Template:Infobox actor Alex O'Loughlin (born August 24[1]) is an Australian actor, currently best known for his roles in Oyster Farmer and The Shield. In 2005, he received a boost in celebrity as a candidate for the role of James Bond. On August 7 2005, he confirmed to The Daily Telegraph that he had tested for the role, but ultimately the part would go to Daniel Craig.[2]


Personal lifeEdit

O'Loughlin was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. His father is a physics and astronomy teacher[3] in Sydney, Australia.[4] It was rumored that Bon Scott was O'Loughlin's biological father, however this is false.[5]

He currently resides in Los Angeles, California[2] and is dating Holly Valance.[5][6]


O'Loughlin's film career started off in 2004 when he landed his first lead role in the film Oyster Farmer.[7] Continuing his career O'Loughlin appeared in Man-Thing, Feed, and the Australian mini-series The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant for which he received two acting nominations. O'Loughlin joined the cast of The Shield in 2007 as Detective Kevin Hiatt, the newest member of the strike team.

He left The Shield after he won the lead role on the CBS series Moonlight,[8] where he plays private investigator and vampire Mick St. John.[1] Promo Picture from CBS' Moonlight[1][2]


Year Title Role
2003 White Collar Blue Ian Mack (Ep. 2.1)
2004 Oyster Farmer Jack Flange
BlackJack:Sweet Science Luke Anderson
2005 Man-Thing Deputy Eric Fraser
Feed Michael Carter
Mary Bryant Will Bryant
2006 The Holiday Kissing Couple
2007 The Invisible Marcus Bohem
The Shield Detective Kevin Hiatt
August Rush Marshall
Moonlight Mick St. John
2009 Criminal Minds Vincent (The Big Wheel)
Whiteout Russel Haden
2009/10 Three Rivers Dr. Andy Yablonski
2010 The Back-Up Plan Stan
2010/11 Hawaii Five-0 Steve McGarrett


In 2005 O'Loughlin was nominated Best Lead Actor in Television for his work in The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant at the Australian Film Institute Awards.[9] At the Logie Awards of 2006 he was nominated Most Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series for the same film.[10]



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