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Robert Naylor (actor)

Robert Naylor
Robert Naylor at the 32nd annual Young Artist Awards
Born (1996-07-06) July 6, 1996 [1]
Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Actor
Years active 2005–present

Robert Naylor (born July 6, 1996) is a Canadian actor, best known for his voice-over on the Canadian/American television series Arthur as Dora Winifred "D.W." Read from 2007 to 2012.

Early life

Naylor was born in Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Canada and is fluent in English and French.[1][2]


Naylor started acting in 2003 when he joined the local children's theatre school Theatre West (formerly Pegasus Performing Arts).[1][3] He first appeared on TV in an English commercial, a part he got from his first audition.[4] He has had various television movie roles including Adam in Race to Mars, Jamie in Voices and Young Tanner in Fakers. His first lead role came at the age of 12 in the Quebec feature 1012 starring Claude Legault and directed by Podz.[5] His role of Tommy in the movie 10½ earned him the Best actor award at the International Film Festival Bratislava in 2010, a nomination in the 31st Genie Awards for Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role,[6] and a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in an International Feature Film.[7]

In 2010, he worked on U.S.-produced movie Immortals, directed by Tarsem Singh, playing Young Theseus.[1] His first recurring role in a TV series is that of Theo in the Radio-Canada Quebec TV series 19-2, which started in early 2011[8] on Radio-Canada.[9] Directed by Daniel Grou ("Podz"), the series tells the story of two Montreal cops. Robert plays the son of the character played by Réal Bossé.

In May 2011, he portrayed Eric Hillridge in the Muse Entertainment-produced TV movie Cyberbully, which was shot in Montreal and premiered on ABC Family on July 17, 2011. Later that summer, he received the role of Stevie Atkins, a ghost, in the second season of Being Human.[10] He then worked on one episode of a new IFC scripted TV Series, Bullet in the Face, which was produced by Muse Entertainment and Just For Laughs and aired in summer 2012.[10][11]


Feature films

Year Title Role Notes
2010 1012 Tommy
2011 Immortals Young Theseus[12]
2012 Pinocchio Pinocchio[13] Voice
2014 Every Thing Will Be Fine Christopher[14]


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Circle of Friends Joan's Son[15]
2006 Lance et Compte: La revanche Son of Mark Stevens[16]
2007 Race to Mars Adam Erwin[17]
2007–2008 Postcards from Buster Dora Winifred "D.W." Read[18] Voice
2007–2012 Arthur Dora Winifred "D.W." Read Voice
2010 Fakers Young Tanner[19]
2011–2013 19-2 Theo[20]
2011 Cyberbully Eric Hillridge[19]
2012 Bullet in the Face Klaus Mollert[21]
2012–2013 Being Human Stevie Atkins[1]
2014 Helix The Scythe
2014 Toute la vérité Jessy Gravel
2014 30 vies Francis Bertrand
2014 Ascension Matthew

Short Films

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Les grands Tommy[22]
2008 Victor Gazon Narrator[23]
2009 Alex and the Ghosts Alex (Voice)[24]
2011 Alone With Mr Carter John[25]
2012 The Horse Latitudes Philly[1]


Year Title Role Notes
2011 Dictature affective[26]


Year Film Award Category Notes Result
2010 1012 International Film Festival Bratislava Best Actor Won
2011 1012 31st Genie Awards Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
2011 1012 32nd Young Artist Awards Best Performance by an Actor in an International Feature Film Won
2012 Cyberbully 33rd Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special – Supporting Young Actor Nominated
2013 Being Human 34th Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series - Young Recurring Actor Nominated


  1. ^ a b c d e f Robert Naylor.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Theatre School in Montreal – Theatre West. Retrieved on 2012-10-07.
  4. ^ Cannes 2010 – 10 1/2 – Telefilm Canada. Retrieved on 2012-10-07.
  5. ^ The Voices « Alex and the Ghosts. (1996-07-06). Retrieved on 2012-10-07.
  6. ^ Úvodná stránka » IFF Bratislava. (2012-05-19). Retrieved on 2012-10-07.
  7. ^ "32nd Annual Young Artist Awards – Nominations / Special Awards". The Young Artist Foundation. 2011. Retrieved 2011-03-14. 
  8. ^ [2]
  9. ^ 19-2 | Retrieved on 2012-10-07.
  10. ^ a b Robert Naylor (III).
  11. ^ IFC’s Original Scripted Comedy, ‘Bullet in the Face’ Begins Production in Montreal – Ratings | TVbytheNumbers. (2011-10-06). Retrieved on 2012-10-07.
  12. ^ Full cast and crew for Immortals (2011).
  13. ^ Pinocchio (2012).
  14. ^ [3].
  15. ^ Circle of Friends (2006).
  16. ^ Full cast and crew for "Lance et compte: La revanche" (2006).
  17. ^ Race to Mars (2007– ).
  18. ^ Postcards from Buster (2004– ).
  19. ^ a b Fakers (2010).
  20. ^ 19-2 (2011– ).
  21. ^ Bullet in the Face: Season 1, Episode 3: Drug of Choice (16 Aug. 2012).
  22. ^ The Schoolyard (2007).
  23. ^ Victor Gazon (2008).
  24. ^ Alex and the Ghosts (2009).
  25. ^ Biography for Robert Naylor (III).
  26. ^ Dictature affective, le prochain docufiction de Groupe PVP | Blogue PVP. Retrieved on 2012-10-07.

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