Robert Kelker-Kelly

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Robert Kelker-Kelly
BornRobert Kelker-Kelly
(1964-04-18) April 18, 1964 (age 50)
Wichita, Kansas, U.S.
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Alma materUniversity of Kansas (drop out)
OccupationActor
Years active1990–present
Known forBo Brady in "Days of Our Lives"
Spouse(s)Miriam Parrish (m. 1997)
Linda Rattner (m.1988-1992)
 
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Robert Kelker-Kelly
BornRobert Kelker-Kelly
(1964-04-18) April 18, 1964 (age 50)
Wichita, Kansas, U.S.
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Alma materUniversity of Kansas (drop out)
OccupationActor
Years active1990–present
Known forBo Brady in "Days of Our Lives"
Spouse(s)Miriam Parrish (m. 1997)
Linda Rattner (m.1988-1992)

Robert Kelker-Kelly (born April 18, 1964) is an American soap opera actor and pilot. He is best known for playing Bo Brady on NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives from 1992-1995. He currently portrays the role of Stavros Cassadine on "General Hospital.

Early Life[edit]

Kelker was born to parents Jonetta Kelker, a nurse and Robert Kelker, a pathologist in 1964. he has 3 sisters. He attended Wichita Collegiate School in Wichita, Kansas from 1977 to 1980, where he was active in the theatre and had major roles in several plays, including Rusty in Guys and Dolls, Bill Sikes in Oliver! and Sir Lionel in Camelot. He briefly attended the University of Kansas but decided to forgo college in favor of pursuing his acting career. In 1988, he married World production assistant Linda Rattner, the marriage didn't last long and it ended in divorce in 1992. [1] After dating actress Miriam Parrish for years, he married her in 1997. The same year he left Los Angeles and his acting career briefly behind. He earned a certification in airframe and powerplant mechanics. [2]

From 2002-2003 he was an acting teacher at the Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter High School (PVPA), in Hadley, Massachusetts (currently in South Hadley).

Career[edit]

Kelker made his acting debut in 1987 as Sam Fowler on the soap opera Another World, a role he originally played from 1987 to 1990. The character of Sam was involved in a front-burner story with rich socialite Amanda Cory.[3]

In 1992, Kelker-Kelly was chosen to portray Bo Brady, an established role on Days of our Lives that was being vacated by the creator of the role, actor Peter Reckell. Although Kelker-Kelly was a recast, fans accepted his portrayal of Bo. The character's pairing with Hope Brady (Kristian Alfonso) and reformed bad girl Billie Reed (Lisa Rinna) was a popular storyline and garnered Kelker-Kelly his widest audience. He was replaced by Peter Reckell in May 1995. In 1996 he returned to Another World playing a the new role of professional race car driver, Bobby Reno. In a convoluted storyline, Bobby was later found to be Dr. Shane Roberts. He played the dual roles until 1998. [4]

He portrayed Stavros Cassadine on General Hospital in 2001, with guest spots in 2002, 2003 and 2013.[5] In April 2013, he briefly re-joined General Hospital as Stavros Cassadine a character he has played previously in 2001. [6] He returned to play Stavros again in 2014. [7]

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TRUE, ROBERT KELKER-KELLY". people.com. September 10, 2014. Retrieved March 20, 1995. 
  2. ^ "Actor Robert Kelker- Kelly". soapcentral.com. September 10, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Robert Kelker-Kelly". TV.com. September 10, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Explicit Robert Kelker-Kelly of General Hospital". spreaker.com. September 10, 2014. 
  5. ^ Newcomb, Roger (September 10, 2014). "EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Catching Up With Robert Kelker-Kelly". welovesoaps.net. Retrieved September 4, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Robert Kelker Kelly On The Making Of His GH Return As Stavros Cassadine & His Favorite Soap Role!". michaelfairmansoaps.com. September 10, 2014. 
  7. ^ Serafin, Andrew (September 12, 2014). "General Hospital Spoilers, Cast News: Crazy Stavros Cassadine Returns with Robert Kelker-Kelly". breathecast.com. Retrieved September 11, 2014. 

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