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28 February 1973
|Spouse(s)||Renae Berry (2007–present)|
Rodger Corser (born 28 February 1973) is an Australian actor. He is best known for his portrayals of Detective Senior Sergeant Steve Owen in the Nine Network crime mini-series Underbelly, based on the Melbourne gangland killings, and Senior Sergeant Lawson Blake in the Network Ten police drama series Rush.
Corser graduated from Deakin University in 1996 with an Honours B.A. in Media Studies. He was lead vocalist in a band called Tender Prey in the early 1990s. They played their majority of gigs at the Shoppingtown Hotel, Doncaster, Victoria, Australia. He was lead vocalist in a band called Stone the Crowes. They played Rolling Stones and Black Crowes covers as well as many original songs. They released "Perfect Face" on a Nu-Music CD in the mid-1990s.
Corser was also the lead vocalist in a 4-piece cover band called "Sideshow Bob" that played around a few Melbourne pubs during the mid-late 90s (1995-1996) – namely at places like the Royal Hotel in Essendon, Victoria, Australia.
Corser's breakthrough role came in 1998, when he was cast in the leading role (from a field of 6,000) in the Australian production of the musical Rent. Corser portrayed the role of 'Roger', a HIV-positive musician. The show played seasons in Sydney and Melbourne and launched Corser into a successful career in television. His other theatre credits include Leader of the Pack and Below. In 2009 he took to the stage in the theatre production Secret Bridesmaids' Business.
Corser played Detective Senior Constable George Newhouse in the final four episodes of Water Rats in 2001. Corser played Peter Johnson in the Australian drama series McLeod's Daughters from 2001–2004. He played the lead role of Alex in the Australian movie Let Me Not in 2005. He portrayed photographer Adam Logan in the Australian television series Last Man Standing and Dr Hugh Sullivan in Home and Away from 2006 to 2007. Corser has appeared in numerous television adverts, most notably for car maker Hyundai.
From 2008-2010 Corser starred as Lawson Blake in the Australian police drama Rush, which follows the lives of members of the prestigious Tactical Response team (TR), which is based on the real life Victoria Police Critical Incident Response Team, a highly mobile unit that fills the operational gap between general duties police and the SWAT-like Special Operations Group.
Corser narrated the first series of Network Ten's factual TV series Recruits, which shows the people in training to become police officers in the New South Wales Police Force and people who have only just started out on the beat. In 2010, Corser started work on Spirited, a new television series on the W channel on Foxtel.
In 2013, Corser starred, alongside Rachel Griffiths, in the American television series Camp.
From 2012 to 2014, Corser starred in the Network Ten 1970s period drama Puberty Blues as philanderer Ferris Hennessy, abusive husband to Yvonne, and father to series protagonist, Gary. He then starred in the Network Ten drama Party Tricks as Victorian Opposition Leader David McLeod alongside Asher Keddie.
Since 2016 he has been starring as series protagonist Dr Hugh Knight in the Channel 9 series Doctor Doctor.
In 2007 Corser married Renae Berry. Berry battled cancer but the couple learnt at Christmas 2009 that they were expecting their first child. On 18 August 2010, the pair welcomed a son named Budd. This was followed by daughter Cilla June Corser in 2012, and another son Dustin Corser in summer 2015.
|2007||Let Me Not||Alex the Architect|
|2011||Cup, TheThe Cup||Jason McCartney|
|2014||Love Is Now||Const. Richards|
|2000||BeastMaster||Sararmago||"Riddle of the Nymph"|
|2001||Water Rats||Det. George Newhouse||4|
|2001-04||McLeod's Daughters||Peter Johnson||Recurring role|
|2003-04||Stingers||Karl De Groot||"The Thin Blue Line", "Twilight"|
|2005||Last Man Standing||Adam Logan||Main role|
|2006-07||Home and Away||Dr. Hugh Sullivan||Regular role|
|2007||Starter Wife, TheThe Starter Wife||Larry Hamill||TV miniseries|
|2008||Underbelly||Steve Owen||Main role|
|2008-11||Rush||Lawson Blake||Main role|
|2009||Recruits||Narrator (voice)||TV series|
|2010-11||Spirited||Steve Darling||Main role|
|2011||Recruits: Paramedics||Narrator (voice)||TV miniseries|
|2012-14||Puberty Blues||Ferris Hennessey||Main role|
|2013||Paper Giants: Magazine Wars||Harry M. Miller||TV miniseries|
|2013||Camp||Roger Shepard||Main role|
|2014||Party Tricks||David McLeod||Main role|
|2015||Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries||Capt. Lyle Compton||"Murder & the Maiden"|
|2015-17||Glitch||John Doe||Main role|
|2015||Beautiful Lie, TheThe Beautiful Lie||Xander Ivin||Main role|
|2016||Doctor Blake Mysteries, TheThe Doctor Blake Mysteries||Frank Carlyle||Regular role|
|2016||Doctor Doctor||Hugh Knight||Main role|
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- http://ten.com.au/rush-rodger-corser.htm Archived 22 September 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
- "Rush star Rodger Corser and Renae Berry expecting first child together". Herald Sun. 19 April 2010. Retrieved 26 July 2013.
- Byrne, Fiona (28 October 2007). "Campbell's album swings". Sunday Herald Sun. Retrieved 26 July 2013.
- "Rodger Corser: The baby we thought we'd never have!". Woman's Day. 19 April 2010. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 26 July 2013.