Kevin Harrington (actor)

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Kevin Harrington
Born (1959-09-04) 4 September 1959 (age 62)
Melbourne, Australia
Nationality Australian
Occupation Actor

Kevin Harrington (born 1959) is an Australian stage, television and film actor who is perhaps best known for his role as David Bishop on the Australian soap opera Neighbours in the 1980s.

Early life

Harrington was born 4 September 1959, in Melbourne, Australia.


On Neighbours he first appeared as best man at his father Harold's wedding to Madge in 1988, before becoming a regular in 2003.[1] He was originally chosen partly for his facial resemblance to actor Ian Smith. His character was killed off in 2005 in a plane crash alongside on-screen wife Lilijana and on-screen daughter Serena.

Harrington has appeared in several other television series, including Blue Heelers and SeaChange. He also was a contributing writer for the program All Together Now. More recently, Kevin appeared in "The Western Red Hill" where he played a cop named Barlow. He played Chris Corrigan's brother Derek Corrigan in the Australian miniseries Bastard Boys in 2007. In 2008, he starred in the hit TV show Underbelly as Moran family patriarch Lewis Moran.

Harrington has also appeared in the movies The Dish, Australian Rules and The Honourable Wally Norman. For the latter, he received a Best Actor nomination at the 2004 Australian Film Institute Awards.

Before getting into television, he worked in theatre and did stand-up comedy. He also provides voice-overs for radio and television advertisements. In particular, Harrington provided a voice-over for a Victorian Government sponsored television advertisement promoting Vocation Education & Training (VET) and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) courses in October 2006.[2]

Harrington appeared as ultramarathon runner Cliff Young in the 2012 ABC1 telemovie Cliffy.[3]

Personal life

He is married and has two daughters Megan and Kaitlyn. Megan once had a recurring role in Neighbours playing Boyd Hoyland's first girlfriend Heather.


Year Title Role Notes
1985 The Henderson Kids Gazza TV Series
1995 Snowy River: The McGregor Saga Charlie Quinn TV Series
1996 My Second Car Buddy Short
1996 The Glynn Nicholas Show Anaesthetist / Policeman TV Series
1997-1999, 2001 Blue Heelers Charlie McKinley TV Series
1997 State Coroner Bill Higgins TV Series
1998-2001 SeaChange Kevin Findlay TV Series
1998 Raw FM Spider TV Series
1998 Driven Crazy Joss TV Series
1999 The Micallef Program Dracula's Fishing Companion TV Series
2000 The Dish Ross Mitchell TV Movie
2000 The Big Schmooze Himself
2002 Guru Wayne Detective Johnson
2002 Australian Rules Mr Robertson
2003 The Honourable Wally Norman Wally Norman
2003 Rove Live Himself TV Series
2004 Tom White Neil
2006 Nano Power Nano Power Short
2007 Bastard Boys Derek Corrigan TV Movie
2007 Opportunity Knocks Frank Short
2008 Underbelly Lewis Moran TV Series
2009 My Girlfriend Jim Dad Short
2010 Red Hill Jim Barlow
2010 Sleuth 101 Barry TV Series
2010 City Homicide Chris Fleetwood TV Series
2011 Winners and Losers Nev Barnsworth TV Series
2011 Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation Himself
2012 Cliffy Cliff Young TV Movie
2014 Fat Tony & Co. Lewis Moran TV Series
2014 The Doctor Blake Mysteries Donald McEvoy TV Series

External links


  1. Miller, Kylie (24 July 2003). "Networking". The Age. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 16 July 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 19 February 2012
  3. 1 May 2012