Kain O'Keeffe

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Kain O'Keeffe
Kain O'Keeffe.jpg
O'Keeffe at the 2011 premiere of 33 Postcards
Born (1987-10-22) 22 October 1987 (age 30)
Sydney, Australia
Occupation Actor
Years active 2002—

Kain O'Keeffe (born 22 October 1987) is an Australian actor, known for his appearances in Australian television dramas and minor roles in films.


O'Keeffe was born in Sydney, Australia on 22 October 1987.[1][2] Between 2003-05 O'Keefe filmed two guest appearances in the Seven Network television series All Saints.[3] In 2005, O'Keeffe made his film debut aged fourteen in Swimming Upstream, starring as a Harold Jr.[4] O'Keeffe then secured a regular role Blue Water High as Guy Spender, after previously appearing in a guest role as another character called Ryan.[3] O'Keeffe said that he did not mind filming more than one role in the same series, because he felt the industry was "quite small". He said that he hoped to gain more acting roles from starring in the programme.[3] O'Keeffe also starred in the television pilot of television series Resistance, working alondside Nicholas Hope and Jane Badler.[5] In 2009, it was announced that O'Keeffe had joined the cast of Home and Away playing the role of Brendan Austin as part of the serial's new family. O'Keeffe was working alongside his former Blue Water High colleague, Rebecca Breeds.[6] He also starred in the film I Wish I Were Stephanie V, which went on to win "Best Feature Film" at INDIE FEST USA and gained further distribution in 2011.[7]

ABC later picked up the rights to Resistance and went the programme went into pre-production in 2011, with a planned airdate of late 2012.[5]


Year Title Role Notes
2002 Young Lions Thug #1
2003 Swimming Upstream Young Harold Jr.
2003 All Saints Todd Sorenson
2004 Fireflies Kieran Sharp Regular role
2005 All Saints Jamie Stoner
2005 Blue Water High Ryan Guest role
2005-2010 Home and Away Callan Sherman / Brendan Austin
2007 Pirate Islands: The Lost Treasure of Fiji Tyler Bradden Regular role
2007 McLeod's Daughters Ross
2008 Out of the Blue Callan 'Blade' Moore
2008 Blue Water High Guy Spender Regular role
2008 Resistance Brandon Pilot episode
2009 I Wish I Were Stephanie V Brendan
2009 The 7th Hunt Chris Roberts
2010 Underbelly: The Golden Mile Westie #1
2010 Packed to the Rafters Liam Guest role
2011 33 Postcards Dave
2012 Neighbours Vaughn Redden


  1. ^ "ABC Blue Water High series 3". ABC Online. (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Kain O'Keeffe". Showcast. Retrieved 11 July 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c Jensen, Erik (3 April 2008). "Growing up on camera". The Age. (Fairfax Media). Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  4. ^ Holden, Stephen (4 February 2005). "Film review; Struggling to Stay Afloat in a Sea of Dysfunction, and Winning". The New York Times. (The New York Times Company). Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  5. ^ a b Knox, David (16 August 2011). "ABC announces $14m children's series". The DarwinDaily. Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  6. ^ Stewert, Carolyn (10–16 January 2009). "Meet the Austins". TV Week. ACP Magazines: 10, 11. 
  7. ^ ""I Wish I Were Stephanie V" wins IndieFest and gets a New York City Premiere". Press Release. (PRLOG). 12 August 2011. Retrieved 2 November 2011. 

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