Robb Wells is a Canadian actor known for the role of Ricky LaFleur in the Canadian mockumentary series Trailer Park Boys. He also played the role in the film adaptation of the series Trailer Park Boys: The Movie and in other movies like Dear Santa Claus, Go F*ck Yourself, One Last Shot, Cart Boy, Trailer Park Boys: Out of the Park, and many others. The Canadian actor is also active as a screenwriter. More facts about him can be found below.
Robb Wells’ Bio
Wells was born on March 20, 1971, in Moncton, New Brunswick, but grew up in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. His parents moved there when he was just eight years old. His father is said to have worked as a forensic expert with the RCMP, but nothing is known about his mother and siblings if he has any. However, an article published in The Globe and Mail in 2006 states that Robb Wells is a distant cousin of Stephen Harper – a former Canadian Prime Minister.
He attended Cole Harbour District High School with two of his friends and colleagues – John Paul Tremblay and Mike Clattenburg. They were a group with a bizarre sense of humor back in high school and always got into trouble when they made jokes about people.
After high school, Tremblay and Wells ran a chain of pizza restaurants called J.R. Capone’s but still had an eye for what they liked to do best. So while they ran their pizza business, they spent their spare time doing comedy sketches about themselves, and after a while, they decided to take the bull by the horns and pursue their dreams in the entertainment industry. So in 1998, they ventured into acting by producing a short film called Last Shot, starring veteran John Dunsworth. The film turned out better than expected, winning both the Best Actor and Best Cinematography awards.
The following year, they made a second film called Trailer Park Boys, starring Jeanne Harrison, Mike Jackson, Lucy Decoutere, Patrick Roach, and Cory Bowles. Wells also appeared in the film as Ricky LaFleur. While shooting Trailer Park Boys, they signed a contract with Showcase to make the film a television series. In 2004, Wells starred in the movie Virginia’s Run with Dunsworth and Tremblay and played similar characters to those in Trailer Park Boys. In 2009 he appeared in Boondock Saints 2.
In 2010 he appeared in The Drunk and On Drugs Happy Fun Time Hour, in which he played himself alongside his former Trailer Park Boys cast colleagues. The following year he appeared in Hobo as Logan with a shotgun. Later that year he made a guest appearance in the independent film Jackhammer and as a radical neo-Scottish separatist freedom fighter/terrorist in the third season of the FX television series Archer.
In 2012, Robb Wells and his partners signed a contract for a third film with the Trailer Park Boys, which was released in April 2014 – after one year of shooting. In the same year he played the leading role as a priest in the horror movie Would You Rather. He soon acquired the rights to Trailer Park Boys and shot an eighth and ninth season, which was broadcast on SwearNet.com and Netflix. Later that year he wrote, co-produced, and starred in Swearnet with his fellow Trailer Park Boys. He is also co-founder of Swearnet.com.
His Net Worth
The net worth of the Canadian actor is currently estimated at $2.5 million. This amount will certainly increase with the work he has done. His annual salary has not yet been confirmed.
Robb Wells’ Family: Wife, Daughter
Robb Wells, like many other actors and celebrities, is quite secretive about his personal life, so much so that very little is known about his parents and other members of his immediate family. So when it comes to his marital status, it is not certain whether he is married, engaged, or single.
Although there are indications that he is married and may have children, there is actually no evidence to support these claims. If he is married, he has done a really good job of keeping it out of the public eye as there is no detailed information about his relationships or married life.
Robb has been nominated for several awards, including the Gemini Award for Best Performance or Presentation in a Variety Program or Series, the Canadian Comedy Award for Multimedia – Best Male Performance in a Feature, and the Canadian Screen Award for Best Screenplay.
He stands at a height of 1.85 m (6 ft 1 inch) with dark brown hair and blue eyes.