Home and Away

by KarolineInWonder | created - 06 May 2011 | updated - 21 Jun 2017 | Public

Actors and actresses who had a role in the Australian soap opera "Home and away" early in their career.

1. Chris Hemsworth

Actor | The Avengers

Chris Hemsworth was born in Melbourne, Australia, to Leonie (van Os), a teacher of English, and Craig Hemsworth, a social-services counselor. His brothers are actors Liam Hemsworth and Luke Hemsworth. He is of Dutch (from his immigrant maternal grandfather), Irish, English, Scottish, and German ...

"Kim Hyde" from 2004 to 2007. Now known for "Thor" and "Star Trek".

2. Isabel Lucas

Actress | Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Isabel was born in Melbourne, Australia. Her father is Australian and her mother is Swiss. When she was age 6, her family moved to Switzerland for a year. They moved back to Melbourne for a while before moving to a very small mining town in the Northern Territory (population 1,000). Along with her ...

"Tasha Andrews" from 2002 to 2008. Now known for "Transformers 2" and "Daybreakers".

3. Julian McMahon

Actor | Fantastic Four

Julian Dana William McMahon was born in Sydney, Australia, the second of three children of Lady Sonia McMahon (née Sonia Rachel Hopkins) and Sir Billy McMahon, the longest continuously serving government minister in Australian history, serving over 21 years as a government minister before serving ...

"Ben Lucini" from 1990 to 1991. Now known for "Nip/Tuck", "Fantastic Four" and "Charmed".

4. Melissa George

Actress | Hunted

The second of four children, Australian actress Melissa George was born in Perth, Western Australia in 1976. The daughter of Pamela, a nurse, and Glenn George, a construction worker, Melissa initially expressed interest in various forms of dance rather than acting. During her childhood, George ...

"Angel Parrish" from 1993 to 1996. Now known for "30 days of night" and "The Amityville Horror".

5. Ryan Kwanten

Actor | True Blood

An Australian actor, Ryan Kwanten was born and raised in Sydney, Australia. He appeared on several TV shows Down Under, including a five year stint on the popular series Home and Away. After graduating from business school at the University of Sydney, he came to Los Angeles for what was supposed to...

"Vinnie Patterson" from 1997 to 2002. Now known for "True Blood"

6. Guy Pearce

Actor | Memento

Guy Edward Pearce was born 5 October, 1967 in Cambridgeshire, England, UK to Margaret Anne and Stuart Graham Pearce. His father was born in Auckland, New Zealand, to English and Scottish parents, while Guy's mother is English. Pearce and his family initially traveled to Australia for two years, ...

"David Croft" from 1991 to 1992. Now known for "The Kings speach" and "Memento"

7. Isla Fisher

Actress | Wedding Crashers

Isla Lang Fisher was born on February 3, 1976 in Muscat, Oman, to Scottish parents Elspeth Reid and Brian Fisher, who worked as a banker for the U.N. She spent her early childhood in Bathgate, Scotland, before moving to Perth, Australia with her family in the early 1980s. From a young age, Isla ...

"Shannon Reed" from 1994 to 1997. Now known for "Confessions of a shopaholic", "Wedding crashers" and "Definitely maybe".

8. Christopher Egan

Actor | Letters to Juliet

A native of Sydney, Australia, Christopher Egan attended high school at Sydney's McDonald College School of Performing Art and honed his skills at the Sydney Festival Dance School, where he trained in singing, dancing and acting with Kick Performance Group. His performances in "Les Miserables" and ...

"Nick Smith" from 2000 to 2003. Now known for "Letters to Juliet" and "Eragon".

9. Rhys Wakefield

Actor | True Detective

Rhys Wakefield is an Australian actor and director whose films have grossed over $350 million worldwide.

He first started out as a regular on the Australian TV series Home and Away where he starred in 363 episodes. He played the lead in James Cameron's thriller Sanctum, the Polite Leader in The ...

"Lucas Holden" from 2005 to 2008. Now known for "Sanctum" and "The black balloon".

10. Lincoln Lewis

Actor | Tomorrow, When the War Began

Lincoln Lewis was born on October 24, 1987 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia as Lincoln Clay Lewis. He is an actor, known for Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010), Home and Away (1988) and After Earth (2013).

"Geoff Campbell" from 2007 to 2010. Now known for "Tomorrow when the war began".

11. Dannii Minogue

Actress | Home and Away

Danielle Jane Minogue was born in 1971, the youngest sister of Kylie Minogue and brother Brendan Minogue. By June 1978, she had secured a role in the Australian series Skyways (1979). A number of guest appearances followed, leading to her appearance as a "Talent Discovery" on the popular Young ...

"Emma Jackson" from 1989 to 1990. Now known as a musician.

12. Tammin Sursok

Actress | Pretty Little Liars

Tammin Sursok was born on August 19, 1983 in Johannesburg, South Africa as Tammin Pamela Sursok. She is an actress and producer, known for Pretty Little Liars (2010), Rules of Engagement (2007) and Crossing Over (2009). She has been married to Sean McEwen since August 24, 2011. They have two ...

"Dani Sutherland" from 2000 to 2004. Now known for "Pretty little liars", "Aquamarine" and "The young and the restless".

13. Sharni Vinson

Actress | You're Next

Sharni Vinson was born in New South Wales, Australia and grew up in Sydney's southern beach suburb of Cronulla, in the Sutherland Shire. As a teenager, she trained and competed at a National Level in swimming, holding a total of 4 State records throughout high school. Sharni began singing, dancing ...

"Cassie Turner" from 2001 to 2008. Now known for "Step up 3D" and "Blue crush 2".

14. Nic Bishop

Actor | Truth Be Told

Nic Bishop was born on September 19, 1973 in Swindon, England. He is an actor and producer, known for Truth Be Told (2019), Snowfall (2017) and Woodlawn (2015).

"Peter Baker" from 2004 to 2007. Now known for "Body of proof".

15. Stephany Jacobsen

Actress | Alex Cross

Stephany Jacobsen was born on June 22, 1980 in Hong Kong. She is an actress, known for Alex Cross (2012) and Battlestar Galactica: Razor (2007).

"Charlotte Adams" form 2001 to 2002. Now known for "Melrose Place" and "Battlestar Galactica:Razor"

16. Heath Ledger

Actor | Brokeback Mountain

When hunky, twenty-year-old heart-throb Heath Ledger first came to the attention of the public in 1999, it was all too easy to tag him as a "pretty boy" and an actor of little depth. He spent several years trying desperately to sway this image, but this was a double-edged sword. His work comprised ...

"Scott Irwin" in 8 episodes in 1997. Now known for "The Dark Knight" and "Brokeback Mountain".

17. Simon Baker

Actor | Margin Call

Simon Baker was first recognized in 1992, when he received Australia's prestigious Logie award for Most Popular New Talent. Upon relocating to Los Angeles with his family, Baker was immediately cast in the Academy Award winning film L.A. Confidential (1997).

"James Healy" from 1993 to 1994. Now known for "The Mentalist".

18. Naomi Watts

Actress | Mulholland Dr.

Naomi Ellen Watts was born on September 28, 1968 in Shoreham, England, to Myfanwy Edwards "Miv" (Roberts), an antiques dealer and costume/set designer, and Peter Watts (Peter Anthony Watts), the road manager to Pink Floyd. Her maternal grandfather was Welsh. Her father died when Naomi was seven and...

"Julie Gibson" in 1991. Now known for "King Kong" and "Mulholland Drive".

19. Phoebe Tonkin

Actress | Tomorrow, When the War Began

Tonkin was born in Sydney. When she was four, she attended dance courses in classical ballet, hip hop, contemporary dance, and tap dance. At the age of 12, Tonkin began courses at the Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) at the Wharf Theatre. Tonkin attended Loreto Kirribilli and later ...

"Adrian Hall" in 2010. Now known for "The secret circle" and "Tomorrow when the war began".

20. Luke Bracey

Actor | Point Break

Luke Bracey was born in Sydney, Australia and made his acting debut in Aussie soap opera, Home and Away (1988) in 2009, portraying bad-boy "Trey Palmer" into 2010, while also appearing in multiple episodes of Aussie series Dance Academy (2010)). He next co-starred in what was both his first feature...

"Trey Palmer" from 2009 to 2010. Now known for "Monte Carlo"

21. Elizabeth Lackey

Actress | Planet of the Apes

Elizabeth Lackey was born on March 2, 1971 in Sydney, Australia. She is an actress, known for Planet of the Apes (2001), Mulholland Drive (2001) and Kicking & Screaming (2005).

"Roxanne Miller" from 1993 to 1995. Now know for "Mulholland Drive" and "Heroes"

22. Jessica McNamee

Actress | The Meg

Jessica McNamee was born in June 1986 in Sydney, Australia. She is an actress, known for The Meg (2018), Battle of the Sexes (2017) and The Vow (2012).

"Lisa Duffy" in 2007. Now known for "The Vow".

23. Brenton Thwaites

Actor | Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Brenton Thwaites is an Australian actor. He played Luke Gallagher on the Fox8 teen drama series SLiDE (2011) and Stu Henderson on the Australian soap opera hit Home and Away (1988). His films include Blue Lagoon: The Awakening (2012), Oculus (2013), Maleficent (2014), and The Giver (2014). He ...

"Stu Henderson" from 2011 to 2012. Now known for "Blue Lagoon: The Awakening", "Maleficent" and "The giver".

24. Liam Hemsworth

Actor | The Hunger Games

Liam Hemsworth was born on January 13, 1990, in Melbourne, Australia, and is the younger brother of actors Chris Hemsworth and Luke Hemsworth. He is the son of Leonie (van Os), a teacher of English, and Craig Hemsworth, a social-services counselor. He is of Dutch (from his immigrant maternal ...

One episode in 2007. Now known for "The Hunger Games".

25. Rebecca Breeds

Actress | The Originals

Rebecca Breeds was born on June 17, 1987 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She is an actress and writer, known for The Originals (2013), Three Summers (2017) and Slam (2018). She has been married to Luke Mitchell since January 2013.

"Ruby Bucton" from 2008 to 2012. Now known for "We are men", "The Originals" and "Pretty little liars".

26. Todd Lasance

Actor | Home and Away

Todd Lasance was born on February 18, 1985 in Newcastle, Australia as Todd James Lasance. He is an actor, known for Home and Away (1988), Spartacus (2010) and Fool's Gold (2008).

"Adan Jeffries" from 2005 to 2010. Now known for "Spartacus: Blood and Sand".

27. Bob Morley

Actor | The 100

Bob Morley was born on December 20, 1984 in Kyneton, Victoria, Australia as Robert Morley. He is an actor, known for The 100 (2014), Home and Away (1988) and Road Kill (2010). He has been married to Eliza Taylor since May 6, 2019.

"Drew Curtis" from 2006 to 2008. Now known for "The 100".

28. Luke Mitchell

Actor | 7 Minutes

Originally wanting to be a professional tennis player, Luke began his acting career in Melbourne, Australia. He trained at the Film & Television Studio International and traveled around Australia with international entertainment company, Sudden Impact Entertainment. In his first professional acting ...

"Romeo Smith" from 2009 to 2013. Now known for "The Tomorrow People", "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." and "Blindespot".

29. Hugo Johnstone-Burt

Actor | San Andreas

Hugo grew up on Sydney's leafy North Shore. He attended the local primary school before moving to Barker College in Hornsby at the commencement of grade five.

Hugo progressed through his schooling years participating heavily in many sports and extracurricular activities. He showed particular skill ...

"Jamie Sharpe / Adam Sharpe" from 2012 to 2013. Now known for "San Andreas".

30. Axle Whitehead

Actor | Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Axle Whitehead was born on December 16, 1980 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia as Alexander Whitehead. He is an actor, known for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013), Shameless (2011) and Home and Away (1988).

"Liam Murphy" from 2009 to 2013. Now known for "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." and "Shameless"

31. Stephen Peacocke

Actor | Hercules

Stephen is an Australian actor known for Home and Away (1988), Hercules (2014), Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016), and Me Before You (2016). He grew up in Dubbo in central western New South Wales, worked as a jackaroo on a large-scale sheep and cattle station west of Bourke, and graduated from the ...

"Darryl Braxton" from 2011 to 2016. Now known for "Me before you".

32. Jason Clarke

Actor | Zero Dark Thirty

Jason Clarke is an Australian actor, known for often being cast in antagonist roles in feature films. In 1969, Clarke was born in Winton, Queensland, a small town where the main industries are sheep and cattle raising. Winton was established as a township in 1879, but its main claim to fame are a ...

"Christopher 'Kick' Johnson / Kick Johnson" in four episodes in 2002. Now known best for "Zero Dark Thirty" and "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes".

33. Jordan Rodrigues

Actor | Lady Bird

Jordan Rodrigues was born on July 20, 1992 in Sydney, Australia. He is an actor, known for Lady Bird (2017), The Fosters (2013) and Dance Academy (2010).

"Jai Fernandez" from 2008 to 2009. Now know for "The Fosters".

34. Clare Bowen

Actress | Nashville

Clare Bowen has enjoyed a flourishing career in film, theatre and television. A native Australian, she has appeared in several of her home country's iconic television dramas, including Home and Away (1988), the medical drama All Saints (1998), The Cut (2009) and the critically- acclaimed comedy, ...

"Nina Bailey" in four episodes in 2010. Now known for "Nashville".

35. Rhiannon Fish

Actress | The 100

Rhiannon Fish was born on March 14, 1991 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She is an actress, known for The 100 (2014), Home and Away (1988) and Neighbours (1985).

"April Scott" from 2010 to 2013. Now known for "The 100".



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