Andrew McKaige

Andrew McKaige (born 1959) is an Australian actor, most prominent in television soap opera. As well as acting, McKaige is also a voice-artist and singer-songwriter,[1] having played with the country rock band, The Fine Line.[2] In 1994, he won second place for Best Song in the Country Category of the Australian Songwriter's Association.

Andrew McKaige
Born1959 (age 60–61)
OccupationActor, voice actor, singer-songwriter
Spouse(s)Leslie McKaige (divorced)

Divorced, McKaige met his ex-wife Leslie while living in Los Angeles. After seven years of marriage, the couple divorced when McKaige returned to Australia for a role in the Nine Network television soap series Paradise Beach.[2]

Early lifeEdit

Coming from a family of avid Australian Rules Football fans, In his teens, McKaige, along with his brothers played for Melbourne Football Club, and was named Under 17's Best and Fairest in 1975.[3] His father, Ken McKaige, played for a number of different clubs over his career. At the age of five years, his brother Cameron was the youngest person ever signed to a league club. This was to ensure that he was not later residentially tied to play for Richmond.[4]

RolesEdit

While best known for his roles in Australian night-time soap operas, McKaige began his television career playing in comedy skits on the Paul Hogan Show. He then went on to play small roles on programs that included Cop Shop and The Sullivans. His big break came when he landed a recurring role in Skyways.

In addition to being an original cast member of the 1980s soap opera Sons and Daughters,[5] he went on to be the second actor to play the role of Marty Jackson in Prisoner – succeeding Ronald Korosy and preceding Michael Winchester.

After residing in Los Angeles for a number of years, he returned to Australia and has since appeared in Paradise Beach, Blue Heelers, Neighbours, All Saints and The Secret Life of Us. He provides the voice of Pvt. Chips Dubbo in the Halo videogame series.

FilmographyEdit

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1984 Every Move She Makes Solicitor Television film
1987 The Facts of Life Down Under Ren Calley Television film[6]
1996 Acri Dr. Klaus
1997 Heart of Fire Grandy Robinson Television film
2004 The Standard v.15 Coach Short film
2013 Ties That Bind Smith Short film
2014 Before Kevin Tasso
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1976 The Sullivans Eddie Patterson Guest role as love interest for Kitty
1977–78,
1982–84
Cop Shop Gary Foster, Sean, Neil Peterson 9 episodes
1979–80 Skyways Alan McFarlane 87 episodes[7]
1982 Sons and Daughters Bill Todd 17 episodes
1983 Prisoner Marty Jackson 10 episodes
1984 Infinity Limited Band 'In Disguise', Greg 2 episodes
1991 Zorro D'Artagnan 2 episodes
1995 Fire Det. Henri Aldridge 9 episodes
1996 Blue Heelers Computer (voice), Gordy 2 episodes
1996 The Man from Snowy River Harry Finch 2 episodes
1998 Neighbours Geoff Burke 19 episodes
1998–99 All Saints Peter Morrison 52 episodes
2001 The Secret Life of Us Sean 2 episodes
Video games
Year Title Role Notes
2001 Halo: Combat Evolved Private First Class Chips Dubbo
2004 Halo 2 Private First Class Chips Dubbo
2007 Halo 3 Private First Class Chips Dubbo
2009 Halo 3: ODST Private First Class Chips Dubbo
2010 Halo: Reach Sabre Pilot Chips Dubbo Found in the mission "Long Night of Solace"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "03 Sep 1980 - Andrew's off and racing! Young Skyways' heart-throb". nla.gov.au.
  2. ^ a b "Australian Television: All Saints: articles". australiantelevision.net.
  3. ^ "Andrew McKaige". demonwiki.org.
  4. ^ "Cameron McKaige". demonwiki.org.
  5. ^ "03 Feb 1982 - Champagne day TV & ENTERTAINMENT WORLD". nla.gov.au.
  6. ^ "Facts of Life Down Under, The (1987) - Overview - TCM.com". Turner Classic Movies.
  7. ^ "05 Nov 1980 - With house-guests like these It's fun being a st..." nla.gov.au.

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