Darius Perkins

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Darius Perkins
Occupation Actor
Years active 1976–present

Darius Perkins is an Australian actor, perhaps best known for playing Scott Robinson in the soap opera Neighbours in 1985.[1] His first role was on The Sullivans in 1976. He played Charlie in All The Green Years and played guest roles in Prisoner and A Country Practice. He also played Ben in the HBO movie, All the Rivers Run in 1983. This was followed by the role of Scott in Neighbours.

Perkins was the original actor to play the role, but appeared for only the show's first year. When the series moved to Network Ten at the start of 1986, Perkins was fired due to problems with his behaviour on the set, including lateness.[2] Jason Donovan took over the role. The character remained in the show until 1989 and married Charlene Mitchell (played by Perkins' former Sullivans co-star, Kylie Minogue).[2]

After leaving Neighbours in 1986 Perkins played Gary Samuels in Home and Away, a new soap opera devised as a rival for Neighbours.[2] He subsequently appeared once again on A Country Practice in the mid-1990s, and more recently has been seen working behind the scenes, most notably in the art department for the TV series Crashburn. On 10 July 2013, it was announced that Perkins would be returning to Neighbours in the guest role of Marty Kranic.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mercado, Andrew (2004). Super Aussie soaps: behind the scenes of Australia's best loved TV shows. Pluto Press Australia. p. 205. ISBN 978-1-86403-191-1. 
  2. ^ a b c Richards, Holly (16 August 2010). "Neighbours: Where are they now?". The West Australian. West Australian Newspapers Limited. Retrieved 27 January 2011. 
  3. ^ Knox, David (10 July 2013). "Original Neighbours cast member to return". TV Tonight. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 

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