Fans and Summer Bay characters are immediately focusing on the attractive Dr. Levi Fowler, the newcomer to the Home and Away set. But what is known about his actor, Tristan Gorey?
Walking onto the set of Home and Away with all the close-knit cast would be extremely scary, but it looks like Tristan has fit in right in.
In a video shared to Instagram, Tristan showed some of the soap’s stars gathering to watch the Cardiothoracic Surgeon race onto screen to watch him save Summer Bay favourite, Mackenzie Booth.
“Not going to lie, it was a pretty special moment to have so many wonderful friends and family celebrating my airing episode on an iconic Australian show @homeandaway . Let’s see what Levi gets up to in Summer Bay,” he wrote.
Luckily for Tristan, he knew some of the cast members prior to going on the show.
“Both Juliet and Ally [Dana] were friends from Perth, and I’d known Jacqui [Felicity] a few years prior to coming onto the show. They’re wonderful people, and even better actors, so I’m thrilled to be working alongside them,” he told TV WEEK.
Despite this connection, Tristan didn’t get his “hopes up” that he would secure the role, telling TV WEEK he was flown to Sydney from Perth for a chemistry test with the other actors.
“I was informed a few days later that I had accepted the post, so I should gather my belongings and relocate to the east coast. I was stunned, and when I told my family and friends, their elation increased me even more,” he remarked.
“One of the most amazing places I’ve ever visited in our stunning nation is Palm Beach. I observed dolphins playing in the surf not long after I arrived on set, and then whales travelling up the coast. It’s a pleasure to work in this workplace every day.”
Tristan told 7Life that Dr. Levi isn’t going to be off the screen for a while, saying, “It’s the start of a big storyline that will go on for a while and will certainly have fans gripped.”
Tristan has acted in major motion pictures before; he costarred in Mystery Road: Origin with TV WEEK 2023 Gold Logie nominee Mark Coles Smith, which he called a “thrilling” experience.
“As a child, your aspiration can only be to play cowboys,” Tristan said on Instagram, referring to his character. “I got to do it for real.”
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“I had the pleasure of indulging in some training for Mystery Road: Origin under KC Woody’s vigilant and masterful eye. Very grateful to have learnt from one of the fastest shooters in Australia.”
Prior to this, Tristan narrated Disney+ documentary, Shipwreck Hunters Australia. A project close to the actor’s heart as he grew up in Perth, Western Australia.
“I feel so fortunate to have narrated my first documentary about the stunning coastline of my home state of Western Australia,” he shared on Instagram.
He studied the fine art of storytelling at Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, a prestigious university in his hometown, of which he graduated in 2017.
Tristan has also starred in Itch, The Heights, and Kid Snow; something tells us his acting career is really going to take off!