Between One Tree Hill and Lipstick Jungle, it is clear Robert Buckley has made an impact as a television star. The American actor whose filmography includes several popular network shows is well known to a lot of TV viewers. He currently portrays Major Lillywhite on iZombie, a hit show on the CW. His role on the show has been commended and he has endeared himself to fans world over.
The handsome actor is also an avid social media user with a presence on Twitter and Instagram.
Robert Buckley’s Biography
You’d be surprised to know that Robert Buckley, who has grown to become a tall and dashing young man, was once a chubby child who refused to swim without a shirt on. The American actor was born on the 2nd of May 1981 in Los Angeles, California. Perhaps as a result of growing up in the city of entertainment, Robert grew up with a dual interest in Economics and Acting.
However, not wanting to trade one for the other, the actor decided to pursue his economics dream for a while. Robert went to the University of California and graduated in 2003 with a degree in Economics. After graduation, he worked for a year as an economic consultant in San Diego before moving back to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of being an actor.
Robert Buckley’s first onscreen appearance in a televised programme was as a contestant on The Price is Right while still a college student, however, he did not pursue an acting career until 2004. His first appearance as an actor came in 2004 after moving to Los Angeles when he booked his first commercial.
After auditions and sending out of headshots, Robert’s face along with his acting chops started to attract the attention of directors and producers and in 2006, he finally made his acting debut on MyNetworkTV telenovela, Fashion House as a series regular. He further starred in another telenovela for MyNetworkTV in American Heiress in 2007 as Matthew Wakefield.
Also in 2006, the actor appeared in his first feature films, When a Killer Calls and Petrified. However, they were straight to video projects.
Robert Buckley made his first appearance in a major project in 2007 when he was cast as a regular on NBC’s series, Lipstick Jungle. His time on the show gave traction to his exposure to mainstream watchers and he followed it up with another appearance in a major TV show when he signed up to play Clay Evans in teen drama series, One Tree Hill.
While Robert has found some success in television, he hasn’t been able to replicate them in feature films. The actor was in the running to be Captain America for the Marvel Cinematic Universe but he lost the role to Chris Evans. His feature film appearances till date are limited, with the most prominent being his role as Nik in Killer Movie, the horror-comedy which starred Paul Wesley of The Vampire Diaries fame, Kaley Cuoco from The Big Bang Theory and Leighton Meester who is best known for her role in Gossip Girl. His other film appearances include Z, Archer House and The Legend of Hell’s Gate: An American Conspiracy.
His more successful and extensive television career includes appearances in 666 Park Avenue in the main role as Brian Leonard, Flirting with Forty as Kyle Hamilton, Powerless as Dan and as Major Lilywhite in iZombie.
Is He Gay?
Being a handsome actor in the spotlight, it is common for media outlets to speculate about his love life. Many of his fans are also curious to know if the actor is gay or straight. Well, to answer that question, Robert Buckley is a straight man and has been in numerous relationships with women.
Wife, Dating, Girlfriend
As a well-built and handsome man, Robert has not been short of admirers in and out of Hollywood. Robert’s relationship history includes JoAnna Garcia Swisher in 2009 and before JoAnna, he dated Lindsay Price from 2007 to 2009. In 2010, there were rumors that he was dating his One Tree Hill co-star Shantel VanSanten. However, his most high profile relationship has been with Lea Michele, the former Glee star in 2016. Unfortunately, it did not last for long.
Robert Buckley is currently married to actress, Jenny Wade. The couple got married in May 2018. The pair generally keeps a low profile and there isn’t a lot of information about their relationship out there.
Robert Buckley – Height, Body Measurements
Robert is a handsome man, probably one of the most handsome men in Hollywood. He has an impressive height of 6 feet and 2 inches and weighs 68 kg. He has broad shoulders, blue eyes and well-toned skin are among his arsenal of attractive features. Other details about his body measurements are Chest – 43 in, Arms/Biceps – 15 in and Waist – 32 in.