Nov. 26th, 1971
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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Ryan Robbins (born November 26, 1971) is a Canadian television actor.
Born and raised in Victoria, British Columbia, Robbins knew he wanted to be an actor at a young age. He attended arts oriented schools where he wrote, produced, directed and starred in high-school productions; having his first taste of Shakespeare at the age of twelve.
After high school, Robbins began his professional career as a circus performer; traveling to Australia to perform. After coming back to Canada, he went to Asia and in his early twenties, he was producing and directing for a production company in Malaysia. Longing for a new creative outlet and now living in Vancouver, he helped form an experimental band, Hellenkeller. During that time, he was a struggling artist, believing in his art but also homeless; living in a van during the winter months. It all changed for Robbins one night while on stage performing with his band. He was discovered by a local filmmaker who launched his career into the world of film and television.
Robbins worked at Mainframe Entertainment and did the motion body work for the robots in 1994 show ReBoot.
Robbins is known for his roles as Ladon Radim in Stargate Atlantis, Charlie Connor on Battlestar Galactica, and Henry Foss on Sanctuary. He is the only actor to have played two different characters (not counting different incarnations of Cylon models as different characters) in Battlestar Galactica, having originally starred in the miniseries, with heavy makeup and prosthetics to age him, as the Colonial officer assigned to Armistice Station before the Second Cylon War. He also guest starred in the Smallville third season premiere as Lewis. Robbins also played Diego in the Battlestar Galactica prequel series Caprica. He has also guest starred in the TV series jPod as Alistair Parish and as Wendell on the Canadian series The Guard. In 2011 he played the role of John Grey in the film Apollo 18.
He is currently starring as Rand in Riese and Tector in Falling Skies in addition to recently appearing in Mortal Kombat: Legacy as Raiden. He also played Fletch in the first episode of Wolf Lake.
Robbins has guest starred in recurring roles on Blade, Battlestar Galactica, Stargate Atlantis and The Collector, and was the series lead in the CTV show, Alice I Think. He can also be seen in the independent film, The Cabin Movie.
His other credits include Supernatural, Reaper, Catwoman, Walking Tall, The Days, Kingdom Hospital, The Bug, which won three Leo Awards, and Steven Spielberg's Taken, as well as the highly acclaimed Spielberg miniseries, Into the West.
Robbins won a Best Actor award at the Sacramento Film Festival for the short film, When Jesse Was Born and has also won several Leo awards, including one in 2008 for his guest starring role on CBC's jPod.
He was married to fellow actress 'Rebecca Reichert', but they separated in 2010. They have one daughter.
- Has a daughter, born in February 2004.