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Occupation  Actor
Name  Robert Taylor
Children  Scarlet Taylor
Spouse(s)  Ayisha Davies
Years active  1988–present
Height  1.88 m

Robert Taylor as Father Vincent Sheahan, an Austrailian priest from the television drama Ballykissangel
Born  12 November (Age 57) Melbourne, Australia
Alma mater  Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts
Weight  78 kg
Similar  Katee Sackhoff, Ayisha Davies, Bailey Chase, Cassidy Freeman, Lou Diamond Phillips

Robert taylor australian actor


Robert Taylor (born 7 July 1963) is an Australian actor who has appeared in many films and television series in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. On television, he is known for playing the lead role of Walt Longmire in the A&E/Netflix television series Longmire. On film, he is known for playing Agent Jones in The Matrix. He also starred in the 2000 movie Vertical Limit.

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Young Robert Taylor wearing a black hat

Interview with longmire s robert taylor on home family


Early life

Robert Taylor wearing black jacket

Taylor was born on 7 July 1963 in Melbourne, Australia. His parents separated when he was nine, and he moved to a mining town in Western Australia to live with his aunt and uncle. He worked as a miner when he was a teenager; he had several jobs after that, including lifeguard and bouncer, and went to the university three times.

Robert Taylor wearing a brown coat and black shades

At 21, Taylor went to work on an oil rig in the Indian Ocean. His ship collided with another and sank off the west coast of Australia, but he and two crew mates escaped on a lifeboat. Taylor suffered a broken arm and ribs and, while recovering in the hospital, he saw an ad for auditions for drama school in Perth at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). He joined WAAPA after a successful audition at the age of 24.

Career

Robert Taylor wearing a black long sleeves

Taylor started acting professionally in 1988 after graduating from WAAPA. His first major role was in 1989 as Nicholas Walsh in the Australian television soap Home and Away. His first lead role came in 1993 when he was cast as David Griffin in the Australian mini series The Feds. He then appeared in various guest roles and on TV movies in Australia, such as Blue Heelers and Stingers, often being cast as a police officer.

Taylor's big break in Hollywood came when he was cast as the shapeshifting Agent Jones in the 1999 blockbuster The Matrix. In 2000, he starred alongside Chris O'Donnell in the action thriller Vertical Limit. His other film credits include The Hard Word (2002), Storm Warning (2007), Rogue (2007), and Coffin Rock (2009).

In 2000, Taylor took on role of Father Vincent Sheehan in Ballykissangel, a British television drama set in Ireland. His television credits after that include MDA (2002), Satisfaction (2010), Cops L.A.C. (2010) and Killing Time (2011). In 2011, Taylor was cast for the lead role of Walt Longmire in A&E's crime drama series Longmire. The series later moved to Netflix after the third season and the network has renewed the series for its sixth (final) season which is to air in 2017.

Personal life

Taylor married producer Ayisha Davies on 12th July 2017 after 16 years together. They have a daughter, Scarlet. He co-founded a farmer's market and community gardens in St Kilda, Victoria called Veg Out.

Robert Taylor's Family

Spouse Ayisha Davies

Robert Taylor tied the knot with Ayisha Davies, who is a famous Australian Film producer, on 12 July 2017. She is well known for producing many popular movies, including The Bloody Sweet Hit (2007) and Coffin Rock (2009). 

Before becoming a film producer, she worked with Australian television series Halifax f.p, as a production secretary. It was how she started her career. After that, she worked as a literary manager representing some very talented people within the Australian film industry, which included filmmakers of the SAW and people like David Lightfoot.

She has been working in the Australian film industry for almost eight years now and is presently working for Ultra Films. Her first attempt on producing was in 2007 when she created a short film called “The Bloody Sweet Hit” which was directed by Damian Walshe-Howling. This short film gave her a break as it was selected to play at different stages like Miami Film Festival, The St Kilda International Film Festival, London's Rushes Soho, Shorts Film Festival, Movie Extra, and Flickerfest. It got sold to MTV Italy recently. Some of the other movies she produced are Rogue, John Doe: Vigilante, Press, Coffin Rock, What Lola Wants, and Skylab.

Daughter Scarlett Taylor 

Robert Taylor and Ayisha Davies together had a beautiful daughter whom they named Scarlett. The duo tied the knot after being together for almost 16 years, and Scarlett was born before their marriage. She is an adorable child who has turned 8 as of 2019.  

Longmire Series 

Longmire is a modern American Western crime drama TV series that premiered on the A&E network on 3 June 2012. The executive producers of the series were Hunt Baldwin and John Coveny. It was based on the best-selling author Craig Johnson’s Walt Longmire mystery novels, and it soon became the highest-rated original drama in the network's history.  However, after the completion of the third season, the network announced they are not going to renew the series, and Netflix took it from the fourth season on  August 2014. The sixth and final season was released on Netflix on 17 November 2017. All the six seasons the series Longmire is now available for streaming on Netflix.

Roles & Characters 

Longmire 

Robert Taylor played the title role in the series Longmire as Walt Longmire. Walt is a charismatic, unflappable and dedicated sheriff of Absaroka County. He is a man in psychic pain due to his wife’s death. He tried to bury his pain behind a brave face using his dry sense of humour. After constant reminding from his daughter, Cady, Longmire decides to come out of the grief and turn his life around. A new female deputy appointed in his department named Vic, helps him to boost his self-confidence. With her help, he once again becomes committed about his job and decides to run for re-election. Longmire feels betrayed when a young, ambitious, deputy named Branch, chooses to run against him for the post of sheriff. Even then, his decision to contest in the election remains unwavering as he was a man who was dedicated to the welfare of his community. Longmire had a close friend named Harry Standing Bear who he often looked up for support. The series tells us about the various challenges Longmire had to face both in his professional and personal life.

When asked about his character in Longmire in an interview, Robert Taylor said that he always loved to play lead roles. However, he felt that his character in Longmire was a bit different one when compared to most of the other characters he did. Taylor felt that if Longmire didn't have his daughter, he would have rather found peace going into the woods with a copy of Dante's Inferno, a rifle, a bottle of whiskey, and would have never bothered to come back. Taylor also felt that his character was of a loner and he liked that.

The Matrix 

Robert Taylor played the role of Agent Jones in the film "The Matrix." Agent Jones was an accomplice of Agents Smith and Brown. He assisted his fellow agents with the interrogation of Morpheus. When Trinity and Neo attempted to free Morpheus from the government office where he was held, Agent Jones showed up as a helicopter pilot named "Kim" who was badly calling for backup. In the film, Agent Jones also leaves the audience perplexed when he uses his extreme speed to avoid Neo's bullets aimed straight at him. However, he is not able to kill Neo because he was also brilliant at avoiding fatal wounds. In the film, Agent Jones also suffer a close-range shot through his head, which was shot by Trinity in order to save his associate Neo. However, this does not kill Jones but merely sends him out of the body he had possessed.

Likewise, Jones manages to survive most of the movie. He was last seen in the film with Agent Brown. Both were watching the fight between Agent Smith and Neo. After that, Jones was believed to have either upgraded or deleted to become Jackson, Thompson, or Johnson.

Agent Jones became famous for his statement made towards Neo when he is ready to kill Neo in the film. He said the words "Only Human." at that moment. This statement implies that Jones had a certain degree of hatred towards humanity, even though it was not as severe as what Agent Smith had.

Ballykissangel 

Ballykissangel is a BBC television drama series directed by Kieran Prendiville and set in the beautiful country of Ireland. It tells the story of a rural Irish community in a small village called Ballykissangel. The life there is revolved around the local pub and the church. The series Ballykissangel had six seasons, and Robert Taylor appears only in the sixth season of the series. His character was named Fr. Vincent Sheahan. Fr Vincent Sheahan arrives in Ballykissangel from Australia. He quickly gets adapted to the ways the villagers behave. He introduces a new online confessional and had to deal with the strange missing of Brian Quigley.

Kong: Skull Island 

Kong: Skull Island is an American monster film which was  written by Max Borenstein, Dan Gilroy, and Derek Connolly. Jordan Vogt-Roberts directed the film. Robert Taylor plays a relatively minor role of Athena Captain in the movie. Athena is a ship in Kong: Skull Island Movie.

Net Worth 

The estimated Net Worth of Robert Taylor is at least 6.48 Million dollars as of 6 June 2019.

Filmography

2019      Dolly Parton's Heartstrings (TV Series)
              Reverend Covern
              - Down from Dover 
2019      Blood Vessel
              Captain Malone
2019      Into the Ashes
              Frank Parson
2018      The Meg
              Heller
2012      Longmire (2012-2017 TV Series)
              Sheriff Walt Longmire
2017      Don't Tell
              Robert Brewster
2017      Kong: Skull Island
              Athena Captain
2016      The Menkoff Method
              Clive Struthers
2016      Wolf Creek (TV Series)
              Roland Thorogood
              - Billabong 
2015      Downriver
              Wayne
2015      What Lola Wants
              Jed
2015/II   Focus
              McEwen
2014      Elimination Game
              Ramrod
2014/I    Healing
              Vander
2013      Mr & Mrs Murder (TV Series)
              Alistair Travers
              - A Flare for Murder 
2012      The Balibo Night (Video short)
              Private Benjamin Cook (voice)
2011      Twentysomething (TV Series)
              Trevor (Josh's Dad)
              - You Only Get One Special Day (2011)
2011      Killing Time (TV Mini-Series)
              Tim Watson-Munro
              - Episode #1.9
              - Episode #1.8 
              - Episode #1.7
              - Episode #1.6
              - Episode #1.5
2011      Underbelly Files: Tell Them Lucifer Was Here (TV Movie)
              Deputy Commissioner
2010      Cops LAC (TV Series)
              Tom O'Neill
              - The Learning Curve
2010      Satisfaction (TV Series)
              John McCoy
2009      Coffin Rock
              Rob Willis
2008      City Homicide (TV Series)
              Kevin Steele
              - Spoils of War (2008)
2008      Long Weekend
              Bartender
2007      The Bloody Sweet Hit (Short)
              Lindsay
2007      Rogue
              Everett
2007      Storm Warning
              Rob
2005      Hercules (TV Mini-Series)
              Kiron
              - Episode #1.1 
              - Episode #1.2 
2004      The Mystery of Natalie Wood (TV Mini-Series)
              Nicholas Ray
              - Part 1 
2003      Roundabout (Short)
              Police Officer 1
2003      Ned Kelly
              Sherritt Trooper
2002      MDA (TV Series)
              Paul Bennett
2002      The Hard Word
              Frank
2001      Ballykissangel (TV Series)
              Father Vincent Sheahan.
2000      After the Rain
              Jack Behring
2000      Vertical Limit
              Skip Taylor
2000      Muggers
              Det. Con. Porter
2000      Tales of the South Seas (TV Series)
              Tall Bounty Hunter
              - Isabelle's Brother 
1999      First Daughter (TV Movie)
              Mason
1999      Stingers (TV Series)
              Det. Sgt. Mick Foley
              - White Lies 
              - Dead Man's Throw 
              - Cast Off 
              - Proving Ground 
1999      Blue Heelers (TV Series)
              Barry Craig / Detective Barry Craig
              - Web of Lies 
              - Dirty Money 
1999      Wildside (TV Series)
              Clayton Clark
              - Episode #2.8
1999      The Matrix
              Agent Jones
1998      Good Guys Bad Guys (TV Series)
              Andrew Costello
              - Blood Is Thicker Than Walter 
1998      Twisted (TV Series)
              Peter
              - A Sure Thing 
1997      Phage
              Calhoun
1996      The Thorn Birds: The Missing Years (TV Movie)
              Jack Cleary
1996      Flipper (TV Series)
              Captain Whitaker
              - Fish out of Water 
1995      The Last Bullet (TV Movie)
              Sgt. Caldwell
1993      The Feds (TV Movie)
              Dave Griffin
1993      The Feds: Abduction (TV Movie)
              David Griffin
1993      The Feds: Betrayal (TV Movie)
              David Griffin
1993      The Feds: Deadfall (TV Movie)
              David Griffin
1993      The Feds: Deception (TV Movie)
              David Griffin
1993      The Feds: Obsession (TV Movie)
              David Griffin
1993      The Feds: Seduction (TV Movie)
              David Griffin
1993      The Feds: Suspect (TV Movie)
              David Griffin
1993      The Feds: Terror (TV Movie)
              David Griffin
1993      The Feds: Vengeance (TV Movie)
              David Griffin
1992      Steel Justice (TV Movie)
              Detective Lt. David Nash
1990      G.P. (TV Series)
              Greg Mawson
             - Longing 
1990      The Paper Man (TV Mini-Series)
              Johnny Coates
1990      Yellowthread Street (TV Series)
              Det. Peter Marenta
1989      Home and Away (TV Series)
              Nicholas Walsh
1989      Brotherhood of the Rose (TV Mini-Series)
              Pollux
            - Part II 
            - Part I 
1988      The Rocks (TV Movie)
              Constable Gottlieb
1988      The Flying Doctors (TV Series)
              Lachlan McGregor
              - Clapped Out 
1988      The Clean Machine (TV Movie)
              Const. Ron Healy
1988      Something Is Out There (TV Mini-Series)
              1st Officer
              - Part Two 
              - Part One 
1988      Rafferty's Rules (TV Series)
              Constable Hanks
              - Confessions
1988      Reed Down Under (TV Movie)
              King

References

Robert Taylor (Australian actor) Wikipedia


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