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Tim Robards

Australian actor and model

Tim Robards
Robards in 2014
Born (1982-10-01) 1 October 1982 (age 41)[1]
NationalityAustralian
Occupations
  • Actor
  • Chiropractor
  • Model
  • Television personality
Years active2013–present
TelevisionNeighbours
Spouse
Anna Heinrich
(m. 2018)
Children2

Timothy Robards (born 1 October 1982) is an Australian actor, chiropractor, model, and television personality. Robards worked as a chiropractor for seven years, before he was cast in the first season of The Bachelor Australia. He chose Anna Heinrich in the finale. The couple later appeared on I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! in 2015. Robards took part in the fifteenth season of Dancing with the Stars and appeared on Australian Ninja Warrior. In 2018, Robards had a guest role in soap opera Neighbours as Pierce Greyson, which led to him joining the regular cast in 2019. Outside of television, Robards has worked as a model, and has developed a fitness program called The Robards Method.

Early life and career[edit]

Robards was born and raised in Newcastle, New South Wales. He has two younger siblings.[2] Robards planned on becoming a lawyer, however, he soon developed an interest in the health and fitness industry, and began pursuing a career in personal training after he graduated from high school.[2] Robards did a physics degree at University of Newcastle,[2] before he moved to Sydney and completed a Bachelor of Medical Science at University of Wollongong in 2006, and a Masters of Chiropractic at Macquarie University in 2009.[3][4] Robards then worked as a chiropractor for seven years, before being cast in The Bachelor Australia.[2]

Robards also worked as a model. He was signed with male model agency Topless Events and Chadwick Models.[5][6] He has appeared on the cover of DNA, been a brand ambassador for aussieBum, and nominated for the Cleo Bachelor of the Year.[6]

Media career[edit]

In July 2013, it was announced that Robards would be starring in Network Ten's new reality series The Bachelor Australia, where 25 women would compete for the chance to be his wife.[7] Robards was approached by the producers to star in the series.[2] During the finale, broadcast on 20 November 2013, Robards chose criminal lawyer Anna Heinrich over model Rochelle Emanuel-Smith.[8] In 2015, both Robards and Heinrich joined the first season of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! as "intruders".[9] Robards became the second celebrity to be voted out.[10]

Robards then competed on the fifteenth season of Dancing with the Stars. He was partnered with professional dancer Camille Webb.[11] When Webb was injured, Robards was paired with Giselle Peacock. They were eliminated in the third week, after finishing bottom of the table.[12] Robards competed in the first series of Australian Ninja Warrior, but failed to advance past the heats. In 2018, he took on the course again. He fell on the penultimate obstacle and also reinjured his hamstring, which he had torn six weeks prior. However, he qualified for the second stage of the competition.[13]

Robards developed and launched a fitness program and app called The Robards Method in 2015.[2] In 2017, he released a health and nutrition book titled The 7:2:1 plan.[14]

In July 2018, it was announced that Robards had joined the cast of Neighbours in his first acting role. He began playing wealthy investor Pierce Greyson in October.[15] Executive producer Jason Herbison stated that Robards went through a long audition process for the role.[15] Robards explained that he had made acting a priority at the beginning of 2018 and he worked with various acting coaches prior to the Neighbours audition.[15] He later said that he would return to the show if the writers came up with another storyline for his character. He also said he would consider joining the cast full-time and relocating to Melbourne.[16] On 14 February 2019, Robards announced that he would be rejoining the serial in a full-time capacity.[17] In August 2020, Robards' character was recast to Don Hany for his final scenes, following Robards' decision to finish up early so he could return to Sydney to be with Heinrich, who was expecting their first child.[18]

In his first acting role since leaving Neighbours, Robards joined Home and Away actors Sophie Dillman and Patrick O'Connor in the short film Sherbrooke Down: The Road to Cataract as Mace. The short was made to promote upcoming feature film Sherbrooke Down, which is in development.[19] In March 2022, Robards reprised his Neighbours role for a storyline set and filmed in Sydney.[20] Robards will appear in the upcoming drama series The Good Hustle, which stars Tammin Sursok.[21] In March 2023, Robards was cast on the fourth season of SAS Australia, which was filmed in the Middle East.[22] Robards passed selection along with diver Matthew Mitcham.[23]

Robards with his wife, Anna Heinrich

Personal life[edit]

Robards and Heinrich announced their engagement in May 2017.[24] They were married in Apulia, southern Italy, in June 2018, making them the first couple from The Bachelor Australia franchise to marry.[25] Heinrich appeared as one of eight contestants in the Australian television series The Real Dirty Dancing in 2019.[26] On 2 May 2020, Robards and Heinrich announced that they were expecting their first child,[27] and their daughter was born that November.[28] In September 2023, Robards and Heinrich announced they were expecting their second child,[29] and their daughter was born in March 2024.[30]

In January 2022, Robards suffered a leg injury while playing football and had to undergo surgery to have a muscle reattached. He confirmed that he would have to use crutches and wear a leg brace for a month while he recovered.[31]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013 The Bachelor Australia Himself The Bachelor
2015 I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! Himself
2015 Dancing with the Stars Himself
2018 Australian Ninja Warrior Himself Competitor
2018–2020, 2022 Neighbours Pierce Greyson Regular role
2019 Chris & Julia's Sunday Night Takeaway Himself Guest
2020 Hughesy, We Have a Problem Himself Mystery Celebrity
2021 Sherbrooke Down: The Road to Cataract Mace Short film
2023 SAS Australia: Who Dares Wins Himself Contestant

Bibliography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tim Robards Official". Twitter. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f McDonald, Madeline (12 November 2016). "Tim Robards launches new diet and fitness business". Sunshine Coast Daily. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  3. ^ "5 minutes with City2Surf Ambassador Dr Tim Robards". The Sun-Herald. 18 April 2018. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Premiers Sporting Challenge Staff Challenge 2016". Teachers Mutual Bank. Retrieved 15 October 2018.
  5. ^ Cooper, Amy (11 September 2013). "Bachelor boy Tim's life before TV". The Newcastle Herald. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Channel Ten reveals Australia's first star of The Bachelor". B&T. 15 July 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  7. ^ Knox, David (14 July 2013). "Tim Robards is The Bachelor". TV Tonight. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  8. ^ Ross, Annabel (20 November 2013). "The Bachelor Tim gives his final rose to ..." The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 15 October 2018.
  9. ^ Molloy, Shannon (10 February 2015). "Loved-up intruders Tim Robards and Anna Heinrich arrive on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!". news.com.au. Retrieved 15 October 2018.
  10. ^ Cronin, Seanna (16 February 2015). "Bachelor and beauty queen eliminated from I'm A Celebrity". The Chronicle. Retrieved 15 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Dancing With The Stars celebrities revealed". Mediaweek. 6 July 2015. Retrieved 15 October 2018.
  12. ^ "Former bachelor Tim says no more reality TV". The West Australian. 4 August 2015. Retrieved 15 October 2018.
  13. ^ "Original Bachelor Tim Robards Injured Himself On The 'Ninja Warrior' Course". Fox FM. 18 July 2018. Retrieved 15 October 2018.
  14. ^ Hannaford, Victoria (29 April 2017). "Tim Robards: 'It was pretty stressful as a young one'". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 15 October 2018.
  15. ^ a b c Kelly, Vivienne (20 July 2018). "The Bachelor's Tim Robards joins the cast of Neighbours". Mumbrella. Retrieved 15 October 2018.
  16. ^ "Neighbours' Tim Robards and wife Anna Heinrich could relocate for Ramsay Street". TV Week. 8 October 2018. Retrieved 15 October 2018.
  17. ^ Benson, Jenna (14 February 2019). "The Bachelor star who's scored a permanent gig on Neighbours". WSFM 101.7. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  18. ^ Lee, Jess (12 August 2020). "Neighbours recasts Pierce Greyson as Tim Robards leaves the show early". Digital Spy. Retrieved 12 August 2020.
  19. ^ Hockey, Maddison (6 January 2021). "Tim Robards shares first glimpse of his exciting new gig with Home And Away's Patrick O'Connor and Sophie Dillman". TV Week. Retrieved 9 January 2021.
  20. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (8 March 2022). "Neighbours star Tim Robards returning to show as Pierce Greyson". Digital Spy. Retrieved 11 March 2022.
  21. ^ Slatter, Sean (16 August 2021). "Tammin Sursock to lead Little Giant's 'The Good Hustle'". IF Magazine. Retrieved 23 September 2022.
  22. ^ Knox, David (6 March 2023). "Seven confirms SAS Australia cast". TV Tonight. Retrieved 6 March 2023.
  23. ^ Knox, David (2 November 2023). "Tim Robards & Matthew Mitcham pass SAS Australia selection". TV Tonight. Retrieved 2 November 2023.
  24. ^ "'It's official': The Bachelor's Tim Robards and Anna Heinrich announce engagement". news.com.au. 24 May 2017. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  25. ^ "Inside Tim and Anna's fairytale wedding". news.com.au. 8 June 2018. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  26. ^ Knox, David (22 August 2019). "The Real Dirty Dancing: promo". TV Tonight. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  27. ^ Seddon, Dan (2 May 2020). "Neighbours star Tim Robards reveals exciting baby news". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2 May 2020.
  28. ^ Seddon, Dan (14 November 2020). "Former Neighbours star Tim Robards welcomes first child after exit as Pierce". Digital Spy. Retrieved 14 November 2020.
  29. ^ Sellwood, Kayla (17 September 2023). "Aussie Bachelor stars Anna Heinrich and Tim Robards make unique pregnancy announcement in sweet IG video". PerthNow. Retrieved 17 September 2023.
  30. ^ Kearney, Georgie (4 March 2024). "TV stars Anna Heinrich and Tim Robards welcome second child". 7News. Retrieved 10 April 2024.
  31. ^ Alexander, Susannah (23 January 2022). "Neighbours actor Tim Robards supported by former co-stars after nasty football accident". Digital Spy. Retrieved 23 January 2022.

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