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Andrew James Morley (born 10 November 1989) is an Australian actor, known for his roles as Brandon Benedict in ''
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''. Following his departure from ''Home and Away'' in 2015, Morley worked as a presenter on '' Melbourne Weekender'' and joined the cast of ''Neighbours'' as Jack Callahan (Neighbours), Jack Callahan.


Early and personal life

Morley was raised on a farm in Clarkefield, Victoria, Clarkefield, Victoria. He has an elder brother, Thomas and an elder sister, Alison. After graduating from high school, Morley studied civil engineering at RMIT University. Two years later, at the age of 20, he began acting and appeared in various short films. Morley has been a volunteer firefighter since the early 2000s. Morley became engaged to his partner Jay Haggar in August 2017. Haggar gave birth to their first child, a daughter, on 14 December 2017. Morley is also a step-father to Haggar's two children from a previous relationship.


Career

In late 2010, Morley was cast as the lead role of Brandon Benedict in the Jonathan M. Shiff produced television series ''
Lightning Point ''Lightning Point'' is an Australian television teen drama set in the modern day with fantasy elements. It was filmed on location at the Gold Coast, Queensland, Gold Coast in 2011. The half-hour series is produced by Jonathan M. Shiff for Network ...
'', which began airing from 2012. He had to relocate to the Gold Coast for the seven month shoot. In January 2013, Morley began appearing in ''
Home and Away ''Home and Away'' (often abbreviated as ''H&A'') is an Australian television soap opera. It was created by Alan Bateman and commenced broadcast on the Seven Network on 17 January 1988. Bateman came up with the concept of the show during a trip ...
'' as
Spencer Harrington ''Home and Away'' is an Australian television soap opera. It was first broadcast on the Seven Network on 17 January 1988. The following is a list of characters that first appeared or will appear in 2013, by order of first appearance. All characte ...
. Morley left ''Home and Away'' in April 2015 after two years. A few months later, he joined the presenting team of travel and lifestyle show '' Melbourne Weekender''. In January 2016, it was announced that Morley had joined the regular cast of ''Neighbours'' as a character initially known as John Doe (Neighbours), John Doe. He was billed as having no family ties and a "mysterious past". He made his first screen appearance on 4 April 2016. Morley's character was later revealed to be a Catholic priest called Jack Callahan. Morely left the show in 2018. He reprised the role for the show's 35th anniversary in March 2020.


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* * {{DEFAULTSORT:Morley, Andrew J 1989 births Living people 21st-century Australian male actors Male actors from Melbourne Australian male soap opera actors Australian television presenters