Two things are true about Robb Wells: he works in various capacities in the movie industry and hails from a popular extended family in Canada. Stephen Harper is the cousin of the famous actor and screenwriter who has also strived as a director and producer. Harper was the Prime Minister of Canada for about a decade; the man regarded as Mini-Bush commenced his first mandate as leader of the country in February 2006 and his third came to an end in 2015. One might be tempted to think that somehow, Harper played a role in Wells’ popularity, but this is not so as the actor had been famous for a long time before his cousin became Prime Minister.
Robb’s career journey dates back to 1995 when he co-wrote a short comedy film titled The Cart Boy with Mike Clattenburg and John Paul Tremblay. The film directed by Clattenburg equally stars him as Ricky opposite Mike Smith (Darren) and Tremblay (Jason). Since then, Wells has pulled off dozens of projects as an actor, writer, director, and producer. Through this, he became a multi-millionaire and has managed to remain relevant in the competitive industry for over two decades and a half. His fame piques the interest of many moviegoers who follow his career as much as they strive to keep up with what goes on in his personal life.
Robb Wells’ Net Worth Is Currently Estimated at $5 Million
People have attained financial independence through various means and many would agree that a viable way to pull it off is through having multiple sources of income. This is the story of Robb Wells and how he came to accumulate his wealth currently estimated at $5 million. Most people know him as an actor and might have concluded that it is the source of his wealth. Without a doubt, Robb has earned a great deal of wealth from portraying various characters in movies and TV shows, but it is not the only source of his wealth.
Before he embraced acting and became known for it, he was a successful entrepreneur who operated a chain of Pizza restaurants with his long-time friend, John Paul Tremblay. When he became known as an actor and began earning from it, Robb, at the same time, made good money from screenwriting as he pursued both paths simultaneously. He would later get into directing and producing projects which buoyed up his earnings from the movie industry.
As much as his career has been financially rewarding, it has earned him some prestigious recognition. Robb has received a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Screenplay. He has also bagged a Canadian Comedy Award nomination for Multimedia – Best Male Performance in a Feature. More so, he has received a nomination for Gemini Award; this was for a category tagged Best Performance or Host in a Variety Program or Series.
In all of these, the Canadian actor has remained humble, he is not about the fancy lifestyle, and hardly can anyone tell how he spends his money. Below is a breakdown of all the avenues through which his net worth accrued.
A Chain of Pizza Restaurants Called J.R. Capone’s Was His First Major Source of Income
The Canadian filmmaker has accomplished a lot in the movie industry that it has become difficult for one to imagine a time he did other things for a living. While his exploits in entertainment have become the major source of his wealth, it has not always been so. Born on the 20th of March 1971 in Moncton, New Brunswick, the 50 years old raised in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, first made a living running a chain of pizza restaurants called J.R. Capone’s.
As you would easily find, he was a student of Cole Harbour District High School which his friends and colleagues, John Paul Tremblay and Mike Clattenburg, also attended. From what we gathered, the three were a clique known for their annoying sense of humor and irritating pranks which landed them in trouble on multiple occasions. Following their graduation from high school, Robb and Tremblay began running the chain of pizza restaurants which according to several reports, was a successful endeavor.
What they made from this is something we might never get to know, but it wouldn’t be out of place to assume that it was enough to afford them the resource to pursue their dream career in entertainment. While they continued to make a living from the pizza business, they devoted some time to making comedy skits which later morphed into creating short movies and then a full-fledged career as filmmakers.
Paychecks From Acting Has Contributed a Huge Sum to His Wealth
Since he debuted as an actor in 1995, Robb Wells has been a part of multiple productions made for the small and big screens. In the remaining years of the 1990s after he played Ricky on The Cart Boy, he was seen as Rob in One Last Shot, a 1998 short movie, and then played the Ricky character again in a 1999 comedy film titled Trailer Park Boys. Since then and up to date, Robb Wells has played Ricky and Rob in many productions. In the 2000s, he was seen in films like Virginia’s Run, A Hole in One, Trailer Park Boys: The Movie, Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day, and The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day. He also played Ricky in The Trailer Park Boys Christmas Special and Say Goodnight to the Bad Guy which are both TV movies respectively released in 2004 and 2008.
The 2010s were a busy decade for the Canadian actor and it began with playing Ricky in a 2010 short comedy film directed by David Guy Levy, MashUp Piece Theater: The Wire/Trailer Park Boys. The following year, Robb Wells portrayed various characters in the TV series, Drunk and on Drugs Happy Funtime Hour. He also played Logan that same year in Hobo with a Shotgun, an action, horror-comedy film written by John Davies and directed by Jason Eisener. What followed were his roles as Peter and Whitey respectively in the 2012 films, Would You Rather and Beat Down. He also voiced Kenny Bilko in “The Limited” episode of Archer in 2012.
2013 came and he played Rocko in Jackhammer, an adventure comedy-drama film directed by Michael Hanus. Also, he appeared in four episodes of the TV mini-series, Fried on the Ferry, and would commence playing various roles in other TV series like SwearNet on the Road, Drunk as Fuck, Updates from Sunnyvale, and On the Road with TPB. His 2014 projects include the TV movie Trailer Park Boys: Live at the North Pole and Trailer Park Boys: Live in F**kin’ Dublin. He was also seen in movies and series like Shows We Can’t Afford to Make Yet, Trailer Park Boys: Don’t Legalize It, Relative Happiness, Swearnet: The Movie, TPB 7.5, and much more.
In the years that followed, the actor has featured in many more projects. Some of his recent works include the TV series Swearnet Studios, Social Shorts, Trailer Park Boys: Jail Shorts, and The Roach Approach. A large chunk of Robb Wells’ net worth came from what he has made from these acting roles. While the specifics are best known to him, no one should be told it amounts to a significant figure.
The Canadian Actor Has Made Good Money As a Scenarist
Perhaps not as much as he has made from acting, but Robb Wells also earns from scriptwriting. As stated earlier, his first work as a screenwriter was in 1995’s The Cart Boy. This was followed by 1998’s One Last Shot and then Trailer Park Boys the following year. Nothing was heard from him again in this capacity until 2006 when he wrote the screenplay for Trailer Park Boys: The Movie. Thereafter, he wrote the screenplay for Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day, a 2009 comedy-crime movie directed by his friend Mike Clattenburg and then the TV series, Drunk and on Drugs Happy Funtime Hour.
Robb Wells in 2014, worked as a writer in productions like Trailer Park Boys: Live in F**kin’ Dublin, Swearnet: The Movie, Swearnet Live, and Trailer Park Boys: Live at the North Pole. The following year, he co-wrote the TV movie, Trailer Park Boys: Drunk, High & Unemployed, with Mike Smith and John Paul Tremblay. Subsequently, he would work in the same capacity for the following TV series and movies: Trailer Park Boys: Out of the Park, Trailer Park Boys, Trailer Park Boys: The Animated Series, Trailer Park Boys: Live at Red Rocks, Trailer Park Boys: Jail, and Swearnet Studios.
His most significant work as a screenwriter is Trailer Park Boys: Park After Dark; he has written at least 84 episodes of the show thus far. Again, what he earned from all of these is not known to the public. But it is said that the average pay for a scriptwriter in Canada is $42 an hour and $87,529 a year. With that in mind, one can see how this has been a lucrative source of income for the Canadian actor.
Robb Wells Has Also Made Millions as a Director and Producer
For someone who began his career with a production he co-wrote and starred in, it is hardly a surprise that Robb Wells has become a notable director and producer. To the best of our knowledge, his first project as a producer was in 2011 when he began executing the production of the TV series, Drunk and on Drugs Happy Funtime Hour. It stars him alongside John Paul Tremblay and Jay Baruchel.
Next on the line was the 2014 TV movie Trailer Park Boys: Live in F**kin’ Dublin. Some reports have it that this was also the first work he directed. In the same year, he produced and directed Trailer Park Boys: Live at the North Pole, Swearnet Live, and Swearnet: The Movie. In all, he has produced at least 17 projects and directed 11 works, most of which he starred in.
It is said that the average producer in Canada makes around $34.62 per hour and $67,500 in a year. Also, the average salary for a director in the country has been estimated at around $131,787 per year. Given these figures, no one needs to be told that being a producer and a director has been a cash cow for Robb Wells. Should he continue to work in these areas of the movie industry, his net worth is bound to soar in the nearest future.
What We Know About Robb Wells’ Family Life
Robb Wells has been in the public eyes for decades, yet he has been able to keep a lot about his away from the prying eyes of the public. As mentioned earlier, he was born in Moncton, New Brunswick where his family lived until he was eight. They relocated to Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, where he spent most of his early life. Apart from this, it is hard to tell anything about his family. Nonetheless, it has been reported in several quarters that he hails from a popular extended family which produced the former Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper.
With his extensive works in the movie industry, Robb Well has left a lot of people curious about his love life and family. But he happens to be one of the popular figures who go all out to keep their private life private. Just as many things have remained unknown about his parents and siblings; from their identities to what they are up to and whatnot, almost nothing is known about his own family. One can not boldly assert that he has one.
Several reports have suggested that he is a family man, married with kids, but there is no concrete evidence, whatsoever, to support this claim. If Robb Wells is truly married and with kids, then one must commend whatever he has done to keep them away from the attention that comes from what he does for a living. But time has always been faithful in exposing the truth about matters like this. With time, his many fans would come to learn if he has a family or not.