Helmut Bakaitis

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Helmut Bakaitis
Born (1944-09-26) 26 September 1944 (age 74)
Years active1967-present

Helmut Bakaitis (born 26 September 1944) is a German Australian director, actor and screenwriter.

Bakaitis was born in Lauban, Lower Silesia, Germany (now Lubań, Poland), to Lithuanian parents. He was educated at Fort Street High School, Sydney, where he made a startlingly strong impression with his mature characterization of the title role in Hamlet, a school production which was performed on the steps of the Sydney War memorial. He is best known for his role in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions as the character, the Architect. Bakaitis held the position of Head of Directing at Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) for nine years until 2007.[1] After, Bakaitis started teaching directing at Australian Academy of Dramatic Art (AADA),[2][3] now the Australian Institute of Music - Dramatic Arts (AIMDA).



Year Title Role Notes Ref(s)
1967-70 Homicide Episodes "Taken Care Of" as Larry Fenton, "Dead Shot" as Tommy Fraser, "The Living Death" as Don Lambton
1971 Stork Clyde
1972 Shirley Thompson vs. the Aliens Harold
1985 I Can't Get Started Sidney
1987 Melba John Lemonne
1988-99 Home and Away George Morris (1988)/Peter Fraser (1997, 1998, 1999)
1996 Police Rescue Episode "Nobby's Place" as Dr. Mayfield
1998 A Difficult Woman Chancellor #2
2000 Drama School Helmut Bakaitu/Himself
2001 The Farm Judge Wescott
2003 The Matrix Reloaded The Architect
The Matrix Revolutions
Syntax Error Doctor
All Saints Salvator Forlano in episodes "To Forgive, Divine", "Wrong Call", "Older and Wiser"
2005 The Illustrated Family Doctor John
The Surgeon Dr. Gearhardt
2006 Happy Feet Live Action Cast
2009 Satisfaction Marty Volkering
2012 Howzat! Kerry Packer's War Bob Parish
2015 Truth Dick Thornburgh
2016 Rake Judge Barton
Hacksaw Ridge Minister
2018 Jack Irish Thornton Finch


  • Shirley Thompson vs. the Aliens (1972)


  1. ^ "NIDA BOX SEAT NOV 2007 STAGE RIGHT". National Institute of Dramatic Art. November 2007. Archived from the original on 18 January 2008. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Australian Academy of Dramatic Art". Australian Academy of Dramatic Art Blog. 15 July 2010. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  3. ^ Gallasch, Keith. "RealTime issue #110 Aug-Sept 2012 pg. 39". RealTime Arts. Retrieved 19 June 2017.

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