Home and Away newcomer Tex star’s life – Nickelodeon fame to secret second job

Home and Away star Lucas Linehan has had fans guessing his character’s motive since he appeared on the scene responding to a job advertisement at the Diner.

A desperate Marilyn was, however, unimpressed with his work ethic – and wouldn’t even let him catch a break to eat breakfast with her micromanaging.

Next week, spoilers have revealed that Tex ends up stuck on the beach with Nikau and John, while Marilyn is out on the warpath wondering why he hasn't turned up for work.

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Will the knowledge that he was desperately trying to rescue an injured swimmer from the water change anything? Or will Tex lose his job before it's even started?

But as usual in Soapland, there's always something to hide. Whether Tex has a secret identity or not, fan theories are already flying. So what about newcomer Lucas’ real life away from the cameras?

Lucas hasn’t always been an actor. He grew up in a small town close to Melbourne, and became a qualified carpenter right out of high school.

He began working in construction before realising that his passions really lay within performing arts – and headed to the National Institute of Dramatic Art to pursue a career in front of the cameras.

Speaking about how he first got into acting, Lucas explained: “I didn’t do it through school. But what happened in my case was there was a local production going of The Breakfast Club.

“A family friend was affiliated with it and they told me about it, and I just thought, ‘Oh, I’ll try it.’ I went and did it, got the part a few days later and went from there. I was 19.”

But he’s certainly made an impression so far, appearing in everything from hit Amazon Prime series The Wilds as a CPB Officer for an episode to starring as Uncle Charlie in the Nickelodeon show Rock Island Mysteries.

It isn’t just acting, either, as Lucas also found himself in the role of executive producer for his flick Monster Pies, in which he starred as William.

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The movie made the rounds at various LGBTQ+ film festivals, which also saw him stump up a wad of his own cash to get the go-ahead for the low budget flick.

With a budget of $30,000 AUD (£17,000), director Lee Galea admitted that without the money “I wouldn’t have achieved the quality I have”.

He added to the Sydney Morning Herald: “We were able to pay for a really good film composer, sound designer, colour-grade it and add some really nice effects. It was like shooting Lord of the Rings compared to my last film.''

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