Tai Hara (born 29 March 1990)[4] is an Australian actor and presenter.

Early life and career

Hara was born in Sydney, New South Wales and grew up studying at The Southport School on the Gold Coast, Queensland.[4][5] After appearing in his first school performance at the age of three, Hara decided to become an actor. He chose this career path as he loved the art of storytelling. He attended the Queensland University of Technology and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2010. Following his graduation, Hara presented the television show Cash Call, which he hosted for two seasons.

Hara made his screen debut in 2011, appearing in a small role in a short-lived American science fiction drama Terra Nova. In 2012, he was cast in his first feature film, the Australian comedy Reef 'n' Beef. Hara is best known for his role on the Seven Network soap opera Home and Away, as Andy Barrett, from 2013 (the series' twenty-sixth season) until 2016.[5]

In 2014, Hara competed in the 14th series of Dancing with the Stars.[6]

Personal life

Hara is of Japanese descent. He became engaged to Hi-5 cast member, Fely Irvine in 2015,[7] and the couple married in Bali in 2017.[8]

Filmography

YearTitleRoleNotes
2011Terra NovaCompound Guard #12 Episodes
2011–12Cash CallHimself110 Episodes
2012Reef 'n' BeefBassFeature film
2012Mourning AfterTaiShort film
2013Hi-5: Some Kind Of WonderfulHimselfDocumentary
2013–16Home and AwayAndy BarrettSeries regular
2016Hyde and SeekDetective Kevin SogaSeries regular