Bob Morley is an Australian actor who has made a name for himself both in the Australian film industry, where he is best known for his gay role in Neighbours, and in Hollywood, where he is known for the lead role of Bellamy Blake in the CW series The 100.
Bob Morley Bio, Ethnicity
Morley was born Robert Alfred Morley on 20 December 1984 in Kyneton, Victoria, Australia. Morley’s mother is Filipino, while his father, who was a child when Morley was born, is of Australian-Irish descent. This makes Morley’s ethnicity to Filipino and Australian.
The last child in a family of four, Morley has two older sisters and an older brother. He grew up on a farm in Kyneton. Morley has loved acting since childhood. He studied acting in school until the 12th grade.
He then moved to Melbourne, Australia, and enrolled in engineering classes. After a year of engineering, Morley returned to his true vocation when he began studying creative arts at La Trobe University in Melbourne.
During his stay at La Trobe, Morley was able to gain an agent and began his career with theatre productions at the university and short films. Besides acting, Morley also played Australian Football (AFL).
Morley began his professional acting career in 2005 with his debut in the low-budget horror movie Dead Harvest. Fortunately, it didn’t take long until Morley gained recognition. His appearance in Angels with Dirty Faces in 2005 caught the attention of the casting directors of Home and Away, who chose him for the lead role of Drew Curtis.
Morley didn’t blow the opportunity… In 2007 the role earned him the first award nomination of his career – a Logie Award nomination for the most popular new male talent. Morley appeared in Home & Away for 148 episodes and left the cinema in 2008. During his participation in the series, Morley appeared in the 2007 Australian series It Takes Two, which features a celebrity singing competition. He left after 6 weeks in the series.
After leaving Home & Away, Morley was cast in the 2008 series The Strip by Nine Network, where he played the lead role of Tony Moretti.
During his stay in The Strip Morley revealed what he hated about the statements of Home & Away;
“It’s nice to be on a show (The Strip) where it’s not based on taking your shirt off,” he said. “That was one thing that depressed me (in Home & Away). If that’s all I am – a meat puppet – I don’t know if I wanna keep doing it.”
However, the show (The Strip) was canceled at the last minute after the first season due to poor ratings. Also in 2008, Morley appeared in the television movie Scorched by Nine Network. In 2010 he appeared in the feature film Road Train and appeared in season 4 episode 5 of Sea Patrol.
Morley’s career took a step up a notch when he got the recurring role of Aidan Foster in Neighbours. His role was the love interest of Chris Pappas (James Mason), making them the first gay couple on the show. At Neighbors, Morley put his Australian footballing skills to good use when he appeared in a feature film called Blinder (2013), which was about Australian regular football.
After appearing in 50 episodes, Morley’s role in Neighbours ended in 2013, and in 2014 he began starring Bellamy Blake in The CW’s The 100, which is being filmed in Canada. This role earned him the first award of his career – an E! Online Award for Alpha Male Madness. The role also earned him a Teen Choice Awards nomination for Choice TV: Chemistry and a nomination for TV Actor Choice TV: Fantasy/Sci-Fi.
Bob Morley Girlfriend, Gay
Although he is known for his gay role in “Neighbours”, Morley is NOT gay in real life and has dated several women. Between 2007 and 2008 he dated his Home & Away colleague Jessica Tovey.
From 2014 to 2015 he is said to have had a relationship with Jane Gosden. From 2017 Morley is said to have been dating dubbing artist Arryn Zech. In 2015 the first dates are said to have taken place.
Zech is a Spanish-American born on October 4, 1990. She is also a YouTuber, player, photographer, and writer. She sings Blake Belladonna in the series RWBY. Despite speculation, the two have not confirmed their relationship.
Bob Morley Height: 1.78 m (5 feet 10 inches)
Chest: 99 cm (39 inches)
arms/biceps: 13 inches (33 cm)
Waist: 81 cm (32 inches)