Glenn Robbins

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Glenn Robbins
File:Glenn Robbins (Kel Knight) at Kath & Kimderella movie premiere.jpg
Glenn Robbins in character at Kath & Kimderella film premiere, August 2012
Born Glenn Maxwell Robbins
(1957-12-30) 30 December 1957 (age 61)
Occupation Comedian, writer, actor, radio personality

Glenn Maxwell Robbins (born 30 December 1957) is an Australian comedian, writer, actor and radio personality, best known for portraying Kel Knight in Kath & Kim and Russell Coight in All Aussie Adventures.

Robbins attended Strathmore High School and graduated in 1975. He later studied drama and media at Melbourne State College, and graduated with a Bachelor of Education in 1979. He first moved into performing in 1981.[1]



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 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 Channel Ten. The show lasted eight seasons, going into hiatus in 2005.

Robbins played Russell Coight in All Aussie Adventures from 2001 until 2002 on Channel Ten.

Since 2002 onwards, he played the role of Kel Knight in the television comedy series Kath & Kim. He also appeared in the Da Kath & Kim Code telemovie in 2005. The series ended in 2007.

In 2006 Robbins appeared in two episodes of Channel 10s Thank God You're Here. Robbins is executive producer of the Network 10 sketch comedy show The Ronnie Johns Half Hour.[2] In 2008 Robbins launched a new game show on Channel 7, entitled Out of the Question.[3] In 2011 he was the guest on the fourth episode of the comedy program, The Joy of Sets on Channel 9.

In 2013, Robbins appeared in the ABC comedy series Upper Middle Bogan as Wayne Wheeler. The series was renewed for a second season which premiered the following year.[4]


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.[5][5]


Robbins has a weekly one-hour radio segment on Melbourne radio station 3AW as part of The Weekend Break with Grubby and Dee Dee Sunday edition.[6]


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.

Personal life

The third son of Arthur and Gwen, Robbins is married to Selina,[7] who is a nurse, and currently lives in Melbourne.[6] He is a member of the National Golf Club in Cape Schanck.


  1. Glenn Robbins biodata
  2. AFC – Searchable Film Database
  3. – Channel 7 presents 'Out of the Question'
  4. Knox, David (24 December 2013). "Renewed: Upper Middle Bogan". TV Tonight. TV Tonight. Retrieved 2 February 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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