Robbie Amell

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Robbie Amell
Robbie Amell.jpg
Amell in September 2010
BornRobert Patrick Amell
(1988-04-21) April 21, 1988 (age 26)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
OccupationActor, model
Years active2005–present
RelativesStephen Amell (cousin)
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Robbie Amell
Robbie Amell.jpg
Amell in September 2010
BornRobert Patrick Amell
(1988-04-21) April 21, 1988 (age 26)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
OccupationActor, model
Years active2005–present
RelativesStephen Amell (cousin)

Robert Patrick "Robbie" Amell (born April 21, 1988) is a Canadian actor, best known for playing the lead role of Stephen Jameson on the CW's The Tomorrow People, Fred Jones in Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins and Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster, as well as numerous recurring roles on such shows as Life with Derek, True Jackson, VP, Unnatural History, and Revenge.

Early life[edit]

Amell was born in Toronto, Ontario[1] to Jennifer and Robert Amell.[citation needed] He is a cousin of Arrow actor Stephen Amell.[2] Along with his sister, he started modeling and acting in small roles in commercials when he was six years old. At age sixteen, he began landing roles in high school plays such as Louis and Dave and Fionia, Picasso at the Lapin Agile and The Importance of Being Earnest. His love for acting made him go to Canadian Studios Acting Academy. He graduated from Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute in Toronto in 2006.[3]


Amell first appeared as Daniel Murtaugh in Cheaper by the Dozen 2, which filmed in the Muskoka Region of Ontario. He also appeared in the 2010 horror film Left for Dead.

Amell had a role in the Canadian Family Channel series Life with Derek, playing lead character Casey McDonald's boyfriend, Max. Life with Derek was distributed worldwide, including US Disney Channel and its international affiliates.[4] He has also appeared in the ABC Family film Picture This.

Amell has a recurring role on both the Nickelodeon series True Jackson, VP as Max Madigan's nephew Jimmy, True's love interest, and the Cartoon Network series Unnatural History.

He played the role of Noel Kahn's brother Eric on the ABC Family television series Pretty Little Liars during the show's third season. Amell has played hockey since he was a child and considered making a career of it until discovering his love of acting.[5] He also takes break dancing lessons. He had a recurring role on MTV's Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous.

He was cast as Fred Jones in the 2009 tv movie Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins, which became the most watched telecast ever on Cartoon Network. He reprised the role in the 2010 sequel Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster.

In 2013, he received his biggest role to date, lead character Stephen Jameson in CW's sci-fi drama The Tomorrow People, a remake of the British series of the same name. The first episode had 2.32 million U.S. viewers.

Personal life[edit]

He's been dating Canadian actress Italia Ricci since 2009.[6][7]



2005Cheaper by the Dozen 2Daniel Murtaugh
2007Left for DeadBlair
American Pie Presents: Beta HouseNick AndersonDirect-to-video
2008Picture ThisDrew PattersonTelevision film
2009Alyson Stoner Project, TheThe Alyson Stoner ProjectVIP guest
Scooby-Doo! The Mystery BeginsFred JonesTelevision film
2010Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake MonsterFred JonesTelevision film
2012Hornet's NestAndy BrazilTelevision film
Struck by LightningJustin Walker
2013Anatomy of the TideBrad McManus
Hunters, TheThe HuntersPaxton Flynn
CriminalDinoShort film


2006RunawayStephen2 episodes (1 unaired)
Life with DerekMax Miller17 episodes (2006–2008)
2008Murdoch MysteriesWallace DriscollEpisode: "Still Waters"
True Jackson, VPJimmy MadiganRecurring (season 1); main cast (seasons 2–3); 40 episodes (2008–2011)
2010Unnatural HistoryMichael O'Malley2 episodes
Destroy Build DestroyHimselfEpisode: "Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster vs. Dude, What Would Happen"
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D'sLyndon (voice)Episode: "Mother Knows Best"
2011HallelujahGideon RomanUnsold ABC pilot
How I Met Your MotherScooby2 episodes
Brothers & SistersYoung William WalkerEpisode: "For Better or for Worse"
RevengeAdam4 episodes (2011–2012)
CSI: NYRiley FrazierEpisode: "Air Apparent"
2012Like Father...Will LyonsUnsold Fox pilot
AlcatrazYoung Ray Archer3 episodes
Pretty Little LiarsEric KahnEpisode: "The Kahn Game"
Hawaii Five-0Billy KeatsEpisode: "Popilikia"
2013Hot in ClevelandLloydEpisode: "The Conversation"
1600 PennD.B.7 episodes
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be FamousNick8 episodes
Tomorrow People, TheThe Tomorrow PeopleStephen JamesonMain cast (2013–present)


  1. ^ "Zach Stone is Gonna Be Famous – Cast – Robbie Amell". MTV. Retrieved October 8, 2013. 
  2. ^ Bierly, Mandi (September 16, 2013). "Invasion of the Amells: A Q&A with The CW's best bloodline". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved October 8, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Robbie Amell Biography". Yahoo. Retrieved October 20, 2013. 
  4. ^ Mcomet Biography
  5. ^ Wong, Tony (8 October 2013). "Robbie Amell debuts in The Tomorrow People". The Star. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
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