• Award-winning Australian actor best known for his roles as Gannicus in “Spartacus” and Sullivan Hill in “Wolf Creek”
• Graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2004
• His career began in the mid-2000s with supporting roles in films and TV series
• Gained worldwide recognition as Gannicus in “Spartacus” in 2011
• Married to actress Camille Keenan, with whom he co-wrote the film “Sunday”

Known for movies

Short Info

FactWanted to be an agriculturist instead of an actor.

Who is Dustin Clare?

Dustin Clare is an Australian award-winning actor who is celebrated the most as Gannicus in the TV action-adventure series “Spartacus: Gods of the Arena” (2011), and the sequel “Spartacus” (2012-2013). He also appeared as Sullivan Hill in the TV horror-drama series “Wolf Creek” (2016), in addition to other popular projects on which he has worked in his career.

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Dustin Clare Bio- Age, Childhood, and Education

Dustin Clare was born on the 2nd January 1982, in Grafton, New South Wales, Australia, but spent his childhood in nearby Ballina, New South Wales, and later Maclean, New South Wales. Dustin went to Edith Cowan University’s Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in Perth, from which he obtained his degree in 2004.

Career Beginning

Dustin’s career began in the mid- 2000s with the support roles of Donny in the film “Going Down in Flames” (2004), and the following year as Rick Fallon in the TV medical-drama series “All Saints”, and as Gareth Williams in the TV drama series “Headland”. Dustin’s first major role was as Riley Ward in the TV romantic-drama series “McLeod’s Daughters” (2006-2007), an award-winning series that starred Aaron Jeffrey, Rachel Carpani and Simmone Mackinnon.

Dustin continued to appear in Australian TV series, and in 2009 was chosen as the crime lord Chris Flannery in the biopic series “Underbelly” (2009).

Rise to Prominence

It was in 2011 that Dustin was cast in the role of his career, as Gannicus in the TV series “Spartacus: Gods of the Arena”, which became very popular and earned a Primetime Emmy Award nomination, while also making Dustin a world star.

He reprised his role of Gannicus in the second and third seasons of “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” (2012-2013). Since then he has continued to build on his success – in 2013 he featured in the comedy musical film “Goddess”, starring Laura Michelle Kelly, Ronan Keating and Magda Szubanski, and had a supporting role in the romantic mystery-drama film “Love Is Now” in 2014, with Eamon Farren, Claire van der Boom, and Anna Torv in the lead roles.

Dustin Clare

The same year, Dustin co-starred in the critically acclaimed historical drama series “Anzac Girls”, and starred in the film “Sunday”, next to his wife Camille Keenan, with whom he co-wrote the film.

Continual Success

Dustin’s next big thing was the co-lead role of Sullivan Hill in the TV horror-drama series “Wolf Creek” (2016), and he continued with TV roles in a number of projects.

He was Pat McTeer in six episodes of the fantasy drama series “Tidelands” (2018), then portrayed Richard Stuyler in the TV crime-drama series “Reef Break” (2019), and joined the cast of the comedy-drama series “Doctor Doctor” for its fourth season.

Dustin Clare Net Worth, Height, Weight, and Appearance

Dustin has appeared in around 30 films and TV series so far in his career, all of which have contributed to his wealth. According to sources, as of early 2020 Dustin’s net worth is as high as $3 million.

Dustin stands at 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall, while he weighs around 165lbs ~ 75kgs, but his vital statistics are unknown. He has dark brown hair and brown eyes.

Dustin Clare Personal Life, Marriage, Wife, Children

Dustin isn’t one of those celebrities that hide all details from their lives, and some information has come to light since he became a star actor. He met actress Camille Keenan while working on the TV series “Satisfaction”, and the two married in 2009, since when they’ve welcomed a daughter, Darcy, born in 2012.

Dustin Clare’s Wife, Camille Keenan

Camille Keenan was born in 1985, in Wellington, New Zealand, where she spent her childhood with seven siblings. She made her acting debut in the mid- 2000s and secured her first notable role in 2007 as Kirsten Toomey in the film “30 Days of Night”. In 2008 she co-starred in the horror-thriller film “Blackspot”, and from 2009 to 2010 was Amy Parsons in the TV drama series “Satisfaction”.

She was active until 2014, and before going on hiatus, which is still on, Camille featured in several popular projects, including the TV series “Rush”, in which she played Audrey Khoo, then Bree Jennings in the TV series “Packed to the Rafters” (2011-2012). Furthermore, in 2013, she was Dolly Grey in the TV crime-drama series “Underbelly”, featuring next to her husband, and in 2014, the two worked on the romantic drama film “Sunday”.

They wrote the screenplay together and starred in it, and for which she won Best Actress In a Lead Role Award at the New York City Independent Film Festival.

Camille Keenan Net Worth and Appearance

Camille has become a respected actress and her success has added a considerable amount to her wealth. Sources have estimated that Keenan’s net worth is as high as $3 million, as of early 2020. Camille stands at 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall, while her weight is unknown, but her vital statistics are 33-24-33. She has blonde hair and hazel eyes.

General Info

Full NameDustin Clare
Height1.78 m
Weight163 lbs
ProfessionScreenwriter, Film producer, Film director, Actor
EducationWestern Australian Academy of Performing Arts


ChildrenDarcy Clare
PartnerCamille Keenan, Camille Keenan


AwardsLogie Award for Most Popular New Male Talent
NominationsLogie Award for Most Outstanding Actor
MoviesThe Eye of the Storm, Goddess, Love Is Now, Happenstance, Iron Bird, Early Checkout, Sunday
TV ShowsSpartacus: Blood and Sand, Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, Satisfaction, Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities, McLeod's Daughters

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1I think I was about 18 before I decided I wanted to pursue acting. I went to drama school in Western Australia when I was 19.
2I had wanted to be a fish farmer, to be honest with you. I wanted to be an agriculturist. I wanted to have my own fish farm. I was also contemplating surfboard building.
3'McLeod's Daughters' was my first regular job out of drama school, and my first full-time role. That was great because I learned a lot, in terms of working in front of the camera.
4On his character Gannicus: He's a bit of the anti-hero in a way I guess. He riles against authority. A big part of the character is playing the differences between him and Spartacus. I didn't want to create a character that would be similar to Spartacus because I thought that would be boring. Essentially I think I have the same moral core, which is the thing that they see in each other that attracts them to each other eventually.
5Often too many expectations are put on by society as to what we're supposed to look like and it's fed to people at an age that's too young.
6I think there's always pieces of yourself that bleed into your character. That's inevitable.
7When I'm not working, I weight train three times a week and swim and surf as much as I can - in the summer, you usually find me in the water.
8You always draw inspiration from your family or your parents if they've proven to be inspirational. My mother is someone who's always been inspirational to me.
9New Zealand is a pretty no-nonsense place to work, like Australia. I mean it doesn't falter to anyone.
10I'm passionate about being an actor, but I'm definitely not passionate about being a sex symbol.


1Studied at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in Perth, he graduated in 2004.
2Born at Grafton, he grew up in both Ballina, NSW and Maclean, NSW.
3Is an ambassador for the White Ribbon Foundation.
4Wanted to be an agriculturist instead of an actor.
5Welcomed first child, Darcy in 2012 with partner Camille Keenan.
6Is an ambassador for the 2011 Warrambeen Film Festival in his home country of Australia.




Pacific Rim: Uprising2018post-production
Wolf Creek2016TV Mini-SeriesSullivan Hill
Strike Back2015TV SeriesFaber
Love Is Now2014James
Anzac Girls2014TV Mini-SeriesLt. Harry Moffitt
The Fragments2013ShortJason
Spartacus: War of the Damned2012-2013TV SeriesGannicus
The Eye of the Storm2011Col
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena2011TV Mini-SeriesGannicus
Kanowna2010ShortTrooper Brown
Happenstance2010/IShortEx Boyfriend
Satisfaction2008-2010TV SeriesSean
Early Checkout2009ShortDan
Underbelly2009TV SeriesChris Flannery
Cane Cutter2008ShortRoo
McLeod's Daughters2006-2007TV SeriesRiley Ward
Air Australia2007TV Mini-SeriesSir Charles Kingsford-Smith
Iron Bird2006ShortJonathan Paul Harmer JP
Headland2005TV SeriesGareth Williams
All Saints2005TV SeriesRick Fallon


A Fighting Season2015executive producer
Love Is Now2014associate producer
The Fragments2013Short executive producer
In Bob We Trust2013Documentary executive producer
Kanowna2010Short associate producer
Early Checkout2009Short producer
Cane Cutter2008Short producer


Early Checkout2009Short writer
Cane Cutter2008Short writer


Cane Cutter2008Short


Goddess2013performer: "The Goddess"


Big Morning Buzz Live2013TV SeriesHimself
Australians Hit Hollywood2009DocumentaryHimself
Inside Film Awards2009TV SeriesHimself


Won Awards

2007LogieLogie AwardsMost Popular New Male TalentMcLeod's Daughters (2001)

Nominated Awards

2009Silver LogieLogie AwardsMost Outstanding ActorSatisfaction (2007)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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