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Spencer in September 2009
Jesse Gordon Spencer
February 12, 1979
|Alma mater||Scotch College (VCE)|
Jesse Gordon Spencer (born 12 February 1979) is an Australian actor and musician. He is best known for his roles as Billy Kennedy on the Australian soap opera Neighbours (1994–2000, 2005), Dr. Robert Chase on the American medical drama House (2004–2012) and Lieutenant/Captain Matthew Casey on the American drama Chicago Fire (2012–present).
William "Billy" Kennedy is a fictional character from the Australian soap opera Neighbours, played by Jesse Spencer. He made his first appearance on 27 September 1994, arriving in Ramsay Street with his family. He departed on 5 April 2000, but made a small cameo for the show's 20th anniversary episode broadcast on 27 July 2005.
Neighbours is an Australian television soap opera. It was first broadcast on the Seven Network on 18 March 1985. It was created by TV executive Reg Watson, who proposed the idea of making a show that focused on realistic stories and portrayed adults and teenagers who talk openly and solve their problems together. Seven decided to commission the show following the success of Watson's shorter-lived soap Sons and Daughters, which aired on the network. Although successful in Melbourne, Neighbours underperformed in the Sydney market and struggled for months before Seven cancelled it. The show was immediately bought by rival network Ten. After taking over production of the show, the new network had to build replica sets because Seven destroyed the originals to prevent its rival from obtaining them. Ten began screening Neighbours on 20 January 1986, beginning where the previous series left off and commencing with episode 171. Neighbours has since become the longest running drama series in Australian television and in 2005, it was inducted collectively into the Logie Hall of Fame.
Robert Chase, M.D. is a fictional character on the Fox medical drama House. He is portrayed by Jesse Spencer. His character was a part of the team of diagnosticians who worked under Gregory House until the end of the third season when House fires him. However, he resumed work at the hospital as a surgeon, and was re-hired by House in season 6. Robert Chase is the longest-serving member of House's staff. Chase has been attracted to Allison Cameron since the beginning of the show and embarks on a romantic relationship with her in "Human Error." In "Post Mortem," he left the Diagnostic Team after realizing he was in the same position as he was 10 years earlier, unlike all of the other former members of the team. However, in the series finale, he rejoins the hospital as the new Head of Diagnostic Medicine, replacing the (supposedly) dead House.
Spencer was born in Melbourne. Growing up, he attended Canterbury Primary School, Malvern Central School, and the private Scotch College. While there, he auditioned for the long-running soap opera Neighbours . He completed his VCE and had gained a place at Monash University but deferred to pursue acting.
Melbourne is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Its name refers to an urban agglomeration of 9,992.5 km2 (3,858.1 sq mi), comprising a metropolitan area with 31 municipalities, and is also the common name for its city centre. The city occupies much of the coastline of Port Phillip bay and spreads into the hinterlands towards the Dandenong and Macedon ranges, Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Valley. It has a population of approximately 4.9 million, and its inhabitants are referred to as "Melburnians".
Canterbury is an eastern suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 10 km from Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Boroondara. At the 2016 Census, Canterbury had a population of 8,056. Famed for its leafy green boulevards and substantial, opulent historic residences, Canterbury is one of Melbourne's most expensive and exclusive suburbs.
Malvern (/ˈmɔːlvən/) is an inner suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 8 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the City of Stonnington local government area. Malvern recorded a population of 10,066 at the 2016 Census.
Spencer starred as Billy Kennedy in the Australian soap opera Neighbours from 1994 to 2000. He later reprised his role in 2005, in an episode celebrating the show's 20th anniversary. He has since co-starred in films such as Winning London , Uptown Girls and Swimming Upstream . From 2004 to 2012, he starred as Dr. Robert Chase on the Fox medical drama House . He played Chase for the show's entire run, becoming the second longest-serving member of the title character's team. In 2012, Spencer began starring as Capt. Matthew Casey in the NBC drama Chicago Fire .
Winning London is a 2001 direct-to-video film starring Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.
Uptown Girls is a 2003 American comedy-drama film directed by Boaz Yakin, who was working from a screenplay which Julia Dahl, Mo Ogrodnik and Lisa Davidowitz had adapted from the story by Allison Jacobs. It stars Brittany Murphy as a 22-year-old living a charmed life as the daughter of a famous rock and roll musician. Dakota Fanning, Heather Locklear, Marley Shelton, Donald Faison and Jesse Spencer also feature in the film.
Swimming Upstream is a 2003 Australian biographical drama film written by Tony Fingleton and directed by Russell Mulcahy. It stars Jesse Spencer, Geoffrey Rush, and Judy Davis. It shows the life of Fingleton (Spencer) from childhood to adulthood, and dealing with a topsy-turvy family. It is based on Fingleton's autobiography of the same name.
Spencer began his musical career with the Australian Boys Choir, performing with them from 1986 to 1992.He plays the violin in Band from TV, a group which includes his former House co-star Hugh Laurie. They play at various events, giving the money they earn to the different charities. The band played on Idol Gives Back in April 2008.
The Australian Boys Choir is an all-male children's choir based in Melbourne, Australia. Its artistic director is Nicholas Dinopoulos. The choir was formed in 1939 by Vincent J. Kelly who was musical director until his death in 1972. Subsequent musical/artistic directors were Geoffrey Jones (1972–1978), Ian Harrison (1979–1983), Noel Ancell (1983–2018) and Nicholas Dinopoulos (2018-)
Band from TV is a charity cover band whose members are all actors from American television series. They donate the proceeds of their performances and recordings to the charities of their choice.
James Hugh Calum Laurie, is an English actor, director, singer, musician, comedian, and author.
For Neighbours, Spencer was nominated for "Most Popular Actor" at the 1998 and 1999 Logie Awards. For House, he was nominated for "Choice TV Breakout Performance – Male" at the 2005 Teen Choice Awards and "Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series" at the 2008 Screen Actors Guild Awards. He received a "Golden Boomerang" at the 2006 Australians in Film Breakthrough Awards for his work on House. 's 100 Most Beautiful People issue.In 2007, he was included in People Magazine
The Logie Awards are an annual institution that celebrate Australian television, sponsored and organised by magazine TV Week since 1959.
The Teen Choice Awards is an annual awards show that airs on the Fox television network. The awards honor the year's biggest achievements in music, film, sports, television, fashion, and more, voted by viewers living in the United States, aged 13 and over through various social media sites.
Spencer has two older brothers: Tarney, an oculo-plastic surgeon, and Luke, an orthopaedic surgeon. His younger sister, Polly, is an anaesthetist.
He met his former House co-star Jennifer Morrison in March 2004 at Vancouver International Airport, when they were on their way to film the pilot episode of House. They started dating in July 2004 and became engaged while on vacation in Paris during Christmas 2006.In August 2007, Spencer and Morrison announced they had called off their engagement.
Jennifer Marie Morrison is an American actress, producer, director, and former child model. She is known for her roles as Dr. Allison Cameron in the medical-drama series House (2004–2012) and Emma Swan in the ABC adventure-fantasy series Once Upon a Time. She has also portrayed Zoey Pierson, one of Ted Mosby's love interests on the comedy series How I Met Your Mother; Winona Kirk, mother of James T. Kirk in the 2009 science-fiction film Star Trek; and Tess Conlon in the 2011 sports drama film Warrior. She made her feature film directorial debut with Sun Dogs (2017).
Vancouver International Airport is located on Sea Island in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, about 12 km (7.5 mi) from Downtown Vancouver. It is the second busiest airport in Canada by aircraft movements (306,799) and passengers, behind Toronto Pearson International Airport. It has non-stop flights daily to Asia, Europe, Oceania, the United States, Mexico and other airports within Canada. The airport has won several notable international best airport awards; it won the Skytrax Best North American Airport award in 2007 and 2010 through 2018, for a record 9 consecutive years. The airport also made the list of top 10 airports in the world for the first time in 2012, rated at 9th (2012), 8th (2013), and 9th (2014) overall. It is the only North American airport included in the top 10 for 2013 and 2014. YVR also retains the distinction of Best Canadian Airport in the regional results. It is a hub for Air Canada and WestJet, and an operating base for Air Transat. Vancouver International Airport is one of eight Canadian airports that have US Border Preclearance facilities. It is also one of the few major international airports to have a terminal for scheduled floatplanes.
"Pilot", also known as "Everybody Lies", is the first episode of the U.S. television series House. The episode premiered on the Fox network on November 16, 2004. It introduces the character of Dr. Gregory House —a maverick antisocial doctor—and his team of diagnosticians at the fictional Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in New Jersey. The episode features House's attempts to diagnose a kindergarten teacher after she collapses in class.
|2000||Lorna Doone||Marwood de Whichehalse|
|2001||Curse of the Talisman||Jeremy Campbell|
|2001||Winning London||Lord James Browning, Jr.|
|2003||Swimming Upstream||Tony Fingleton|
|2003||Uptown Girls||Neal Fox|
|2003||Death in Holy Orders||Raphael Arbuthnot|
|2013||Skum Rocks!||David Lockhart|
|2015||The Girl Is in Trouble||Nicholas Feinstein|
|1994||Time Trax||Young Bill||Episode: "A Close Encounter"|
|1994–2000||Neighbours||Billy Kennedy||Main role, 604 episodes|
|1998||Hercules: The Animated Series||Triten, Jr.||Voice|
Episode: "Hercules and the Son of Poseidon"
|2003||Death in Holy Orders||Raphael Arbuthnot|
|2004–12||House||Dr. Robert Chase||Main role, 167 episodes|
|2005||Neighbours||Billy Kennedy||Guest appearance, Episode 4773|
|2012–present||Chicago Fire||Lieutenant/Captain Matthew Casey||Main Cast|
|2013||Phineas and Ferb||Liam||Voice|
Episode: "Primal Perry"
|2014–present||Chicago P.D.||Lieutenant/Captain Matthew Casey||Guest role|
|2017||Chicago Med||Guest role|
|2009||Caitlin Crosby||"Still Have My Heart"||Dentist|
|2010||Katharine McPhee||"Say Goodbye"||Boyfriend|
|1991||The King and I||Louis||State Theatre|
|1992||Winnie the Pooh||Christopher Robin||The Alexander Theatre|
|1993||Scrooge||Older brother of Tiny Tim||The Princess Theatre, Melbourne|
|1998–99||Peter Pan||Peter Pan||White Rock Theatre, Hastings|
|1999–2000||Jack and the Beanstalk||Jack||Wolverhampton Grand Theatre|
|2003||The Modernists||Terrance||The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield|
|1999||Silver Logie Awards||Most Popular TV Actor||Neighbours||Won|
|1998||Silver Logie Awards||Most Popular TV Actor||Neighbours||Nominated|
|2005||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV Breakout Performance – Male||House||Nominated|
|2008||Screen Actors Guild Award||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||Nominated|
|2013||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV Actor: Action||Chicago Fire||Nominated|
Julian Dana William McMahon is an Australian actor and model, and the son of a former Prime Minister of Australia, Sir William McMahon.
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