Stefan Dennis

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Stefan Dennis

Born

10/30/1958, Tawonga, Victoria, Australia

Birth Name

Stefan Dennis

Gender

Male
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Stefan is an Australian actor most famous for playing the role of Paul Robinson in Neighbours from 1985-1993. He returned to Neighbours at the end of 2004, and was a regular character as of 2005, signing a three-year contract which will run to the end of 2008. He…more

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  • Trivia

    • In April 2007, Stefan flew in and out of Manchester in the UK in just 48 hours, so he could attend the premiere of his film The Truth Abbout Love. Stefan was the film's associate producer and had a small role alongside Jennifer Love Hewitt and Dougray Scott.

    • In 1995, Stefan, along with David Brabham, Russ Malkin, and Steve Malkin, set a new world record in for 24 hour endurance outdoor karting. The team set the record of 1664.7km on a 1.3km track in Weybridge, Surrey, UK on Feb 24-25th, 1995.

    • Stefan was the associate producer on the movie, The Truth About Love.

    • Stefan was 11-years-old when he began acting in the Amateur Theatre in Queensland. His stage debut was in the music Oliver!

    • On May 6th, 1989, Stefan released the single, Don't it make you feel good. He followed this up with his second single, Solo Dancing.

    • Stefan is only 11 years younger than actor, Alan Dale, who played his on-screen father in Neighbours.

    • Stefan and his wife, Gail, have two children together. Cameron was born in January 2002 and son Declan was born in August 2005.

    • Stefan worked as a chef before he decided on becoming an actor.

    • Stefan claims that out of the entire Neighbours cast he gets along with Natalie Bassingthwaighte and Pippa Black the best.

  • Quotes

    • Stefan: (on his "Neighbours" character, Paul Robinson, turning 'good' after being evil for so long) Playing evil Paul was great. He was such a good character to play and it was such fun. I got to kiss so many good-looking women! There's something about an evil one-legged man - he's obviously very attractive to the ladies! But when they said they wanted to stop making Paul so evil, I understood completely. Let's face it: It was all becoming a bit Dallas. As an actor, I preferred playing evil Paul but, at the end of the day, I have to do what's put in front of me.

    • Stefan: (on how they chose the name Declan for their son) We wanted a Celtic name because my wife is Scottish and my first son is named Cameron, which is a Scottish name. But the ones that we wanted were either too common or we went against. Declan, which we always liked, just happened to be Irish.

    • Stefan: (on keeping in contact with "Neighbours" cast from the early days) Alan's (Alan Dale) still one of my best mates - I speak to him regularly and visit when I can, and vice versa. Kylie (Minogue) I haven't seen for a couple of years, but we're certainly friends. When we do see each other, it's like, 'Hey, how you doin'?'

    • Stefan: (when asked if it's hard to pretend to have a fake leg on "Neighbours") It's so easy to forget. I've actually got a little trick. What I do is curl my toes up and that does two things - it reminds me to limp, and it fills the shoe out as if there was a fake foot in there.

    • Stefan: (when asked what his favourite storyline on "Neighbours" has been) Losing a leg was a bit of fun. Hooking up with Izzy (Natalie Bassingthwaighte) was a bit of fun. I can echo the same sentiment with Fiona Corke (who played Paul's 2nd wife Gail). I used to have great fun with Fi. She's one of my all-tome favourite actresses I've worked with.

    • Stefan: (when asked if people confuse him with his mean character on Neighbours in real life) Everybody says that. It's actually a great compliment. And when people are actually frightened of me in real life, it's a fantastic compliment.

    • Stefan: (on what it was like returning to "Neighbours" after being away for so long) It was weird at first. Even though I knew most of the crew and production staff, of the cast I only knew Fletch (Alan Fletcher), Smitty (Ian Smith) and Tom (Oliver). I was the old face to them, but I was the new kid on the block because I didn't know anybody else. But it was good fun learning to work with people and getting to know them.

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