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Home and Away newcomer Tex star’s life – Nickelodeon fame to secret second job


Since his character showed up on the scene in response to a job posting at the Diner, Home and Away actor Lucas Linehan has had fans wondering about his character’s motivation.

Though displeased with his work ethic, a desperate Marilyn refused to let him even take a break to have breakfast with her micromanaging.

Next week, according to previews, Tex finds himself stranded on the beach with Nikau and John while Marilyn goes on the hunt for answers about why he missed work.

Will it make a difference that he was frantically attempting to pull a wounded swimmer to safety? Or will Tex be fired before the meeting even begins?


However, there is always something to conceal in Soapland. Fan theories are already flying, whether or not Tex has a secret identity. What about Lucas’ personal life outside of the spotlight?

Lucas wasn’t always a performer. He was up in a tiny town close to Melbourne and graduated from high school with a certificate in carpentry.

Before realising that his true loves lay in the performing arts, he started working in construction. He then went to the National Institute of Dramatic Art to seek a career in front of the camera.

Lucas said when asked how he originally got into acting: “I didn’t do it through school. However, in my situation, there was a local version of The Breakfast Club running.


“I learned about it from a family friend who was involved with it, and I immediately thought, “Oh, I’ll try it. After doing it, I received the component a few days later, and I continued from there. I was 19.”

But he has undoubtedly made a mark thus far, making appearances in a variety of shows, including the Nickelodeon comedy Rock Island Mysteries and the hit Amazon Prime series The Wilds, where he played Uncle Charlie for one episode as a CPB officer.

Additionally to performing, Lucas also served as Monster Pies’ executive producer. He played the character of William in the movie.

In order to receive the go-ahead for the low budget picture, he also contributed a sizeable sum of his own money to several LGBTQ+ film festivals.


Director Lee Galea acknowledged that his $30,000 AUD (£17,000) budget was essential because “I wouldn’t have reached the quality I have.”

We were able to pay for a really good film composer, sound designer, colour grade it, and add some really wonderful effects, he said to the Sydney Morning Herald. Compared to my previous movie, it was like Lord of the Rings was being filmed.

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