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Robert John Taylor is an Australian actor who portrays Walt Longmire in the television series Longmire.


Robert Taylor was born in 1963 in Melbourne, Australia. After his parents separated when he was nine, he moved to a mining town in Western Australia to live with his aunt and uncle. As a teenager, Taylor worked as a miner, a lifeguard, and a bouncer.

Taylor was born in 1963 in Melbourne, Australia. His parents separated when he was nine, and he moved to a mining town in Western Australia to live with his aunt and uncle. He worked as a miner when he was a teenager, and later had jobs including lifeguard and bouncer. When he was twenty-one he began to work on an oil rig in the Indian Ocean. At one point, his ship collided with another and sank off the west coast of Australia. Taylor and his two crewmates escaped on a lifeboat, but he suffered a broken arm and ribs.

While recovering at the hospital, Taylor saw an ad for auditions for drama school in Perth, Australia at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). He joined after a successful audition when he was twenty-four. He graduated from the WAAPA in 1988. His first major role was in 1989 as Nicholas Walsh in the Australian television soap Home and Away. His first lead role came in 1993 when he was cast as the lead role of David Griffin in the Australian mini-series The Feds. He then appeared in various guest roles and on TV movies in Australia, such as Blue Heelers and Stingers, often cast as a police officer. In 2001, Taylor took on the main role of Father Vincent Sheehan in the sixth and final series of Ballykissangel, a British television drama set in Ireland. Further television credits include MDA (2002), Satisfaction (2010), Cops L.A.C. (2010) and Killing Time (2011).

In 1999, he appeared as Agent Jones in the blockbuster The Matrix. This role was Taylor's big break in Hollywood. In 2000, he starred alongside Chris O'Donnell in the action thriller Vertical Limit. Other film credits include The Hard Word (2002), Storm Warning (2007), Rogue (2007), Coffin Rock (2009), Kong: Skull Island (2017), The Meg (2018), Blood Vessel (2019), and Into the Ashes (2019).

In 2011, Taylor was cast for the lead role of Walt Longmire in A&E's crime drama series Longmire. After the third season, A&E announced it would not renew the series despite being the "highest-rated original drama series" on A&E. Netflix continued the series through the sixth and final season which aired in 2017.



Year Title Role Notes
1997 Phage Calhoun
1999 The Matrix Agent Jones
2000 Muggers Detective Constable Porter
2000 Vertical Limit Skip Taylor
2000 After the Rain Jack Behring
2002 The Hard Word Frank Malone
2003 Ned Kelly Sherritt Trooper
2003 Roundabout Police officer 1 Short film
2007 Storm Warning Rob
2007 Rogue Everett Kennedy
2007 The Bloody Sweet Hit Lindsay Short film
2008 Long Weekend Bartender
2009 Coffin Rock Rob Willis
2012 The Balibo Night Private Benjamin Cook (voice) Short video
2014 Healing Vander
2014 Turkey Shoot Ramrod
2014 The Menkoff Method Clive Struthers
2015 Focus McEwen
2015 Downriver Wayne
2015 What Lola Wants Jed
2017 Kong: Skull Island Captain of the Boat
2017 Don't Tell Robert Brewster
2018 The Meg Dr. Heller
2019 Blood Vessel Captain Malone
2019 Into the Ashes Frank Parson


Year Title Role Notes
1988 The Flying Doctors Lachlan McGregor Season 3, episode 15: "Clapped Out"
1988 Reed Down Under King Television movie
1988 Something Is Out There 1st officer
1988 The Clean Machine Constable Ron Healy Television movie
1988 The Rocks Constable Gottlieb Television movie
1989 Brotherhood of the Rose Pollux
1989 Home and Away Nicholas Walsh 20 episodes
1990 Yellowthread Street Detective Peter Marenta 7 episodes
1990 The Paper Man Johnny Coates
1992 Steel Justice Detective Lieutenant David Nash Television movie
1993–1996 The Feds David Griffin Lead role
1995 The Last Bullet Sergeant Caldwell Television movie
1996 Twisted Tales Peter Season 1, episode 12: "A Sure Thing"
1996 Flipper Season 1, episode 11: "Fish Out of Water"
1996 The Thorn Birds: The Missing Years Jack Cleary Television movie
1998 Good Guys, Bad Guys Andrew Costello Season 2, episode 12: "Blood is Thicker Than Walter"
1999 Wildside Clayton Clark Season 2, episode 8
1999 Blue Heelers Detective Barry Craig Season 6, episode 10: "Dirty Money"
Season 6, episode 12: "Web of Lies"
1999 Stingers Detective Sergeant Mick Foley Season 1, episode 20: "Proving Ground"
Season 1, episode 21: "Cast Off"
Season 1, episode 22: "Dead Man's Throw"
Season 2, episode 8: "White Lies"
1999 First Daughter Mason Television movie
2001 Ballykissangel Father Vincent Sheehan 8 episodes
2002 MDA Paul Bennett 8 episodes
2004 The Mystery of Natalie Wood Nicholas Ray Television movie
2005 Hercules Chiron
2008 City Homicide Kevin Steele Season 2, episode 12: "Spoils of War"
2010 Satisfaction John McCoy 6 episodes
2010 Cops L.A.C. Tom O'Neill Season 1, episode 1: "The Learning Curve"
2011 Underbelly Files: Tell Them Lucifer was Here Deputy Commissioner Graham Sinclair Television movie
2011 Killing Time Tim Watson-Munro 5 episodes
2011 Twentysomething Trevor Season 1, episode 6
2012–2017 Longmire Sheriff Walt Longmire Lead role
2013 Mr & Mrs Murder Alistair Travers Season 1, episode 8: "A Flare for Murder"
2016 Wolf Creek Roland Thorogood Season 1, episode 1: "Billabong"


  • Taylor's height is 6'2".
  • In 2010, Taylor married Australian producer Ayisha Davies and they have one daughter together.
  • He co-founded a farmer's market and community gardens in St Kilda, Victoria, called "Veg Out".