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  • Robbie Kay is known for roles in films and TV shows like “Hannibal Rising” and “Once Upon a Time”.
  • He moved frequently during his childhood, which ultimately led to his acting career starting in Prague.
  • Robbie’s career highlights include significant roles across various genres, demonstrating his acting versatility.
  • His interests include 1980s movies, driving a vintage Ford Mustang, and enjoying Indian cuisine.
  • Robbie engages actively with fans on social media and has a net worth estimated at $2 million as of 2024.

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 28-year-old English actor. He first gained fame as a child with appearances in “Hannibal Rising” and “Fugitive Pieces”, which even though small roles 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 nor 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 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. Despite 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.

Full NameRobert Andrew Kay
Known ForActing in “Hannibal Rising”, “Fugitive Pieces”, “Heroes Reborn”, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”, “Once Upon a Time”
EducationInternational School of Prague, Stagecoach Theatre School
Net WorthApproximately $2 million as of 2024
SiblingsCamilla and Fiona
ParentsIvan and Stephanie Kay
Date of BirthSeptember 13, 1995
Zodiac SignVirgo
Place of BirthLymington, Hampshire, England
Hair ColorDark blond
Eye ColorGray-green
Height5ft 7ins (171cm)
Weight132lbs (60kgs)
AwardsNominated for Young Artist Awards
Notable Works/Awards“Hannibal Rising”, “Fugitive Pieces”, “Heroes Reborn”, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”, “Once Upon a Time”
HobbiesDancing, singing, driving a 1969 Ford Mustang, eating Indian food, enjoying salsa and pita chips
Social Profile LinksInstagram, Twitter, FacebookTikTok

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”.

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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 throughout 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 gray-green eyes and dark blond 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.

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 2024, 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.

Social Media Presence

Kay is no stranger to social media, 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 447,000 fans engaging with him on a daily basis. We cannot disregard his Twitter and Facebook accounts either, with over 187,000 and 279,000 followers, respectively. He also has an official website and a TikTok account with more than 116,000 followers.

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General Info

Full NameRobbie Kay
Height1.75 m


ParentsIvan Kay, Stephanie Kay
SiblingsFiona Kay, Camilla Kay


NominationsTeen Choice Award for Choice TV Villain
MoviesCold Moon, Flight World War II, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Ways to Live Forever, Made in Dagenham, Fugitive Pieces, Hannibal Rising, Locating Silver Lake
TV ShowsOnce Upon a Time

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