Robbins in character as Kel Knight at Kath & Kimderella film premiere, August 2012
Glenn Maxwell Robbins
30 December 1957
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
|Occupation||Comedian, writer, actor, television and radio presenter|
Glenn Maxwell Robbins (born 30 December 1957) is an Australian comedian, writer, actor, television and radio presenter. Robbins has appeared on The Panel, Thank God You're Here and Have You Been Paying Attention?. Robbins is best known for The Comedy Company, portraying Kel Knight in Kath & Kim and adventurer Russell Coight in All Aussie Adventures.
Robbins attended Strathmore High School and graduated in 1975. He later studied drama and media at the Melbourne State College and graduated with a Bachelor of Education degree in 1979. He first moved into performing in 1981.
Robbins began his acting career in 1984, appearing in two episodes of Prisoner, and in 1985 he appeared on the sketch show The Eleventh Hour. He shot to fame in 1988 when he starred in another sketch show, The Comedy Company, in which one of his characters, "Uncle Arthur", became very popular. In 1991 he joined the team of Fast Forward for two seasons. Other sketch shows in which he has appeared include Full Frontal (1993), Jimeoin (1994–95) and Something Stupid (1998).
In 1998, Robbins became a panellist on the weekly television show The Panel. This aired on Network Ten. The show lasted eight seasons, going into hiatus in 2005.
Robbins played Australian adventurer Russell Coight in All Aussie Adventures from 2001 until 2002 on Network Ten, as well as the 2004 telemovie. In 2016 it was revealed he will reprise this role in a new season set to premiere 5 August 2018.
In 2006, Robbins appeared in two episodes of Network Ten's Thank God You're Here. He is executive producer of the Network 10 sketch comedy show The Ronnie Johns Half Hour. In 2008, he launched a new game show on the Seven Network entitled Out of the Question. In 2011 he was the guest on the fourth episode of the comedy program The Joy of Sets on the Nine Network.
In 2001 Robbins played the role of Pete O'May in the award-winning Australian film Lantana. In 2006 he co-starred with Mick Molloy in the comedy feature BoyTown as an eighties' pop-star called 'Benny G.' making an ill-advised comeback. In 2011 he appeared in the comedy Scumbus. In 2012 Robbins reprised his role of Kel Knight in the movie entitled Kath & Kimderella.
Robbins has been nominated at the Logies several times. He was nominated for Most Popular Actor in 2003 and 2004 for his role in Kath & Kim and again nominated in 2005 for his role in the telemovie Da Kath & Kim Code.
|The Bit Part||1987||Man #2|
|Rikky and Pete||1988||Newspaper Foreman|
|Evil Angels||Young Father|
|The Deal||2006||Mike||Short film|
|Kath & Kimderella||2012||Kel Knight|
|Prisoner||1984||Detective / Husband|
|A Thousand Skies||1985||Hudson Fysh||Miniseries|
|The Eleventh Hour||Various roles||also writer|
|Special Squad||1 episode: "A Wild Cat"|
|The Video Comedy Show||Himself|
|The Flying Doctors||1986||Mac||1 episode: "Acceptance"|
|While You're Down There||Various characters||also writer (5 episodes)|
|The Comedy Company||1988–90||Uncle Arthur / Gary Dare / Darren (1988–89)||also writer|
|Tonight Live with Steve Vizard||1990||Himself||also writer|
|Fast Forward||1991–92||Various characters||also writer, season 3–4 (37 episodes)|
|Turn It Up||1991||Bob||Unscreened pilot|
|Full Frontal||1993||Guest performer||7 episodes, also writer 1993–95 (20 episodes)|
|A Royal Commission Into the Australian Economy||Policeman / President George Bush (Retired)||Television film|
|The Making of Nothing||Barry Mappin||Television film, also writer|
|Standing on the Road||1994||Himself||Television documentary, also writer, producer|
|Breaking News||Himself||1 episode: "Add Sex and Stir"|
|Jimeoin||1994–95||Various characters||also writer|
|Eric||1996||Various characters||Television film|
|Headliners||1997–2001||N/A||co-creator, director, creative producer|
|The Russell Gilbert Show||1998||Himself||1 episode: "Episode 1.1", also writer, creative consultant|
|Something Stupid||Various characters||also writer|
|The Panel||1998–2007||Himself||183 episodes, also co-producer|
|The Mick Molloy Show||1999||Himself||1 episode: "Episode 1.5"|
|The Micallef P(r)ogram(me)||Himself||1 episode: "Episode 2.2"|
|All Aussie Adventures||2001-present||Russell Coight|
|Rove||2001, 2006, 2009||Himself / Russell Coight||3 episodes|
|Kath & Kim||2002–04, 2007||Kel Knight|
|Fast Forward: One More Round||2003||Himself / Various characters||Television special|
|Saturday Night Darren and Brose||2004||Himself||1 episode: "Episode 1.1"|
|Good Morning Australia||Himself||1 episode|
|Russell Coight's Celebrity Challenge||Russell Coight||Television film, also creative consultant, casting director|
|Australia Unites: Reach Out to Asia||2005||Himself||Telethon|
|The Ronnie Johns Half Hour||2005–06||N/A||executive producer|
|Da Kath & Kim Code||2005||Kel Knight||Television film|
|Thank God You're Here||2006||Himself||2 episodes, creative consultant (2006–09)|
|The Crocodile Hunter: A Tribute to Steve Irwin||2006||Himself / Russell Coight (uncredited)||Television documentary|
|Australian Idol||Himself||Top 7 Results Show|
|Dancing with the Stars||Himself / Kel Knight / Himself - audience member||2006–07||3 episodes|
|The Nation||2007||Himself||1 Episode: "Episode 9"|
|Out of the Question||2008||Host||also producer|
|Santo, Sam and Ed's Cup Fever!||2010||Himself||1 episode: "Episode 21"|
|Twentysomething||2013||Jess's Dad||1 episode: "Tricks of the Trade"|
|Shaun Micallef's Mad as Hell||2014||ABC Sports Correspondent (uncredited)||1 episode: "Episode 3.10"|
|Open Slather||2015||Various characters||also creative consultant, writer (5 episodes)|
|Dirty Laundry Live||Young Lawrence Mooney||1 episode: "Episode 3.12"|
|Upper Middle Bogan||2013–16||Wayne Wheeler|
|Have You Been Paying Attention?||2013-19||Himself||26 episodes|
|2015||Russell Coight||Guest Quiz Master|
|True Story with Hamish & Andy||2017||Harold||1 episode: "Emidio"|
- Robbins, Glenn (2007). "Contributor". Laugh Even Louder!. By Camp Quality. Gosford, New South Wales: Scholastic Australia Pty Limited. ISBN 978-1-74169-022-4.
- "Glenn Robbins • Comedian • MC". Enhance Entertainment PTY LTD.
- AFC – Searchable Film Database
- – Channel 7 presents 'Out of the Question' Archived 20 January 2008 at the Wayback Machine
- "Kath & Kimderella: Film Review".
- Robbins, Glenn (8 December 2013). "Glenn Robbins segment". The Weekend Break (Interview). Interviewed by Grubby and Dee Dee. Melbourne: 3AW.
- Camp Quality (2007). Laugh Even Louder!. Gosford, New South Wales: Scholastic Australia Pty Limited. p. 3. ISBN 978-1-74169-022-4.