Robb Wells

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Robb Wells

Wells (centre) with Mike Smith and John Paul Tremblay, April 2009
Born(1971-10-28) October 28, 1971 (age 40)
Moncton, New Brunswick
OccupationActor
Years active1995–present
 
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For the Canadian songwriter/producer, see Rob Wells.
Robb Wells

Wells (centre) with Mike Smith and John Paul Tremblay, April 2009
Born(1971-10-28) October 28, 1971 (age 40)
Moncton, New Brunswick
OccupationActor
Years active1995–present

Robb Wells (born October 28, 1971) is a Canadian actor and screenwriter who portrayed Ricky on Trailer Park Boys.

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Early life

Wells was born in Moncton, New Brunswick and moved to Dartmouth, Nova Scotia when he was eight years old. In January 2006, The Globe and Mail published an article in which it was revealed that Wells is a distant cousin of the current Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper.[1]

Career

Actors John Dunsworth, John Paul Tremblay, and Rob Wells can be seen in the MGM 2002 movie Virginia's Run starring Gabriel Byrne and Joanne Whalley. John Dunsworth plays a local cop while John Paul Tremblay and Rob Wells play active and verbal townsmen similar to their Trailer Park Boys characters. Actors are credited as cop for John Dunsworth, J.P. for John Paul Tremblay (credits as J.P. Tremblay), and Rob Wells as Rob. The movie was filmed in Nova Scotia, Canada. Robb Wells is also featured in Boondock Saints 2.

In 2010, Wells reunited with many of his former Trailer Park Boys castmates in the new series The Drunk and On Drugs Happy Fun Time Hour.[2]

Wells appeared in the film Hobo with a Shotgun, out in theaters March 25, 2011.

In August 2011, Wells made a cameo appearance in the independent film "Jackhammer", shot in Victoria, British Columbia.

Wells also appeared as a radical Nova Scotian separatist "freedom fighter" / terrorist in the TV series Archer in its third season in an episode entitled "The Limited."

Filmography

Films
YearTitleRoleNotes
2001–2008Trailer Park BoysRicky
2002Virginia's RunRob
2006Trailer Park Boys: The MovieRicky
2009The Boondock Saints II: All Saints DayJimmy the Gofer
2009Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor DayRicky
2011Hobo With a ShotgunLoganCredited as Rob Wells
2011The Drunk and On Drugs Happy Fun Time HourStabby Brutto
2012JackhammerRocko
2012The Back Nine
2012ArcherKenny Bilko
2012GoonProduction Assistant #1Uncredited
2012Beat DownWhitey

References

  1. ^ "Stephen Harper and Ricky of Trailer Park Boys are distant cousins". Globe and Mail (Canada), pg. A1. 13 January 2006. 
  2. ^ "The Boys are back and on drugs". The Globe and Mail, July 12, 2010.

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