A native to Toronto, Canada, Dunne immersed himself in the acting scene early on, attending Etobicoke School of the Arts, a performing arts high school. He got his first major television role playing the troubled son of Judith Light in Against their Will: Women in Prison which led to pivotal roles in other TV movies including Brother’s Destiny, Love and Betrayal: The Mia Farrow Story, A Husband a Wife and Lover, Codebreakers and Roughing It, in which he played a young Mark Twain alongside James Garner.
Dunne’s film career began in 1998, when he landed a role in the John Woo produced blockbuster The Big Hit opposite Mark Wahlberg, Lou Diamond Phillips and Christina Applegate. Dunne’s other feature film credits include Jack and Jill vs The World, Borderline Normal, The Skulls 2, The Snow Walker, Species 3 and Just Friends. His television work includes roles on Manchester Prep, Dawson’s Creek, CSI Miami, NCIS, Dead Like Me, and Defiance.
In addition his acting career, Dunne has also co-written the Roxy Hunter franchise for Nickelodeon. The first two films, Roxy Hunter and the Mystery of the Moody Ghost and Roxy Hunter and the Secret of the Shaman were shot in 2005. These films spawned a successful franchise that has led to his co-writing the third and fourth installments in the series, Roxy Hunter and the Myth of the Mermaid and Roxy Hunter and the Horrific Halloween. He has also co-authored the novels for Penguin Books.
Robin’s most recent television work includes a starring role opposite Amanda Tapping in the SyFy Channel’s hit series Sanctuary that ran for four seasons. He also directed on the series. Robin will be seen next in the feature film Space Milkshake (in which he also produced), opposite Kristin Kreuk and Billy Boyd, as well as the horror feature Torment alongside Katherine Isabelle.
Outside of work, Robin also is an accomplished fly-fishermen, has a PhD in Mime Technique, and can say “hello” in many different languages.