Our favourite Aussie soap opera Home and Away gained another resident hottie last year. Enter Jake Ryan, who plays the mysterious Robbo in the series.
What is it about mysterious heartthrobs and why are they so often shady? I mean, case in point, Robbo shows up out of thin air not even knowing what his real name is, sweeps Kat (the local police woman), off her feet, and shakes up the whole storyline over at the Bay.
Robbo on Home and Away
Jake Ryan made his first appearance as Robbo in Home and Away on July 25, 2017. The story starts with Robbo ambushing Alf Stewart, Scarlett Snow, and Justin Morgan while the group is out fishing.
The boating trip quickly turns into an impromptu camping trip when their boat fails to start thanks to Robbo's semi-pro hotwiring skills. The following morning, Robbo hides in the boat and sneaks his way in to Summer Bay, hurting Alf and stealing his knife in the process.
After getting caught stealing food from the Pier Diner and hiding back in the boat, Robbo follows Alf back to the house, returns his knife, and confesses that he does not know who in the devil he is. It is all a whirlwind from here - everyone finds out he is suffering from post-traumatic amnesia; the nurses name him "Robbo" (after Robinson Crusoe).
He and Kat fall in love only to have their budding relationship shattered when they discover he is actually a hitman named Beckitt Reid - sent to assassinate Kat! Tragically, Kat who is pregnant, is killed in a horrific car accident and dies.
Of course, in true complicated bad boy fashion, Robbo has his shining moments. From saving Raffy Morisson from Mackenzie to helping Coco Astoni when she faints at the beach, Robbo knows exactly what to do to get you hooked without even trying. In an interview with Karlie Rutherford for news.com.au, Ryan jokingly comments on his badass heartthrob role saying, "sometimes these bad boy characters can work in your favour and maybe no one will like me."
Tough luck, Jake. Your buff bod, cropped hair, and bad boy yet good heart attitude had the ladies falling for you in no time.
What happens to Robbo in Home and Away?
Does Robbo leave Home and Away? "Rest assured, you'll be sure to catch him on Home and Away more often, as he is now considered to be a part of the main cast of the.
After Kat and her baby's death and the intense reveal of Robbo's true background story, will our favourite characters let Robbo stay in Summer Bay?
We have yet to find out!
What is it about Robbo and pictures?
The show seems to emphasise that he keeps a lot of photos–photos of Kat as well as his (dead) ex wife. Brrrr. In the age of social media, is Robbo supposed to be a sentimental, photograph-keeping assassin?
Jake Ryan, the actor
Who is Jake Ryan? Where did he spring from? We've have all the deets about Robbo, Home and Away’s resident bad boy.
How old is Jake Ryan?
He is 35 years of age.
How tall is Jake Ryan?
He is 6'1½"
Who is Jake Ryan dating?
In an exclusive interview with New Idea, Jake reveals that he hasn't been on a date in years!
"[Dating] hasn't even crossed my mind. Girls, they get me too distracted! I've been working on the show for seven months now and the time has flown. I'm not dating. I don't have time."
He also adds that his last girlfriend was over four years ago!
"I haven't been on a date in years. I'd be terrified. That was the last time I was in a relationship and that was about four years ago now. I'm definitely not looking for it, but the door isn't closed. It's not on the top of my priority list. I've got to stay focused. But you never know what the future hold," he said to New Idea.
Is Jake Ryan on Twitter?
He is on Twitter as @JakeRyan187 but he hasn't tweeted since 2015.
Is Jake Ryan on Instagram?
Yes he is! Check out his killer workouts, cute family moments, and life off-screen at @jakey__ryan.
Where does Jake Ryan live?
This Aussie hunk is a Melbourne native but has since moved house to Sydney to pursue his love of acting.
He has been in a variety of TV shows since then, including Last Man Standing, Trouble in Paradise, Wentworth, Wolf Creek, and the acclaimed Nine Network drama series Underbelly: Razor, where he took on the lead role of Ray Blissett, iconic 1920's policeman.
Ryan has also been a part of several short films and features, such as Salam Namaste and Boytown, and Baz Luhrmann's production of The Great Gatsby.
Has Jake Ryan ever posed nude (or near nude)?
Ryan has never posed nude but his topless scenes in Home and Away are our treasures in life!
We all know how hard this lad works for his bod and all that work has definitely paid off, we must say!
He shared this with the Herald Sun, "you know, walking into the job, that [you'll have to get shirtless] and you've just got to work as hard as you can, off-camera, to make sure you're in half-decent shape."
Is Jake Ryan gay?
No, Jake Ryan is not gay.
Does Jake Ryan do Taekwondo?
Ryan used to be a taekwondo athlete but his career ended after he incurred an injury. He practised taekwondo for 19 years, earning his black belt at just nine years of age. He was on track to compete in the Beijing Olympic Games, however had to pull out due to injury. He gained 13kg post-injury and had to shed it quickly for his debut on Home and Away.
Does Jake Ryan play for the Green Bay in his spare time?
He is often mistaken for the American football athlete that is his namesake but no, Ryan is only professionally known for taekwondo in terms of sports.
Did you know Ryan is also a talented painter?
On his official Home and Away bio Jake shares that he would love to open his own exhibition someday.
"My ideal career would be to go and do a film, and then lock myself in a warehouse down the coast and just paint, like a crazy artist. My stuff is a lot of mixed media, a lot of printmaking with text. It's quite obscure I suppose. I just love it."
What is Jake Ryan’s dream role?
To portray Batman, no less! DC Comics, let's make it happen!
Want some bonus trivia about this bad boy?
While he plays pretty badass roles on-screen, the lad is a real family guy at heart off-screen! He shares, "I'm happy to state I'm single and have four nephews and love spending time with them."
And, nobody was happier about him scoring the role of Robbo from Home and Away, than his mum! Ryan shares that "[getting the role was] more exciting for my mum because it's her favourite show! She was beside herself."
"It was just before her birthday, so it was kind of like a birthday present for her."