Kristian Schmid

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Kristian Schmid
Kristian Schmid

(1974-11-28) 28 November 1974 (age 44)
Geelong, Australia
Years active1987–present
Spouse(s)Deborah Clay (2003-present)

Kristian Schmid (born 28 November 1974) is an Australian actor best known for his roles as Todd Landers in Neighbours and Leading Seaman Robert Dixon in Sea Patrol.

Early life[edit]

Schmid was born in Geelong, Australia to Hungarian parents. He is the cousin of Krista Vendy who was also a regular in Neighbours.


Schmid is best known for playing Todd Landers in the Australian soap opera Neighbours from 1988 until 1992. He then appeared as Adam Newman in the British children's science fiction television series The Tomorrow People in 1995. While on a four-year work permit in the UK, he made appearances on several UK television shows as well as the plays The Lion in Winter and Laura.

In 2002, Schmid played Brad in the film Scooby-Doo and Danny in the Australian film Blurred, about Schoolies week.[1]

He played a newspaper journalist in the Foxtel comedy Stupid Stupid Man and has appeared on several Australian television dramas including Blue Heelers and All Saints.

From 2007, he played Leading Seaman Robert Dixon on the prime time Nine Network drama, Sea Patrol, starring in all five seasons of the show. From 2009, he also had a recurring role on Packed to the Rafters as Alex Barton, a character who had cerebral palsy.

He has performed in two versions of the play Two Weeks with the Queen by Morris Gleitzman. The first time was for the BBC in London and the second was for the Windmill Theatre Company in 2006. He has performed in three versions of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and numerous pantomimes in the UK with Richard Cheshire.

Schmid also appeared on the Nine Network show 20 to 1, hosted by Bert Newton.

From 2016, Schmid began playing Mick Jennings on Home and Away.[2]



Year Title Role Notes
2002 Scooby-Doo Brad
2002 Blurred Danny
2005 The Great Raid Cpl. Lee
2006 Glitch Elliot Short
2006 Shuffle Flanagan Short
2006 Voodoo Lagoon Kevin
2010 Santa's Apprentice Felix's Father Voice


Year Title Role Notes
1988–1992 Neighbours Todd Landers Regular role
1992–1995 The Tomorrow People Adam Newman Main role
1995 Blue Heelers Aaron Landers Episodes: "Double Jeopardy: Parts 1 & 2"
1996 English: Have a Go Andy Jones TV series
1998 Good Guys, Bad Guys Jimmy Costello Episode: "A Chip Off the Old Potato"
1999 All Saints Thomas Ferry Episodes: "In with the New", "Second Chance"
2000 The Lost World Thane Episode: "Barbarians at the Gate"
2001 BeastMaster Karpen Episode: "Golgotha"
2005 Hercules King Eurystheus TV miniseries
2006 Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King Buddy Holly Episode: "You Know They Got a Hell of a Band"
2006 Stupid, Stupid Man Adam Lilycrap Episode: "Integrity"
2007–2011 Sea Patrol Robert 'RO' Dixon Main role
2009–2013 Packed to the Rafters Alex Barton Recurring role (series 2–5)
2015 Plonk Tristan Keen Episode: "McLaren Vale"
2016 Brock Evan Green Episode: "1.1"
2016–17 Home and Away Mick Jennings Recurring role


  1. ^ "NY Times: Kristian Schmid". The New York Times. Retrieved 25 February 2010.
  2. ^ Brown, David (2 August 2016). "Who did this Home and Away actor used to play in Neighbours?". Radio Times. Retrieved 28 November 2017.

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