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Overview (1)

Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Robbie Joseph Magasiva (born 21 May 1972) is a Samoan New Zealand actor who has starred in several films including New Zealand box office record breakers Sione's Wedding and Sione's 2: Unfinished Business. He is also known for his role on Shortland Street (1992) as Dr. Maxwell Avia which he played from June 2009 to July 2012, and for his current role as Will Jackson on the prison drama series Wentworth (2013), an adaptation of the iconic prison drama "Prisoner". Magasiva joined the cast of the Australian award winning drama Wentworth (2013) in 2012 when the series first went into production and it started airing in 2013, Robbie has been with the series since then as fan favourite Deputy Governor William Jackson.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: PhaseItIn

Spouse (1)

Anna Magasiva (2005 - 2011) ( 2 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Half sleeve tattoo

Trivia (5)

Has four brothers - Steven, Mike, younger twins Pua Magasiva and Tanu, and one sister, Trina.
He got one son and one daughter.
He share his time between Auckland, NZ and Melbourne AUS.
He owns and rides a motorcycle.
He grew up in a small community west of Apia called Tanumapua in Samoa. His family moved back to New Zealand permanently when he was 10 years old.

Personal Quotes (6)

I'm enjoying the challenge. Emotionally it's been hard. When I'm shooting tragic scenes and I need to think of something really terrible, I think of how I'd feel if something happened to my kids. You've really got to go there emotionally and it takes it out of you.
That final scene in the first episode where the governor is killed, I don't think there has ever been another Australian drama that has done something like that, killing off someone they had set up as a main character in the first episode.I thought it was brilliant and it really set the tone of what we have been able to do in the show and the fact the writers aren't afraid to do something that other shows might think is too risky.
I think any actor who came in and picked up this story would be excited by what I get to do.
Discussing his character Will in Wentworth (2013) season 5: What led him there was years and years of being manipulated, being framed, having his wife killed and knowing the killer, losing Bea, but you never expect Will would have that in him, it is such a hideous act, burying someone alive. He has finally broken and what he did weighs heavily on him and it affects him on a daily basis. That burden, that guilt, he carries it with him every day. When he is at the prison he sees reminders of Ferguson everywhere and when he is at home there's the voices which he can't escape.
All I wanted to do was "woo hoo".
Discussing Season 5 of Wentworth: They had this big van in a rotisserie and there was guys doing their thing and Tammy (co-star Tammy MacIntosh) doing her thing and I'm like 'Woah..'

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