BiographyAuckland, New Zealand
A native New Zealander, Roger Oakley was born in Auckland in 1943 where he had an "ordinary suburban upbringing". While studying languages at a New Zealand University, he became interested in acting. In 1968, he came to Britain and studied a part time drama course, and over the next five years performed in several British theatres. In 1978, Roger moved to Australia, where he first made an impact as a professional actor as Major Barrington in "The Sullivans" (1976). Read more... in 1989 when he played Tom Fletcher, the patriarchal role in in the Seven Network's "Home and Away" (1988). He played the role for over two years, and his departure had an impact on the fans, even though his stay was relatively short compared to the length of the series. Since then, Roger has continued to work in television, playing Doug Rutherford in the popular TV show "Something in the Air" (2000).