Danny Roberts (Australian actor)

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Danny Roberts
Daniel Roberts

(1966-01-27) 27 January 1966 (age 57)
Years active1983–present
Known forSons and Daughters
Home and Away
(1997, 2011–2012, 2015)
Lindsay Neil
(m. 1989)
Children2 including David Jones-Roberts

Daniel Roberts (born 27 January 1966), also credited as Danny Roberts, is an Australian actor. He is perhaps best known his roles as Ailsa Stewart's younger creepy brother Tony O'Rourke in early January 1997, Dennis Harling from September 2011 until February 2012, and Gavin Cooper from 12 to 24 November 2015 in Home and Away.

Early life[edit]

Roberts was born in Perth, Western Australia on 27 January 1966.[citation needed]

Acting career[edit]

He started with the Patch Theatre at age 12, and was in the first round at Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 1979. He moved to Melbourne in 1982 where he appeared in Cop Shop and The Sullivans. He then played a lead role in the soap opera Waterloo Station (1983), but the series was cancelled after a few months on air. He then became a major cast member in Sons and Daughters, playing Andy Green from 1983 until the series ended in 1987.

Roberts went on to a regular role in soap opera The Power, The Passion which ran for eight months in 1989. After the series was cancelled he moved to Byron Bay, New South Wales, where he founded the Australian Theatre Company in 1991. He was artistic director of the company until 1995, then acted in the series Fire, playing Georgie Parker's character's brother Ted Cartright. Other roles include The Last Bullet, Home and Away, Blue Heelers, Murder Call, Stingers, Young Lions, Big Sky, and Close Contact. His film credits include Blackwater Trail, Walking on Water, Beneath Clouds, Mission: Impossible 2, and Dreamland. He worked on Underbelly: The Golden Mile. He played Nate's father Gavin Cooper on Home and Away in 2015.



Year Title Role Type
1995 Blackwater Trail Davies TV movie
1995 The Last Bullet TV movie
2000 Mission: Impossible 2 Feature film
2002 Walking on Water Feature film
2002 Beneath Clouds Feature film
2010 Dreamland Feature film


Year Title Role Type
Cop Shop TV series
The Sullivans TV series
1983 Waterloo Station TV series
1983-87 Sons and Daughters Andy Green TV series
1989 The Power, The Passion Samuel Wright TV series
1995 Fire Ted Cartright TV series
1997 Home and Away Tony O'Rourke TV series
Blue Heelers TV series
Murder Call TV series
Stingers TV series
2002 Young Lions TV series
Big Sky TV series
Close Contact TV series
2010 Underbelly: The Golden Mile James "Jimbo" Egan TV miniseries
2011-12 Home and Away Dennis Harling TV series
2015 Home and Away Gavin Cooper TV series

Personal life[edit]

After Sons and Daughters, Roberts travelled to the United States, where he met his future wife Lindsay Neil. They married in 1989. They had two children. His son David appeared in Home and Away from 2008 until 2013.[1]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ TV Week 10–16 January 2009.