Spencer McLaren

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Spencer McLaren
Born (1973-02-28) 28 February 1973 (age 44)
Sydney, Australia
Spouse(s) Chris Wright (m. 2014)

Spencer McLaren (born 28 February 1973, Sydney) is an Australian theatre actor and television actor. The 1999 NIDA graduate[1] is most well known for his starring role on the Australian television drama, The Secret Life Of Us, as Richie Blake; a role he played for 66 episodes during the show's first 3 series.



Australian productions of:


McLaren has also had roles on other popular Australian programmes such as Blue Heelers, Home and Away as Kieran Fletcher and McLeod's Daughters. He also appeared as himself on popular Australian comedy, Rove Live.

McLaren has made several guest appearances, including the 2005 Doctor Who audio adventure Scaredy Cat and also had a recurrent role as gay backpacker Brett Owen in British soap opera Family Affairs that year. In 2008, he made a guest appearance in All Saints. In 2016 he appeared in a TV adaption of John Marsden's Tomorrow When The War Began. This aired on ABC3.

Personal life[edit]

McLaren is openly gay. He married his partner of five years, Chris Wright in a commitment ceremony on 15 February 2014 at St Kilda Botanical Gardens, Melbourne.[2]


  1. ^ Life's an open door for Spencer from The Age
  2. ^ "Actor Spencer McLaren ‘Marries’ His Paramedic Partner Chris Wright In Melbourne Commitment Ceremony". australianmarriageequality.org. 28 February 2014. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 

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