Keegan Joyce

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Keegan Joyce
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Born (1989-08-25) 25 August 1989 (age 31)
Sydney, Australia
OccupationActor, Musician
Years active2002–present

Keegan Joyce (born 25 August 1989) is an Australian actor and singer.


Early life

Joyce attended The King's School from 2002 until his graduation in 2007. He graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2014. [1]


Joyce began his professional career when he portrayed the eponymous character in Cameron Mackintosh's production of Oliver! . He was the longest serving actor to play Oliver in the musical production of Oliver! touring Sydney, Melbourne, and Singapore. [2] In 2006, Joyce joined the cast of the Australian production of Titanic: A New Musical. He also appeared in the 2006 film Superman Returns as a boy with a camera.

In 2009, Joyce played the character Starkey in the Doctor Who spin-off series K9 . He portrayed the role of Andrej in the 2014-2015 Australian season of the musical Once. [3]

In 2010, Joyce played Finnegan "Fuzz" Greene in Australian television series Rake . [4] His character, teenage son of the series' protagonist "Cleaver Greene" played by Richard Roxburgh, appeared in all 8 episodes of the first season and has since appeared in all subsequent seasons of the show.

In 2014, he joined the cast of Please Like Me as Arnold, a young gay man who has an anxiety disorder. [5]

On 1 September 2016, Joyce independently released his first album, Snow on Higher Ground . [6] This was released on iTunes, Bandcamp, and on a limited vinyl. [7]

In April 2018, Joyce starred in a production of Big River -The Adventures of Huck Finn. [8]



2004For Every YearBoyShort film
2006 Superman Returns Boy with Camera
2009Wall BoyWall BoyShort film
2013Greg's First DayGregShort film
2017Picking UpNathanShort film
2018Paper CutGuyShort film


2009–10 K-9 StarkeyMain role, 26 episodes
2010–18 Rake Finnegan "Fuzz" GreeneMain role, 33 episodes
2011 Rescue: Special Ops Todd RouseEpisode 3x13: The Dunes
2014–16 Please Like Me ArnoldMain role, 26 episodes


2002 Oliver! Oliver TwistLyric TheatreStar City, Darling Harbour
2006 Titanic [9] Theater RoyalSydney
2010 Edges – A Song Cycle [10] Parade TheatreKensington
2014–2015 Once [11] AndrejPrincess TheatreMelbourne
2018 Evie May ColeHayes TheatreSydney [12]


2017Vivid White [13] Rake [14] Sumner TheatrePerth
2019 Solaris [15] Ray [16] Tour: Lyric Hammersmith, [17] Royal Lyceum Theatre [18] Tour: London, Edinburgh etc.
2020 Cloudstreet [19] QuickHis Majesty’s Theatre [20] Perth
2020 Rules for Living [21] MatthewOpera HouseSydney


YearAlbumiTunes Aus Charts
2016 Snow on Higher Ground
45 [22]

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