Australian movie stars born in 1981

Here are 23 famous actors from Australia were born in 1981:

Blair McDonough

Blair McDonough (April 30, 1981 Sydney-) is an Australian actor.

He is best known for his role as Stuart Parker on the Australian soap opera "Neighbours". Blair started his acting career in high school and later took part in the reality TV show, "Big Brother Australia" in 2006. He has also appeared in numerous other TV shows including "Winners & Losers", "Sea Patrol", and "Satisfaction". In 2020, he made a guest appearance as himself on the reality show "I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!". In addition to acting, Blair has also worked as a radio host and TV presenter.

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Reshad Strik

Reshad Strik (June 22, 1981 Canberra-) is an Australian actor.

He is best known for his role as Ziggy in the Australian television drama "Underbelly" and as Harry Williams in the international series "The Promise". Strik began his acting career at a young age and studied at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney. Alongside his acting career, he is also a skilled musician and has toured Australia with his band. In addition to his television work, Strik has appeared in several Australian films including "Little Fish", "The Bet" and "Noise". He currently resides in Los Angeles, California, where he continues to pursue his acting career.

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Abe Forsythe

Abe Forsythe (July 26, 1981 Sydney-) also known as Abraham Forsythe or Abe Forsyth is an Australian actor, screenwriter, film producer and television director.

He began his career as a child actor and later transitioned to writing and directing. Forsythe is best known for writing and directing the horror-comedy film "Little Monsters" starring Lupita Nyong'o and Josh Gad. He has also directed episodes of the Australian television series "Laid" and "Please Like Me". In addition to his work as a filmmaker, Forsythe has acted in several Australian television shows including "Rake" and "Mark Loves Sharon". He is the son of filmmaker and television personality Drew Forsythe.

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Paul Goddard

Paul Goddard (March 18, 1981 Reading-) is an Australian actor and acting coach.

He began his acting career in the television series "Mulligrubs" and went on to appear in many other TV shows, including "All Saints," "Home and Away," and "Sea Patrol." In 2010, he played the role of Slavko in the critically acclaimed Australian film "Balibo."

Apart from being an actor, Goddard is also an acting coach, and has taught at several drama schools including the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA). His coaching has helped several young actors in Australia to hone their skills and become successful in the industry.

In addition to his work in acting and coaching, Goddard is also an avid supporter of several charitable causes, including cancer research and animal rights. He actively participates in fundraising events for these causes and has been recognized for his efforts by several organizations.

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Jamie Croft

Jamie Croft (August 4, 1981 Sydney-) is an Australian actor and voice actor. He has one child, Jackson Croft.

Croft began his acting career at the age of six and soon gained recognition for his roles in successful children's TV shows, including "Ship to Shore" and "Ocean Girl". In addition to his onscreen work, Croft has also lent his voice to numerous animated series, such as "The Lion King 2" and "Peter Pan and the Pirates". He has continued to work in television and films as an adult, appearing in shows like "All Saints" and "Blue Heelers". In recent years, Croft has also become a successful voice over artist, working on video games such as "World of Warcraft" and "Overwatch". Aside from his career, Croft is also known for his involvement with charity work, supporting organizations such as the Starlight Foundation and the Cancer Council of New South Wales.

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Luke Jacobz

Luke Jacobz (February 14, 1981 Sydney-) a.k.a. Luke Jacob Ashwood is an Australian actor and presenter.

He is best known for his work as a television presenter on Australian shows such as 'The X Factor', 'Celebrity Singing Bee', and 'Holey Moley'. Jacobz began his acting career in 2001, and starred in the hit Australian soap opera 'Home and Away' as Angelo Rosetta from 2008-2011, receiving a nomination for the Logie Award for Most Popular New Male Talent in 2009. He has also appeared in various other Australian TV shows such as 'McLeod's Daughters' and 'Underbelly'. In addition to his on-screen career, Jacobz is a talented singer and musician, having released his debut single 'Let You Go' in August 2019.

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Josh Lawson

Josh Lawson (July 22, 1981 Brisbane-) a.k.a. Joshua Lawson, Joshua Lawaon, JD or Joshua "Josh" Lawson is an Australian actor and screenwriter.

He completed his high school at St Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace and later did a bachelor's degree in theatre and film at the University of Queensland. Lawson started his acting career in Australia but gained international recognition after he starred in the hit movie "The Little Death" which also marked his debut as a director and screenwriter. He has appeared in several movies and TV shows both in Australia and the United States. Lawson is also a talented writer and has written for various TV shows including "House of Lies" and "Romper Stomper". He has received multiple award nominations for his work and has won several accolades including the Australians in Film Award in 2015.

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Luke Hemsworth

Luke Hemsworth (November 5, 1981 Melbourne-) is an Australian actor. His children are called Holly Hemsworth, Ella Hemsworth, Harper Rose Hemsworth and Alexandre Hemsworth.

Luke Hemsworth is best known for his portrayal of Ashley Stubbs in the hit HBO series Westworld. He began his career in the entertainment industry as a television extra and later moved on to work as a model. Hemsworth has also made appearances in Australian television shows such as Neighbours and The Saddle Club. In addition to acting, he has also co-founded a production company called "The Lasting Effect". Hemsworth is the older brother of Chris Hemsworth and Liam Hemsworth, who are also successful actors. He has been married to Samantha Hemsworth since 2007.

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Mick Fanning

Mick Fanning (June 13, 1981 Penrith-) also known as White Lightning, Michael Eugene Fanning, Mick or Michael Eugene "Mick" Fanning is an Australian surfer and actor.

Fanning is a three-time world champion in surfing, winning in 2007, 2009, and 2013. He is recognized as one of the greatest surfers of all time and has won numerous other surfing competitions throughout his career. In addition to his surfing success, Fanning has also made appearances in various films and television shows, including "Drift" and "Baywatch." He is also known for his philanthropic work, having established the Mick Fanning Foundation to support various causes such as marine conservation and breast cancer research. Fanning shocked the world in 2015 when he was attacked by a shark during the J-Bay Open in South Africa. He bravely fought off the shark and escaped with only minor injuries. This incident brought worldwide attention to shark conservation and propelled Fanning to even greater fame.

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Joel Parkinson

Joel Parkinson (April 10, 1981 Nambour-) a.k.a. Joel Leslie Parkinson or Parko is an Australian surfer and actor.

Parkinson is best known for his successful career in professional surfing. He became the youngest ever winner of the Billabong World Junior Championships at the age of 18 and went on to win the World Surf League (WSL) World Championship in 2012. Throughout his surfing career, Parkinson has won several major events, including the Triple Crown of Surfing and the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast.

Aside from his success in surfing, Parkinson has also pursued an acting career. He starred in the 2006 surf film, “The Pursuit”, and later appeared in the Australian television series, “Home and Away”. Parkinson is also known for his philanthropic efforts, including his work with the Joel Parkinson Foundation, which supports young people affected by illness or disability. Parkinson retired from professional surfing in 2018 and continues to be involved in the surfing community.

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Hamish Blake

Hamish Blake (December 11, 1981 Melbourne-) also known as Hamish Donald Blake is an Australian comedian, screenwriter and actor.

He is best known for co-hosting the popular radio show "Hamish and Andy" alongside Andy Lee, with whom he has also co-authored multiple books. Blake rose to fame in Australia through his work on television, including the sketch comedy show "Hamish & Andy's Gap Year", and he has won several Logie Awards for his media work. Additionally, Blake is an active philanthropist and has raised funds for organizations such as the Red Nose Day and the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne. In his personal life, he is married to writer and producer Zoe Foster Blake, with whom he has two children.

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Blair Milan

Blair Milan (June 25, 1981 Australia-April 17, 2011 Camperdown) was an Australian actor.

Milan was best known for his roles in popular Australian TV shows such as "Neighbours" and "All Saints". He appeared in several films, including the critically acclaimed "Chopper" (2000) and "The Nugget" (2002). Milan first began acting in his hometown of Melbourne, studying at the National Theatre Drama School.

Aside from acting, Milan was also a talented musician and songwriter. He played guitar and sang in a number of bands throughout his career. Milan tragically passed away in 2011 at the age of 29 after suffering a heart attack. He is remembered by his colleagues and fans as a talented actor who left a mark on the Australian entertainment industry.

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Nikolai Nikolaeff

Nikolai Nikolaeff (December 26, 1981 Melbourne-) also known as Niko or Nicolai Nikolaeff is an Australian actor.

He is best known for his work in international television series, including Daredevil, The OA, and Sea Patrol. Nikolaeff attended the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney and began his career in theatre before transitioning to screen acting. In addition to his work as an actor, he is also a writer and director. Nikolaeff has received critical acclaim for his performances and has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. Beyond his professional achievements, he is also known for his advocacy work on behalf of several philanthropic causes, including environmental conservation and mental health awareness.

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Vico Thai

Vico Thai (April 16, 1981-) is an Australian actor.

He was born in Sydney, Australia to Thai-Chinese parents. Thai attended the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), where he developed his acting skills. He began his acting career in 2004 and has since appeared in a variety of television shows and films.

One of his most notable roles was as Ben Chang in the Australian comedy series, "Here Come the Habibs!". He also played a supporting role in the Australian thriller film, "The Gateway", which premiered in 2018. In addition to acting, Thai is also a talented singer and songwriter, having released several singles in both English and Thai. Thai is known for his philanthropic work as well, supporting various charities and social causes.

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Steve Peacocke

Steve Peacocke (October 30, 1981 Dubbo-) also known as Steve or Stephen Peacocke is an Australian actor.

Peacocke is best known for his role as Darryl Braxton in the Australian TV soap opera "Home and Away". He started his acting career in 2009 with the short film "A Dreadful Day" and later appeared in other TV shows and movies including "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot", "Me Before You", and "Wanted". Peacocke has been a Logie Award nominee for Most Popular Actor several times and won the award in 2015. He has also worked as a voice actor, lending his voice to the character of Hulk in the animated TV series "Avengers Assemble". In addition to his acting career, Peacocke is a keen surfer and has competed in surfing competitions.

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Luke Ford

Luke Ford (March 26, 1981 Vancouver-) is an Australian actor and teacher.

He began his career as a child actor in Australia, starring in several television series and films. In 1996, Ford made his debut in the Australian film industry in the movie "Blackrock" and gained attention for his performance in the critically acclaimed film "Chopper" in 2000.

Aside from acting, Ford has also ventured into teaching. He earned a degree in education and has taught drama and media studies in Australia, as well as in Los Angeles, where he has been based since 2010.

In addition to his work in film and education, Ford is also an accomplished photographer and has had his works featured in several art exhibitions.

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Eddie White

Eddie White (October 9, 1981 Adelaide-) also known as Edward Alexander White is an Australian film director, screenwriter and actor.

White began his career as an actor, starring in several Australian films and television shows. In 2009, he wrote and directed his first short film "The Telegram Man", which was nominated for an Academy Award.

White's subsequent films have garnered critical acclaim, including the feature film "The More Things Change" and the documentary "Breaking the Silence". He is known for his ability to tackle difficult and controversial subjects in his work.

In addition to his film work, White is also involved in various humanitarian efforts, working closely with several non-profit organizations to promote human rights and social justice.

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Dan Feuerriegel

Dan Feuerriegel (October 29, 1981 Sydney-) also known as Dan Feuerriegal, Daniel Feuerriegel or Fury King is an Australian actor.

He is best known for his role as Agron in the historical drama series Spartacus: Blood and Sand, as well as its sequels Spartacus: Vengeance and Spartacus: War of the Damned. Feuerriegel also had a recurring role on the Australian soap opera Home and Away from 2007-2008. His other television credits include roles on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., NCIS: Los Angeles, and The Librarians. In addition to his work in television, Feuerriegel has appeared in several independent films, including Burning Man and We Were Tomorrow. He is also a co-founder of the production company Komixx Entertainment, which produces content for film, television, and new media. Feuerriegel is a trained actor, having studied at Screenwise Film & TV School for Actors in Sydney.

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Brad Green

Brad Green (March 13, 1981 Launceston-) is an Australian australian rules football player and actor. He has two children, Oliver Green and Wilba Green.

Green began his football career in the Tasmanian Football League with the Launceston Blues before being picked up by the Richmond Tigers in the AFL draft in 2000. He played for Richmond until 2007 when he was traded to the Western Bulldogs. During his AFL career, Green played 144 games and kicked 60 goals.

In addition to his football career, Green has also pursued acting. He made his acting debut in 2011 in the Australian television series "Winners & Losers" and has since appeared in several other Australian TV shows and movies.

Off the field, Green is known for his philanthropic work and has supported numerous organizations including the Children's Cancer Foundation and the Shane Warne Foundation. He is also involved in various mentoring programs for young athletes.

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Drew Pearson

Drew Pearson (March 17, 1981 Mount Druitt-) also known as Drew Wylie Pearson or Andrew Wylie Pearson is an Australian actor, screenwriter, writer, architect and film producer.

He graduated with a degree in architecture from the University of New South Wales and worked briefly as an architect before pursuing a career in the entertainment industry. Pearson is best known for his roles in Australian television shows such as "Home and Away" and "All Saints". He has also written and produced several successful short films and feature films, including "Franswa Sharl" and "The Road Home". In addition to his work in the entertainment industry, Pearson is an advocate for mental health awareness and actively supports several mental health organizations. He currently resides in Sydney with his wife and children.

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Chris Cester

Chris Cester (September 16, 1981-) also known as Cester, Chris, Christopher James Cester or Jet is an Australian drummer, actor, guitarist, singer-songwriter and musician.

He is best known as the drummer and co-founder of the Australian rock band Jet, which rose to fame in the early 2000s with hits like "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" and "Cold Hard Bitch." In addition to drums, Cester also plays guitar and sings backing vocals for the band.

Cester has been recognized for his dynamic drumming style, which is heavily influenced by classic rock and roll. He has also been praised for his songwriting skills, with Jet's music drawing comparisons to classic rock acts like AC/DC and The Rolling Stones.

In addition to his work with Jet, Cester has also pursued a solo career, releasing his debut album, "Daylight," in 2020. He has also appeared in films and television shows, including the Australian drama "The Secret Life of Us" and the superhero film "Spider-Man: Homecoming."

Cester is known for his energetic live performances and his dedication to preserving the legacy of rock and roll. He has been a vocal advocate for the importance of live music and the role it plays in connecting fans to their favorite artists.

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Daniel Lissing

Daniel Lissing (October 4, 1981 Sydney-) is an Australian actor.

He is best known for his role as Jack Thornton in the Hallmark Channel series "When Calls the Heart." Lissing began his career in Australia in shows such as "Cops LAC" and "Home and Away" before moving to the United States to pursue acting. In addition to his work on "When Calls the Heart," Lissing has also appeared in shows such as "The Last Resort" and "Eyes." Aside from acting, Lissing is also a musician and has released his own original music. He is also involved in various charitable organizations, including the Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Wounded Warriors Project.

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Dan Ilic

Dan Ilic (November 20, 1981 Sydney-) is an Australian presenter, comedian, film director and actor.

He is known for his work on the satirical news show "Hungry Beast" and as the creator and host of the podcast series "A Rational Fear". Ilic has also directed and produced numerous comedy and political short films, as well as working in the advertising industry. He is a frequent contributor to various Australian media outlets and has won several awards for his work, including a Walkley Award in 2010 for his reporting on the Australian election campaign. In addition to his work in entertainment and media, Ilic is also an outspoken advocate for environmental causes and has been involved with various climate change campaigns.

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