Robert Kazinsky


Robert Kazinsky

Infobox Actor


imagesize = 200px
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birthname = Robert John Appleby
birthdate = Birth date and age|1983|11|18|df=y
birthplace = Haywards Heath, West Sussex
occupation = Actor
yearsactive = 2002 - present

Robert Kazinsky (born Robert John Appleby; 18 November 1983) is a British actor. His current role is that of Sean Slater in the BBC 1 soap opera "EastEnders"; he has been in this role since the summer of 2006 and is due to leave during 2008.

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,cite news|last=Lennon|first=Simon|coauthors=|title=YOU’RE BEING SUCH A KNOB, ROB!|pages=|publisher=Daily Star|date=2008-10-05|url=http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/view/53499/You-re-being-such-a-knob-Rob-/|accessdate=2008-10-05] descended from immigrants from Poland and Russia. " [http://www.harchester.net/castInterviews/interview.asp?interview=75] " ] He was educated at Hove Park School in Hove, from 1995-2000. Kazinsky was expelled from both Hove Park School and later, his college. [ " [http://www.harchester.net/castInterviews/interview.asp?interview=68] "] 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. [" [http://www.harchester.net/castInterviews/interview.asp?interview=75] "retrieved on 09/08/08] He has appeared in Israeli television commercials. [" [http://www.totallyjewish.com/news/national/?content_id=4176 Jewish actor joins Eastenders] ", "TotallyJewish.com". URL last accessed 2006-01-08] 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. [ " [http://www.harchester.net/castInterviews/interview.asp?interview=75] " Retrieved on 09/08/08]

It was announced on 18 May 2006 that he would be playing Sean Slater in "EastEnders", [" [http://www.bbc.co.uk/eastenders/news/news_content/news_20060518.shtml A new man in town] " "BBC". URL last accessed 2006-09-24] 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" to pursue a career in Hollywood. He will continue to film until early November 2008 and will remain on screen until the end of 2008. [cite news|url=http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/soaps/a85993/two-eastenders-actors-quit-soap.html|title=Two EastEnders actors quit soap|publisher=Digital Spy|date=2008-01-18|accessdate=2008-01-18]

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)'. [ [http://www.tellyzone.com/eastenders/2008/08/002-rob-kazinsky-leaves-eastenders-to-become-a-mechanic.html Rob Kazinsky leaves EastEnders to become a mechanic - Tellyzone] ]

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

In September 2008 he won Best Actor and Sexiest Male at the 2008 Inside Soap Awards.

Personal life

In an interview with Soaplife magazine, Kazinsky admitted to being shy with girls. 'When I was younger I was the ginger, pale one who got bullied - I didn't have a girlfriend until I was 21."

Rob dated Hollyoaks actress Jennifer Biddall, when they met in April 2007 at an awards ceremony. They split in early 2008. During an interview on "This Morning", he revealed he has a girlfriend named Fiona.

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. [ " [http://www.harchester.net/castInterviews/interview.asp?interview=75] " ] In an interview, Rob stated that despite playing enemies on "EastEnders", he is actually good friends with Matt Di Angelo (Deano Wicks). [ [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17LnKRLSRGk YouTube - Robert Kazinsky on this morning ] He is also good friends with Rita Simons (Roxy Mitchell). He is an avid supporter of Brighton & Hove Albion FC. He is now dating Fiona Brattle, a British model.

Filmography

*"EastEnders" ...... Sean Slater (2006-2008)
*"Dream Team" ..... Casper Rose (2005-2006)
*"The Basil Brush Show" .... Sven Garley (2005, 1 episode)

References

External links

*imdb name|id=2059117|name=Robert Kazinsky
* [http://www.robertkazinsky.org Robert Kazinsky Website]


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