Ryan Moloney

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Ryan Moloney
Born (1979-11-24) 24 November 1979 (age 34)
Victoria, Australia
Occupation Actor
Years active 1993–present
Spouse(s) Alison Hayward (m. 2003)
Children 2

Ryan Moloney (born 24 November 1979) is an Australian actor best known for his long-running portrayal of the fictional character Jarrod "Toadfish" Rebecchi in the Australian soap opera Neighbours.[1]

Career[edit]

Moloney's first acting experience was with the Merilyn Brend Children's Teenagers and Adults Theatre Company in outer-eastern Melbourne when he was ten years old. He starred in their youth repertory production of The Purple Pumpernickel. His first role in a feature film was playing a thug in Say a Little Prayer (1993),[1][2] based on the Robin Klein novel Came Back to Show You I Could Fly.

Moloney initially auditioned for the role of Brett Stark in Neighbours.[3] He did not get the role but later appeared as a one off-character named Cyborg in 1994.[4] He was later recalled to play Jarrod "Toadfish" Rebecchi, brother of established character Kevin "Stonefish" Rebecchi. This was a one-scene role, which aired on 8 February 1995. This became a recurring guest role[when?],[5] and as the character proved popular it became a regular role in 1996. In April 2004 he was nominated for a Golden Rose of Montreux award for Best Actor in a Soap for his work in Neighbours.[1]

Moloney appeared in the Cinderella pantomime as Buttons in 2005 and 2007.[1][6]

In 2012, Moloney made an appearance on Big Brother's Bit On The Side.[7] That same year, he appeared with his former Neighbours co-star, Mark Little, in an episode of Celebrity Wedding Planner broadcast on 3 September 2012.[8]

In 2013 Moloney appeared on Celebrity Big Brother broadcast on Channel 5. He finished in third place.[9]

Moloney has subsequently taken up the role of Jack in 'Dick Whittington' at Dunstable's Grove Theatre from 13 December 2013 to 5 January 2014.

Personal life[edit]

Moloney is married to Alison Hayward and the couple have two children, Erin and Jack.[10]

Moloney is an active patron of the Down Syndrome Association of Victoria,[1] and has been involved with the Victorian Police Department's Films For Schools Youth project.[1][when?] He also participates in the Forgotten Children Rescue Foundation charity.[1]

In 2010, Moloney became a spokesman for weight loss company Lite and Easy, successfully losing 17 kg in 13 weeks.[11] He also competed in the St. George Melbourne Marathon, completing the race in the official time of 03:46:32[12]

In early 2011, Moloney revealed that he was training to be a pilot.[13] He took on the hobby in between filming for Neighbours and aims to fly commercial planes in the future.[13]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1993 Say a Little Prayer Thug
1994 Neighbours Cyborg
1995– Neighbours Toadfish Rebecchi Regular role
2000 Enemies Closer Terry
2006 Massacre of the Innocents Simon Short film
2013 Celebrity Big Brother 11 Himself

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Ryan Moloney – Neighbours". Retrieved on 1 August 2009
  2. ^ "Ryan Moloney". IMDB, Retrieved on 1 August 2009
  3. ^ Darren, 16 June 2007. "Interview with Moloney". perfectblend.com. Retrieved on 1 August 2009
  4. ^ ""Neighbours" Episode #1.2123 (1994)". 
  5. ^ David Balls, 27 February 2009. "Ryan Moloney (Toadie, 'Neighbours')". Digital Spy, Retrieved on 1 August 2009
  6. ^ "No soft soap as star says panto is easier than Neighbours – Theatre – Sheffield Telegraph". Sheffield Telegraph. 18 December 2007. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  7. ^ "Tuesday 3 July – Big Brother's Bit On The Side". Channel 5 (UK). Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  8. ^ Lewis, Anna (3 September 2012). "Heat chats to Neighbours' Toadie aka Ryan Moloney about life on Ramsay Street". Heat. Bauer Media Group. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  9. ^ Wood, Stephanie (25 January 2013). "Toadie hops off home: Ryan Moloney finishes third in Celebrity Big Brother 2013 live final! Here's his best bits - 3am & Mirror Online". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 27 January 2013. 
  10. ^ "Ryan takes to the air". Channel 5. Northern & Shell. 1 May 2011. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  11. ^ Lite and Easy Website, Profile Ryan Moloney
  12. ^ http://www.multisportaustralia.com.au/RaceTecResults/MyResults.aspx?CId=1&RId=430&EId=1&AId=64759
  13. ^ a b Kilkelly, Daniel (4 January 2011). "'Neighbours' star takes on pilot training". Digital Spy. Hachette Filipacchi UK. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 

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