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Profile: Bob / Rob [Hayter] of Deadpool

Special to Reel West by Holly Carinci

With all of the buzz on the net around the inclusion of the "Easter egg" character ‘Bob’ in the record-busting film Deadpool, the question that begs to be answered is “who is Bob?”

Well Rob is Bob.

Rob Hayter has been in the industry for 27 years (IMDb page) with 132 credits in stunts, 48 credits as an actor, 3 credits as a director/AD and 1 credit as a producer. And now he’s the stuntman and actor of “Bob” in Deadpool.

Fun Facts:

1. Rob Hayter had no knowledge whatsoever of the character he was playing until his 13-year-old son told him; Rob started reading the graphic novels and now he’s a huge Deadpool fan.

2. Says the best thing about playing Bob was Ryan Reynolds.

3. Finds the recent Internet buzz around Bob hilarious.

4. Admires more-than-anything the way Deadpool was produced and believes completely that their process is the way of tomorrow.

5. Is a classically trained actor.

6. Will be combining his skills as a stunt performer, stunt coordinator, director and actor to expand his roles in film and television projects.

7. Just wrapped the series Lucifer as Stunt Coordinator and landed an acting role on the new series Van Helsing.

Check out Rob's interview on CTV of February 22, 2016:

Find more about Holly Carinci on her website

Photo: Ryan Reynolds and members of the Deadpool stunt team, shot by Fight Coordinator Dan Rizzuto

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