Robert Jayne

Robert Jayne (born July 16, 1973),[1] sometimes credited as Bobby Jacoby, is an American former child actor, designer, real estate developer and professional blackjack player.

Robert Jayne
Born (1973-07-16) July 16, 1973 (age 48)
Other namesBobby Jacoby
OccupationReal estate developer, Designer, Actor, Blackjack Player
Years active1979–present
Spouse(s)Ceacilie Carlson


Starting his career as a child, he has appeared in many television series as well as films. His television credits include: Perfect Strangers, Knots Landing, The Greatest American Hero, St. Elsewhere, Manimal, The Love Boat, Highway to Heaven, Murder She Wrote, Diff'rent Strokes, Who's the Boss?, T.J. Hooker, The A-Team, Cagney and Lacey, Hill Street Blues, The Wonder Years, Jake and the Fatman, Land of the Lost, Walker Texas Ranger, Baywatch, Tremors, and The Lazarus Man.

His film credits include: Iron Eagle, Tremors, Tremors 3: Back to Perfection, Meet the Applegates, Night of the Demons 2, and Wizards of the Lost Kingdom II, and the 1993 film titled "The Day My Parents Ran Away".

He also supplied the voice of "Dorin" in the animated television series Wildfire, and directed and wrote the 2010 short film The Broker.

Jayne spent his adult life cultivating a career in real estate development and construction strategy expertise. Recognized as a spatial design expert, his work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times[2] With work focused on "turn-around properties", Jayne built a company with long-time friend Donovan Bowes, RJC Design Build, Inc., which served hundreds of investment developments through construction and development.[citation needed]

In 1998, Jayne became a world-class blackjack player, and played blackjack professionally with a team of well-known card counters from 2000 to 2005.[3] In his 2010 book Repeat until Rich, Josh Axelrad describes his experiences in Las Vegas with Jayne and a team of card counters as they use "Big Player" and "Call-in" tactics to win millions of dollars. Jayne became a well known player and was entered into a blacklist by the Griffin Agency, known for supplying intelligence information to casinos regarding players that can "hurt" the casino by winning money.[4]

Under the name "Bobby J", Jayne played in the first World Series of Blackjack against such notables Stanford Wong and Hollywood Dave[5] It pitted some of the best and well-known blackjack players from around the world.

Personal lifeEdit

Jayne's siblings, Billy Jayne, Susan Jayne, Laura Jacoby, as well as his half-brother Scott Jacoby are also actors.[6] Jayne is of Jewish descent.[7]


  1. ^ "Bobby Jacoby Biography". 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Robert Jayne Before & After". 2016. Retrieved 12 May 2016.
  3. ^ Axelrad, Josh (2010). Repeat until Rich: A Professional Card Counter's Chronicle of the Blackjack Wars. New York: Penguin Press. ISBN 978-1-59420-247-6.
  4. ^ "Griffin Investigations". 2013. Archived from the original on 18 January 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2013.
  5. ^ "Past World Series of Blackjack". 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2013.
  6. ^ "The New York Times". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on 2012-07-11. Retrieved 2012-01-15.
  7. ^ Friedman, Jack (1984-11-19). "Dolores Jacoby May Look Like a Stage Mother, but She Has Her Kids in Movies and TV Commercials Too". People. Retrieved 2019-10-29.

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