Damien Bodie

Damien Bodie


1/2/1985, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Damien Bodie


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At just 21 years old, Damien Bodie is already a prolific Australian actor who has starred in many shows including Neighbours, Short Cuts, Guinevere Jones, Ocean Girl and Crash Zone. He has appeared in the Australian film Hating Alison Ashley alongside fellow Neighbours star Delta Goodrem. Damien previously…more


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    • Damien: (his acting aspirations) Well, I consider everything. I just love all sorts of aspects of acting: television, theatre, films... everything is like an open book, who knows where the future will take me? I certainly don't want to cut off anywhere that I don't want to do, because everything you do helps to make you better. I remember some of my school musicals that I did were some of the most fun I've ever had, getting to know people. Certainly working on any other show has been a good grounding for me, becoming the actor that I have. I'd love to do more television, comedies, drama, genre films, anything. If it's good work, then I think anything's really exciting. So who knows?!

    • Damien: (asked if he'll release a single like other members of the "Neighbours" cast) Well this is always exciting. This is one thing I've always wanted to do. I am a very good singer, and I have an album on the way, coming to you... no I'm JUST KIDDING! I can't sing at all. I'm not interested in releasing an album, and I'm not interested in releasing a single, and if I do, you can replay this footage and I will... laugh awkwardly. No, I'm not interested in doing that sort of thing. I think we have enough people who are doing that. There will be stars to come who will still be doing that, and we have had so many in the past. Certainly, what I want to do in my career is not really that!

    • Damien: (on the members of the "Neighbours" cast he gets on best with) I would certainly have to say Ben Nicholas because that guy is a legend. Every scene I have to do with that charmer... he just makes me laugh. He's just a very, very funny bloke, and it's great working with someone as talented as Ben. And of course it's great to have a brother as well, we're always wrestling, fighting; we have a lot of fun. Marisa Warrington is also a beautiful, beautiful girl, she's a champion. I never had that many scenes with her, but she was always very kind and caring.

    • Damien: (on kissing scenes) All you really have to say is that it's like kissing a very close friend. In front of 50 people. Filming it! So it's not very intimate. And of course when you're working with friends, it very comfortable. The first kiss is a bit hard, but after you break that barrier, it's like, "we're all friends here." It's for a show, and it's seen by the rest of the world! It's not very intimate.

    • Damien: (on working with Ben Nicholas on "Neighbours") As soon as Ben and I got together in my call back audition, it really went well. When I tell people I play Stingray's brother, they go, "wow!" Really, what could be better than playing Ben Nicholas' bro?"

    • Damien: (on getting the role of Dylan on "Neighbours") That first started with a phone call from my agent. He said there's a new character they're looking to cast for the brother of Stingray. Of course I checked out a few episodes, and I knew the character Stingray already, being a fan of the show. In fact my friends had already said, wow, that character of Stingray really reminds them of me. When I found out I was going for the brother of Stingray I was like, wow, that's incredible, because Stingray has such amazing enthusiasm and energy that I really wanted to be part of that type of family. In the second audition, Ben Nicholas came in and read with me, and I think that was really the selling point, seeing us together, because we worked together so well. Ben is, of course, a legend, very funny guy. Everyone loves him and I love him so much on the show, I think his stuff comes across really well. When we read together, I think that was really the 'click point' and kind of how I got the role on Neighbours!

    • Damien: (why he thinks Dylan is so extreme) Stingray and Dylan, the whole family - basically it comes from having six siblings. There are two older brothers that we have, Brandon and Dwayne [as well as sisters Janae and Bree] and we all strive for attention from our mum and our dad. These are the lengths we go to; we do things in the extreme to get people to notice us. And Stingray was always running around, getting Susan's attention, getting girls' attention, and that's what Dylan hopes too, getting 'in your face' to get girls' attention.

    • Damien: My favourite band is Muse, I love all their stuff, and that type of band is what I like: U2, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, anything with a really catchy tune. I love something that I really start singing to. But of course my favourite song of all time is Kiss the Girl from The Little Mermaid. So I think that's a bit odd...

    • Damien: (on his "Neighbours" character) I guess when Dylan was first in he was very extreme, very harsh, wanting to start fights, that sort of thing. Dylan does mellow a bit, he doesn't become as over the top, purely because he's settling in and things are going well for him. But of course, certainly when things don't go well for Dylan, he'll just snap back to being the old Dylan. So there are parts of him that do mellow, but still sides of him that keep coming through, and he can be quite macho at times.

    • Damien: (on his "Neighbours" character's dress sense) Everyone on the show gets dressed by Wardrobe. I certainly don't dress like Dylan at all, and I don't think I'd ever worn a singlet top before I played Dylan. He always wants to show off his muscles, he wears a lot of jewellery, all these sort of things. He has an earring and I don't. Everything I wear on the show is completely Dylan, and I'm certainly not like that at all. I don't like to stand out as much as Dylan does; he likes to wear basketball shirts and stuff. So, no, I am very much separate to Dylan and Wardrobe style me!

    • Damien: (on his "Neighbours" role)It's an awesome opportunity, especially playing the bad boy. Dylan is such a stark contrast to what I'm like in real life!

    • Damien: Stefan Dennis is a legend on the show (Neighbours). He was on the show when I was really young, when the show first started. I grew up watching him. He's got a great voice, that great gravely voice. He could say anything and it would sound like liquid gold. He's just great at everything he does. He can play any kind of scene to a T. Any storyline he gets he does it really well.

    • Damien: (asked if he is a trouble maker like his "Neighbours" character) I would certainly have to say no. Dylan is good at finding trouble and he's good at starting fights. I am probably the complete opposite of that! I don't like causing a scene, I don't want people to get upset with me and I've never been in a fight before! These are things he loves doing, and I'm the opposite. So that's how different we are!

    • Damien: (on his Neighbours exit) It was so exciting when the producers sat down and explained what they wanted to do with the storyline. Ben and I were just blown away. We were so happy that they were going to give us a shot to out with a bang. It'll be very dramatic.

    • Damien: (his future plans after leaving Neighbours) I'm just really happy kicking back and having a look around, as well as spending come time with friends and family.

    • Damien: (on leaving Neighbours) Leaving was a joint decision, with the show's producers. I wanted to leave on a high - while my character was still having some fun with interesting storylines and while I was working with people who hadn't got sick of me! I think they realised it was time for Dylan to move on as well. I'd done a long list of children's TV series before Neighbours. This role has set me up for the future.

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  • Damien Bodie is my favourite actor!

    I think Damien Bodie totally rocks because he gets into his roles so well. I am particularly enjoying him as Dylan on "Neighbours" and having actually met him in real life, I know he is also a good person as well as a good actor. He is very down to earth and funny, as well as charming and totally gorgeous! He is a good actor that is totally under-rated! More people should know what an awesome actor he is intead of everyone else on neighbours who have had their time in the limelight! Anyway overall he is my favourite actor at the moment and he totally rocks my world!moreless
  • Damien Bodie what can I say? He's briliant! He's been on one of the most known shows in Australia, Neighbours more then once, and not to mention the favourite for younger children, The Saddle Club. So why are other actors getting more credit then him?moreless

    We all know Damiens as either the nerd from Short Cuts or the bad boy from Neighbours. Does anyone else think that he's not getting enough credit for what he does best.. act? Come on, we can ALL agree that he plays every role fantasically, he was simply born to act. I have came to this decision because I have noticed that a few of the other actors and actresses in a few of the shows Damien has appeared in are getting noticed a LOT more then himself. I think Damien is simply fantastic. I have seen in short cuts and Hating Alison Ashley when he was the 'nerd' I mean seriously how WELL does he play the nerd. Not many people can act that. What about as the 'bad boy' in Neighbours, could you see Kyal Marsh (Boyd Hoyland) playing Dylan's (Damien) role? And what about when he was only like 11-12 in The Balance Particle Freeway he was absolutely PREFECT for the role. Damien was born to perform. Now thats something we all can agree on :) And he doesn't just choose or audition for the same role or type of person every time, he gives his audience variety. And thats what entertains people. Some people might just say 'The director just happened to choose the right guy for the job' well I say 'Damien's always going to be the right guy for the job.. because he has talent that not many other actors have!'moreless