New York City native Robert Kelly Jr. is a famous child actor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. The son of famed singer R. Kelly, 36-year-old Robert has amassed a fortune independently through his dedication to the entertainment industry and his recent ventures in real estate. Not only does he not have any of the same obstacles facing many celebrities’ children, it seems that he has achieved great success without his father’s fame or wealth behind him.
Robert Kelly Jr. was born in April 1988. He is the son of Black music legend R. Kelly and Suzanne Kelly, who was also a model at the time of his birth. He has two older brothers, Robert “Tootie” Kelly (born in 1986) and Jeffrey “Kee Dee” Kelly (born in 1990). He also has one half-brother and one half-sister, Brandon R. Kelly and Kiki Kelly, are also children of R. Kelly and his ex-wife Andrea Kelly.
As an actor, Robert first appeared in a guest role as himself on the series 3LW from 2003-2004. He later starred in several made-for-television films, including “Stuck on You,” “The Andreas,” and “Eugene.” When he was 8 years old, he had a small supporting role in the 2005 film Love & Basketball as well as the 2004 film The Fighting Temptations.
Robert Kelly Jr in High School
While in high school, Robert made an appearance. He was featured in the J-Swift music video “Blowin’ My Mind” in 2006. In 2007, he starred as himself and “Eugene” in the film Pageant Material. He also appeared in the television series The Naked Brothers Band, which aired on Nickelodeon from 2007-2009. His father’s record label, RCA Records, released a soundtrack for the series featuring his cover of John Mayer’s song “Gravity.”
Robert served as the executive producer of the film Love Chronicles, which was released in 2011. He also starred in a spin-off series from The Naked Brothers Band that aired on Nickelodeon from 2008-2009 called The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie.
In 2010, Robert moved from acting to music, starting a record label, Aftermath Entertainment. The company signed and featured artists like Lola Monroe and Ace B.C. They released the mixtape, “Aftermath: R. Kelly, ” featuring Lil Wayne, Chingy, and Keyshia Cole guest appearances. He also appeared in the music video for Ace B’s single “Party.”
FACTS KNOW ABOUT ROBERT KELLY JR.- ROBERT KELLY JR. FAMILY & CHILDHOOD FACTS
1. Robert Kelly Jr. Net Worth: $ 6 million
Robert Kelly Jr. net worth to be $6 million as of August 2012, with an annual salary of $500,000 from his acting roles and other endeavors. R Kelly’s son Robert is a name to watch out for in the future. The singer-turned-actor has already established an impressive career as a child actor and is sure to make the right contacts in his field.
2. Robert Kelly Jr’s Career
He started acting at the age of 4. Robert Kelly, born on April 14, 1988, became a child actor while still a toddler when his dad was still riding high with his hit R&B singles and albums. In 1992, the young one was featured with his dad in the “Honey Love” video and then played a role in his video “Down Low,” released in 1994.
In 2002, he also appeared with pop star Britney Spears on her reality show ‘Britney & Kevin: Chaotic as her brother’s friend. Later in 2004, he was cast as himself in an episode of 3LW alongside his father. He also appeared with his dad in the film ‘Stuck On You in 2003, playing the role of an affectionate son.
He has also acted alongside Denzel Washington and Beyonce Knowles in the famous 2005 film ‘The Fighting Temptations as one of the three young orphan children who get adopted by a gospel choir director played by Washington. Among his other notable roles to date is starring alongside Beyonce again, this time in her hit song ‘Naughty Girl,’ where he is portrayed as her younger brother. The music video was directed by Hype Williams and was released in May 2003. Later in the same year, he starred alongside Beyonce in ‘Carmen: A Hip Hopera.’
3. Robert Kelly Jr’s Family: His father is R Kelly
Robert Kelly Jr grew up as one of the famous kids of R & B crooner R. Kelly who is known to be a ladies’ man with several children out of wedlock. Robert Kelly Jr’s mother, Suzanne, was a model who had an affair with the R&B songwriter. Although she was the main baby mama of Robert Kelly Jr, his father has four other children out of wedlock with other women, who are pictured below.
4. Robert Kelly Jr’s Children: From Father’s Previous Relationships
Born in 1988, Robert Kelly Jr. has yet to have children and has no trace of his future kids. However, he does have a half-brother Brandon R. Kelly who was born in 1986 after his father’s marriage to Andrea Kelly 1986. His half-brother is a singer as well. He and his father collaborated on the hit single ‘Best of Me. He also has a half-sister Kiki, who was born in 1990 to the same mother.
5. Robert Kelly Jr’s Siblings: 2 brothers and 1 sister
Robert Kelly Jr. is not just famous for being the son of R&B singer R. Kelly but is also famous for being a member of his family. The singer-turned-actor has three siblings who are notable names in their separate fields.
Robert Kelly Jr’s oldest sibling is his brother Robert ‘Tootie’ Kelly, born in April of 1986. Coming from the same father and mother, the brothers have a 13-year age gap. He is an R&B singer who has released several singles and albums. He is also a member of the musical group Public Announcement, which was formed in 1991 by their father and cousin Demetrius Aldridge.
Robert Kelly Jr S second oldest sibling, Jeffrey’ Kee-Dee’ Kelly, was born in 1989. He is also an R&B singer who released his debut single, ‘Number One Hit,’ under Jive Records in 2004.
Robert Kelly Jr is a talented new face in the entertainment industry. He has already made his career as a child actor. Now he is one of the most popular stars in the film industry. As his acting career keeps growing, we wish Robert great luck with it. We also want him to become a great father like his dad Robert Sr for his future kids to be proud of him.