Aaron Fa'aoso (born circa 1976), an Indigenous Australian of Torres Strait Islander, Samoan and Tongan descent,[1][3] is a television and film actor, screenwriter, and producer[2] probably best known for his role on East West 101.

Aaron Fa'aoso
Aaron Fa'aoso at the 2012 AACTA Awards (6795487675).jpg
Fa'aoso at the 2012 AACTA Awards
Borncirca 1975 (age 44–45)

Ikaika Fa'Aoso

Mele Fa'Aoso


Born in Cairns, Queensland with his family from Saibai Island,[4] Fa'aoso began acting after a career as a sexual health worker in Bamaga in the Cape York Peninsula and played rugby league football in the Australian Rugby League and Super League competitions.[1]


Fa'aoso began his acting television career in 2006, where he played Eddie Gaibui on RAN, a six-part drama, which aired on SBS One. In late 2007 (continuing in early 2008), he appeared on another SBS drama series, East West 101, playing Detective Sonny Koa.

In 2008, he had a guest role in Sea Patrol, which aired on Network Nine and in 2009 he appeared in season two of East West 101 and starred in the film Subdivision. In 2011, he returned to star in the third and final season of East West 101 on SBS. In 2012, he appeared the last four episodes of the Australian drama TV series Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms.

In 2012, he appeared in ABC TV's 10-part drama series The Straits, and in 2014 he appeared in the six-part sketch comedy on ABC TV, Black Comedy.


  • 2006: Nominated at the AFI Awards for 'Best Guest or Supporting Actor in Television Drama' for RAN
  • 2007: Nominated at the Logies for 'Graham Kennedy Award for Most Outstanding New Talent' for RAN

Personal lifeEdit

Fa'aoso has two children. In 2012 he pleaded guilty to wilful damage and disorderly conduct following an incident at a Cairns nightclub and was placed on a good behaviour bond for six months and ordered to pay costs plus damages.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Fa'Aoso, Aaron (30 April 2006). "Aaron Fa'Aoso". Speaking Out (Interview). Interviewed by Karen Dorante. Australia: ABC Local Radio. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Elks, Sarah (23 April 2012). "Bond for Straits star Aaron Fa'aoso over nightclub cash register smash". The Australian. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Aaron Fa'aoso is more than just TV's tough guy". qt.com.au. 27 February 2016. Retrieved 20 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Cast: Aaron Fa'aoso". East West 101. Special Broadcasting Service. Retrieved 27 April 2015.

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