robbie amazed everyone at the audition, which resulted in a speaking part in the movie “The Illusionist”; unfortunately, his scenes were removed from the final cut.
Career Beginning: Hannibal Rising, Fugitive Pieces, My Boy Jack
Because of its immense beauty and picturesque architecture, Prague is a major European hub for actors and directors, resulting in a lot of movies being shot there. After meeting Edward Norton, the star of “The Illusionist”, Robbie quickly fell in love with acting and wanted to make the most of his surroundings. In 2007, he decided to go all in, as he appeared in “Hannibal Rising”, “Fugitive Pieces” and “My Boy Jack”, which is a remarkable number of credits in one year, even for more seasoned actors. Despite being only 12 years-old, critics quickly noticed him and his immense potential. In her “Fugitive Pieces” review on the site Chatelaine, Alixia Cox wrote: ‘Robbie Kay, who plays the young Jakob, gives a remarkable performance with little [sic] words and a lot of emotion. When he smiles (which isn’t often) you can’t help but be affected.‘ 2008 was also successful for him, with “Bathory” and “In Bruges” furthering his reputation even more. At the 30th annual Young Artists Awards, Robbie was nominated for two awards, one for “Pinocchio” and the other for “Fugitive Pieces”.
Sustained Success: Pirates of the Caribbean, Ways to Live Forever and More
After taking some time off in 2009, Robbie was back with a vengeance. He dominated 2010 with an appearance in “Made in Dagenham”, a critically acclaimed movie about the famous 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car factory. With an emphasis on feminism and workers’ rights, the movie caused quite a stir, and did wonders for Robbie’s popularity. In “Ways to Live Forever”, he delivered his best performance to date, playing a boy who has leukemia, which doesn’t stop him from chasing his dreams and making the best of the time he has left. 2011 marked another change for Kay, as he and his family moved across the pond to Houston, Texas, where Robbie still resides to this day. Upon his relocation, we could see him assuming the role of Cabin Boy in “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”, which propelled him to stardom as the movie was a global success. Afterwards he took a break from acting to complete his education, and make a plan for future endeavors.
Expanding His Repertoire: Heroes Reborn, Once Upon a Time and More
In 2015, Robbie joined the cast of “Heroes Reborn”, a popular TV show which was inspired by Marvel’s “X-Men” franchise, and based around people with unusual powers. The mini-series lasted for only 13 episodes, with Robbie’s character – Tommy Clark – a fan favorite through the show’s duration. After this accomplishment, we could see Kay in “Cold Moon” and “Grey’s Anatomy”, with subsequent appearances in “Sleepy Hollow”, “No Postage Necessary” and several other works. However, from 2013 to 2018, Robbie amazed audiences around the world as Peter Pan in the hit show “Once Upon a Time”. Funnily, he wasn’t a fan of the show before he was offered to play the legendary fairytale character. ‘To be honest, Peter Pan was one of those fairy tales that I sort of related to, and I think that’s the case with a lot of kids’, commented Kay. ‘The whole idea of escapism really resonates with a lot of kids.’ His more recent appearances include Simon Parks Jr. in “The Rookie”, and Mack in “Locating Silver Lake”.
Personal Life: Is Robbie Kay Gay? Does He Have a Girlfriend?
According to Kay himself, he is indubitably heterosexual. Despite the fact that he doesn’t talk about anything other than his interests and his career, we do know that Robbie has had a girlfriend since August 2018. Looking at his social media, we can see photographs of the two kissing during a vacation in Park City, Utah, which is a famous hub for the rich and famous. We do not know anything about this mysterious lady.
Trivia About Robert Kay
- When he was five, Robert was struck in the eyeball with a wooden stick, resulting in the eye becoming permanently bloodshot. Fortunately, only the blood vessels burst and his sight was left unaffected.
- His greatest fears are heights and roller coasters.
- As for his biggest hero, that would have to be his dad, Ivan.
- What about his taste in movies? Well, the young man is a big fan of 1980s titles, but his absolute favorite film is “Layer Cake”. “Game of Thrones” is his favorite show, with Sandra Bullock being his favorite actress.
- He loves dancing and singing, even though he is terrible at both of these activities.
- In his free time, Robbie mainly listens to Alt-J.
- His love for vintage things transcends 1980s movies, as he loves driving his 1969 Ford Mustang.
- Indian food is his favorite, mostly because he used to eat it a lot on movie sets.
- As for his most beloved snack, there is nothing better than salsa and pita chips.
- Kay also said he doesn’t believe either in Big Foot or the Loch Ness monster.
Body Measurements: How Tall is Robbie Kay?
Robbie Kay is 5ft 7ins (171cm) tall, and weighs around 132lbs (60kgs). With light brown eyes and dark brown hair, he amassed an enviable number of female fans. What sets him apart in the movie industry is his youthful look, as he seemingly hasn’t aged a bit since he was a teenager. Despite him being almost 24 years-old, Robbie can play characters that are way younger than he actually is. Currently, he has no known tattoos or body modifications.
Net Worth: How Rich is Robbie Kay?
Have you ever wondered how affluent Robbie Kay really is? According to several authoritative sources, he has a net worth of approximately $2 million, as of mid-2019, accumulated by working incessantly ever since his prepubescent years. Given the fact that he is still young and constantly getting better at acting, it wouldn’t be surprising to see his net worth rise in the foreseeable future.
— Robbie Kay (@RobbieKay_) June 17, 2019
Social Media Presence
Thanks to the ever expanding grasp that social media has on worldwide audiences, it is in the best interests of most celebrities to keep their fans informed about their activities and thus maintain and potentially increase their ratings and profit. Kay himself is no stranger to this popular trend, as his dedication to posting updates on his public profiles and engaging with his fans is at an all-time high. He has a significant Instagram following, with 500,000 fans engaging with him on a daily basis. We cannot disregard his Twitter and Facebook accounts either, with over 230,000 and 90,000 followers, respectively. He also has an official website.