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Ray Meagher is an Australian actor. He has appeared in Australian film and television since the mid-1970s, and is notable as the longest continuing performer in an Australian television role, as Alf Stewart on Home and Away, having played the role since the first episode in 1988.
Meagher is the only original actor still with the series. He won the Gold Logie Award for his role in Home and Away in 2010. Meagher has currently played the role of Alf for over 30 years.
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Raymond Francis Meagher OAM was born on July 4, 1944 (age 77 years) in Roma, Australia. He was born and raised along with his parents on a sheep and cattle station in Queensland, before attending a boarding school on the Gold Coast from the age of nine.
Meagher became a keen sportsman at high school, Marist College Ashgrove in Brisbane, representing the school at a number of sports including rugby union, a sport which he ultimately played at the state level. Meagher played at first five-eighth for Queensland at the senior level in the late 1960s, including playing against France.
Ray Meagher’s early film roles included appearances in Breaker Morant, The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, Newsfront, My Brilliant Career and The Shiralee. He also had a cameo in the 1979 war comedy The Odd Angry Shot.
Meagher first appeared on television as host of the late-night ABC folk music programme Around Folk in June–August 1973. His first regular acting work on television was in the soap opera Number 96, briefly appearing as Fred Shrimpton in 1977.
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His subsequent television acting roles included three different roles as villains in Prisoner, including Geoff Butler between 1979 and 1980, Kurt Renner in 1984, and Ernest Craven in 1986. He also had two different guest-starring roles in A Country Practice and substantial roles in several 1980s miniseries, including A Fortunate Life.
Ray Meagher joined the cast of the soap opera Home and Away in 1987 and has appeared in the role of Alf Stewart continuously since the first episode aired in January 1988.
Meagher holds a Guinness World Record as the longest-serving actor in an Australian serial. In September 2009, Meagher was the third-highest paid personality on Australian television, behind Eddie McGuire and Rove McManus.
He won the Gold Logie Award for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television at the 2010 Logie Awards, where he was also nominated for “Most Popular Actor”. Meagher subsequently won that Logie Award in 2018.
In 2007, Meagher took over the role of Bob the mechanic in Priscilla Queen of the Desert from Bill Hunter. From 30 September 2010, he took over the role of Bob in the West End production of Priscilla until March 2011.
In June 2011, it was announced that Meagher would be returning to the West End production from October. He then rejoined the show for its New Zealand tour in 2016. Ray Meagher stands at an appealing height of 1.83m and has a good body weight which suits his personality.
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Ray Meagher regularly travels to the United Kingdom to take part in the traditional Christmas pantomimes. In December 2008, he played Abanazar in a production of Aladdin at the Anvil Theatre in Basingstoke and in 2009 he performed as Captain Hook in Peter Pan at the Assembly Hall Theatre in Tunbridge Wells.
Ray Meagher is married to Gilly Meagher, they had their wedding in 2010. His wife is a former nurse and they dated for six years before they got married in 2010. The couple has no children together but Meagher is the step-father to his wife’s daughter from a previous relationship. As of mid-2022, Ray Meagher and his wife Gilly Meagher are still married and are living a cool life with their daughter.
Ray Meagher net worth
How much is Ray Meagher worth? Ray Meagher net worth is estimated at around $8 million. His main source of income is from his career as an actor. Meagher salary or pay per movie with other career earnings is over $2 million+ annually. His successful career has earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy trips. He is one of the richest and most influential actors in Australia.