Ditch Davey

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Ditch Davey
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Ditch Davey as Evan Jones in Blue Heelers
Born Kristian Lind
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Sophia Dunn
Children Eden Dunn (stepson) Taika Davey (biological)

Kristian Lind (known professionally as Ditch Davey) is an Australian actor, known for his role as Evan Jones in Blue Heelers.


He was born Kristian Lind, but legally changed his name to Ditch when he was 18. Ditch came about because his older sister could not pronounce Christian, so instead she ended up calling him 'Ditchin'. As the years went on 'Ditch' became a nickname so on his eighteenth birthday Ditch Davey was who he became when he also took his stepfather's surname.

Ditch graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in 1998.


Not long after leaving WAAPA and the state of Western Australia, he got his first acting job on a Wrigley's Eclipse chewing gum ad. After this, he was seen on Australian dramas such as All Saints, Above the Law, Water Rats, and the telemovie Do or Die.[1]

In 2001 he auditioned for the role of Evan Jones on Blue Heelers. He got the role and quit his job as a part-time barman in Sydney, moved from Sydney to Melbourne, and cut his long blonde hair and dyed it brown. His first episode was "Dragged".

In 2002, Ditch won the Logie Award for Most Popular New Male Talent.[2]

In 2006, Blue Heelers was axed after a 12-year-run. Davey hosted Channel Seven's Police Files - Unlocked before leaving to work on Sea Patrol. In the 2008 series, Ditch played SAS officer Jim Roth on a semi-regular basis.[3] He also portrayed Romeo in the 2012 Australian Science-Fiction Film "Crawlspace".[4] He also had a supporting role in the final season of "Spartacus: War of the Damned".

In 2014, Ditch stars in the ABC-TV series Black Box, as Dr. Ian Bickman, chief of neurosurgeon, opposite Kelly Reilly.


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Bondi Banquet Dasher Rorschach
2000 Water Rats Brenda Hogan Episode: Reunion / Episode: In the Blood
2000 Above the Law Chris Clark Episode: A Hard Day's Night / Episode: By the Book
2001 Do or Die Slipper TV Mini-Series
2001-2006 Blue Heelers Evan Jones Season 8-13
2007 Small Change Mick Short
2008 Satisfaction Rosso Episode: Rubber Dubber
2008 Under a Red Moon Stew
2009 Blessed Nathan
2009 If at First You Don't Succeed Andrew Short
2010 Wilfred Clarance Episode: Dog Star
2011 Underbelly Files: Tell Them Lucifer was Here Det. Sgt. Mick Ritchie
2008-2011 Sea Patrol Captain Jim Roth Recurring character
2011 Closing In Whelan Short
2012 Crawlspace Romeo
2013 We've All Been There Matt Short
2012-2013 Spartacus: War of the Damned Nemetes
2013 Coping Uncle Trevor Short
2014 Black Box Dr. Ian Bickman Series regular
2015 Texas Rising:The Lost Soldier George Wilkerson Mini-series
2016 The Doctor Blake Mysteries Llewellyn Sullivan Episode: The Visible World
2017 800 Words Terry Turner


  1. ^ "Ditch Davey" Archived 15 October 2006 at the Wayback Machine., Blue Heelers Fan Site, retrieved 30 November 2006
  2. ^ "And the winners are...", Sydney Morning Herald, retrieved 30 November 2006
  3. ^ Official site
  4. ^ Nearly a Half-Dozen New Crawlspace Stills Uncovered

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