Tim Pocock

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Tim Pocock
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Pocock in 2012
Born (1985-10-24) 24 October 1985 (age 37)
South Africa
Education Redfield College, Dural
Alma mater National Institute of Dramatic Art [1]
  • Actor
  • Pianist
Years active2009–present

Tim Pocock (born 24 October 1985[ citation needed ]) is an Australian actor and pianist best known for his role as a teenage Scott Summers in X-Men Origins: Wolverine , [2] as well as Ethan Karamakov in the ABC television series Dance Academy [3] and NBC's Camp , as Robbie Matthews.


Life and career

Pocock attended Redfield College in Dural in Sydney, Australia. [4] [5] He began his interest in film in 2003, when in Year Twelve he submitted a short film for his Extension II English major work. Pocock started a career in acting despite not having studied drama. [1]

He appeared on the Australian Soap Opera Home and Away in 2011, where he played Angus McCathie.

Pocock came out as gay during an interview on television series Four Corners , which was investigating harmful classroom practices in Australian Opus Dei schools, such as Redfield College. [4]

His uncle is former New South Wales Minister for Finance Damien Tudehope. [4]



2009 X-Men Origins: Wolverine Scott Summers / Cyclops
2013 Forbidden Ground Private Angus O'Leary
2014 Lemon Tree Passage Toby Stone
2016 Red Billabong Tristan Marshall
2023 Godless: The Eastfield Exorcism Daniel [6] [7]


2010 Cops LAC LanceEpisode "The Learning Curve"
2010–2012 Dance Academy Ethan Karamakov
2011 Home and Away Angus McCathie3 episodes
2013 Camp Robbie Matthews
2017The Lost NirvanaWilliam Blane4 episodes
2017 Runaways Young Victor Stein Episode: "Refraction"
2018The First Month Is FreeSteveTelevision film
2022We Were TomorrowWilliamPost-production; 4 episodes

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