Actor | Comedian
Comedian, entertainer, actor and writer, Glenn Robbins is best known as the great hunk o’ spunk, Kel Knight from the ABC television series Kath and Kim.
A graduate of Drama and Media at Melbourne State College, Australian audiences have warmed to Glenn’s naturally dry sense of humour. As a stand up comedian, Glenn performed at numerous popular comedy venues throughout Australia, before moving into television where he became well known as a performer and writer for a number of television’s top rating comedy sketch shows including: The Comedy Company (Channel 10), Fast Forward, Full Frontal and Jimeoin (7 Network).
Whilst a great many characters were performed by Glenn throughout these shows his most prominent and notable character was ‘Uncle Arthur’. A regular guest on channel 7’s top rating Tonight Live, Glenn would often appear from various locations around the country presenting live Talk Cams.
In 1996 Glenn enjoyed a successful season of live performances of The Cooking Show at The Edinburgh Festival, teaming up with fellow comedian Jimeoin and Bob Franklin. Since 1998, Glenn has been a regular member of the Working Dog production of The Panel.
In 2001 Glenn teamed up with Tom Gleisner and the Working Dog team to create the Outback Adventure parody All Aussie Adventures with Russell Coight.
The same year, Glenn was also a member of the cast Lantana, the award winning film directed by Ray Lawerence which has seen both local and international success. In 2002, Glenn created the role ‘Kel Knight’ in the ABC comedy Kath and Kim. A role he reprised in 2003 and again in 2004. 2002, also saw the return of Russell Coight, with a 2nd series of All Aussie Adventures.
In 2006 Glenn played the leading role of Benny G in Molloy Boys’ feature film, “Boytown” – the story of a successful 80s boy band who decide to reform in the hope of recapturing some of their former glory.