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Robert Kazinsky
Born Robert John Appleby
November 18, 1983 (1983-11-18) (age 26)
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Occupation Actor
Years active 2002 - present

Robert Kazinsky (born Robert John Appleby; 18 November 1983) is an English actor and model. He is best known for his appearance as Casper Rose in Sky One Drama Dream Team in 2006 and Sean Slater in the BBC 1 soap opera EastEnders from 2006 to 2009.

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Background

Kazinsky was born in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, England, the son of Phyllis and Paul Appleby, and grew up in Brighton. He has an older brother, Michael. Kazinsky is Jewish,[1] descended from immigrants from Poland and Russia "[6]" He was educated at Hove Park School in Hove, from 1995-2000. Kazinsky was expelled from both Hove Park School and later, his college.[2] He appeared in their productions of Bugsy Malone and A Midsummer Night's Dream. He achieved a grade B in his drama GCSE in 2000.

Career

Kazinsky trained as an actor at the Guildford School of Acting from September 2002 to July 2005. He took his grandfather's middle name as his stage name.[3] He has appeared in Israeli television commercials.[4] He made his acting debut in 2005 when he had a guest role in an episode of the CBBC children's show The Basil Brush Show, playing a character named Sven Garley. He then got a role in Sky One's football drama Dream Team where he played Casper Rose from late 2005 until 2006, when he was killed off towards the end of the ninth series after Kazinsky announced his intention to leave.[5]

It was announced on 18 May 2006 that he would be playing Sean Slater in EastEnders,[6] and he made his first appearance on 22 August 2006.

It was announced on 18 January 2008 that Kazinsky, after starring in the soap since August 2006, will leave EastEnders. Speaking to This Morning on 31 July 2008, Kazinsky confirmed that he would not be pursuing a career in Hollywood but would instead begin an apprenticeship as a mechanic when he leaves EastEnders, saying: 'With the writers' strike and the newly confirmed actors' strike, it's not the best time to go (To America)'.

Kazinsky has also been penning a new television series inspired by Sex and the City which is set to air sometime in 2010. George Lucas offered him a part in new Second World War fighter film Red Tails. Kazinsky plays a "pilot who has to adapt to being among African-American comrades." [7]

On YouTube, Robert was featured as the presenter in the EastEnders launch video since they had launched their new video channel on Youtube.

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Awards Table

Year Group Award Result Film/Television series
2006 British Soap Awards Sexiest Male Nominated EastEnders
2006 British Soap Awards Villain of the year Nominated EastEnders
2007 British Soap Awards Sexiest Male Nominated EastEnders
2007 British Soap Awards Villain of the year Nominated EastEnders
2007 Inside Soap Awards Sexiest Male Nominated EastEnders
2007 Inside Soap Awards Best Bad Boy Nominated EastEnders
2008 All About Soap Awards Fittest Fella Nominated EastEnders
2008 British Soap Awards Sexiest Male Nominated EastEnders
2008 British Soap Awards Villain of the year Nominated EastEnders
2008 Inside Soap Awards Sexiest Male Won EastEnders
2008 Inside Soap Awards Best Actor Won EastEnders
2008 Inside Soap Awards Best Bad Boy Nominated EastEnders
2008 Digital Spy Soap Awards Most Popular Actor Nominated EastEnders
2008 Digital Spy Soap Awards Sexiest Male Nominated EastEnders
2008 Digital Spy Soap Awards Villain of the Year Nominated EastEnders
2008 Soaper Star Awards Best Actor Won EastEnders
2008 Soaper Star Awards Best Bad Boy Nominated EastEnders
2008 Soaper Star Awards Sexiest Male Won EastEnders
2009 Eastenders Awards Male Hottie Won EastEnders
2009 All About Soap Awards Killer Secret Nominated EastEnders
2009 All About Soap Awards Fatal Attraction Won EastEnders
2009 British Soap Awards Best Actor Won EastEnders
2009 British Soap Awards Sexiest Male Nominated EastEnders

Other accolades

  • In 2008 was honored by All About Soap on their annual list of 100 Sexiest Men in Soap. He received the #3 spot.

Personal life

He is close friends with many of his Dream Team co-stars, including: Jamie Lomas, Kara Tointon, Ricky Whittle, Danny Husbands, Junior Nunoo, Julie Healy, and Lauren Gold.[8] In an interview, Rob stated that despite playing enemies on EastEnders, he is actually close friends with Matt Di Angelo (Deano Wicks).[9] He is also good friends with Rita Simons (Roxy Mitchell). He is an avid supporter of both Brighton & Hove Albion and Manchester United.[citation needed]

Filmography

References

  1. ^ Lennon, Simon (2008-10-05). "YOU’RE BEING SUCH A KNOB, ROB!". Daily Star. http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/view/53499/You-re-being-such-a-knob-Rob-/. Retrieved 2008-10-05. 
  2. ^ "[1]"
  3. ^ "[2]"retrieved on 09/08/08
  4. ^ "Jewish actor joins EastEnders", TotallyJewish.com. URL last accessed 2006-01-08
  5. ^ "[3]" Retrieved on 09/08/08
  6. ^ "A new man in town" BBC. URL last accessed 2006-09-24
  7. ^ "[4]" Retrieved on[14/05/2009
  8. ^ "[5]"
  9. ^ YouTube - Robert Kazinsky on this morning

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