Andrew McKaige

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Andrew McKaige is an Australian actor, born in 1959, most prominent in television soap opera. As well as acting, McKaige is also a musician[1] (singer/song writer), 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.

Divorced, McKaige met his ex-wife Leslie while living in Los Angeles. After seven years of marriage, the couple divorced when McFarlane returned to Australia for a role in the television series Paradise Beach.[3]

Early life[edit]

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.[4] His father, Ken McKaige, played for a number of different clubs over his career. At five years old, 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.[5]

Roles[edit]

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,[6] 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 Autralia 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.

Television
Year Title Role Notes
1976 The Sullivans Eddie Patterson Guest role as love interest for Kitty
1977 Cop Shop Gary Foster Gary
1979 Skyways Alan McFarlane Series regular[7]
1979 Prisoner Marty Jackson Second actor to play the role
1982 Sons and Daughters Bill Todd
1987 Facts of Life Down Under Ren Calley TV movie[8]

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