Daniel is the adored eldest son of iconic Ramsay Street couple Scott and Charlene Robinson, and grew up in Brisbane. It was a loving environment but Daniel saw how hard his parents worked, and knew early on that a life devoted to a career and paying off the mortgage wasn’t for him. Why live to work when you can work to live?
After dropping out of university, Daniel has decided to travel around Australia and see the countryside. He’s worked his way to Erinsborough, to see the street where his parents met and fell in love. Daniel will move into the penthouse and form an odd couple relationship with his uncle Paul Robinson, who will be constantly exasperated by Daniel’s non-materialistic values and lack of ambition, but at the same time develop a fondness for him.
The significance of landing the coveted role in February of Daniel Robinson, the son of Neighbours’ most celebrated couple, Charlene and Scott Robinson, played by icons Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan, was not lost on 26-year-old aspiring actor Tim Phillipps.
“I’m was excited and nervous at the same time, and appreciate how revered Charlene and Scott are to longtime fans of Neighbours,” said Tim.
The Ramsay Street set isn't new to the Adelaide born actor. As runner-up in the Dolly Magazine Search For a Star competition in 2007, Tim was cast in a guest role playing a character who was the figment of Paul Robinson’s imagination.
“It’s nice that when I’m doing scenes now with Stefan and he isn’t talking to thin air,” joked Tim.
Tim has had guest appearances in Underbelly, Bed of Roses and Home and Away, and a career highlight has been to perform in a supporting role opposite Oscar nominated actress Jackie Weaver in the critically acclaimed, Animal Kingdom.
He moved to the United States in 2010 scoring his first lead role in the independent feature, Liars All. He was cast in reoccurring roles in TheSecret Circle and Once Upon A Time. In 2011 he took on a slightly different role, acting as the lead character in Capcom's motion capture video game Devil May Cry. Most recently Tim performed a leading role in the Australian feature film Lemon Tree Passage.
Tim has relocated to Melbourne where the show is filmed and shares a house with former Neighbours star Sweeney Young who played Riley Parker, and one of his closest friends is Sam Clark who starred as Ringo Brown.