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Overview (4)

Born in London, England, UK
Birth NameStefano Chiriaco
Nicknames Toretto
Rob
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Robert Toretto was born in North West London (UK) and is of Italian heritage. He trained in the artistic lineage of Meisner at The Actors Temple in the United Kingdom and in Practical Aesthetics which was founded by David Mamet.

Robert, also known as Stefano (by birth), is also a highly successful personal trainer. He was awarded as the official Personal Trainer of the Year 2009-2010 for Great Britain (International Fitness Showcase). During that period, he had his own TV show on SKY, was sponsored by an international sports brand (USN) and his images appeared internationally in publications such as Men's Health and GQ magazine.

Robert was given his first break on stage by The London Irish Theatre, which was awarded as best Fringe Theatre Company in 2009, working mainly out of The Kings Head. Robert's first television appearance as an actor was on The History Channel in 'Gladiator: The True Story' as Narcissus and his physique and screen presence is clearly defined here.

Robert is described by many as dedicated, good hearted and inspirational, through his truthful and engaging performances, he stands out from the crowd. Being a well known name in independent cinema. Robert also experience's commercial success. After 4 years of hard work and determination, Robert won the leading role of hardened criminal, Shane in Longtails feature film, which attained world wide distribution in late 2013 showcasing his talent internationally in his first commercial lead role performance, working alongside established and commendable British talent.

That same year, Sacrifice Feature Film starring Robert as gangster Enzo Carbone won 'Best Film' at The Portobello Film Festival and The Days Inbetween Feature Film won 'The Audience Award' at The United Film Festival.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Shan Fernando

Trade Mark (3)

Often plays criminal figures
Deep voice
Athletic Physique

Trivia (4)

He was nominated for the 'Mister UK' model competition and made grand finalist, but didn't attend the event due to other commitments.
He was a DJ to many of central London's top venues, going by the name, 'DJ Valiant', his close friend's gave him an Acting/DJ nickname, 'Val-Pacino'.
He was a music producer and had his own studio at the age of 19, releasing a record which sold 1000's in 2002, called 'Something's Gotta Change'. His production group was called Ultimate High.
After his first major appearance on an ITV show in 2010, he received close to 500 date requests and love letters.

Personal Quotes (6)

Believe in yourself ...
I have always been passionate about film, I probably have 2,000 DVDs at home and I watch them all the time.
Personal Training and acting require similar skills, they both take hard work, dedication and passion. It took me the best part of 10 years to become regarded as one of the best PT's in the country and if takes me another ten years to get to the top in acting, that's fine by me.
Cemetery Junction was one of my first experiences on a film set and I thought this is great! I'd love to be the main actor, it really sparked my interest.
My inspiration is the possibility of achieving something to be in a position to help others. That's what drives me.
I have always been an achiever and perfectionist. Being bad at anything really gets me going!

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