Monday, 16 March 2009

Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth (11 August 1983) is an Australian actor best known for the part of Kim Hyde in the soap opera Home and Away.

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Hemsworth was born and raised in Melbourne and later moved to Phillip Island, south of Melbourne with his family. Chris's older and younger brothers Luke and Liam are also actors and have had recurring role as Nathan Tyson and Josh Taylor on Neighbours, respectively. He attended Heathmont Secondary College in Melbourne. Chris dated Home and Away co-star Isabel Lucas until June 2006.

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In 2004 he auditioned for the part of Robbie Hunter (played by Jason Smith), but failed to get the part. He was subsequently recalled for the part of Kim Hyde. He was successful in gaining the role of Kim Hyde and moved to Sydney to join the cast of Home and Away.Hemsworth appeared in series five of celebrity dancing show Dancing with the Stars with Abbey Ross, but they were the sixth couple eliminated. He left the cast of Home and Away on 3 July 2007. He has achieved two Logie Award nominations and has won one for Most Popular New Talent on Home and Away back in 2005.

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Hemsworth will be playing James T. Kirk's father, George Samuel Kirk Sr., in the upcoming Star Trek film and has also recently been signed for A Perfect Getaway, starring alongside Eric Bana.

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