Top 10 Aussie Actors to follow in Hollywood for 2012

by losangela | created - 23 Jan 2012 | updated - 23 Jan 2012 | Public

A list of talented male Australian actors working in L.A this year who are currently on the rise with exciting projects and career potential.

1. Joel Edgerton

Actor | The Gift

Joel Edgerton was born on June 23, 1974 in Blacktown, New South Wales, Australia, to Marianne and Michael Edgerton, who is a solicitor and property developer. His brother is filmmaker Nash Edgerton. He went to Hills Grammar School in the Western Suburbs of Sydney, and after leaving, he attended ...

2. Damon Herriman

Actor | Justified

Damon Herriman was born on March 31, 1970 in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. He is an actor and writer, known for Justified (2010), Flesh and Bone (2015) and 100 Bloody Acres (2012).

3. David Lyons

Director | Record

David Lyons was born on April 16, 1976 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He is an actor and director, known for Record (2013), Safe Haven (2013) and Eat Pray Love (2010).

4. Erryn Arkin

Writer | Strindberg's There Are Crimes

After developing an early interest in drama and performing in local stage plays, Ethan Erryn Arkin graduated from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. He has since performed on American TV shows and film, appearing in projects such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), Rake, ...

5. Damian Walshe-Howling

Actor | The Reef

Damian Walshe-Howling was born on January 22, 1971 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He is an actor and director, known for The Reef (2010), Suspended (2012) and Underbelly (2008).

6. Liam Hemsworth

Actor | The Hunger Games

Liam Hemsworth was born on January 13, 1990, in Melbourne, Australia, and is the younger brother of actors Chris Hemsworth and Luke Hemsworth. He is the son of Leonie (van Os), a teacher of English, and Craig Hemsworth, a social-services counselor. He is of Dutch (from his immigrant maternal ...

7. Bren Foster

Actor | The Last Ship

Australian actor Bren Foster started acting in high school. His mother was of Cypriot heritage and his father of English/Irish heritage. After High school Bren studied Film and Video production, but felt the need to move toward his artistic development as an actor.Bren then traveled to New York to ...

8. Nathin Butler

Actor | Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Born and raised in Australia, Nathin Butler grew up on a cattle ranch in outback Queensland. In his younger days he had a keen interest in playing guitar and singing, and by high school had participated in numerous theatrical productions. At the age of 17, he was accepted into NIDA.

At age 23, ...

9. James Frecheville

Actor | Animal Kingdom

James Frecheville is an actor and producer, known for Animal Kingdom (2010), The Drop (2014) and The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015).

10. Firass Dirani

Actor | Pitch Black

Firass Dirani was born in Blacktown in New South Wales, Australia on April 29, 1983. He began studying acting in 2001 at the Actors College of Theatre and Television (ACTT) and in 2014 moved to New York City where he studied at the Atlantic Theater Company. In 2010, Firass was awarded two Golden ...