In The CW’s new drama series The Tomorrow People, Robbie Amell stars as Stephen Jameson, a young man with frightening abilities he cannot understand—that is, until he meets John (Luke Mitchell), Cara (Peyton List) and Russell (Aaron Yoo)—also known as the Tomorrow People.
Amell recently starred as a series regular on 1600 Penn, as D.B. In 2011/2012, he was cast as the leading character in the pilot Like Father, created and directed by Bill Lawrence, and also Marc Cherry’s pilot, Hallelujah. Amell was most recently seen on Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous, in an eight-episode arc.
In addition, Amell has also been seen guest-starring on such popular television shows as Hot in Cleveland, Hawaii 5-0, Pretty Little Liars, CSI: NY, Brothers and Sisters and How I Met Your Mother, as well as recurring on the hit series Revenge. He also starred as the lead character, Fred, in the original television movies Scooby Doo! The Curse of the Lake Monster and Scooby Doo! The Mystery Begins.
Amell’s motion picture credits include Struck by Lightening, Anatomy of the Tide and American Pie Presents: Beta House. He played the leading role of Andy Brazil in the original TV movie The Hornet’s Nest and the sexy Drew Patterson in Picture This, opposite Ashley Tisdale.
Born in Toronto, Ontario, Amell’s journey to Tinseltown wasn’t like most young actors. While his mother had secured a commercial and print agent for him when he was six, he was never consumed with Hollywood and concentrated on sports instead. Amell was one of the best hockey players in his high school and had thoughts of going pro when everything changed. When he was a junior in high school, he was called in for his first-ever movie audition for a featured role as Eugene Levy and Carmen Electra’s son Daniel in the motion picture Cheaper By the Dozen 2. He fit the character so well, that they increased his small part into a strong supporting role and Amell caught the acting bug. His parents were very supportive and told him to wait on college for a bit and follow his dream of acting.
When Robbie isn’t acting, one of his passions is being a part of One Heartland, a non-profit charity that helps children with HIV and AIDS. He loves to participate in their summer camps, which are held every year in Malibu and Minnesota, giving children from all over the world a chance to experience a week at camp.
In his down time, Robbie is obsessed with cars. He still loves sports, especially hockey and golf, and hanging out with his girlfriend and their two very little dogs.