Dustin Clare

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Dustin Clare
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Born (1982-01-02) 2 January 1982 (age 36)
Years active2003–present
Partner(s)Camille Keenan (2009 - present)

Dustin Clare is an Australian actor. He is best known for his starring role as Gannicus in the Starz series Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, Spartacus: Vengeance and Spartacus: War of the Damned, and as Riley Ward on the series McLeod's Daughters.

Personal life[edit]

Clare is from Australia. Born at Grafton, he grew up in both Ballina, NSW and Maclean, NSW.[1] Dustin studied at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in Perth, he graduated in 2004.[2]

He served as a 2012 ambassador for the Warrambeen Film Festival.[3]

He is an ambassador for the White Ribbon Foundation.


From 2006-2007 Dustin starred as Riley Ward in 48 episodes of the series McLeod's Daughters.[4][5]

In 2009 he played Sydney hitman and gangland figure Christopher Dale Flannery in Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities[6] and also as Sean in the Showtime Network (Australia) series Satisfaction.[7]

Dustin's global fame occurred when he starred as Gannicus, the champion gladiator of the House of Batiatus, in Spartacus: Gods of the Arena. This is the prequel to the series Spartacus: Blood and Sand. He returned to his role as Gannicus in the two sequel seasons to Spartacus: Blood and Sand entitled Spartacus: Vengeance and Spartacus: War of the Damned.


Film and television credits[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2018 Pacific Rim Uprising Joseph Burke Film
2016 Wolf Creek Sullivan Hill TV Series
2015 Strike Back: Legacy Faber TV Series
2014 Sunday Charlie Film
2014 ANZAC Girls Lieutenant Harry Moffitt TV Series
2013 Goddess Rory Film
2013 Spartacus: War of the Damned Gannicus TV Series (10 Episodes)
2012 Spartacus: Vengeance Gannicus TV Series (5 Episodes)
2011 The Eye of the Storm Col Film
2011 Spartacus: Gods of the Arena Gannicus TV Mini-Series (6 Episodes)
2010 Kanowna Trooper Brown Film (short) also associate producer
2010 Happenstance Ex Boyfriend Film (short)
2008–2010 Satisfaction Sean (Mel's brother) TV Series
2009 Early Checkout [8] Dan Film (short) also writer and producer
2009 Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities Christopher Dale Flannery TV Series (8 episodes-season 2)
2008 Cane Cutter Roo Film (short) also director, writer, and producer.
2006–2007 McLeod's Daughters Riley Ward TV Series, won the Sliver Logie award for "Most Popular New Male Talent" in 2007.
2007 Air Australia Sir Charles Kingsford Smith TV mini-series
2006 Iron Bird Jonathan Paul Harmer JP Film (short)
2005 Headland Gareth Williams TV episodes: #1.2 and #1.3
2005 All Saints Rick Fallon TV episode: "New Beginnings"
2004 Going Down in Flames Donny Film
2003 Brothers Ethan Film (short)


  1. ^ "Q&A with Dustin Clare". NineMSN. Archived from the original on 19 March 2012. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
  2. ^ "Dustin Clare Makes His Mark" (PDF). WAAPA Alumni Newsletter. WAAPA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 March 2012. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Dustin Clare Warrambeen Film Festival Ambassador". Warrambeen Film Festival. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
  4. ^ "Riley Ward (Dustin Clare)". NineMSN. Archived from the original on 14 August 2012. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
  5. ^ "Episode List - McLeod's Daughters". IMDB. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
  6. ^ "Channel Nine - Underbelly". Channel Nine Australia. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
  7. ^ "The Cast of Satisfaction - Sean". Showtime Networks AU. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
  8. ^ Early Checkout

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