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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 18 November 1983Cuckfield, Sussex, England, UK
Birth NameRobert Appleby
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Robert Kazinsky was born Robert John Appleby in Haywards Heath, Sussex, England, to Phyllis and Paul Appleby, and grew up in the seaside town of Brighton, on England's southern coast. Both of his parents are from Polish Jewish/Russian Jewish families.

Kazinsky studied theatre at the Guildford School of Acting from 2002-2005 graduating with full honors, shortly thereafter he was cast as the enigmatic footballer Casper Rose in Sky One's footballing drama Dream Team, he only starred in one season but his character was received so well that he won that seasons most popular character poll with a whopping 54.29% of the vote.

After announcing his intention to leave in 2006, Kazinsky was cast as the disturbed and dangerous ex-military ladies man Sean Slater in EastEnders. In his 254 episodes Rob was nominated for 23 awards winning 7 including two Best Actor Awards culminating in his triumph at the British Soap Awards in 2008.

In 2010 after guest stints on Law and Order: Los Angeles and ABC's Brothers & Sisters, Kazinsky was announced to be playing Fili in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit due to start filming in 2011.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: anonymous

Trivia (8)

His parents are both of Ashkenazi Jewish descent (their families were from Poland and Russia).
Was cast to play the character of Fili in the Peter Jackson films of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) & , The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) but had to drop out for 'personal reasons' approximately 1 month after the start of production (the end of April 2011) in New Zealand.
Is one of 7 EastEnders (1985) actors to have won a Best Actor Award at the British Soap Awards; the others are Ross Kemp, Joe Absolom, Martin Kemp, Shane Richie, Scott Maslen and Adam Woodyatt.
He is a fluent Hebrew speaker.
Ranked #39 in the 100 Greatest EastEnders (1985) Characters of All Time for his performance as Sean Slater (2010).
Received an 8-week suspension from EastEnders (1985) for bombarding a model with obscene text messages and photos (7 January 2007).
Ranked #52 in The 100 Greatest EastEnders (1985) Characters of All Time for his performance as Sean Slater (2015).
His maternal great-grandfather, Harry Corn (born Harris Cornblatt in Warsaw, Poland), was on the ship RMS Titanic when it sank on 15 April, 1912. He was a third class passenger, with ticket number SOTON/OQ 392090, which cost £8, 1s. His body was never found.

Personal Quotes (1)

[on being a pin-up] I find it very flattering, but when I was younger I was the ginger, pale one that got bullied, that didn't have a girlfriend until he was 21 - and I'm only 22 now. Being a 'hunk' is going to do great things for my love life and I'll get a lot more offers. But I'll certainly never see myself as one.

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