Robbie Amell
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Character Adam Connor
Season(s) 1
Date of Birth April 21, 1988
Birthplace Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Robert Patrick "Robbie" Amell (born April 21, 1988) is a Canadian actor, who is best known for his role on the Nickelodeon series True Jackson, VP, Picture This, and Fred Jones in the television films Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins and Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster. In 2011, he appeared in the role of "Scooby", Robin's dog-like Canadian boyfriend in the CBS comedy series How I Met Your Mother.

Early Life

Amell was born in Toronto, Ontario. Along with his sister, he started modeling and acting in small roles in commercials when he was six years old. He attended Armour Heights Public School and graduated in 2000. At 16, he began landing roles in high school plays such as Louis and Dave, Picasso at the Lapin Agile and The Importance of Being Earnest. He graduated from Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute in Toronto in 2006.


  • He's worked with 3 different tv networks.


Amell appeared as Daniel Murtaugh in Cheaper by the Dozen 2. He also appeared in the 2010 horror film Left for Dead. He had a role in the Disney Channel series Life with Derek (he played Casey McDonald's boyfriend, Max). He has also appeared in the ABC Family movie Picture This.

Amell has a regular role on the Nickelodeon series True Jackson, VP as Max Madigan's nephew Jimmy, True's love interest. Amell is currently set to star in the comedy movie Seeing is Believing playing one of the 3 lead characters, Nick Wright, production for the movie began on May 3, 2010 and ended on July 1. The movie is set to premiere on January 14, 2011.


Year Title Role Notes
2005 Cheaper by the Dozen 2 Daniel Murtaugh Supporting role
2006 Runaway Stephen Recurring role
2006–2008 Life with Derek Max Miller 17 episodes
2007 American Pie Presents: Beta House Nick Anderson Supporting; direct-to-video
2008 Picture This Drew Patterson ABC Family Original Movie
Murdoch Mysteries Wallace Driscoll 1 episode
2008–2011 True Jackson, VP Jimmy Madigan Recurring role (2008–2009); Main role (2009–2011)
2009 Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins Fred Jones Warner/ Cartoon Network
Left for Dead Blair Lead role
2010 Destroy Build Destroy Himself 1 episode
Unnatural History Michael O'Malley Recurring role
Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster Fred Jones Warner/Cartoon Network
2011 Seeing Is Believing Nick Wright Lead role
How I Met Your Mother Scooby 2 episodes
Brothers & Sisters Young William Walker 1 episode
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Lyndon Cameo
Revenge Adam Connor 4 episodes
2012 Struck By Lightning Justin Walker
Pretty Little Liars Eric Kahn 1 episode
2013 The Tomorrow People Stephen Jameson Main role