Ryan Clark (actor)

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Ryan Clark
Born Ryan James Clark
(1983-04-09) 9 April 1983 (age 34)[1]
Paddington, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation Actor, Lifeguard
Years active 1991–2008
Spouse(s) Gina Brackenridge (2012-present)
Children 2

Ryan James Clark (born 9 April 1983) is a former Australian child/teen television actor.


Born in Paddington, Clark was raised in the Sydney beachside suburb of Bronte, where he still lives.[2]

Acting career[edit]

Clark is best known for his role as Sam Marshall in the Seven Network soap opera Home and Away. In 1991, Clark joined the cast of Home and Away as Sam Marshall when he was eight years old. He departed the show in 2001, but returned for two guest appearances in 2002 and 2005.[3] He appeared as an Australian surfer in the Olsen Twins film Our Lips Are Sealed (2000). In 2008, he played a minor role in the Australian film The Black Balloon.


Since 2004 Clark has been a working as a full-time seasonal lifeguard with Waverley Council. He can be seen on Network Ten show Bondi Rescue, a factual television series about the council lifeguards who patrol Bondi, Tamarama and Bronte Beaches.[4] In the show he is better known by his nickname "Whippet".[5]



  1. ^ "Ryan Clark". Home and Away. Seven Network. Archived from the original on 25 May 2000. Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Interview With Ryan Clark… The Boy From Bronte". The Beast. 27 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Sam Marshall". Back to the Bay. Retrieved 7 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "Bondi Rescue: Ryan Clarke profile". Network Ten. Retrieved 7 February 2010. 
  5. ^ "Bondi stars love local beaches". Sunshine Coast Daily. 14 November 2009. 

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