Rhys Wakefield


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Rhys Wakefield is an Australian actor and director whose films have grossed over $550 million worldwide. He started out on the Australian TV series Home and Away where he starred in 363 episodes and has since starred in season 3 of HBO's True Detective, the Purge franchise, James Cameron's Sanctum, Hulu's Reprisal, and was nominated for Best Actor... See full bio »

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True Detective Freddy Burns
(2019)
The Purge Polite Leader
(2013)
From Now Agent Ross
(2020-2021)
Sanctum Josh
(2011)

Filmography

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 2021 The First Lady (TV Series) (pre-production)
Dick Cheney
- Episode #1.3 (2021) ... Dick Cheney
- Episode #1.2 (2021) ... Dick Cheney
- Episode #1.1 (2021) ... Dick Cheney
 2020-2021 From Now (TV Series)
Agent Ross
- Until Then (2021) ... Agent Ross
- The Idealist (2021) ... Agent Ross
- The Southern Lights (2021) ... Agent Ross
- Incoming (2021) ... Agent Ross
- When the Time Comes (2020) ... Agent Ross
 2020 Dirty Diana (TV Mini-Series)
Liam
- Carrie (2020) ... Liam (voice)
- Lux (2020) ... Liam (voice)
- Liz (2020) ... Liam (voice)
 2019 Reprisal (TV Series)
Matty
- The Horpus Horrendous (2019) ... Matty
- dammit (2019) ... Matty
- The Horse Cabbage Heart (2019) ... Matty
- 25 or 6 to 4 (2019) ... Matty
- For Love of the Archipelago (2019) ... Matty
 2019/I Bliss
Ronnie
 2019 Berserk
Evan
 2019 True Detective (TV Series)
Freddy Burns
- If You Have Ghosts (2019) ... Freddy Burns
- The Hour and the Day (2019) ... Freddy Burns
- The Big Never (2019) ... Freddy Burns
- Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (2019) ... Freddy Burns
- The Great War and Modern Memory (2019) ... Freddy Burns
 2018 The Grand Son
Tod
 2017 You Get Me
Chase
 2016 Cardboard Boxer
J.J.
 2016 Paint It Black
Michael
 2016 House of Lies (TV Series)
Conner
- Tragedy of the Commons (2016) ... Conner
 2015 Cardboard Boxer
J.J.
 2015 Echoes of War
Marcus McCluskey
 2014 Endless Love
Keith Butterfield
 2013 Rita (TV Movie)
 2013 After the Dark
James
 2013/I The Purge
Polite Leader
 2013 +1
David
 2013 A Man Walks Into a Bar (Short)
Man
 2012 Nobody Walks
David
 2011 Sanctum
Josh
 2011/I Scent (Short)
Dan
 2009 Broken Hill
Scott Price
 2009 Clearing the Air (Short)
David
 2005-2008 Home and Away (TV Series)
Lucas Holden
- Episode #1.4671 (2008) ... Lucas Holden (credit only)
- Episode #1.4670 (2008) ... Lucas Holden (credit only)
- Episode #1.4669 (2008) ... Lucas Holden (credit only)
- Episode #1.4668 (2008) ... Lucas Holden (credit only)
- Episode #1.4667 (2008) ... Lucas Holden (credit only)
 2008 The Black Balloon
Thomas Mollison
 2002 Don't Blame the Koalas (TV Series)
Brad
- The Dingo Made Me Do It (2002) ... Brad (as Rhys Wakefields)
 2000 Bootmen
Dancing kid (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Rhys Wakefields

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

We wore massive tracksuits and laid out cushions so we could wrestle, and we played Twister and danced to '90s music so, by the time those kissing scenes happened, we felt really comfortable with each other. - On how the director of The Black Balloon (2008) helped Rhys and Gemma Ward break the barrier before their kissing scene in the movie See more »

Trivia:

Before he started training for Sanctum (2007) he could hold his breath for 45 seconds. After training and filming his record was one minute and twenty seconds. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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