ROB MILLS is a born entertainer. A popular singer, presenter, actor, MC and media personality. Rob has carved himself out a successful career spanning over 15 years with many high profile credits to his name.
Rob is currently a series regular in Neighbours, Australia’s longest-running drama, where he plays the ever troubled Finn Kelly - a role created for him. He has relished the opportunity to step off the musical theatre stage for the first time in a decade to flex his acting muscles.
Whilst filming Neighbours, he was also starring in the off-Broadway smash hit comedy “Puffs”, at the Alex Theatre. His first non-musical stage performance to uproarious success and rave reviews. But the songs were never far off, completing a successful cabaret season with iconic Australian performer Rhonda Burchmore in Bang Bang! headlining the Brisbane Festival.
He has recently completed a 30 show national tour of ‘Puttin’ On The Ritz’ on the back of the stage show Jesus Christ Superstar where he played the title role of Jesus.
In 2016, he starred in in Ghost the Musical to glowing reviews in the lead role of Sam , a role made famous by Patrick Swayze in the 1990 hit feature film.
For the last ten years, Rob has worked tirelessly to establish his impressive credentials in musical theatre. When he first heard the music from the musical Wicked, he vowed to be a part of the show when it came to Australia in 2008. He was then thrilled to be cast in the role of Fiyero in this highly successful Broadway blockbuster and played over 500 shows in Melbourne and Sydney, receiving rave reviews and establishing Rob as one of Australia’s favourite leading men. His credits include playing Danny in a national tour of Grease (2013), Legally Blonde, The Last Five Years (nominated for Best Musical Production at the 2012 Sydney Theatre Awards), Into the Woods and Hair.
Rob’s combination of irreverent personality, an innate ability to ad lib and an instinctive knowledge of ‘where the camera is’ means he’s the perfect MC and proven television presenter and host. Rob shone as the Host of Young Talent Time (2012 ) and has featured as himself in a myriad of shows, pre-recorded and live, from Celebrity Apprentice (2013), to Dirty Laundry Live, The Project, Dancing With The Stars (2009), Spics and Specs, Postcards and The Footy Show.
With his musical performances, Rob has the ability to capture an audience and take them along for the ride no matter what the setting, theme or event. A flexible attitude and an understanding that each client has a different set of needs, Rob is able to play to an intimate private group or to large audiences of all ages.
During the 2015 cabaret season, Rob launched to rave reviews his first one-man cabaret show ‘Rob Mills is Surprisingly Good’, a show inspired by the ‘surprisingly good’ reviews he always manages to receive from critics and audiences and the show received a nomination for Best Cabaret Production at the Sydney Theatre Awards.
Rob is focused on extending his acting credits both on stage and the small screen, along with his current role on Neighbours he played Chris Bell in the critically acclaimed Peter Allen Story: Not the Boy Next Door (2015). His current television acting credits include Neighbours (2017 - ongoing) Winners & Losers (2011), Underbelly – Razor (2011).
Developing his love of the stage and performing whilst studying Music & Drama at Brentwood Secondary College, Rob first came to the nation’s attention in 2003 as a finalist on the first series of Australian Idol.
Following this success and a national Idol Tour, he was soon signed to BMG. His first single Ms. Vanity debuted at #6 on the Australian charts, reaching Gold status. His debut album Up All Night was released in June 2004, featuring seven co-written tracks.
Rob is a proud Ambassador for Mazda Australia, ACMF (Australian Children’s Music Foundation) and Supporter of Reach and RUOK day.