David Reyne

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David Nicholas Reyne
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Born (1959-05-14) 14 May 1959 (age 58)
Years active 1978–present
Spouse(s) Karina Loscher (1994–present)

David Nicholas Reyne (born 14 May 1959 in Nigeria) is an Australian actor, musician, television and radio presenter. Reyne was born in Lagos, Nigeria to an Australian mother and English diplomat father. The family moved to Victoria, Australia in the early 1960s. Reyne lived in Mount Eliza, Victoria. He was educated at The Peninsula School, Mount Eliza.



In 1978 when Clutch Cargo became the band Australian Crawl, Reyne, younger brother of lead singer James, continued as drummer.[1] He filled this role for ten months before leaving to continue his acting education. He was later drummer for Cats Under Pressure (1984) and Chantoozies (1986–90).[1][2] Reyne co-wrote "Polar Notch" and "Let Me Be" (with Simon Hussey)[3] for Cats Under Pressure, the latter was covered by Daryl Braithwaite.[4] Whilst with Chantoozies, Reyne also sang backing vocals.[4] Chantoozies most popular tracks were covers of Redbone's "Witch Queen", John Kongos' "He's Gonna Step On You Again" and Stephen Stills' "Love the One You're With"; fellow members included Ally Fowler, Tottie Goldsmith and Eve von Bibra.[4]


Reyne began his acting career with a minor role in the 1983 film, Skin Deep. At the April 1985 TV Week Logie Awards ceremony, he won the 1984 Best New Talent Logie for his work in the ongoing role of Martin Kabel in the ABC series Sweet and Sour.[5] Reyne's role as Kabel, "The Takeaways" guitarist/vocalist was shared with John Clifforth of the Australian pop music band Deckchairs Overboard who performed the on-screen vocals.[6] Reyne followed this in 1985 with the ongoing role of Detective Vince Bailey in Nine Network soap opera Possession.[7] Reyne also played lothario Dr. Guy Reid in the final two seasons of the Australian drama series, The Flying Doctors.[8]


Reyne has also worked as a television presenter. He briefly hosted Midday in 1995 with Tracy Grimshaw and also worked as a reporter for the travel show Getaway from 1992 to 2006.

After leaving Getaway Reyne signed with Network Ten to co-host with Kim Watkins the new morning show 9am with David and Kim which began 30 January 2006 and ended at the end of 2009.


In May 2012, Reyne joined smoothFMtin Sydney and Melbourne to host Wind Down from 8pm - 12am on weeknights.[9] He remained with the station until his contract ended in March 2013.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Reyne married Karina Loscher in 1994; they have two children.[11]


  1. ^ a b Holmgren, Magnus; Warnqvist, Stefan; Draper, Oliver; McDonough, Bill. "Australian Crawl". Australian Rock Database. Passagen.se (Magnus Holmgren). Archived from the original on 22 October 2013. Retrieved 23 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Sarah (aka Princess.vinyl). "Discogs entry on Chantoozies". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 22 March 2008. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Australasian Performing Right Association". APRA. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 5 October 2007. 
  4. ^ a b c "David Reyne". Discogs. Retrieved 5 October 2007. 
  5. ^ The journeyman. Fidgeon, Robert, "The journeyman", Herald Sun, 24 May 2000
  6. ^ Detailed on The Takeaways first album Sweet and Sour TV Soundtrack insert: 'Takeaways Biography'
  7. ^ "Internet Movie Database". IMDb. Retrieved 5 October 2007. 
  8. ^ "David Reyne". TV.com. Retrieved 5 October 2007. 
  9. ^ "Smoothfm rolls out nationally on digital radio - Mumbrella". 2013-02-13. Retrieved 2016-07-02. 
  10. ^ "smoothfm axe Ed Phillips & David Reyne". Retrieved 2016-07-02. 
  11. ^ Vickery, Colin, "My fear of failure", Herald Sun, 25 April 2007

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Preceded by
Good Morning Australia with Bert Newton
9am with David and Kim
Co-host with Kim Watkins

January 2006 – 11 December 2009
Succeeded by
The Circle