Who is Robbie Kay?
Robbie Andrew Kay was born in Lymington, Hampshire, England on 13 September 1995, under the zodiac sign of Virgo, and holds British nationality. He is an actor best known for his roles in “Pinocchio” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”. Kay’s parents are Ivan from Peterborough, England, and Stephanie Kay from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, and he has two sisters named Camilla and Fiona.
Early life and education
He studied acting, singing and dancing for a year in one of Britain’s Stagecoach theatre schools, then moved with his family to Brussels, Belgium when he was still very young, and then to Prague in Czech Republic in 2006 where he studied at the International School. He is currently living in Houston, Texas as he moved there in 2011 and is attending College.
He was still in High School when he saw a paper on the announcement board saying that they needed someone who speaks English to play in a movie, and that is how he won his first role in “The Illusionist” – however, the scenes in which he appeared ended up being cut from the film.
His first roles included in “Hannibal Rising” and “My Boy Jack”, shot when Robbie was only 10 years old. After this, he had an offer from a Canadian-based production company to play in their movie “Fugitive Pieces”, which took nine weeks to shoot with three of them were spent on Greek islands. People from the production auditioned 150 boys before they finally found Robbie who was 10 at that time and fitted perfectly into the role.
In 2008, he had a tiny role in the miniseries “Pinocchio”, and after that appeared in “Ways to Live Forever” in 2010, in the role of a young boy named Sam who was diagnosed with leukemia. Two notable appearances have been as Cabin Boy in “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” movie shot in 2011, and Peter Pan in “Once Upon a Time” TV series in 2013, 2016 and 2018.
His most recent appearance was in “Locating Silver Lake” in 2018 – Robbie is still very young and is determined to pursue his acting career.
Once upon a time
Robbie’s favorite role is also his biggest one, of Peter Pan in “Once Upon a Time” – he only joined in the third season, and therefore felt a bit of pressure going into it. He said how he loved the fact that the show was popular and that the entire crew were mostly lovely people – he didn’t find it difficult to play his role at all. It was a bit hard for him to make peace with the fact that Peter Pan is the mean guy in this show, because people are used to thinking that he’s a good one – Robbie was apprehensive about people’s reactions, and was relieved when he found that audiences liked the series.
Robbie doesn’t talk about his love life, but has uploaded pictures of him kissing a girl in Park City, Utah on his Instagram account, so we can assume that he is in a relationship. The couple has been dating for some time, as they have pictures together dating from August 2018.
Appearance and net worth
Robbie is currently 23 years old, has short brown hair and green eyes, is 5ft 7ins (1.71m) tall and weighs around 132lbs (60kgs).
Authoritative sources estimate Robbie’s net worth to be less than half a million, but it is sure to rise as Robbie has signed for a couple of roles in 2019.
Robbie has been nominated for three awards but hasn’t won any – for Best Performance in an International Feature Film for a Leading Young Performer for his role in “Fugitive Pieces”, Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries, or Special for a Leading Young Actor for his role in “Pinocchio” and Choice TV: Villain Award for his appearance in “Once Upon a Time”.
— Robbie Kay (@RobbieKay_) March 22, 2019
Social media presence
Robbie is very active on social media platforms – his page on Facebook has 90,000 followers, and his Twitter account opened in June 2011 has so far gathered 230,000 followers following his nearly 6,000 tweets. He also has an Instagram account with around 800 posts and more than half a million followers.
He used to have his own website but decided to shut it down due to his inactivity and low number of visitors.
Random facts about Robbie
Kay has a bloodshot eye – he got hit by a stick when he was five and it burst a blood vessel but it hasn’t affected his eyesight. He considers his father to be his biggest hero.
He is afraid of heights and gets ‘scared to death’ just by seeing roller-coasters. His favorite movies are from the ‘80s – his favorite movie is “Layer Cake”, but enjoys watching “Game of Thrones”; his favorite actress is Sandra Bullock. He’s a terrible singer and dancer, although he loves to do both of these things. He’s a fan of ALT-J music group.
He says how he loves all the people and animals too; he doesn’t believe in monsters such as Big Foot or Loch Ness.
He’d rather eat Indian food than Chinese, his favorite snacks include pita chips and salsa; he hates horseradish and wants to eat healthily, but always goes back to eating burgers and other fast food.
He loves the attention he receives from female fans – well, he drives a Ford Mustang, and is a big fan of Grand Theft Auto games.