• Canadian actor, screenwriter and comedian born in Moncton, New Brunswick in 1971
• Best known for his portrayal of Ricky in the crime comedy series “Trailer Park Boys” (2001-2018)
• Graduated from Saint Mary’s University with a Bachelor’s degree in commerce in 1993
• Roles in over 60 movies and TV series, including “Hobo with a Shotgun” (2011) and “Archer” (2011)
• 18 writing, 20 producing and 11 directing credits
• Won two of his 16 award nominations
• Believed to be married with two children (no evidence)
• Followed by over 65,000 people on Instagram
• Net worth estimated at over $2.5 million
Who is Robb Wells?
Canadian actor, screenwriter and comedian Robert Christopher ‘Robb’ Wells was born in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, on 20 March 1971, making his zodiac sign Pisces. He’s had roles in over 60 movies and TV series, and is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Ricky, one of the lead characters in the crime comedy series “Trailer Park Boys”, created by Mike Clattenburg, and which also starred John Paul Tremblay and Mike Smith. It follows three felons as they’re making a documentary about their lives in a trailer park, the series aired from 2001 to 2018 and won four of its 26 award nominations.
Education and early life
Robb was raised in Moncton by his mother and father, about whom he hasn’t shared a lot because he’s respective of their privacy; it’s believed that his father worked for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police as a forensic expert, and that believed that Robb doesn’t have siblings, as he hasn’t spoken of having any. When Robb was eight, the family moved to Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
He was focused on his education while growing up, and only became interested in comedy when he was around 15 years old, and cast to appear in a play performed at his high school. Robb also enjoyed playing various sports during his teenage years, excelling in ice hockey.
He matriculated in 1989, and then enrolled at Saint Mary’s University, Nova Scotia, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in commerce in 1993; he then chose to pursue acting, rather than to launch a career in his field of study.
Roles in movies
Robb’s debut film appearance was in the 1995 short comedy “The Cart Boy”, and some of his following roles were in the 1998 short comedy drama “One Last Shot”, the 1999 comedy “Trailer Park Boys”, and the 2002 family drama “Virginia’s Run”.
The year 2004 saw him play Joe in the comedy “A Hole in One”, written and directed by Richard Ledes, and which starred Michelle Williams, Meat Loaf and Tim Guinee. It follows Anna whose brother has recently returned from World War II, and has now died in a hospital for the mentally damaged; the movie was nominated for a Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature at the 2004 Tribeca Film Festival.
Robb could then have been seen starring in the 2006 comedy “Trailer Park Boys: The Movie”, the 2008 comedy “Say Goodnight to the Bad Guys”, and the 2009 comedy “Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day”.
You know how it is – you're craving roast chicken, taters, gravy, and fruit salad salad, but you've got no fucking kitchen. 🛠
What the fuck to do? Time to Get Learnt with Ricky… https://t.co/S4qMgNXSE4 pic.twitter.com/TOAr4bw3rD
— Trailer Park Boys (@trailerparkboys) November 22, 2022
He portrayed Logan in the popular 2011 action horror comedy “Hobo with a Shotgun”, directed by Jsaon Eisener, and in which Robb starred alongside Rutger Hauer and Pasha Ebrahimi. It follows a homeless vigilante as he’s hunting down corrupt police officers and pedophile Santas with his shotgun, and the movie won one of its five award nominations. Robb was then cast to appear in the 2012 horror thriller “Would You Rather”, the 2013 adventure comedy drama “Jackhammer”, and the 2014 romantic comedy “Relative Happiness”.
He starred as John Andrew in the 2017 short drama “Pearls”, and as Ricky in the 2017 short musical comedy “Bubbles and the Shitrockers – Feat. Alex Lifeson: Who’s Got Yer Belly”.
One of Robb’s most recent film roles has been his portrayal of John Andrew in the 2021 drama “Dawn, Her Dad & the Tractor”, written and directed by Shelly Thompson, and in which Robb starred alongside Maya V. Henry and Amy Groening. It follows a transgender woman who’s returned home following her mother’s death, and has seen her father and sister for the first time since her gender change.
Roles in TV series
Robb’s debut TV series role came in 2011, when cast to play various characters in the comedy “Drunk and on Drugs Happy Funtime Hour”; he starred in the series alongside John Paul Tremblay and Jay Baruchel, which follows three men who’ve ingested an hallucinogenic substance created by scientist Doctor Funtime.
Robb was then cast to play and voice characters in the animated action comedy “Archer” (voice role), the comedy “Fried on the Ferry”, and the comedy “Shows We Can’t Afford to Make Yet”.
Between 2015 and 2017, he portrayed the lead character Ricky in the comedy “Gettin’ Learnt with Ricky”, which also starred John Dunsworth and Patrick Roach, and follows Ricky who’s working at a tool shop, and is teaching his fans ‘awesome life hacks’.
Some of Robb’s most recent roles in TV series have been in 183 episodes of the comedy “Trailer Park Boys: Park After Dark” since 2019, 39 episodes of the comedy “Puppetry Fucketry Improv Hour” since 2020, and six episodes of the 2022 comedy “Swearnet Studios”,
Robb has 18 writing, 20 producing and 11 directing credits; some of his most notable writing credits include the 2014 comedy “Swearnet: The Movie”, 64 episodes of the series “Trailer Park Boys” between 2014 and 2018, and 10 episodes of the 2021 series “Trailer Park Boys: Jail”.
Robb received special thanks for the 2017 crime movie “Black Cop”.
He was featured in the 2018 movie “Targa Newfoundland – The Documentary”, the 2020 documentary series “SwearNet: State of the Union”, and the 2021 short documentary film “Marguerite McNeil – Queen of Sunnyvale”.
Some of the talk-shows in which Robb’s made a guest appearance include “The Tom Green Interview”, “Real Fucking Reality Show” and “Mailbag”.
Awards and nominations
Robb’s won two of his 16 award nominations. He and his colleagues won a 2005 Gemini Award for Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series, for “Trailer Park Boys”, and he won a 2016 Canadian Comedy Award for Best TV Show, for “Trailer Park Boys” (shared with Mike Smith and John Paul Tremblay).
Love life and wife
Robb prefers to keep the details of his love life away from media, and hasn’t openly spoken about any women, or perhaps men whom he’s been with.
Many of Robb’s fans believe that he’s today a married man, and that he simply prefers to keep his other half away from the media’s attention; a couple of his fans have even claimed to have spotted him walking the streets of Los Angeles with his wife and their two children, but no evidence has been provided to support these claims.
So as of October 2022, Robb thus seems to be unattached, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Robb’s followed by over 65,000 people on Instagram, even though he’s posted only three pictures onto the social media network; these feature him fishing and spending time with his friends.
Robb’s related to Stephen Harper, Canadian Prime Minister and Conservative Party Leader.
He’s a huge fan of Japanese culture, and enjoys watching animated movies created by Japanese Studio Ghibli; some of Robb’s favorites include “Pom Poko”, “My Neighbors the Yamadas” and “From Up on Poppy Hill”.
He loves animals, and his favorites are monkeys and donkeys.
Robb’s favorite actors are Daniel Day-Lewis and Dustin Hoffman, and some of his favorite films include “The Ballad of Jack and Rose”, “Phantom Thread” and “There Will Be Blood”.
Height, eyes and wealth
Robb’s age is 51. He has blue eyes and short brown hair, he weighs around 180lbs (81kgs) and is 6ft 1in (1.85m) tall.
Robb’s net worth’s been estimated at over $2.5 million, as of October 2022.