Rodger Corser

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Rodger Corser
Rodger Corser.jpg
Born Rodger Corser
(1973-02-28) 28 February 1973 (age 44)
Victoria, Australia
Occupation Actor
Years active 2000–present
Spouse(s) Renae Berry (2007–present)
Children 4

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.

He is currently part of the main cast of Glitch in the role of John Doe and is the series lead of Doctor Doctor. In 2017, he was nominated for the Gold Logie.[1]

Early life[edit]

Corser graduated from Deakin University in 1996 with an Honours B.A. in Media Studies.[2] 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.[citation needed] 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.

Career[edit]

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.[2]

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.

In 2008 Corser was cast as Detective Senior Sergeant Steve Owen in the Nine Network crime mini-series Underbelly, based on the Melbourne gangland killings.

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 2015, Corser has co-starred as John Doe in the critically acclaimed ABC series Glitch, as well as in the ABC series The Beautiful Lie, a modern adaptation of Anna Karenina, as Xander Ivin.[3]

Since 2016 he has been starring as series protagonist Dr Hugh Knight in the Channel 9 series Doctor Doctor.

Personal life[edit]

Corser's oldest daughter, Zipporah Mary Corser, was born in 2002 from his previous relationship with singer Christine Anu.[4]

In 2007 Corser married Renae Berry. Berry battled cancer but the couple learnt at Christmas 2009 that they were expecting their first child.[5] 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.[6][4]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Let Me Not Alex the Architect
2007 Passing Through Short
2009 Before Sundown Father Short
2011 Burning Man Jack
2011 Cup, TheThe Cup Jason McCartney
2014 Love Is Now Const. Richards

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Logie Awards 2017: nominees". TV Tonight. 2017-03-25. Retrieved 2017-10-13. 
  2. ^ a b http://ten.com.au/rush-rodger-corser.htm Archived 22 September 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ http://dailyreview.com.au/the-beautiful-lie-abc-tv-tolstoy-gets-the-offspring-treatment/31426
  4. ^ a b "Rush star Rodger Corser and Renae Berry expecting first child together". Herald Sun. 19 April 2010. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  5. ^ Byrne, Fiona (28 October 2007). "Campbell's album swings". Sunday Herald Sun. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "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. 

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