Robert Carlyle

Mostly Credited As: Robert Carlyle
Birth Name: Robert Carlyle
Date Of Birth: April 14, 1961 (Age 54)
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: Glasgow, Scotland
Height: 5' 8" (1.72 m)

Robert Carlyle

Robert Carlyle is a Scottish actor, born as raised in Maryhill, Glasgow, Scotland. At the age of 21 he enrolled himself in acting classes after reading Arthur Miller's "The Crucible". His first role was in the 1990 television series 'Taggart'. He currently plays the role of Mr. Gold/Rumplestiltskin on the ABC fairy-tale drama 'Once Upon a Time'.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Once Upon a Time (2011)As: Mr. Gold / Rumplestiltskin
Stargate Universe (2009)As: Doctor Nicholas Rush
The Last Enemy (2008)As: Russell
Human Trafficking (2005)As: Sergei Karpovich
Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003)As: Adolf Hitler
Hamish Macbeth (1995)As: Hamish Macbeth
Episode Cast Credits 

Lorraine (2010) 
  Series 5, Show 223 05x223: (Jul/16/2015) As Himself 

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) 
  Kristen Bell, Robert Carlyle 05x169: (Oct/14/2009) As Himself, [Interviewees]

This Morning (1988) 
  September 7, 2009 22x05: (Sep/07/2009) As Himself 

24 (2001) 
  Redemption (Nov/23/2008) As Carl Benton, [Special Guest Stars]

Masterpiece (1971) 
  The Last Enemy: (Part 1) 38x25: (Oct/05/2008) As David Russell 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Geena Davis, Martha Stewart, Robert Carlyle 05x04: (Sep/04/1997) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Cracker (UK) (1993) 
  To Be a Somebody (1) 02x01: (Oct/10/1994) As Albie Kinsella 

The Bill (1984) 
  The Better Part Of Valour 07x24: (Mar/21/1991) As Tom Ward 

Taggart (1983) 
  Hostile Witness 05x03: (Feb/22/1990) As Gordon Inglis 
Crew Credits

Show Crew

Episode Crew

Stargate Universe (2009) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
Pathogen 02x04 Oct/19/2010 As: Director

In 1999 he was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire)for his services to drama.

His theatre company, Rain Dog Theatre, is named about the album "Rain Dogs" by Tom Waits.

He worked as a butcher when he was 17.

He is in the music video for the Oasis song "Little by Little".

He has three children with his wife Anastasia Shirley.

You can follow him on Twitter at

Robert Carlyle Quotes
"I hate that term, "Method". It's definitely been given to me over the years, but I don't know if it's true. My belief is that every actor's got their own "method", and as long as it works, that's OK."

"I owe my father everything."

"I love sci-fi because it leads in the imagination, and I always say it has the most intelligent fans in the world."

"Acting, the arts in general, is a magnet for the wounded of society."