(born Robert John
; 18 November 1983) is an English
actor and model. His best known for
his appearance as Casper Rose in Sky One
Drama Dream Team
in 2006 and
in the BBC
soap opera EastEnders from 2006
was born in Haywards
Sussex, England, the son of
Phyllis and Paul Appleby, and grew up in Brighton.
has an older brother, Michael. Kazinsky is Jewish, descended from
immigrants from Poland and Russia "" He was educated at Hove Park School
in Hove, from 1995-2000.
Kazinsky was expelled from both
Hove Park School and later, his college. He appeared in their
productions of Bugsy Malone
and A Midsummer Night's
. He achieved a grade B in his drama GCSE
Kazinsky trained as an actor at the Guildford School of Acting from
September 2002 to July 2005. He took his grandfather's middle name
as his stage name. He has appeared in Israeli television
He made his acting debut in 2005 when he had a
guest role in an episode of the CBBC
show The Basil
, playing a character named Sven Garley. He then
got a role in Sky One
's football drama
played Casper Rose
from late 2005 until
2006, when he was killed off towards the end of the ninth series
after Kazinsky announced his intention to leave.
It was announced on 18 May 2006 that he would be playing Sean Slater
, and he made his first appearance
on 22 August 2006.
It was announced on 18 January 2008 that Kazinsky, after starring
in the soap since August 2006, will leave EastEnders
Speaking to This
on 31 July 2008, Kazinsky confirmed that he would
not be pursuing a career in Hollywood but would instead begin an
apprenticeship as a mechanic when he leaves EastEnders, saying:
'With the writers' strike and the newly confirmed actors' strike,
it's not the best time to go (To America)'.
Kazinsky has also been penning a new television series inspired by
Sex and the City
set to air sometime in 2010
offered him a part in new Second World War fighter film Red Tails.
Kazinsky plays a "pilot who has to adapt to being among
, Robert was featured as the
presenter in the EastEnders launch video since they had launched
their new video channel on Youtube.
- In 2008 was honored by All About
Soap on their annual list of 100 Sexiest Men in Soap. He
received the #3 spot.
He is close friends with many of his Dream Team
including: Jamie Lomas
, Kara Tointon
, Danny Husbands, Junior Nunoo, Julie Healy
, and Lauren
. In an interview, Rob stated that despite playing enemies
, he is actually close friends with Matt Di Angelo
). He is also good friends with Rita Simons
). He is an avid supporter of both Brighton & Hove
Albion and Manchester United.
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