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20 July 1992 |
Jordan Rodrigues (born July 20, 1992 in Sydney, Australia) is an Australian singer, dancer and actor best known for playing Jai Fernandez in Home and Away, Christian Reed in Dance Academy and Mat Tan in The Fosters.
Rodrigues's first professional acting experience was when he played the role of the young Simba in The Lion King's Australian tour at the Capitol Theatre starting in October 2003. He had no training prior to the audition but still got the role on stage as one of the lead characters. He performed three times per week for two and a half years.
Rodrigues then trained at Brent Street for over 10 years, he has studied jazz, ballet, hip hop, drama and singing.
In January 2008, Rodrigues announced he wanted a career in acting and joined an acting agency. He received several commercial roles and auditioned for the part of Jai Fernandez in Home and Away. He made his debut in March 2008. In 2009, Rodrigues was nominated for a TV Week Silver Logie as Most Popular New Talent after he finished his role as 'Jai Fernandez' on Home and Away.
In 2008 he had a guest role in the first episode of Blue Water High.
In 2013, he appeared in the Australian 4-part mini-series Better Man.
From 2014–present he has had a recurring role in the ABC family show The Fosters as Mat, one of Brandon's band mates and Mariana's boyfriend.
In 2015, he guest starred in an episode on Hawaii Five-0 called Moʻo ʻolelo Pu. It was the 23rd episode of the fifth season, and he starred as Carter Akana.
In 2015 he appears in Voltage Pictures' film Breaking Through as JJ.
|2004||The Lion King||Young Simba||Main role, musical|
|2008–2009||Home and Away||Jai Fernandez||Regular character|
|2010–2013||Dance Academy||Christian Reed||Main role|
|2013||Camp (TV series)||Greg||Recurring|
|2013||Better Man (TV series)||Khoa Nguyen||4 episodes|
|2015||Hawaii Five-0||Carter Akana||Episode: "Moʻo ʻolelo Pu"|
|2015||Breaking Through||JJ||Main role|
|2016||Faking It||Dylan a.k.a. "Shark Bait"||Recurring|
|2017||Dance Academy: The Comeback||Christian Reed||Main role|
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