Rob Gardner (as played by David Rasche on All My Children)

Useful information about Rob Gardner

* Rob Gardner is Ray Gardner's brother and Tad Martin's uncle.
* Rob was the criminal Papel who followed Jesse for 20 years.
* Rob tried to kill Jesse and Angie at their vow renewal ceremony.

Who's played Rob Gardner over the years?

David Rasche (2008 - May 2008)

Current and Past Occupation

Current: Criminal

Past History

Rob Gardner is the brother of Ray Gardner, Tad Martin's biological father. He arrived in Pine Valley in 2008 and has connections to Jesse Hubbard's faked death in the 1980s. He came to Pine Valley and tried to make nice with Tad and Opal so that he could get close to the Hubbard family. Opal welcomed him but Tad always felt uneasy.

It turned out that Rob was really the criminal Papel, who kidnapped Jesse and faked his death 20 years before. He tried on several occasions to get stolen diamonds from Jesse but failed; when Jesse and Angie had their vow renewal, Rob make one last effort but Jesse stopped him. Tad and Julia were short and so was Rob.

Past Marriages


Flings and Relationships



Ray Gardner (brother)
Tad Martin (nephew)
Jenny Gardner (neice)
Adrian Sword (nephew)
James Edward Martin (great-nephew)
Kate Martin (great-niece)
Jenny Martin (great-niece)