Name: Alex O’Loughlin (originally Alex O’Lachlan). Pronounced Lock-Lin
DOB: August 24, 1976
Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Love Life: Married Malia Jones, a pro surfer, model, and actress. (April 17, 2014)
Children: Lion (born October 25th 2012) and Saxon (born July, 1997), step-son Spike Steadman from wife’s second marriage to Luke Steadman
Tattoos: 6 – 2 shoulder, 2 forearm, one on chest , and one on lower back. See pictures of Alex’s Tattoos here!
His nickname is ‘Arod’
Alex was a candidate for the role of James Bond which eventually went to Daniel Craig.
Alex was once rumored to be the son of AC/DC frontman Bon Scott.
Graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney in 2002.
Alex enjoys riding motorcycles, rock climbing, music and playing his guitar.
He is of Irish and Scottish decent and notes that his stepfather is Canadian.
His mother was a nurse and his father a professor. He has one sister.
Write to Alex:
Eye Productions, Inc.
Hawaii Five 0 Production Office
510 18th Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816
Australian Actor Alex O’Loughlin, best known Down Under for his lead roles in romantic dramas such as Oyster Farmer or even disturbing genre films such as Feed, made a splash in the U.S. as the new cast member on the sixth season of the Emmy-winning police drama, The Shield (FX, 2002- ). While not quite the big screen debut that 007 would have afforded him, having auditioned unsuccessfully that same year for the latest Bond vehicle, for O’Loughlin, the role of Detective Kevin Hiatt promised to not exactly go unnoticed, with the gritty cop show’s popularity at an all-time high.
Born in 1976 in Sydney, O’Loughlin, was later thought to be the son of AC/DC frontman Bon Scott from a rumor spread on the Internet that devastated both his parents. A dedicated actor in film, television and theater, he first gained popularity with his role of Jack Flange in the acclaimed 2004 Australian film, Oyster Farmer. Drawing his first major critical notices, he played a man who takes on a new job as an oyster farmer to pay his sister’s medical bills, only to discover that it is not enough and that he must hold up an armored car.
He followed his Oyster Farmer role with a part in the Australian made-for-television crime movie, Blackjack: Sweet Science, followed by the horror film, Man-Thing (2005). Based on the lower-rung Marvel comic book character, he played Deputy Fraser in the film which, not surprisingly, was broadcast on the Sci-Fi Network before its release on DVD. O’Loughlin counted as his next project, the Australian low-budget thriller Feed (2005), in which he starred and produced. Teaming again with Man-Thing’s director Brett Leonard, O’Loughlin was credited with originating the idea for the story, centering on an investigator, played by O’Loughlin, in pursuit of a cyber-criminal suspected of killing women by force-feeding them to death. While neither film was a critical success, O’ Loughlin’s star continued its steady rise Down Under, after appearing in the Australian television movies, White Collar Blue (2002) and Love Bytes (2004). He next starred in the Showtime miniseries, The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant (2005), another homeland hit, in which he played Will Bryant, the husband of the title character, a woman who was among the first of the British convicts sentenced to an experimental penal colony in Australia in the late 1700s. For his performance, O’Loughlin won an Australia Film Institute Award for Best Actor.
Proving himself on camera, O’Loughlin was also active in theater, acting in stage productions of Jarrabin, Country Music Saved, The Fruits of Enlightenment, Bodyline in Transit, Faust is Dead, and Face to Face. O’Loughlin had hoped to land the part of the new James Bond, in Casino Royale, (2006) and auditioned for the role, only to lose out to Daniel Craig probably due to his age. Instead, his big-screen U.S. debut was decidedly more modest, as one half of a kissing couple in the Christmas romantic comedy, The Holiday.
But O’Loughlin was still set to make his mark stateside, after winning a pivotal role on The Shield. While serving as an ostensible replacement for a beloved character who had been killed off in the season five finale Det. Curtis Lemansky (Kenneth Johnson) may not have been the dream role for an actor new to a show already in its sixth season, O’Loughlin could not have come aboard at a better time. Being dropped into a super-charged storyline that promised higher ratings and more critical attention than ever before, O’Loughlin played a former Internal Affairs officer newly assigned to the Strike Team, an elite and often corrupt special unit lead by Vic Mackey (Michael Chiklis).