Charles Cottier

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Charles Cottier
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Born (1992-10-27) 27 October 1992 (age 25)
Brisbane, Australia
Occupation Actor
Years active 2010–present

Charles Cottier (born 27 October 1992[1]) is an Australian actor, perhaps best known for portraying Dexter Walker on the Australian soap opera Home and Away.

Early life[edit]

Cottier was born in Brisbane, Australia, completed primary school at Kenmore South State School and secondary school at Brisbane Boys' College. He has always wanted to be an actor, and loved performing in home videos from a young age. He grew up in a close knit family of three boys (one older and one younger). Cottier started taking acting classes at the age of twelve at The Australian Acting Academy[2] and graduated from secondary school in 2009, where he was drama captain.

Cottier also loves to play music, something which he inherited from his family; his dad plays guitar, his brothers play saxophone and piano, and Cottier has played drums for 10 years and was part of several indie rock bands in Brisbane, including We Were Arks, NALI and also a three piece band called Mods and Cons.


Cottier auditioned for the role of Dexter Walker in Home and Away on the Gold Coast, and got a call back to come to Sydney the next day. The following day he found out he got the role. Cottier is the second person to play Dexter as the role was previously played by Tom Green. In 2011 Cottier was nominated for a Logie Award for Most Popular New Male Talent.[3] Cottier left Home and Away in 2013. He joined the cast of Please Like Me in February 2014.[4] In 2015, he appeared in the third series of Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries with former Home and Away star, Ella Scott Lynch, who played Hayley Smith in 2005.

In 2016 featured in the Channel Seven series Wanted with Rebecca Gibney and former Home and Away co-star Stephen Peacocke.[5] Cottier and Peacocke were reunited in the feature film Cooped Up, in which Cottier plays the lead, Jake.[6]


Year Title Role Notes
2010–13 Home and Away Dexter Walker Nominated – Logie Award for Most Popular New Male Talent
2014 Please Like Me Patrick
2015 Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Terence Lawson Episode: "Game, Set & Murder"
2016 Wanted David Buckley
2016 Cooped Up Jake


  1. ^ "Charles Cottier - Home and Away Cast - Official Site". Retrieved 2016-01-15. 
  2. ^ "The Australian Acting Academy". Retrieved 27 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "TV Week Logie nominations - Home and Away - Official Site". Retrieved 2016-01-15. 
  4. ^ Dainty, Sophie (18 February 2014). "Home and Away's Charles Cottier to star in comedy Please Like Me". Digital Spy. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Australian Television: Wanted: cast". Retrieved 2017-01-24. 
  6. ^ Maddox, Garry (13 November 2016). "Nervous moments as Kane Guglielmi opens the film he sold his home to make". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 24 January 2017. 

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