Crash Palace: biographies



Lisa Bailey

Lisa Bailey

Lisa Bailey has had numerous guest roles on Australian television, including Big Sky, Murder Call, Water Rats and Stingers.

A native of Australia, Lisa trained at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts.

Lisa's voice can be heard in the feature film Babe: Pig in the City.† Her backpacking experience, combined with her acting abilities, landed her a role on the popular Aussie youth series Crash Palace.

Jenni Baird

Jenni Baird

In 2000 Jenni Baird recieved the prestigous scholarship award from the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts "Most Promising Actor—2000."

Jenni is known for her theatre work, including her self-penned one woman show For the Birds which won her the National Stages Award as "Young Playwright of the Year."

Television credits include roles on All Saints, Crash Palace and the pilot Metropolis.

Amelia Barrett

Amelia Barrett

Amelia Barrett trained at the University of Southern California (USC) School of Theatre, ATYP and the HB Studios in New York.

Amelia, who grew up in a theatrical family, has scored a number of roles on television series including Saved By The Bell, West From North, Crash Palace and Another World.

Daniel Billett

Daniel Billett

Daniel Billett arrived in Australia via the USA when he attended the National Institute of Dramatic Art, having already completed studies at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Daniel was lucky enough to land a role after graduation on the series Crash Palace as well as starring in a major advertising campaign for 7UP, working with his favorite directorčBryan Singer (The Usual Suspects, X-Men).

Dieter Brummer

Dieter Brummer

Warren Derosa

Warren Derosa

Warren Derosa spent three years training at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, and got his first major acting break playing Rob Hawthorn on the popular British television series Hollyoaks.

Having enjoyed traveling extensively throughout the USA, Europe and South America, Warren was grateful to land a role as one of the regulars on Crash Palace.

Julian Garner

Julian Garner

Julian Garner studied Theatre at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts in Australia and scored roles in numerous Aussie film, television and theatrical productions upon graduation, including the feature films Head On, Muriel's Wedding and the theatrical production of Communicating Doors.

Hlian's extensive experience in backpacking throughout Europe prepared him for his role on the series Crash Palace.

Jess Gower

Jess Gower

Jess Gower is a young Australian actress well-known for her roles on the Aussie TV series The Secret Life of Us and Crash Palace.

After spending three years training at the National Theatre Drama School, Jess hosted the FOX 8 television shows Simpsons By Request and World's Weirdest Pets.† She also has been featured in Australian television commercials.

Victoria Hill

Victoria Hill

Simone McAullay

Simone McAullay

Simone McAullay is another young Australian actress fresh out of college whose experience in backpacking led her to land a role on Crash Palace.

A veteran of numerous theatrical productions, Simone spent two years at the Actors Centre in Australia. She also played Mrs. Harrison in the feature film Invincible for Mel Gibson's ICON Productions.

Tim McCunn

Tim McCunn

Tim McCunn got his first big break right out of acting school on the Australian dramatic series Richmond Hill.

His many film and televsion credits include Beastmaster, The Lost World, Home & Away, Wildside, Above The Law and All Saints.

Tory Mussett

Tory Mussett

Tory Mussett is a young Australian star best-known in her home country for hosting The Pepsi Chart Show, a music program where she has interviewed such international superstars as No Doubt, Ricky Martin and Destiny's Child.

Tory makes her acting debut at age 22 playing Inez on Crash Palace.

Toby Truslove

Toby Truslove

Toby Truslove is a well-liked Australian theatre actor who has become familiar to television viewers with his role on the Aussie youth series Crash Palace.† Previous to his television work, Toby starred in many theatrical productions, including playing Troilus in Shakespeare's Troilus & Cressida at the opening night of Sydney's Olympic Arts Festival.

Like many other members of the Crash Palace cast, Toby is an experienced backpacker during his time off.

Stephanie Waring

Stephanie Waring

Stephanie Waring will be familiar to many as Cindy Cunningham—a role she played for four years on the popular British soap Hollyoaks.

The 23-year-old has also played Ricky Tomlinson's daughter in Nice Guy Eddie and Linda in Always and Everyone III.

Her training includes two years at the Oldham Theatre Workshop, followed by two years at the Acting Studio in Manchester.

Kristy Wright

Kristy Wright

Tandi Wright

Tandi Wright

Tandi Wright is a popular New Zealand actress well-known to Kiwi natives as Caroline Buxton on the soap Shortland Street.

Other television work includes Being Eve, Willy Nilly and the Australian youth series Crash Palace.

In 2000 Tandi recieved two Theatrical Awards for Best Supporting Actress and Best New Talent at the New Zealand Theatre Awards.† Those outside New Zealand might recognize her for her appearance on Xena: Warrior Princess.

Masa Yamaguchi

Masa Yamaguchi

Masa Yamaguchi was born in England, grew up in Tokyo and studied in Australia.† While still enrolled at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts, Masa picked up numerous small roles in Australian film and television. Appearances include Halifax f.p., SeaChange, Good Guys Bad Guys, Stingers, Moby Dick and the backpacking ensemble series Crash Palace.