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November 28, 1974
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Life and career
Schmid was born in Geelong, Australia, and is best known for playing Todd Landers in the Australian soap opera Neighbours. He played Leading Seaman Robert Dixon on the prime-time Nine Network drama, Sea Patrol, starring in all five seasons of the show.
He also had a recurring role on Packed to the Rafters as Alex, who has cerebral palsy.
After Neighbours, he starred as Adam Newman in the 1990s remake of The Tomorrow People. While working on this series, he filmed an interview in which he claimed to have jokingly asked Jean Marsh (guest starring in a villain role) to marry him. While on a four-year work permit in the UK he made appearances on several UK television shows as well as the plays The Lion in Winter and Laura.
He has starred in two versions of the play Two Weeks with the Queen by Morris Gleitzman. The first time was for the BBC in London and the second was for the Windmill Theatre Company in 2006. He won rave reviews for his performance as Alistair, Colin's nerdy and neurotic cousin.
In 2003, he married journalist and newsreader Deborah Clay, who is the News Director at 2Day FM and Triple M. The couple have two sons, Leo and Oliver.
Schmid appears on the Channel Nine Show 20 to 1, hosted by Bert Newton.
- "NY Times: Kristian Schmid". The New York Times. Retrieved 25 February 2010.
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