Exclusive: Once Casts 'Pinocchio' as Lost Boy

Once Upon a Time Season 3 Robbie KayOnce Upon a Time has tapped up-and-comer Robbie Kay — aka the titular star of the internationally produced 2008 TV-miniseries Pinocchio — to join the Season 3 cast as a member of the infamous Lost Boys, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Kay, who will appear on a recurring basis, is the first of Peter Pan’s Neverland minions to be cast for the new season. The show is currently searching for an actor to play the group’s mischievous, occasionally twisted leader, Rufio.

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In addition to Pinocchio, which earned Kay a 2009 Young Artist Award nomination, the young actor’s credits include Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and the upcoming indie Ways to Live Forever.

Once‘s third season premieres Sunday, Sept. 29 at 8/7c.

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  1. Elly says:

    Kind of confusing headline, Ausiello.

  2. Zach says:

    Gah I hate it when sites link bait!

  3. dee123 says:

    Wow! Poor kid has ears Prince Charles would be jealous of.

  4. EL says:


  5. A says:

    Had a serious WTF moment when I read the headline!

  6. Ana says:

    Headline was deliberately misleading….

  7. waiting so long for him to join something like this

  8. gabby says:

    I was very confused reading the headline.

  9. JCK says:

    He’s going to be 18 in September. Hardly a boy.

  10. Tom says:

    Only Rufio can play Rufio :) Course he is older now.

  11. linda says:

    He better not be Rufio

  12. Melissa says:

    It has just been reported that…He is Peter Pan!!

  13. Ventus Astrum says:

    But Rufio succeeded Peter when Peter left (Hook). He did not precede Peter. I guess the writers think we won’t remember.

  14. Vanessa says:

    Um, well, Robbie Kay wasn’t exactly a lost boy, he was like, the actual Peter Pan, but I guess he could count as a lost boy…