4 December 1972
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
|Children||Eden Dunn (stepson)|
Ditch Davey (born 30 July 1975, in Melbourne) is an Australian actor.
He was born Kristian Lind, but legally changed his name to Ditch when he was 18. Ditch came about because his older sister could not pronounce Christian, so instead she ended up calling him 'Ditchin'. As the years went on 'Ditch' became a nickname so on his eighteenth birthday Ditch Davey was who he became when he also took his stepfather's surname.
Ditch graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in 1998.
Not long after leaving WAAPA and the state of Western Australia, he got his first acting job on a Wrigley's Eclipse chewing gum ad. After this, he was seen on Australian dramas such as All Saints, Above the Law, Water Rats, and the telemovie Do or Die.
In 2001 he auditioned for the role of Evan Jones on Blue Heelers. He got the role and quit his job as a part-time barman in Sydney, moved from Sydney to Melbourne, and cut his long blonde hair and dyed it brown. His first episode was "Dragged".
In 2002, Ditch won the Logie Award for Most Popular New Male Talent.
In 2006, Blue Heelers was axed after a 12-year-run. Davey hosted Channel Seven's Police Files - Unlocked before leaving to work on Sea Patrol. In the 2008 series, Ditch played SAS officer Jim Roth on a semi-regular basis. He also portrayed Romeo in the 2012 Australian Science-Fiction Film Crawlspace.
- "Ditch Davey", Blue Heelers Fan Site, retrieved 30 November 2006
- "And the winners are...", Sydney Morning Herald, retrieved 30 November 2006
- Official site
- Nearly a Half-Dozen New Crawlspace Stills Uncovered