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Rhys Wakefield


Rhys Wakefield is an Australian actor and director whose films have grossed over $240 million worldwide. He first started out as a regular on the Australian TV series Home and Away where he starred in 363 episodes. He played the lead in James Cameron's thriller Sanctum, the Polite Leader in The Purge franchise and was nominated for Best Actor in a ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Purge Polite Leader
(2013)
Sanctum Josh
(2011)
True Detective Henry Hays / Freddy Burns
(2019)

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 2019 Reprisal (TV Movie) (filming)
Matty
 2019 True Detective (TV Series)
Henry Hays / Freddy Burns
- If You Have Ghosts (2019) ... Henry Hays
- The Hour and the Day (2019) ... Henry Hays
- The Big Never (2019) ... Henry Hays
- 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 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:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on the underpants scene in The Black Ballon]: I'm the kind of guy that gets nervous being half-naked in my room, so considering there was a whole crew as well as randoms in their cars watching... yeah, I was pretty freaked out about it. See more »

Trivia:

Went to the same school as Sarah Murdoch (O'Hare), Nikki Webster, Josh Quong Tart, Bojana Novakovic and many other prominent Australians in the entertainment industry. The McDonalds College of Performing arts in Sydney. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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