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Alan Fletcher is an Australian actor on stage, television and film and a musician. Fletcher is best known for the TV soap opera Neighbours, as Karl Kennedy. His on-screen wife is played by Jackie Woodburne, who coincidentally had previously played his sister in TV procedural drama Cop Shop. Having appeared in the series since 1994, Fletcher is the third longest-serving actor in an Australian television serial, after Home and Away actors Ray Meagher and Lynne McGranger.
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Alan Fletcher was born on March 30, 1957 (age 65 years) in Perth, Western Australia, He was born and raised by his Australian parents. He attended Wesley College in Perth.
Alan Fletcher’s first major role was in the police drama Cop Shop from 1982 until production ceased the following year. Prior to this, he appeared in a few episodes of the US series The Love Boat (1981) and various Australian feature films, TV movies, and miniseries including Fran and Mercy Mission. He briefly acted in Neighbours in 1987 as Greg Cooper, a run-down, dishonest boxer working in Jim Robinson’s (Alan Dale) garage. In 1994, Fletcher successfully auditioned for the role of Karl Kennedy in the soap, a role which he continued to play until the show ceased production in 2022.
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Fletcher starred as Henry Higgins in a production of My Fair Lady at the Melbourne Comedy Theatre in 2005. He is also a prominent member of the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance, a role which saw him become a vocal critic of the 2004 US-Australia Free Trade Agreement, including an appearance on the political talk show Meet the Press. In 2008, Fletcher starred as Frank McGee in the workshop performance season of Call Girl the Musical and as Captain Hook in the Pantomime Peter Pan at His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen.
In 2011, Alan Fletcher spent time in Old Melbourne Gaol to raise money for the charity Whitelion. In order to break out, Fletcher and fellow Neighbours cast members Stefan Dennis, Jordy Lucas and Valentina Novakovic had to each raise $1,000. In May 2013, along with Saskia Hampele, he presented the award of Best Newcomer to Joseph Thompson at the British Soap Awards. Fletcher appeared in a documentary special celebrating Neighbours’ 30th anniversary titled Neighbours 30th: The Stars Reunite, which aired in Australia and the UK in March 2015.
Alan Fletcher is also the lead singer in a band called Waiting Room, with other members including Tommy Rando, Chris Hawker and drummer Jeff Consi. They have toured the United Kingdom several times. With a handful of their own songs, they incorporate a selection of cover versions into their set. Fletcher also covers Smokie’s “Living Next Door to Alice”, substituting Alice, for “Susan”, his on-screen wife (Jackie Woodburne). Their single, So Wrong, was released on iTunes on 26 November 2007, followed by their album, Live at the Elephant, on 17 December 2007.
Fletcher performed a cover of Oasis’ “Wonderwall” for BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge on November 30, 2007. In December 2008, Fletcher played a solo gig in Aberdeen, playing a mixture of covers and Waiting Room material. He followed this with a second gig in the city on 3 January 2009 at The Lemon Tree.
On 15 May 2009, Fletcher announced via his official website that he was to tour the UK with a new band, The X-Rays due to the economic situation of bringing Waiting Room with him. The tour took place in September and October 2009 and featured some original Waiting Room material. The X-Rays are UK-based musicians Johnny Lucas, Chris Hanby and Martin Stewart. Fletcher cont inues to perform each week in Melbourne with Waiting Room.
He announced in September 2010 on his official website that he will be touring the UK with Tommy Rando in November and December of that year. On 28 November 2010, during his UK tour, Fletcher appeared on The Xtra Factor to discuss the potential winners of the show. In September 2012, Alan Fletcher played a charity gig at the Shepherd’s Bush branch of the pub chain Walkabout in aid of Blue September, a charity raising funds for cancer research.
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Alan Fletcher was a contestant on the UK TV show Soapstar Superstar, in January 2007 finishing in sixth place. In 2013, Fletcher released a Christmas single, If You Want A Happy Christmas, on which he collaborated with The Pacific Belles. In 2018, Alan Fletcher combined his interests in travel and photography in a reality television program Photo Number 6. Fletcher explores the world with actor and director, Stig Wemyss, as they seek travel experiences that go beyond the tourist guidebook and delve into the heart and soul of the places. They look for photographic images that encapsulate emotion, geography and human connections.
Health issues and hair loss
Alan Fletcher revealed in 2022 that he had been diagnosed with alopecia areata. He made the announcement to fans on Neighbours’ social media accounts, following media reports investigating his health. Fletcher explained, “A lot of fans have expressed a little concern about my health on the internet and there’s been some media inquiries as well, so I just wanted to put something to rest. I’m absolutely fine, I’m fit and well working on Neighbours and having a great time. But, I can report to you I do have a disorder called alopecia areata. Now, if you watched the Oscars, you know that’s the thing that caused a bit of discord between Will Smith and Chris Rock in referencing Will Smith’s wife.”
Fletcher then continued, “Alopecia areata causes patchy hair loss. I started to lose hair in my beard and then on my scalp in patches, so eventually, I shaved my beard off and then my hair became so patchy on my head, that I had to get rid of most of that as well.” The actor then took off his cap to reveal his shaved head. He then told fans, “I know a lot of you are going to be pretty shocked, but I have no problem with it. In fact, it’s kind of fun!” Fletcher then advocated, “”Alopecia areata can be quite serious for people, particularly from an emotional point of view. Sudden hair loss is really troubling for a lot of people, and particularly for young people who can be terribly bullied. There is support out there. There are alopecia areata associations in Australia and in the UK, so reach out for help if you need it.”
Alan Fletcher is married to Jennifer Hansen, they had their wedding in 1990. His wife is a former newsreader for the Ten Network and they have two children Veronica Fletcher and Tom Fletcher. However, Fletcher supports Essendon Football Club and Liverpool Football Club. Fletcher is an ambassador for Blue September, a charity that raises awareness of all cancers that can affect men. In 2011, Fletcher helped launch the charity in Britain. As of mid-2022, Alan Fletcher and his wife Jennifer Hansen are still married and living a happy life with their children.
Alan Fletcher net worth
How much is Alan Fletcher worth? Alan Fletcher net worth is estimated at around $5 million. His main source of income is from his career as an actor and musician. His salary per month with other career earnings is over $1 million annually. Fletcher’s successful career has earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. He is one of the richest and most influential actors/musicians in Australia. Alan Fletcher stands at an appealing height of 1.75m and has a good body weight which suits his personality.