Julius Robert Bay Tapert is the oldest son of Lucy Lawless, a New Zealand actress and singer. The actress welcomed her first son with her second husband, Robert Tapert, a renowned American movie director, writer, and filmmaker. Julius Robert Bay was born on October 16, 1999, and is currently 24 years old in 2023.
Julius Robert Bay was born into a family of screen legends and as such has continued to live in the spotlight. Even when he has yet to involve himself with any business in the entertainment industry, he is often making headlines as the celebrity child of Lucy Lawless and Robert Tapert.
How Old is Julius Robert Bay Tapert?
Julius Robert Bay Tapert is 24 years old as of 2023. He was born in New Zealand on October 16, 1999, to Robert Tapert and Lucy Lawless. The actress’s son holds double citizenship, as he is a New Zealander by birth and an American through his father. He is of mixed ethnicity, including English, German, Irish, and Czech, and belongs to the Libra zodiac sign. Julius Robert Bay was raised in New Zealand alongside two siblings; an older half-sister and a younger brother.
His birth and upbringing in New Zealand were because of his mother’s career commitments in the country. Despite being a young adult, Julius is scarcely active on social media; hence, there is limited information about his educational achievements and the schools he attended.
Who is Julius Robert Bay Tapert’s Father?
Julius Robert Bay Tapert’s father is Robert Gerard Tapert. He is a Michigan-born film and television producer, director, and writer whose major works include the co-production of Xena: Warrior Princess. Rob Tapert was born in Royal Oak, Michigan, United States, on May 14, 1955, and is currently 68 years old. He has three siblings: two sisters, Dorothy and Mary Beth Tapert, and a younger brother, Jeff Tapert.
Rob Tapert started filmmaking during his university days at Michigan State University, where he was studying economics. Some of his popular film productions include his first horror classic, titled The Evil Dead, others are; Crime Wave, Hard Target, and more. He has also produced and directed many popular television series, including Hercules, Spartacus (and its successive series), and more. Additionally, Rob Tapert co-owns two movie production companies, including Renaissance Pictures.
Julius Robert Bay Tapert’s Mother is a Prolific Actress
Julius Robert Bay Tapert’s mom is Lucille Frances Lawless, a New Zealand actress, singer, and staunch social activist. She was born in Auckland, a suburb of Mount Albert, New Zealand, on March 29, 1969, to Julie Ryan, a former school teacher, and Frank Ryan, a mayor of Mount Albert and a banker.
Julius Robert Bay’s mom was born into a big, Irish Catholic family where she is the fifth of six siblings-four boys and two girls. She found her singing talents at the early age of ten, and her acting stints started at Marist College, Auckland, where she had her secondary school education. The actress later enrolled at Auckland University, where she studied languages, and later studied drama at the William Davis Centre for Actors Study in Vancouver, Canada.
The actress made her professional acting debut in Funny Business, a New Zealand sketch-comedy series. Subsequently, she appeared in other projects like taking the main character role of Xena in Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules, and The Amazon Women, all the series of Spartacus, and more.
Lucille Frances Lawless is involved in humanitarian activities and is a member of the board of trustees of the StarShip Foundation (SSF). SSF is a part of the Auckland District Health Board, which is the charity arm of StarShip Children’s Health. On the part of social activism, Lucy Lawless became a climate ambassador for Greenspace, an independent global climate campaigning network founded in Canada. She is also an LGBTQ+ rights icon following her role in Spartacus: God of the Arena with her onscreen partner, Gabrielle O’Connor.
Julius Robert Bay Tapert Was Born a Year After His Parents Got Married
Julius Robert Bay Tapert was born in 1999, about seven months after his parents’ first wedding anniversary. At the time of his birth, his parents were just starting life together as a couple and were both deeply into each other. Their marriage, which took place on March 28, 1998, came after the couple dated for roughly one year. They are 25 years into their marital journey without recording any known scandals.
While Julius Robert Bay’s parents’ marriage is Robert Tapert’s first, it is Lucy’s second. She was initially married to Garth Lawless, whom she met and dated for 7 years. Their marriage also lasted for 7 years, from 1988 to 1995, and ended in a divorce after welcoming one daughter.
A Look at Julius Robert Bay Tapert’s Siblings
As earlier mentioned, Julius Robert Bay Tapert is not the only child of his celebrity parents. He has an older half-sister, Daisy Lawless, whom his mother welcomed from her first marriage, and a direct younger brother, Judah Miro Tapert.
Julius Robert Bay’s older half-sister, Daisy Lawless, was born in Auckland, New Zealand, on July 15, 1988, and is 35 years old. Daisy is already taking after her mother and foster father’s footsteps by venturing into acting and joining the entertainment industry. Her most remarkable works include The Meg, which premiered in 2018, others include Edith Gibson has 300 Dolls, and Power Rangers Dino Fury, released in 2021.
Daisy is currently not in any known relationship and has never been linked to any man as her boyfriend. She prefers to keep her personal life out of the public while focusing fully on her acting career.
Judah Miro Tapert
Julius Robert Bay Tapert’s direct younger brother, Judah Miro Tapert, was born in Auckland, New Zealand, on May 7, 2002, and is 21 years old. At 21, Judah already has some movie production works credited to his name, including the animated movie series Xena, Hercules, and The Battle for Mount Olympus. He also starred in The Happy Valley Kid, It’s Murder, Going Back, Evil Dead II, and others.
Outside of featuring in movies and taking his animation projects, Judah is suspected to be at a university in New Zealand. Just like his older siblings, Judah does not have any known romantic relationships with anyone yet.
What Does Lucy Lawless’ Son Do For A Living?
Julius Robert Bay Tapert has yet to disclose any professional career he is engaged in or to be seen in any of his parents’ movie projects. He is only known to be enjoying the fame and fortunes that come with his parents’ successes as professional entertainers.