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Famous TV Actors from Australia

Updated May 4, 2020 264.4k views1.5k items

In this list, famous TV actors from Australia are listed alphabetically for Aussie fans and lovers of television Down Under. Australia has produced a lot of talented television actors who have gone on to star in comedies, dramas, soap operas, and more. These are some of the funniest and most talented Australian TV stars that have ever lived, so if you're an aspiring Aussie actor or actress, this list probably contains many of your idols. If you're looking for a particular popular actor or actress from Australia, just keep scrolling down under and you'll find them.

List TV actors include Gabrielle Fitzpatrick, Patrick Harvey, and many more Australian actors and actresses, some of whom have gone on to Hollywood success. This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Australian TV actors?" and "Which television actors are from Australia?"

You can click on the names of these legendary TV stars of Australia. If you're a TV junkie, this list of talented Australian actresses and actors will help you find some new TV stars that you don't already know.
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    Peter Phelps

    Underbelly, Sons and Daughters
    Peter Phelps (born 20 September 1960 in Sydney) is an Australian actor, singer and writer. He...  more
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    James Sorensen

    Blue Water High, Conspiracy 365
    For the American businessman and philanthropist, see James Sorenson James Sorensen (born 18...  more
  • 28

    Dannii Minogue

    Home and Away, Skyways
    Dannii Minogue (born 20 October 1971) is an Australian singer-songwriter, actress, model,...  more

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    Stefan Dennis

    Neighbours, River City
    Stefan Dennis (born 30 October 1958) is an Australian actor, best known for playing the role...  more
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    Poppy Montgomery

    Unforgettable, Without a Trace
    Poppy Montgomery (born Poppy Petal Emma Elizabeth Deveraux Donaghue; 15 June 1972) is an...  more

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    Ray Barrett

    Thunderbirds, Emergency – Ward 10
    Raymond Charles Barrett (2 May 1927 – 8 September 2009) was an Australian actor. During the...  more
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    Gigi Edgley

    Farscape, Stingers
    Gigi Edgley (born 16 November 1977) is an Australian actress and recording artist. She is best...  more
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    Rick Springfield

    Forever Knight, Human Target
    Richard Lewis Springthorpe (born 23 August 1949) is an Australian-American musician and actor,...  more

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    Alana Mansour

    Terra Nova
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    Elle Macpherson

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    Eleanor Nancy Macpherson (; née Gow; born 29 March 1964) is an Australian model,...  more


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    Rose Byrne

    Damages, Echo Point
    Mary Rose Byrne (born 24 July 1979) is an Australian actress. She made her screen debut in the...  more

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    Peter O'Brien

    Neighbours, Underbelly
    Peter O'Brien is an Australian actor, best known for his role as an original cast member in...  more
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    Gary Sweet

    The Pacific, Dancing with the Stars
    Gary Sweet (born 22 May 1957) is an Australian film and television actor known for his roles...  more
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    Jesse Spencer

    House, Chicago Fire
    Jesse Gordon Spencer (born 12 February 1979) is an Australian actor and musician. He is best...  more
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    Briony Behets

    Number 96, E Street
    Briony Behets (born 1951 (age 67–68) in London, United Kingdom) is an English-Australian...  more
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    Andrew McFarlane

    Paradise Beach, The Sullivans
    Andrew McFarlane (born 6 June 1951, Albany, Western Australia) is an Australian actor with...  more
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    Kate Kendall

    Stingers, Conspiracy 365
    Kate Kendall (born 27 July 1973) is an Australian actress best known for her role in the...  more
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    Geoffrey Rush

    Kath & Kim, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers
    Geoffrey Roy Rush (born 6 July 1951) is an Australian actor. Rush is amongst 24 people who...  more

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    Simon Baker

    The Mentalist, The Guardian
    Simon Lucas Baker (born 30 July 1969) is an Australian actor and director. In his television...  more

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    Abbie Cornish

    Wildside, White Collar Blue
    Abbie Cornish (born 7 August 1982), also known by her rap name MC Dusk, is an Australian...  more

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    Julia Zemiro

    The Wedge, Comedy Slapdown
    Julia Zemiro (born 14 April 1967) is an Australian television presenter, radio host, actress,...  more
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    Olivia Newton-John

    Sordid Lives: The Series
    Olivia Newton-John, (born 26 September 1948) is an English-Australian singer, songwriter,...  more

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    Diane Craig

    E Street, Out of the Blue
    Diane Mary Craig (born 9 June 1949) is an actress born in County Down, Northern Ireland but...  more
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    Alan Dale

    NCIS, The O.C.
    Alan Hugh Dale (born 6 May 1947) is a New Zealand-born actor. As a child, Dale enjoyed theatre...  more
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    John Waters

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    John Samuel Waters Jr. (born April 22, 1946) is an American film director, screenwriter,...  more

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