Jeremy Callaghan

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Jeremy Callaghan
Born (1967-07-22) 22 July 1967 (age 51)
OccupationActor and journalist
Years active1990 to 2005

Jeremy Callaghan (born 22 July 1967 in Papua New Guinea) is an Australian actor whose portrayal of the cute and shy Constable Brian Morley on the popular TV drama Police Rescue ensured international attention. Callaghan is also well known for his guest appearances on Xena: Warrior Princess (portraying Palaemon and Pompey) and Young Hercules (portraying Pollux).

Biography[edit]

The blonde and blue-eyed Jeremy Callaghan grew up in Perth, Western Australia with his parents, brother and sister. He graduated from Murdoch University with a B.A. in theatre media and communications in 1987. In 1991, he graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), and then moved to Sydney to find work.

Career[edit]

Jeremy Callaghan's big break came in 1992 with the role as Constable Brian Morley on Police Rescue (also starring Gary Sweet, Sonia Todd, Steve Bisley and Tammy MacIntosh). The character was introduced in the second series episode "Stakeout", and Callaghan stayed on the show till the end of the fourth series. In 1993, his work earned him an AFI Award nomination for "Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Television Drama" for the episode "Whirlwind", but the award went to Peter Phelps for the G.P. episode "Exposed". Callaghan also starred in the 1994 feature film Police Rescue: The Movie.

In 1996, Jeremy Callaghan played Detective Senior Constable Kevin Holloway in the first season of Water Rats (with Colin Friels and Catherine McClements). In 2002, he played Dave Gorman in the last season of Something in the Air.

Over the years, Callaghan has guest-starred on a host of other TV series, including Blue Heelers, Murder Call, G.P. in 1993 and 1996, SeaChange, The Lost World, BeastMaster, Holby City, MDA, Young Hercules, and Xena: Warrior Princess. On many of the shows, he appeared in more than one episode, sometimes portraying a recurring character, sometimes not.

Moreover, Jeremy Callaghan has starred in movies like Southern Cross (2001) and the critically acclaimed The Great Raid (2005) (alongside Benjamin Bratt and James Franco) as well as a few TV movies like Secret Men's Business, Halifax f.p: The Scorpion's Kiss, and The Munsters' Scary Little Christmas. He has also performed extensively in theatre, commercials, and in short films like Elvis Killed My Brother (1990) [1], Bits & Pieces (1996) and Larger Than Life (1997).

Since 2005, Callaghan has taken a hiatus from acting and currently resides in France where he works as a journalist.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1990 Elvis Killed My Brother Chad Short
1994 Police Rescue Const. Brian Morley
1996 Bits & Pieces Man Short
1998 Larger Than Life Dave Short
2004 Southern Cross Reilley
2005 The Great Raid Lt. Able

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1992–1995 Police Rescue Const. Brian Morley Main role (series 2–4)
1993, 1996 G.P. Gary Davis / David Rooker Episodes: "Square Pegs", "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?: Part 1"
1994 Blue Heelers Glenn Ritchie Episode: "The Men in Her Life"
1996 Water Rats Kevin Holloway Recurring role (series 1)
1996 The Munsters Scary Little Christmas Tom TV film
1997 Murder Call Ezra Sims Episode: "Ashes to Ashes"
1997–1999 Xena: Warrior Princess Palaemon / Pompey Episodes: "Blind Faith", "When in Rome...", "A Good Day", "Endgame"
1998 SeaChange Ray Episode: "Love Me or Leave Me"
1998 The Violent Earth John Sutton TV miniseries
1998 Young Hercules Pollux Episodes: "Winner Take All", "Dad Always Liked Me Best"
1998 Shortland Street Giles Redman TV series
1999 Wildside Vito Balliano Episode: "2.13"
1999 Secret Men's Business Ian Mooney TV film
2000 Farscape Bartender Episode: "Dream a Little Dream"
2000–01 The Lost World Osric (adult) / Alex Linden Episodes: "Resurrection", "Under Pressure"
2001 Hard Knox Snack TV film
2001 Halifax f.p. Alex Episode: "The Scorpion's Kiss"
2001–02 BeastMaster Balcifer Episodes: "The Legend Reborn", "The Choice", "End Game", "A New Dawn"
2002 Something in the Air Dave Gorman Guest role
2002 The Hostages Richard TV film
2003 MDA Justin Harris Episodes: "A Time and a Place", "Aftershocks", "Taking It on the Chin"
2004 Holby City Peter Hodges Episodes: "The Kindness of Strangers", "The Heart of the Matter", "Baptism of Fire"

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