• Robbie Kay is a 23-year-old English actor
• He first gained fame as a child with appearances in “Hannibal Rising” and “Fugitive Pieces”
• He has starred in “Heroes Reborn”, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” and “Once Upon a Time”
• He has amassed a net worth of $2 million
• He has a significant social media presence with 500,000 followers on Instagram, 230,000 Twitter followers, and 90,000 Facebook followers

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FactWasn't a fan of Once Upon a Time before he got cast as the role of Peter Pan.

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”.

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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 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.

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.

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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1There are a lot of similarities with film and TV, but also a lot of differences, especially in the way they film stuff.
2The whole idea of escapism really resonates with a lot of kids.
3To portray an iconic character has been brilliant in itself, and to be able to do that on a show like 'Once Upon a Time' enhances that because the show puts a spin on characters and makes them very different and puts core values that are very different that aren't in the original fairy tales a lot of people relate to.
4To 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. The whole idea of escapism really resonates with a lot of kids.
5When 'Breaking Bad' was on, I would have loved to have been a part of that.
6Some people become so immersed an a show, they have an image that the actor is not too dissimilar, but fortunately I've never had that experience.


1Has a bloodshot eye as a result from a stick going into his eye when he was 5 years old. It burst a blood vessel, but hasn't affected his eyesight.
2Has a deathly fear of heights and roller-coasters.
3Wasn't a fan of Once Upon a Time before he got cast as the role of Peter Pan.
4Has two older sisters Camilla and Fiona.
5Houston, Texas : Living, working and attending school [November 2011]
6Studied acting, singing and dancing for a year at England's Stagecoach Theatre School.
7Was living in Prague for two years when he was cast as Young Jakob in 'Fugitive Pieces.'.
8Robbie's first film was The Illusionist with Edward Norton. He played a 6-year-old boy but the scenes did not make the final cut. Robbie also played the younger version of Ralph Fiennes "Harry" in In Bruges. His scenes did not make it into the movie but can be seen in the deleted scenes section of the DVD.




Locating Silver Lake2017post-productionMack
No Postage Necessary2017post-productionStanley
Sleepy Hollow2017TV SeriesLogan MacDonald
Grey's Anatomy2017TV SeriesChristopher Daniels
Cold Moon2016Ben Redfield
Once Upon a Time2013-2016TV SeriesPeter Pan Henry Mills Pied Piper
Flight 19422016VideoNigel (as Robbie A. Kay)
Heroes Reborn2015-2016TV Mini-SeriesTommy Clark
Flight World War II2015Corporal Nigel Sheffield
Rita2013TV Movie
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides2011Cabin Boy
Ways to Live Forever2010Sam MacQueen
Made in Dagenham2010Graham O'Grady
Pinocchio2008TV MoviePinocchio
Bathory: Countess of Blood2008Pals (voice, uncredited)
My Boy Jack2007TV MovieArthur Relph
Fugitive Pieces2007Jakob Beer (child)
Hannibal Rising2007Kolnas's Son (as Robert Kay)


Heller Awards2016TV MovieHimself - Presenter
Piper's Picks TV2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Piper's QUICK Picks2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest

Archive Footage

Once Upon a Time: Wicked Is Coming2014TV Movie documentaryPeter Pan (uncredited)


Nominated Awards

2014Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV: VillainOnce Upon a Time (2011)
2009Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special - Leading Young ActorPinocchio (2008)
2009Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in an International Feature Film - Leading Young PerformersFugitive Pieces (2007)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected].

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