Lee Donoghue was studying at drama school Toi Whakaari in 2006 when he got the call to join Shortland Street. During five years spent playing Hunter McKay, he survived run-ins with moving cars, drugs and the robbery of a pharmacy, and romanced a succession of nurses, including a woman old enough to be his mother. Donoghue's screen career began much earlier: at age eight he appeared with a talking goldfish, in a high profile advertising campaign for NZ On Air. He went on to play David Lange's son Byron in Fallout, and later a militia leader on sci-fi hit The Tribe.
... the slow burn of Hunter McKay falling into a spiral of addiction, largely due to the realism we were able to bring to the story and a remarkable performance from Lee Donoghue. Ex Shortland Street producer Steven Zanoski, on one of his favourite Shortland storylines
2018, As: Hunter McKay - Television
2005, As: Mark (the production runner) - Film
1999 - 2000, As: Spike - Television
1994, As: Byron Lange - Television
2006 - 2011, As: Hunter McKay - Television
1992, As: Boy - Television