Auckland-born Aaron Jeffery moved to Australia at 17, and studied acting at Sydney's National Institute of Dramatic Art. After time on Water Rats, he won fame and two Logie Awards via McLeods' Daughters. Inbetween playing larrakin horseman Alex Ryan over 200 episodes, he found time to return to New Zealand for Outrageous Fortune, as Wolf's dodgy half-brother. In 2012 he won an AACTA Award after adding 15 kilograms and fake tattoos for Underbelly: Badness. He also appears in Step Dave, Prisoner update Wentworth, and post-apocalyptic adventure Turbo Kid.

I'm 42 now and I'm getting the opportunity to play 'characters', rather than in the early part of my acting career, when it was often a leading man part ... The 'straight and narrow' lead guy role can be a bit mundane — I want to play characters that have an edge, a spark, something that sets them apart. Aaron Jeffery in the Sydney Morning Herald, 20 September 2012

Turbo Kid

2015, As: Frederic - Film

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Step Dave

2015, As: Dave's Dad - Television

Twenty-four year-old barman Dave finds his life turned upside down when he meets the girl of his dreams — Cara, 14 years his senior, and the owner of three kids. Over two seasons, the light-hearted drama explored whether their live-in relationship could survive the weight of low expectations, and her unruly family. Created by Kate McDermott (This is Her), Step Dave starred Swedish emigre Sia Trokenheim (2014 film Everything we Loved) and Brit born Jono Kenyon. Interest in the format encompassed the Ukraine — which remade the show in 2016 — France, Hungary and Greece.


Janet King

2016, As: Simon King - Television


2nd Hand Girl

2013, Animator - Music video



2013 - 2014, As: Matthew Fletcher - Television


Underbelly: Badness

2012, As: Frank O'Rourke


Underbelly Files: The Man Who Got Away

2011, As: Detective Inspector Geoff Leyland, Narrator


Cancerman: The Milan Brych Affair

2010, As: Dr John Scott - Television


X-Men Origins: Wolverine

2009, As: Thomas Logan - Film


Beautiful (Australian feature)

2009, As: Alan - Film


The Strip (Australian series)

2008, As: Detective Jack Cross - Television


East West 101

2011, As: Hunter - Television


Outrageous Fortune

2007, As: Gary - Television

After her husband is jailed, matriarch Cheryl West (Robyn Malcolm) decides the time has come to set her family on the straight and narrow. But can the Wests change old habits? So begins the six-series long saga of the Westie dynasty. Hugely popular at home (beloved by public, critics and awards-nights alike), and imitated overseas, Outrageous Fortune has been a flag-bearer for TV3 and contemporary NZ telly drama; the series proved — in all its grow-your-own glory — that genre TV in NZ could be so much more than overseas stories pasted to a local setting.


McLeod's Daughters

2001 - 2008, As: Alex Ryan - Television


Strange Planet

1999, As: Joel - Film


Blinded by the Light

1998, Actor


Square One

1997, As: Jeremey Hostick - Film


Water Rats

1996 - 1997, As: Constable Terry Watson - Television



1995, As: Richard 'Banjo' Gates - Television


Ship to Shore

1995, As: Nick - Television



2012, As: Bradley Cox - Television