• Canadian award-winning actor, writer and producer
• Known for the role of Ricky in the "Trailer Park Boys" franchise (1999-2023)
• Co-creator of Swearnet.com, a comedy sketch internet media channel
• Bachelor of Commerce degree from Saint Mary's University in 1993
• Appeared in several projects such as "Hobo with a Shotgun", "Would You Rather", "Jackhammer", and "Vandits"
• Estimated net worth of over $2.5 million (2023)
• Avid fisherman and hunter
Who is Robb Wells?
Wells is a Canadian award-winning actor, writer and producer, probably best recognised by the world as Ricky in the “Trailer Park Boys” franchise (1999-2023). In addition, he’s known for the role of Logan in the film “Hobo with a Shotgun”, and as the co-creator of Swearnet.com, a comedy sketch internet media channel.
Robb Wells Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Robert Christopher Wells was born on 20 March 1971, in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. He hasn’t shared much info on his parents – it’s only known is that his father was a Forensic Expert with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).
When he was eight years old, Robb and his family moved to Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, where he went to Cole Harbour District School. While in high school, he met and befriended Mike Clattenberg and John Paul Tremblay; the trio started pulling practical jokes on people, which got them into trouble. Their bizarre sense of humor bonded them, and they started making crude video skits of themselves.
Before marching into show business, Robb and Tremblay operated a successful chain of pizza restaurants called J.R. Capone’s.
Robb obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Saint Mary’s University in 1993.
Trailer Park Boys Creation
In 1998, Robb and Tremblay made a short film, “One Last Shot”, starring John Dunsworth. The film became an instant hit, and a year later, the duo collaborated to create “Trailer Park Boys”, a mockumentary, with newcomers Patrick Roach, Cory Bowles, Lucy Decoutere, Mike Jackson and Jeanne Harrison.
Once the film was out, it became so popular that Showcase signed them to make “Trailer Park Boys” into a series.
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— Trailer Park Boys (@trailerparkboys) March 20, 2018
“Trailer Park Boys”
The TV series premiered on 22 April 2001, and in its first stint ran until 7 December 2008. The series follows three petty felons living in a trailer park – Ricky, portrayed by Robb, Julian, played by Tremblay, and Bubbles, who is portrayed by Mike Smith,.
They are in and out of prison for their petty crimes, but their misadventures have turned Robb and the rest of the cast into international stars.
The series was filmed throughout Nova Scotia’s trailer parks, until they were forbidden to return to some due to residents’ complaints, so they built a custom set for seasons five through seven. They stopped filming the series after 2008, until its revival in 2014, after Robb, his friends and colleagues bought out the rights to the show from the original producers in 2013, and started the streaming network Swearnet.com. The new episodes were picked up by Netflix, resulting in a ‘Trailer Park Boys’ resurgence. In 2019, Robb and others began filming the spin-off series’ “Trailer Park Boys: Jail” and “Trailer Park Boys: Park After Dark”.
“Trailer Park Boys” Films
There has been a number of specials and films made throughout the years, thanks to the success of the series.
The first – “The Trailer Park Boys Christmas Special” – came out in 2004, which depicts the adventures of the trio during Christmas 1997. Two years later, “Trailer Park Boys: The Movie” was released, showing the three guys scheming to steal large amounts of untraceable coins.
In 2009 another film came out, “Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day”, in which the boys return from jail, but their park is falling apart, while another is being created beside theirs. Five years later, “Trailer Park Boys: Don’t Legalize It” was released, in which Julian starts planning his greatest scheme ever, but he needs help from his archenemy Cyrus.
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The same year saw “Trailer Park Boys: Live in F**kin’ Dublin”, followed by another special, “Trailer Park Boys: Live at the North Pole”, in which the guys travel to Minneapolis.
The following year, Ricky and the rest starred in the Netflix special “Trailer Park Boys: Drunk, High & Unemployed”.
From 2016 to 2017, the series “Out of the Park” was released, and there was an animated show with 20 episodes running from 2019 to 2020.
In addition to the aforementioned, Robb has worked on several other notable projects. He was Logan in the action comedy film “Hobo with a Shotgun”, directed by Jason Eisener and starring Rutger Hauer, then in 2012, he portrayed Peter in the horror thriller film “Would You Rather”, which starred Brittany Snow, June Squibb and Jeffrey Combs.
The following year, he was Rocko in the award-winning comedy film “Jackhammer”, while in 2017, he starred in Shelley Thompson’s written and directed short drama film “Pearls”, co-starring Jennie Raymond and Michelle Raine.
He appeared in the TV series “Diggstown” in 2021, which starred Vinessa Antoine, Brandon Oakes, and Shailene Garnett, while in 2022, he was Ramone in the thriller comedy-crime film “Vandits”, which follows four stoner idiots who call themselves The Vandits, and are planning to knock over a senior citizens bingo hall on Christmas Eve; it starred Tony Nappo, Francesco Antonio, and Jesse Camacho, and was directed by Stuart Stone.
According to authoritative sources, Robb Wells’s net worth has been estimated at over $2.5 million, as of early 2023.
Personal Life, Dating, Married, Wife, Children
When it comes to his personal life, Robb doesn’t like to talk about it, and has so far successfully kept details hidden away from the public media.
According to reports, he isn’t married and doesn’t have children; he seems fully focused on his career; however, until he shares more details from his life, we can only speculate.
Appearance and Body Measurements
Robb Wells has black hair and brown eyes, is 6ft 1in (1.85m) tall, while he weighs around 205lbs (92kgs). His vital statistics are unknown, but he has an average figure.
Hobbies, Interests, and Trivia
Additional to his work as an actor, Robb has continued to run a restaurant chain. He’s an avid fisherman and is often out hunting for new records.
His distant relative is Stephen Harper, Canadian Prime Minister from 2006 to 2015.
His character on “Trailer Park Boys” is boozing and getting stoned all the time. However, they never used real marijuana on the set, but instead medicinal plants. Nevertheless, in real life, Robb is known to have enjoyed marijuana, and has said that he and his colleagues would come up with some of their best skits after smoking a joint.