Ivar Kants

Ivar Kants (born 19 July 1949) (commonly credited as Ivor Kants or Ivar Kanz) is an Australian actor of Latvian descent who has played numerous roles in soap operas including A Country Practice, G.P., All Saints, Water Rats, and Blue Heelers. He portrayed the role of Ken Garrett in the soap opera The Restless Years (1979)[1] and starred as Father Menotti, a caring inner-city parish priest in the 1980–81 TV series Menotti.[2]

Ivar Kants
Born (1949-07-19) 19 July 1949 (age 70)

A more prominent role was as school principal Barry Hyde, a regular in Home and Away. He has also appeared in Neighbours, Heartbreak High and in the TV movie The Plumber.[3] He narrated the Hairy Maclary audiobook series released by ABC for Kids.

Kants attended the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney.[citation needed]

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Kants was nominated for Best Actor at the 1984 AFI Awards for Silver City.


  1. ^ 1979: 22–28 December TV Times
  2. ^ "Without much ado it's Channel 2" (The Sun-Herald, page 47)
  3. ^ Chatenever, Rick (24 October 1980). "No Leaks In This Story". Santa Cruz Sentinel. p. 19 (article includes photograph of Ivar Kants). Retrieved 24 April 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  

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